Wow! What a busy night. Thanks for coming to join me at home. We have had a hectic schedule with prospective buyers breezing in and out for the past couple of hours. Needless to say, I was like a mini-Hitler, threatening my children in case they mis-behaved or messed the house in between viewings.
As a reward, I shared a Youtube video with them just before bedtime. It’s a lovely, informative video about things I fear most…a spider. I stumbled upon the link whilst looking at houses (don’t ask me how!) and couldn’t stop watching. The following video might make some of you want to jump and hide behind the sofa, so I shall hold your tea cup whilst you watch it. Help yourself to a biscuit and click on the link below.
Would you like your teacup back or do you need something stronger after that? My favourite line is, “Hi baby, did you crawl on my face?”
Well, as you can imagine, my children were very impressed with my video choice and decided to make bedtime interesting. Hugs and kisses were given and as I tucked them in, my youngest whispered, “I’ve left you a surprise under your pillow!” Now, in my house, if someone says that to you, check your pillow with very tentative hands! Can you guess what was hidden under my pillow? This lovely plastic scorpion. Thanks kids!
Thank goodness all the excitement is over. We would have been searching the sofa for more ‘suprises’ if they weren’t fast asleep after a very long day. By the way, check the bottom of your teacup for a surprise. *grin*
Apart from the shenanigans of cleaning, screaming, cleaning and prepping the house, I’ve been busy editing my friend Lance’s new novel debuting on the 28th of January on Amazon. Knitting Can Walk is a fascinating story about a young man’s adventures in Hong Kong and the most incredible achievement of his life. The stories have a hint of truth to them as Lance delves into his past for inspiration, embellishing stories to add humour and fantastic adventures for his main character Callum. Due to a lack of time, the editing might not be completed to our expected high standards, but we are working hard and fast to get the job done. No pressure.
My book, The Iron Pendulum is going to be debuting soon and I hope to have chosen my beta readers from my Hot Shots mailing list. It’s rather exciting to have people from all walks of life signing up and I am looking forward to unveiling some lovely freebies for the children’s books later on in the year. In the meantime, more editing and of course preparing a decent cover is a main priority. Has the year only begun, because it feels as if half of it has flown by with all that is happening.
Carol, my illustrator, comes up with an inspiration phrase, quote or mantra every year and earlier today, we were discussing what it should be for this year. After sharing our ambitions for the year and manic schedules, she came up with the new mantra for this year…slow down in order to visualise and speed up. We are so busy rushing around, we forget to slow down to see the big picture. Sometimes slowing down helps us find faster solutions to our problems/objectives. I liked it and thought I would share it with you.
Right, fancy another cup? I’ll boil the kettle again.