I don’t mean Blogger the host of my site. I mean me, the blogger. I’m trying, but I know I haven’t been visiting as much as I’d like to.
School’s back in session, and this year I have:
  • A new curriculum
  • A new report card
  • A new online grade book
  • A new classroom website for listing daily homework
  • A new teacher evaluation system
  • A new required format for lesson planning
  • And oh yeah, a new group of students to get to know

I’m also awaiting galleys on THE EIGHTH DAY and an editorial letter for Book 2 while working on a first draft of Book 3. I’ve got a short story in an anthology coming out next month, and the approach of Halloween has spurred requests for book signings and blog guest posts for THE CAGED GRAVES since it’s a murder mystery with a creepy premise and ‘tis the season for such things.
Do you know what I do when I feel overwhelmed and want to hide from my To-Do list? I shouldvisit all your blogs and say hello. Instead, I buy books on my Kindle and read them voraciously in every spare moment I have – avoiding the computer altogether.
The one thing I’ve been able to count on, blog-wise, is First Impressions every month, although we came pretty close to not filling up all our spots these past couple months – getting submissions just in the nick of time. I can’t believe we’re more than halfway through September already, and we have 3 spots open for October. So if you’ve got a manuscript and you want feedback on the first page, now’s a great time to submit! (hint, hint!)

I have no picture to go with this post, so here’s a totally random photo – one of my favorites taken by my husband during our August vacation. That’s my daughters on the London Eye.