Monday, August 4

It was the best of times...

It was a weird week. Not a bad one. Not really. But weird.

I had a couple of gloomy days. They always scare me. Am I depressed again? Do I need Zoloft again? Am I never going to be happy again?

I had a book rejected. It was an R & R and--okay, I admit it--I thought it would be accepted, or at least more revisions suggested. But it was rejected in the nicest possible way by one of my favorite-ever editors. I wanted to work with her again, but in all honesty, the publisher's going one way and I'm going another. Nobody's wrong, but it made me sad anyway.

D'Ann's dad, the cowboy who made her write about cowboys like no one else can, isn't doing very well. I hated hearing that.

But then...

I was happy again. Didn't need the Zoloft.

We had our two youngest grandboys for three days. They wore me right down to a frazzle, but it was so much fun.

I had a birthday, the one the Beatles sang about, and it was fun, too. I still remember thinking life past 60 wouldn't even be worth living. I am so glad, so very endlessly glad that I was so wrong. It may be the downhill side, but there's nothing much more fun than a sled going downhill.

Margie sent us all pretty presents and I got mine on my birthday. I love having friends.

My cover for my next release, a Harlequin Heartwarming, is done and I have never, ever, EVER loved a cover this much. There it is. See? The book'll be out around October 1. If you like, go ahead and pre-order it. I hope you like it.

So, yeah, it was weird, but when I went to put in the title to this post, I only got as far as "It was the best of times..." Because it was and it usually is. You learn that by the time you're 64.


14 comments:

  1. Life is over only when you take your last breath - until then live each day as if it were your last. You're only 64 - you've still got another 30 years in you!

    I'm glad your week went well. And I love your cover as well!

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  2. Liz, glad the week turned out well. Love the cover of your new book. Silly publisher. Don't they realize your stuff is fabulous! Being in my 60's also I am having a great time. Keep writing.

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  3. I hope you had a fabulous birthday, Liz, and I LOVE this new cover, too! I'm so sorry about your rejection. It reminds me that can happen at any stage of any writer's career. However, there are many venues to get that story out there if you love it.

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    1. I hope so, Alison. I did have a great birthday. I just need to stay grateful! Thanks for coming!

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  4. I love the new cover, Liz! Can't wait to read the book. ;D

    And happy birthday (again).

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  5. Happy birthday. My pop is doing better. He's stable. Thank you. I am sorry about the R. And I LOVE that cover. Wow, is it gorgeous.

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    1. Isn't it pretty--I am so happy about that. And glad your dad's stable.

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  6. I hope you had a wonderful birthday! You didn't mention what kind of cake you had. Cake is an important part of the story!
    Also, I love your cover.It's fabulous.
    Best wishes...

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    1. Thank you, Sia. No cake. I don't have much of a sweet tooth. But it was a great day.

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  7. I love that cover! Bikes on covers in front of windows is one of my favorite things. I don't know why but I'll always pick it up and check it out.

    And I am thrilled that you guys all like the coasters! They really are fun to make and give

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    1. And they're so pretty. I was going to put a picture of them in the post, but my phone (whatever happened to cameras?) was nowhere in sight!

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