The illness has finally claimed me. Yup. I’m really feeling the aches and pains today (which seems to happen at least once during cold and flu season, especially when you have a kid)—so I’m taking a sort of “personal day” while my son is at school. I’ve canceled my lunch and dinner plans (sad, but had to be done), I’m not going to work (much) and I’m just going to take it easy…chick-flicks, bad TV, a little light reading. That’s it!
So, even though my throat is sore and my body’s aching, I’m kind of happy. Sometimes the silver lining of being sick is that you’re FORCED to take it easy and let yourself heal. Right? Another reason I’m happy: More great reviews for FAKETASTIC! A huge thank you to all the lovely readers who are not just enjoying the book, but letting people know about it. Take a look at what they’re saying, here:
Teens Read Too: Five stars!
Mrs. Magoo Reads: A-minus!
Harmony Book Reviews: 8.5 out of ten!
The Frenetic Reader: 8 out of ten!
I can’t tell you how important it is for us authors, especially during these uncertain and trying times, to have people spreading the word about the books they’re enjoying. If you haven’t heard how bad things have gotten, check out the latest news about HarperCollins. I was also devastated to hear that my dear Alloy editor, Nora Pelizzari, was let go last week due to downsizing. Of course I know she’ll land on her feet because she’s a phenomenally talented woman—but it’s bad out there people. Just BAD!
So, um, yeah…clearly it’s not ALL happy news here today. But I will NOT get sucked down into a self-wallowing hole. Nope. Not me. With a little R&R and some trashy entertainment…happiness will prevail!
And now I think I’ll end this post with the ever-popular “How about you guys?” Seriously. What do you do to rise above the tough times? Leave a comment and I will enter you to win a signed copy of FAKETASTIC! Contest ends one week from today.