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Lady Wynwood #7 early release Kickstarter

I worked on my first Kickstarter and it got approved! It’s for the Special Edition Hardcover of Lady Wynwood’s Spies, volume 1: Archer and the release of Lady Wynwood’s Spies, volume 7: Spinster. I contacted my graphic designer about the Special Edition Hardcover of vol. 1: Archer—it’s going to be SO beautiful! The Kickstarter focuses on the Special Edition Hardcover, but it’ll also include vol. 7: Spinster so that it’ll sort of be like a launch day for vol. 7, too. A third special thing that’ll be in the Kickstarter is Special Edition Paperbacks of all the books in the series. They won’t be available in stores, just in the Kickstarter (and later, from my website, and also in my Patreon book box tiers if I decide to do them). The Kickstarter is not live yet, but you can follow it to be alerted when it has launched. (You may need to create a free Kickstarter account.) Follow Camy’s Kickstarter

One Thousand Gifts-36

Captain’s Log, Stardate 01.01.2007

I’m participating in the “One Thousand Gifts” list from Christian Women Online. Click on the picture to find out more about it.

901. Happy New Year!
902. Worship went well at church. My voice was going, but it held out just enough.
903. After service, Captain Caffeine and I got a chance to pester some of the college students who were home for vacation. Poor kids had to stand around and pretend to be interested in us old fogies.
904. I’ve been good lately about not running my space heater as often so I don’t use as much electricity. I haven’t been too cold, either, since I bundle up more, move my feet, and burn a candle, which warms my office really well despite the small size.
905. I gave to Zoe Children’s Homes missionaries the Nakamuras as part of my tithe from my last payment from Z.
906. I also gave to the Agape Home as part of my tithe.
907. I love knowing my Mac is a little safer from Spyware so I can give online with a little more peace of mind.
908. We had to go to Costco and found a parking space relatively quickly
909. We got a lot of groceries we needed at Costco
910. I got some ribbons and scrapbook paper at Costco for really cheap!
911. I got some pig stamps to make my sister-in-law’s Christmas presents next year
912. I got the new Yahoo mail beta edition. It’s a lot like Outlook.
913. We got three canisters of instant cappuccino mix last Christmas (as in one year old already) and I finally finished the first canister and started on the second one.
914. Saw the movie Glory Road. Good movie! I cried, natch. It was nice to see a movie that wasn’t just a feel-good sports movie, but that also was based on something that had historical and social significance.
915. I’m almost done with my last batch of eucalyptus infusion, because I’d added the wrong type of alcohol to it (to keep the bacteria and mold from growing) so it smelled a little funny. Now I can make another batch with the right alcohol.
916. We had yummy Chinese food at our favorite restaurant, Union Chinese, which is a small family-owned hole-in-the-wall place that has the best Hong Kong-style fried noodles on the planet.
917. I had salad for dinner! I also ate only one dong (or zhong), which is one of my favorite Chinese foods, made by my sister-in-law’s mother.
918. I remembered to drink my cranberry juice
919. I finished revising my manuscript and sent it to my editor! Now I get to work on book 3, at least until I get edits back on books 1 and 2.
920. I exercised a little while I was watching a Korean soap opera. My manuscript talks about K-dramas, so I had to watch at least one episode to see what they’re like so I could make up a K-drama for my characters to watch.
921. I uploaded my Visual Thesaurus onto my Mac laptop
922. We found some leftovers in our freezer that we can eat and free up freezer space.
923. I randomly thought of my friend Sharon Hinck today and am so grateful and blessed that she’s in my life.
924. A lady at church asked about my book and seems excited that it’ll come out next year. How flattering!
925. I spent a lot of time on my feet and moving around, so hopefully that will help increase my metabolism after having such a lazy vacation.

Comments

Anonymous said…
Well, you don't have far to go anymore. Wow! I don't know if I could come up with that many.

Maybe I should do this myself, though I probably won't do 25 a day. I'll start off slowly because I'm in the process of moving again. I might have already mentioned that. So I can't spend too much time on blogging and the like for the next little bit. I have to be out by the 31st and I'd like to have a bunch of things discarded by then and the rest I've got available all neatly sorted. Please pray for me. I'll definitely need God's help and guidance.
Anonymous said…
And above all, energy and health.
Anonymous said…
I've got an embarrassment of riches at the moment: 3 computers. And I'm constantly playing "musical computers" with them and the cables. I'm trying to find out how I can get one computer that will do everything for me. My own is either infected by viruses or other nasty things or it's just getting too tired.

The first thing I have to do is get them all working on the same ISP. I'm going crazy over that. I think I need to get someone to clean up this computer and make sure the best of the other two is ready. I have no idea how to tell which is better and both have only the simple Microsoft 98 not even with SE, which is what I have. I'm so used to it, though it does have other problems. All this while I'm trying to move.

God, please give me the grace to accept how this is going.

I just burnt my piece of pizza too. It's certainly not a good start to the new year.
Anonymous said…
Happy New Year Camy! Glad to see you're posting again :-)

And like Sigrun, I don't think I could come up with as many thankful things as you, either. Great reminder to be thankful, though.

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