A STRANGER BOUGHT MY BOOK RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME!!!

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Yes, readers, a woman, while dining with her mother and father–for her birthday, no less–bought my book in front of me when I brought the bill. And still tipped me.

#godbless

I couldn’t believe it. I was floored. I was speechless. I got teary and emotional.

I was a mess.

But holy crap, y’all! How insane is that?

And later that same shift, a table of some half-drunk adults bought me a shot, made me sit with them to take said shot, and still tipped me even though I made them promise not to because I thought it was pretty bitchin’ that they got me a shot in the first place.

#yasssQUEENS

But anywho, I just wanted to take a second and catch up with y’all and keep you in the messy loop that I like to call my life. It’s been a hot minute and a lot has happened!!!

  1. Sold some more books this month and gave away one to a lovely bride-to-be whose wedding was phenomenallllll.
  2. Have found new apps to help me promote my book on Instagram and Twitter and I think that’s driven some traffic to my page and my sales, which is amazeeee.
  3. I realized I have a wooden leg a higher tolerance to champagne than I initially realized–keeping that champagne campaign alive!
  4. Also realized that whilst drunk in Catalina the other day, that if you fall off the boat sideways while attempting to mount a unicorn inflatable the first time, you probably shouldn’t try again…six more times.
  5. Anddddddd, I WAS HIRED TO TEACH FRESHMAN ENGLISH AT THE HIGH SCHOOL I’VE BEEN WORKING AT FOREVERRRR AND I’M SO EXCITED AND NERVOUS AND HUMBLED AND FEELING SO INSPIRED AND INCREDIBLE…I still get teary thinking about it!

Yes, fellow humans, you read that right: I am now an official teacher, working towards my full credential AND a Masters!

I’m freaking out and am a bit sweaty as I type this.

SO, what does this mean for XXIII, the sequel to my first novel, XXII?!

Absolutely nothing, other than some new interesting material and humans to work with!! I actually jammed out another chapter and a half the other day, so stay tuned for some possible freebies!

This is actually the first post of it’s kind where I kinda get a little more personal, a little more random, and it wasn’t planned out too much. I had to scrap two other posts because they felt too structured and formal, and that’s not the direction I want this blog to go.

I want this to be a place for me to share with my readers my journey and my progress. I don’t want this blog to just be allllll book and no personality. Nor do I want it to be just another lifestyle blog with no substance.

I want y’all to pop on in, leave me comments, start a conversation, and all the while I’ll be here just chugging along on my next book and prepping for my next adventure!

So stay tuned for some more posts coming at ya soon! Whether they be about what I ate for dinner and why it was awesome or how I decorate my classroom or how the heck to structure characters in a novel or how to hook your readers from the beginning of a book, I’ll be here!

And I hope you will be, too! Go out there and seize today, my fellow humans!

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XOXO, lo♥

 

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