Stuff…and Ramblings…and Some Official, um, Stuff

As I mentioned last week, this week is absolutely crazy. But all good crazy. I’m sitting in a hotel room in Orlando, here until Friday morning for day-job stuff. Then I move to another hotel on the other side of Orlando for the Florida Writers Association conference and Royal Palm Literary Awards banquet this weekend. Promise is a finalist for an award. I try not to think about it too much, because when I do, my stomach gets that feeling like when you’re going over that first hill of a roller coaster.

I also announced last week that Purpose has a release date. In case you missed it, because I know you really want to be sure you mark your calendar ;-), it’s December 15. It’s officially off to the printers for a proof and ARCs. It’s also officially on Goodreads! Woohoo!! So, you know, it wouldn’t hurt my feelings if you go mark it “to-read” or, better yet, “can’t-think-about-anything-else-dying-to-read”. Haha! Sheesh. Just kidding, guys.

And now it has an official “blurb” (it doesn’t have a jacket, not even a sweater, so how can I call it “jacket copy”?…it’s a blurb, not to be confused with blob). Which you can find on its official website, www.IHavePurpose.com. It’s still under construction, but I’m working on it. Cuz that’s also my job.

Finally, in case you missed it (because there aren’t many entries and if I don’t get some people to sign up and enter, I may be forced to call it off)…I’m having a contest. I mean, contestS. Yes, TWO contests. Purpose ARCs, other books, swag and possibly a Kindle are all up for grabs. Please at least enter the Birthday Bash, where all you have to do is fill out a form. And if you’re still working on your Halloween Hop entry, please at least sign up by typing your blog or website URL into the little linky thingy. I just need to know that people are actually planning to play along. Kthnxluvu

In other news…I’m still planning to separate this blog. This one is supposed to be my official author’s website, which is why it’s used to promote my books. But it was originally more related to writing stuff – you know the voices in our heads, first-draft-brain-dump-pukes, the horrors of editing and revising, blogfests and other craziness only other writers understand.

It used to be called A Mused Writer. Well, that blog is back up, right here. If you’re a writer, please go follow it. It’s not being used right now, but I’ll soon be moving all my writing-related posts over there. And then this one will be used for communicating about my books, other books and authors I know and adore, and…whatever else pops up. As well as contests…and giveaways…and maybe guy-candy shots for your viewing pleasure. 🙂

That’s all for now. What? Isn’t that enough? Thought so. Have a Happy Hump Day!!

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4 Responses to Stuff…and Ramblings…and Some Official, um, Stuff

  1. Kasie West says:

    Wow, you are busy. But fun busy. Congrats on all your good news. I’m going to go check out your contests now. Have fun at the conference…I’m jealous.

  2. Sangu says:

    This does sound like a busy time! But you must feel so excited and proud too, there can’t be anything better than knowing you’re doing exactly what you love best 🙂

  3. Kristie Cook says:

    Thanks, Kasie. I’m really looking forward to the conference. My brain needs some inspiration and new ideas. 🙂

  4. Kristie Cook says:

    Sangu, I do love it all…but sometimes it’s still overwhelming. lol Thanks for stopping by!

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