31 July 2016

  1. Caught lots of Pokemon. (Dear God, how did I get talked into this?)
  2. Publisher started the promo machine for Changers.
  3. July finally ended.

30 July 2016

  1. Indoctrinating the kids into Star Trek.
  2. Star Trek Beyond.
  3. My kids teaching me to catch Pokemon.
Bonus: Yahtzee

29 July 2016

  1. ONE WEEK until my new book comes out!
  2. Finally remembered to take the dry cleaning in.
  3. Started working on the Changers sequel again.

28 July 2016

  1. Helping someone online. Makes me feel good to help people.
  2. In turn, that person was very encouraging about my writing. That felt good, too.
  3. Introducing the kids to Star Trek in preparation for taking them to the new movie on Saturday.

27 July 2016

  1. Not having to go anywhere. (Staying in from the heat.)
  2. Getting pages of the script written.
  3. Support from friends for my upcoming book.

26 July 2016

  1. The Changers: Manifesting Destiny cover! It's amazing!!!
  2. Walking with the kids to and from lunch. Also, lunch.
  3. Crazy squirrel outside my office window barking at me. We had a very nice conversation.
Sixteen-year-old Cee has a hopeless crush on her best friend Marcus. Unfortunately for her, he's gay. In the wake of Marcus's older brother leaving home to join the Aerie, Marcus has become increasingly distant. Then, when Cee discovers she has a troublesome dragon named Livian living inside her things grow even more complicated.

Marcus urges Cee to go to the Magi to have Livian removed, but the more used to Livian Cee becomes, the less certain she is about letting him go. Should she change her natural self for the crush who will never love her anyway?

25 July 2016

  1. A peek at the concept art for the Changers: Manifesting Destiny cover! Eek! I'm so excited!
  2. John Oliver was back. On my DVR because I was out on Sunday night.
  3. Found good stuff at the BevMo. (Don't judge. It's been a long summer home with the kids.)

24 July 2016

  1. Mary Poppins
  2. The Grill (especially that Moscato)
  3. Weird Al

23 July 2016

  1. Took the two youngest to the eye doctor for checkups. All good, no glasses needed (yet).
  2. Nice lunch out.
  3. Trip to the local comic book shop.

22 July 2016

21 July 2016

  1. Checking out my aesthetician's new office. Was swank!
  2. Hummingbird!
  3. Quiet evening, no TV.

19 July 2016

  1. A productive Skype meeting.
  2. New Everything Wrong With... and Honest Trailers
  3. Grilled cheese.

18 July 2016

17 July 2016

16 July 2016

  1. A release date for my book! August 5.
  2. Day out with the family + my 10-year-old's friend. While I didn't think The Secret Life of Pets was anything special, it was still fun.
  3. Family Game Night: Pandemic.

Bonus: Stranger Things. This show is amazing.

13 July 2016

  1. More writing!
  2. More puzzle!
  3. My 7-year-old daughter wanting to read The Illustrated Man. So we are.

12 July 2016

  1. Finally got some writing done!
  2. Progress on the puzzle I'm doing with my 10-year-old son.
  3. The look on my daughter's face when she saw I'd bought her the Upside-Down Magic sequel.

11 July 2016

  1. Quiet time.
  2. Badge ribbons arrived. I'm getting so excited for the conferences!
  3. Support from virtual/online friends.

09 July 2016

1-3. Day out in Columbia with the family.

Had a really fun time, and the drive was fairly nice as well. Kids really enjoyed panning for gold. We dipped candles and I bought fancy soap . . . and more candles. On the whole a fun family day.

08 July 2016

  1. Kids receiving their summer reading medals at the library.
  2. Orthodontist complimented my zygomatic bones (cheekbones).
  3. I was good and didn't snack.

07 July 2016

  1. Gorgeous weather.
  2. Pool wasn't too crowded.
  3. My dad called to tell me he's reading my latest novel and loving it.

06 July 2016

  1. A walk in the hills with my kids.
  2. Board games with my kids.
  3. Puzzles with my kids.

04 July 2016

  1. Family walk.
  2. Swimming.
  3. Cake.
But the biggest, most exciting thing today was that I finally landed on the Coming Soon page for Evernight Teen! If they put out one book each Friday, I'm potentially looking at a July 29th release. Yay!

03 July 2016

  1. New toys for the cat.
  2. Pizza.
  3. Quiet time.
  4. Online sales.
And there's still one more day left of the weekend!

02 July 2016

  1. County Fair!
  2. Doing Hidden Pictures with the family.
  3. Fudge.

01 July 2016

  1. Family show night (wherein we watch shows together: Danger Mouse, Animaniacs, and Peabody and Sherman).
  2. Beginning to put together my 4D puzzle of London with the help of my 10-year-old son.
  3. Crows. They make me happy. I don't know why.