My summer has been a bit on the tame side this year so far. Money has been tight since my husband expanded his food service business. I have spent time helping fill in spots since he and my son have been taking turns getting the new kitchen up and running. (On the right is a personal planner with calendar I created for myself. I’m quite proud of it.)
In between our crazy busy schedule, I have taken time to make a couple of scrapbook albums (I create them from scratch, including the cover and binding) and have had two of my manuscripts edited to be sent out this fall to editors and agents. A third book I’m still working on with an eye toward self-publishing. Keep your fingers and toes crossed for me.
My biggest change this summer has been in becoming the Operations Manager of Splickety Publishing Group. Splickety is the leader in flash fiction stories, having three imprints under its umbrella: Splickety Prime, Havok, and Splickety Love. As expected, Splickety Love handles love stories, Havok is our Sci-Fi/Fantasy line, and Prime handles everything in between. It’s been great getting to know everyone there, and learning many new things.
If you don’t know what flash fiction is, I encourage you to visit our Lightning Blog here for a taste. Our current story, Loving Carter Scott by Whitney L. Schwartz is a sweet love story featuring something I am quite familiar with-the Iowa State Fair. If you like sweet love stories and carnivals, be sure to read it!
I don’t mind saying we have some pretty amazing authors, and even more awesome stories. Shameless plug ahead: if you like what you see on the blog, you can subscribe to any of the imprints you think you’d like on the subscribe page. You won’t regret it.
It seems like yesterday my son was getting out of school and looking forward to camp. Time flies by lickety split, if you know what I mean. I am looking forward to the end of summer, however, because Lorna and I are going on a cruise to Alaska. I’m sure we’ll return with many stories to tell.