Saturday, May 1, 2010

Another month passes

My virtual book tour for Black Smoke officially ended April 30th. My gratitude to Pump Up your Book for the time and connections she gave me. A truly worthy organization, worth your money if you're looking for help promoting your book. I received outstanding reviews and dipped my foot in the world of guest blogging. Guest blogging turned out to be fun. At first, I thought I wouldn't be very good at it, but with each one, I had more fun.

So, now we're into May and I can't wait to find out if my sales numbers jumped for April. I thank everyone that read by guest blogs, interviews and reviews.

I'm nearly finished with my current WIP, which is great. Down side, I have no where to submit it at the moment. My regular publisher has put a hold on accepting submissions and no one seems to know when they'll lift the hold. I could try and submit this book to another publisher but since it links back to Black Smoke and the Agents of Mercy series, I think I better wait.

I'll hold it for awhile and see what happens. In the mean time I'll begin work on another story to submit elsewhere. I've been wanting to get in with another publisher so I'll give it a shot. Keep your fingers crossed for me.

On the racing front, April 30 was race night at the Clinton County Speedway and my son's third race of the season. It turned out to be a good night. He hit someone after the first lap of his heat race, (the race that determines where you start in the main race) That incident broke the nose of his car.

Now, we're a low budget racing family so we had to use what we had to put it back together, which turned out to be ratchet straps, duct tape and zip ties. It wasn't pretty, down right ugly, but it worked and he made it out for the main race, which he finished!!!!!!! YaY!!!!! He said, "That's a win for me!"

We're very proud of him. He finished 15 out of 18 but he FINISHED and with the troubled we've had with the set up of the car, we'll take it. He still has a lot to learn about driving, how to set the car through the turns and how not to bounce off other cars when he does it, but that will come with lap time. The more he gets his butt in the seat behind the wheel, the better he'll get. Currently, he's 13th in points at the track in the ProStock division. If he continues to finish most races and works his way up in the field, he could finish in the top 10 for the season. Time will tell.

On a side note, I'm meeting an old school friend tomorrow, someone I haven't seen in twenty????? years. I can't wait. Not only has facebook hooked me up with other authors and readers, I've been able to find and catch up with old friends. Its great.

Have a great one, day, night, afternoon, week, month whatever..just make it good.

Happy reading.....

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