Another birthday - Happy Birthday to my older sister, Suzanne! I sang Happy Birthday to her first thing this morning. I'm sure that just made her day. She did giggle though so maybe I didn't sound too bad. The giggle sounded like a sincere sweet giggle, not a oh-my-god-you-really-can't-sing-giggle. Because, really, I can't sing.
Storm Country's release and launch party that I've been advertising on this blog happened last night. I felt it was a huge success. (Thank you Linda for keeping me calm.) I didn't fumble and get all tongue-tied while reading my piece or so I was told. I'm pretty sure I was out of my body during the entire-however-many-minutes I stood up there because I can only recall one word, "Geoffrey!" when I screeched in a fairly high voice as I read the part when I did exactly that when Geoffrey phoned me (after the tornado and he finally contacted me).
So I would like to give my sincere thanks for everyone's support who either purchased a book, came to the event, helped me in some way with a pat on the back--it all means a lot, and like Geoffrey said, "I'm so blessed."
Truly, I am.
And if you're interested in purchasing a book for $10 (all proceeds go to Joplin School District libraries), they're still available.
And now the dreaded news Sioux, my daily word count for NaNoWriMo: 2,118. That brings my total to 30,758 and if my math is any good, that leaves me with 19,242 words. Really? I think I might make it. I have to laugh because when I thought about a new part to write, I couldn't remember if I had written that already. Good grief, my entire story could be nothing but me repeating myself... see Sioux, menopause has its benefits.