Happy, Pretty, Busy, Singing, Planning, Playing, Living…

ZOMG! So pretty! This story is set in the LG universe (as well as my own tongue-in-cheek version of heaven) and deals with a couple of angels who are… well, befuddled by everybody’s favorite vampire when they’re set to watch him. I loved Litha’s Constant Whim, and I love this one–Whim wasn’t a commercial powerhouse or anything, but it was REALLY dear to my heart (aren’t they all?) and so is this one, and the fact that the cover is a big bucket of Kentucky fried awesome with awesomesauce on top just makes me happier. But seriously– Green’s Hill is getting a little respect in the art work and it makes me very (*sniffle*) happy.

So does this! Especially because I was all set to take some flack on Bella, cause there’s not a whole lot of angst. But this reviewer really seemed to get Bella and Sebastian and Asa, and I felt really good about my story when she was done with me–not a reviewer’s job, of course, but now I’m all angsty because Talker’s going to be reviewed on the same site sometime this week, and I’m all twisty and freaked out for that. (Part of this is because I’m working on the sequel to Talker right now, and it’s emotionally exhausting, and I’m sort of fragile where Tate and Brian are concerned. They had a bad experience… several of them.)


The weekend was frighteningly busy– big family thing at mom & dad’s– nice. Very nice. (Okay– one of the reasons I wanted Bella to get some props is because I featured my mom & dad’s backyard and a family moment much like the ones I just enjoyed, and, well, it really FELT like my folks, and even if my stepmom and dad NEVER read the story, it’s nice to know that the feeling of that sort of thing lives on.) And that was just Sunday, after Anime Saturday. On Monday, we went to visit Mate’s mom & grandma, and then he had soccer practice with Squish, and in general, he’s still busier than me, and I’d feel guilty, but, uhm, well, I don’t. It’s probably a character flaw that I should apologize for, but me, here at the computer, has done us a few good turns this year, and it’s nice to get some time to do it.

Speaking of… tonight, instead of taking Squish to dance, I went to Zoomboy’s back-to-school-night. Interesting, sort of, since he skipped a whole week of school, but also, well… I’m so bad at figuring out what to do with my kid’s homework. I feel SO bad–I mean, I give out homework, right? I should know better? I don’t. I space right over their homework when their little. Maybe a part of me resents the fuck out of the system that says they HAVE to have homework in the first and second grade. But
that’s just me. I like playing children. They’re happy.

And so am I, right now. On the way home, as the sun was setting, this song came up on the iPod. It’s such a good song for September evenings when the breeze is getting chill, and so I give it to you.

0 thoughts on “Happy, Pretty, Busy, Singing, Planning, Playing, Living…”

  1. Chris says:

    Y'know, I just finished Bella's Brother and there was definitely angst. So THERE. :p

  2. You got a good price for you soul…

  3. roxie says:

    Sounds like a great weekend. Etch that in the memory right now!

    Sounds as if Zoomboy and Squish are on the mend. HOOrah!

    Gosh, Shannon, why is it that bad things keep happening to your characters? Is it because you do it to them? Do ya think? Maybe? You don't get to feel fragile after beating your characters up, OK?

    Reviewers love you. We love you. Your readers love you. Your life is one big freaking valentine. Get back to work!

    (Feel better now? When things go well, you usually fret, so I thought I'd rag on you a bit to balance things out.)

  4. marcieo says:

    *SQUEE*!!! I love the cover of Adrian's book!!! I am anxiously waiting for this one to be released. ๐Ÿ˜€ You have great reader reviews on ARe for "Talker", and they definitely deserve a sequel! I keep collecting your characters as my favorites. First it was Adrian, then it was Renny (have you tried giving her catnip? I'm sure Cory would knit her a toy, and she might swipe at you with her claws less. ๐Ÿ™‚ ) , and now I have added Talker. So many great books, *sigh*. Adrian is MINE and I'm not sharing. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. DecRainK says:

    AWESOME cover art.

    WOOHOO on the review.

    There's gonna be a sequal! YAY! bad things happen? ๐Ÿ™ boo


  6. Donna Lee says:

    The cover art is beautiful! I have a soft spot in my heart for vampires right now after all those Buffy episodes. I miss Spike.

    Life sounds like it's back to normal. Or what passes for normal at your place.

  7. Louiz says:

    Once my eyes are better and I can see completely properly I'm getting all caught up on your fiction:)

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