Hello, Fire Enthusiasts. I hope you’ve had a good week, and that the new one treats you equally well. Everyone here is well. That list includes my teacher wife, my 15 year old son, my 18 year old son and me. My wife also coaches track this time of year which makes for some long days. The boys come and go with schedules that get harder and harder to remember seemingly every week. They are doing well in their respective schools, are involved in music programs, as well as church, and don’t get into any trouble. Their bedrooms look like war zones, and I cringe every time I glance inside; however, if that’s all I have to complain about, than life is good! Am I right?
As for me, my last week and a half has been crazier than usual. It all began with me simply attempting to perform my daily schedule, all the while plotting the schedule of my new book. I want to build a slow buzz over the course of spring/summer until the eventual release. The cover’s done and frigging awesome, so I want to build a buzz for the reveal. However, I want to make sure I get completely through the editing phase before I get too far ahead of myself with that. Then there’s formatting and researching reviewers for arcs, etc, etc.
That’s when the Plant Manager at my day job pulled me to the side and informed me that there was an opportunity to change jobs.
If you’ve been around me enough you have no doubt heard me whine about my 3 am alarm, my 3:45 am start time, my 11 hours, and more recently about working Saturdays. Well, I work as an Administrative Supervisor in the Packaging Department for Sun-Maid Growers of California - the lady on the red box. Now I was being offered a chance to transfer to another facility that we own and operate that’s just down the road from the main plant. I would go from 100+ employees to about 20-30. It would also be a lot less production lines and items. However, although it would be lateral for the moment, it is basically running the entire facility myself (Processing, Packaging, Inventories, Sanitation, Shipping, Quality – everything except the Maintenance). I’ll have a second Supervisor who handles that part.
So, why am I telling you all of this? Because after dealing with the prospect of having to interview with some Managers, the Plant Manager and the Vice President, and all the stress of that – I got the job. In a few short weeks my schedule will be more like 7 am to 5 pm. Hopefully this will be much better for everything I’m currently juggling, and there will be much less whining. Of course, I can’t promise you anything. *evil grins*
My thanks to all who’ve signed up for a cover reveal that should occur sometime in late April or early May. It will all depend on the editing process. I’m still looking for more help there, so let me know in the comments. My plan is to reveal the cover and blurb to you well in advance, and allow you to make the decision to be involved or not once you’ve seen it. Trust me. This cover is gorgeous! You will not be disappointed. I’ll leave you once again with a short blurb for the Paranormal Romance that I'm calling, Seeing Ghosts.
Paul Herrera finds himself bequeathed a mysterious old house near the California central coast by a deceased aunt he never knew. The woman who shows it to him is the spitting image of his wife, taken from him three years before in a senseless car accident which also took his unborn son. While he deals with the ghosts of a past he cannot let go, there are new ghosts Paul must deal with - alone for the week in the expansive two-story house that he will soon discover holds many secrets. Eventually, he will see that he is surrounded by ghosts as he struggles to hold onto the only thing that he has left in this world - his sanity.
We’ll talk soon.