September 2011 Right now...
Winners from Christie Craig's blog: Abigail Beal, you won the $25 gift card. Cat, you won a copy of Forever and a Day by Jill Shalvis. Sally Felt, you won a copy of The Things Called Love by Susan Andersen. Barbara E. You won a copy of Lori Wilde's The Cowboy and a Princess. And Marilyn Lopez, you won the copy of Sophie Jordan's Lesson's of a Scandalous Bride. Please contact me at Christie (at) christie (-) craig.com
I'm 46 today. Sigh. Four years away from 50 - or as my kids tell me - death by old age. Looking back, I can see that it has been a good year, full of transition.
I finally feel like my writing is back on track and I'm learning more about marketing my work - I've embraced my new indie status. I LOVE that the books rejected by my agent for the past few years are possible to publish now. One's already up - and doing well. I can actually publish the stuff my agent and editor said were, 'too over the top,' 'too far fetched,' and 'no one should ever read that...ever!'.
My hair started out red and turned totally silver.
I discovered that I'm descended from 4 people who came over on the Mayflower - only one was a Puritan, and one was hanged for murder. I discovered that on the other side of the family my ancestors settled at Jamestown. So I guess that means my people gleefully hopped aboard disease-riddled, leaky ships to go starve and be hunted by Indians in the New World. I'd like to think I'm more evolved in my decision making than they were. Oh yeah, and I'm way too lazy.
I discovered that my kids have turned out surprisingly well. They're both confident, athletic and musical. They speak up for the little guy and get along with everyone. They may even be funnier than me. I'm pretty sure there's a secret, dwarf nanny in the attic who has raised them this well - because I doubt I had anything to do with it. At all.
It'll be Mr. Assassin and my 23rd anniversary in November. We are now realizing we have to do something rather epic for our 25th in two years. I'm open to suggestions. Make sure your suggestions involve sitting on a beach, sipping martinis and eating cake. Other than that - anything goes.
And what do I have to look forward to in the next year?
Well, I hope to have at least three new books up by this time next year (REALLY weird stuff). Mr. A will be in Afghanistan for 9 months. I'm going to tear out the carpet and put in ceramic tile (not me, of course - someone 'qualified' will do it). We're finally going on a long anticipated trip to Disney World - our fourth as a family - Mr. A says we do this just for me because I have a 'weird obsession' with WDW.
So happy birthday to me!