Week In Review: Promos, Procrastination, and Plays

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Hey everyone!
First and foremost, I hope you all have a great - and safe - Memorial Day weekend!

Also...frantically, on Wednesday, I remembered the deals I wanted to offer over the holiday weekend.  Cue me racing to my computer, hoping KDP would allow me to launch promotions within such a short time frame.  Alas, everything was fine, so...

Beautiful Chaos is available as a *free* download and Everything I Never Said is available as a countdown deal. Saturday May 26th, it is available for $0.99. Sunday, it will go up to $1.99, and Monday it will be $2.99, which will be the last day of the sale.
If you're more of a paperback fan, I'm also offering sale prices for them, up until the 29th:
Everything I Never Said is on sale for $3.99
Beautiful Chaos is on sale for $10.99
Welcome Home is on sale for $5.99 (If you're anticipating the release of My Compass Home, I recommend buying the paperback of Welcome Home now so you have time to read it first!)

Before I even posted anything about the Kindle sale, there were 6 download of Beautiful Chaos today -- before noon!  Thank you so much, guys!  Don't forget to leave reviews on Amazon or Goodreads!
Iain de Caestecker agents of shield Leo Fitz *swoons*
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 1 //rebloggy.com
Alright. That said...
Currently Reading: Welcome Home.  Yes, I'm reading my own book.  I needed to get a feel for the tone I used for that book for later edits of the second one in the series...plus, I kinda love my book. 

Current Bible Verse:  Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.  Do everything in love.  (1 Corinthians 16:13-14, NIV)

Current Projects:  I'm focusing on My Compass Home and as of this week, I finished the second typed draft.  And now the edits begin....Also, I'm working on the 150th anniversary play I've been mentioning on here; we're two weeks and one day away from the performance and I'm low-key freaking out.  I didn't know how much went into putting on a church play before, but there are curtains to be opened and closed, sound systems to be tweaked (more like, people to be notified about the tweaks so they can make the changes), programs to type and print, changes to be made to the script, and blocking the stage oh my gosh send help.  Blocking the stage when you're also acting in the play is incredibly hard.  Wednesday was the first time we walked through the play onstage and everyone missed the cue line to sit down -- myself included -- and we were all crammed into a corner.  Nobody was moving, let alone stopping the read-through to ask why everyone was crammed into the corner, and I got so frazzled between trying to keep apace with the script and trying to find how many pages back we should have gone to our seats at the table....in the very play I wrote....that my friend-slash-cast-member had to lean over my shoulder and point out on my script where we needed to sit down.  Thank goodness he has enough brains for the both of us. 
The Princess Diaries - happy/sad Mia
Princess Diaries // mashable.com
Everyone's doing very well, though.  I'm starting to get excited with how everything's turning out and how everybody's adapting their characters.  

Also, I made the Dean's list for my college again this semester, which was kind of exciting.  I've made the Dean's every semester thus far, but aside from the first time and this semester, I've always kind of seen it as a "hey, great job being mediocre" certificate because my professors have to tell me to modify my vocabulary so it's less archaic.  Guys.  Archaic.  So I have to "dumb down" my vocabulary to get good grades.  That's a rant for another day, but I'm very pleased to have gotten on the Dean's this semester because of the amount of work I had to put into my statistics and Spanish classes, both of which were very hard and I may or may not have been concerned about even passing them...*cough* but I made it.  

And this is the first semester I'm also mentioning my Dean's publicly because for the longest time, I've even asked my parents to keep it under wraps because one of my blood relations has a legitimate issue with me being in college, being "over-educated" and then when anyone mentions any of  my academic achievements to them, they go off on Facebook tangents about how they're "the black sheep of the family" and go on rants about how they could have gone to college too, if they had wanted to.  (But they didn't.  Because it's over-education.)  I'm tired of feeling like I have to hide  myself in order to accommodate someone's feelings when they don't support me in anything.  

So here I am.  

I made the Dean's list.  For the sixth time.  

And I normally would not turn to the Internet for personal rants.  I'm not that kind of person, let alone a very open one to begin with.  I only share this because I see it happening everywhere.  I think it's important to keep in mind that while you should love and respect other people, I think there's a certain line between being kind and being a doormat, to be honest...and those people can be cousins, siblings, aunts, uncles, friends...anyone.  By adulthood, if you feel like you have to change the innermost core of yourself, or even hide who really are, in order to be "worthy" of someone else's attention, it isn't worth it.  While it might hurt to give that up, God loves you far more than that person (or people) ever could, and no matter what you do or where you go, He's always there with open arms, waiting for you to notice so He can love you...and that never changes.  

Rant over.  Have a looping gif of Tom Hiddleston as Loki.  
one shots e imaginas de tus personajes favoritos de marvel. Aviso… #fanfic # Fanfic # amreading # books # wattpad
Thor: The Dark World 

Anyway, how have you guys been this week?  Any Memorial Day plans?  

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