We have been exceedingly busy the past couple of weeks but a break will soon be here and I will be posting all of the pictures I’ve taken along the way of our various projects. I have to say that I am massively impressed by my daughter – the props she has created, the costumes she made, the immense amount of help she has given me throughout this whole process… I would never have been able to complete the costumes without her. Everyone send her a huge hug! You all are going to be just amazed at her talent!
We are currently in the midst of tech week of Nutcracker. The final dress rehearsal is Thursday and then performances on Friday and Saturday. There are THREE performances on Saturday. And in case I haven’t mentioned it, my Darling Daughter is Clara ❤ She will be en pointe as well as tapping.
If you haven’t noticed, it has been QUITE some time since I last posted. I have three years of dance recital videos to post as well as all of the projects I’ve been working on, none of which involve writing. Over the next couple of weeks, I hope to have those up for anyone interested. Since I am expanding this site to include non-writing projects, I’ll be inviting my darling daughter to post some of her projects and such. She has grown into such a lovely, talented young lady! If I follow through, you’ll be able to see how much she has grown as a person and an artist. Our current projects include the darling daughter making a HUGE book for the Nutcracker production that she is in, making a Mother Ginger costume and several other costumes for same production, DD cutting music for her studio (dances are generally 2 1/2 minutes to 3 minutes) which she does it seamlessly, dancing, dancing, and more dancing, spending time with the grands, of which there are now two, and trying to keep on top of everything. 😀 Looking forward to catching up! Hopefully it’s not another (mumble mumble mumble) years before I post again!
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 :D. 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.
Things have been a little crazy around here lately so even though it’s a week late, I hope everyone had a fantastic 2015 and will have an even more fantastic 2016! ❤
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.
Here are the final covers (eBook and paperback):
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. 😀
In case you missed it on Facebook, here are this year’s costumes for Little Miss:
And then Halloween night: