This last week has been so busy! In a way, I'm a little relieved that the chaos is over, but I'm sad that family and friends have gone.
We got back to California from Texas last Monday. I was certain I was going to get sick- we were surrounded by coughing passengers on the flight home and you could just taste the germs in the air. I'm pleasantly surprised that I didn't catch anything.
Tuesday, we picked up Danny's parents (whom we stayed with for a month in TX). They were in town for Grandma O's (Danny's dad's mother) funeral, and stayed with us. Vickie (my sister) came to stay Thursday and Friday night with us because it was my mom's birthday; my friend Emma (who just completed a year-long internship at Walt Disney World) was in CA for a couple weeks before going home to Australia, and stayed with us on Friday and Saturday night. Danny's parents and Emma all flew home yesterday from LAX.
I haven't had any time to write or do edits yet on Shadows in the Window, but that's what I'm working on this week. Doing a cover on Wednesday night, and I have an official release date for Shadows in the Window: February 10th!! It'll be on a free promo for the first 5 days of its availability, then will go to the regular $0.99 price on February 15th.
I don't regret that I haven't done any work for the last week; it was nice to have a break (because going back to it after a period means I'll have fresh eyes) and I would never give up time with my family. But today it's back to reality (or at least my version of it): working on writing, getting unpacked, and working at the front desk at Goddess Fitness Dance this evening. I love Goddess- it's a dance studio I work at every Tuesday (this week I'm there Monday and Tuesday) that offers amazing classes. So much fun, and after more than a month of no dancing, I'm very ready to get back to it.
The main focus this week is finishing Shadows in the Window. Sending it out to my proofreader after I make some corrections and add in a scene I feel it needs. After it goes up, I'm going to begin writing The Secret Room: Beginnings (working title, I may change it- what do you think?) which is a follow-up to The Secret Room. I've got a ton of notes for it, and I think it's going to answer the important questions that The Secret Room did not.