August 5, 2013

August Plans and a Break

I can hardly believe it's August already.

Soon, it will be fall! Cooler weather (amen!), walks outside, the's all quickly approaching.

Time seems to fly by faster and faster. That's one reason I've decided to take a blogging break for the rest of August. I need some time to breathe. Time to rest. More time to spend with loved ones.

And I've found that when I rest, I come back to something refreshed and much more ready to do an amazing job.

Not only that, but during the month of August, I've got a lot going on:
  • A friend is visiting and staying with us for a week.
  • I'm finishing revisions on my book!
  • We are going on a week-long vacation to California.
  • I'm preparing for a writing conference I'll be attending in less than six weeks (which, yes, will include some clothes shopping!).
  • I'm guest posting on a few blogs (so you may actually see a few surprise posts alerting you when they happen!)
August is going to be amazing! I'll miss interacting with you here but will be on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest -- so don't be shy!

Your Turn: What does your August hold?

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August 2, 2013

Fun Friday: Summer Reading Program

This is what I wish my library or office looked like!
Last week, a friend told me about a summer reading program our library has.

For adults.

Instantly, I signed up. I'd already read several books this summer -- including Becky Wade's Undeniably Yours, Rachel Hauck's Once Upon a Prince, Susan May Warren's Take a Chance on Me, and Beth Vogt's Catch a Falling Star -- so I entered the information and poof! I qualified for prizes.

Prizes. For reading. Yeah, I know. Crazy awesome, right?

The prizes included a buy one get one coupon at Chipotle and a free book. I snatched up Stephen King's On Writing, which I've been wanting to read!

Your Turn: Does your library do a summer reading program for adults?

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