Long overdue update

It’s been a while since there’s been a new post up and there are two reasons for that: the first I will show below in pictures and the second, and perhaps biggest reason, I really like that Happy New Year picture – it makes me smile every time I click on this page😀. If you see my facebook updates, you might have seen some of the costumes I had been working on that kept me away from writing. For the cast costumes, there are two missing (Jackie and Seven of Hearts.) The daughter is responsible for the props😀 For the gold costume, I made the robe and the top and the gold pants, and for the princesses, I made all by Leia’s costume (Easy Street and Princesses are DMI photos) You can click on the tile and see each picture individually. There is also a brown coat that is almost done and several messenger bags and I think there might be more but hell if I can remember LOL.

 

Days are just kind of swirling together and time is flying by in a whirlwind of dance and everything else. The darling daughter and I have been watching way too many hair and nail tutorials on youtube and discovering peel off base coat (awesome stuff, btw) The darling daughter and middlest son have also planted a garden, which they won’t let me near since I kill all plants I come into contact with, especially at the critical just-starting-to-sprout stage. The two of them built a bookcase shelf for the movies and then the three of us built some shelving for the kitchen, something I had asked my hubby to do for a while now (ahem, five plus years.)

I have two or three stories that I am currently trying to work on but none of the characters are really screaming to have their stories told; they’re mostly just whispering, if they bother to speak at all. Once things settle down, they’ll hopefully start perking up.

Stone Seduction is LIVE

Stone Seduction is now live on Amazon. I hit the publish button yesterday around three thirty, four o’clock, thinking it would be a day before it published. It went live less than two hours later. If only createspace could be as quick. I submitted those files around ten in the morning only to discover a mistake that was easy to correct. I had to wait until the files were approved – twenty-four hours later – to re-upload the corrected manuscript. So I get to wait again before the paperback will be ready. Since the daughter’s copy will arrive on Friday (hopefully) I’ll see how it looks and if it looks as gorgeous as the digital proof, I’ll be able to okay the files, order the books, and have the hard copies! Woo hoo!

There will be a goodreads giveaway once it’s approved. I’ll post the details when they become available.

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Here are the final covers (eBook and paperback):

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Are you ready for Remus?

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I have finished up the first complete draft of Stone Seduction and am in the process of more editing. 80% of it has already been heavily edited so hopefully it won’t take too long before I can send it off to my Beta readers. With princess costumes made and Halloween out of the way, I should be able to focus on Joss and Remus.😀

first complete draft

In case you missed it on Facebook, here are this year’s costumes for Little Miss:

Halloween week 2015

And then Halloween night:

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The 2015 Dance Recital

If you’ve been reading this blog or getting my posts on facebook, you know that my darling daughter is in dance, which I talk about often enough. This was her fourth year in dance – her second on the competitive team – and it has been so much fun watching her grow and improve as a dancer (and a human being!) She got up on pointe, kicked some butt in tap, and danced away in jazz and musical theater.

As promised, here are the videos from the recital. Most of them were taken during rehearsal where we were allowed to use tripods. However, her solo and trio are from recital, which means her solo and trio were filmed with a handheld since a tripod would have gotten in everyone’s way. Rehearsals were running long and so the preshow dances (the solos, duos, and trios) were run through on the day of recital. The lights weren’t set up and the music was playing over a small radio that was on stage and the girls were still amazing. I am posting darling daughter’s solo run through because 1.) I love it and could watch her dance all of the time 2.) it gives you a chance to hear the taps that sometimes get lost beneath the music. 3.) it’s awesome.

The Hernando’s video is a little off because when it was recorded during the matinee rehearsal, somehow the audio didn’t get recorded (shot gun mike was plugged in but not turned on. Oops.) When it was recorded during the evening, there were a few mishaps but the audio turned out well, albeit with 10 seconds less audio than the earlier video. Also the girls walked on instead of having the curtains open onto them so there are a few “phantom” taps.

It’s My Party (Jazz group)

Dance of the Mirlitons (pointe group)

Hernando’s Hideaway (tap group)

OMG (musical theater group)

Shut Up and Dance (cast – finale)

White and Nerdy (tap trio)

Radioactive (tap solo – rehearsal)

Radioactive (tap solo – recital)

So, I hoped you enjoyed the videos! Every time you buy one of my books, this is what you are supporting and I want to let you know how much I appreciate all of you!!❤ (The studio is also where I get the majority of my writing in so I want to thank WofD as well!)