Monday, January 13, 2014

2014 Still Smells like Cheese

HI, all.

Instead of saying something stinks or is bad, my kiddo's friend says, "That smells like cheese."
My daughter says that is her "hook phrase". LOL

Well, I'm stealing it. :)

2014 still smells like cheese in my opinion. I think it probably has something to do with attending two viewings, having a six day stomach flu, and being forced asked to be the President of our governing Library Board of Trustees.

Ugh.

Needless to say, I had to do a lot of work researching on how to chair a board meeting.

The good news is I think I'm finally prepared.

The bad news is once I get through the meeting today there will be a ton of work to be done for the year.

The good news is that I'm feeling better and I'm a size smaller. (thank you, stomach flu)

The bad news is that I had to order new pants and shorts.

The good news is I managed to get them all on sale online at my favorite store.

The bad news is I still managed to spend $200.

And lastly, I have at least one great piece of good news.

I sold another sweet romance to Entangled Publishing's Bliss line!! It will be called Fiancé by Fate and I'm super excited to start working on the edits. Hopefully, it will be out early this year. :)

And that's how my few weeks of 2014 have been going.

Anything new with you? How's 2014 treating you so far?

18 comments:

Stacy McKitrick said...

I saw the post title and thought: then maybe she should open a window and clear the air! Because, yeah, cheese does stink.

The release date to my debut novel has been postponed, but only because my publisher is now part of Kensington Publishing (SQUEE!!).

My water pipe decided to break last week, but I was home when it happened, so the damage was minimal (if there is such a thing with water damage).

Yep, bad things have happened, but it's all in how you look at them, right? You have to find the good or you'll just end up being grumpy all the time!

Maria Zannini said...

The important thing is, all's well that ends well.

And you've got a new baby book on the way. :) Congrats!

Stacy McKitrick said...

I'm a bad commenter (or just a loopy one). I HAD meant to congratulate you on your book. Honest! So, congratulations!!! That has to make up for all the bad anyway, right???

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Congrats on the book deal! I hope the rest of your year is less cheesy.

Rula Sinara said...

Yay! Congrats!!! A book deal tops it all. And I love that title. So excited for you!!

Karen Walker said...

So glad you've recovered, Jennifer. That doesn't sound like fun. Congrats on selling another novel. You go, girl!

Donna Hosie said...

Many congratulations on the sale!

(I like cheese

The Happy Whisk said...

Congrats on the book. Very cool.

I'm confused about the board job because I'm not sure if you're kidding about being forced into it or if you're excited to give it a go.

Susanne Drazic said...

Hi, Jennifer. CONGRATS on your book deal!

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Congratulations on the book deal! It sounds like 2014 doesn't stink that bad!

Carol Kilgore said...

Congrats on the sale! And good luck with the library gig.

Glad you're feeling better.

Shelley Munro said...

I like the way you're looking on the good side :)
Congrats on the new book. That is awesome.

Kelly Polark said...

Congrats on your sale!!!!
And I hope 2014 smells like chocolate soon!!

Jill Kemerer said...

Lot's of "yays" and "nays" here! Congratulations on your next Bliss release! Woo-hoo!! And another whoop for smaller clothes. Always a plus!

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Linda Kage said...

Woo Hoo!! Congrats on the new book, but sorry about the cheesy year. Here's hoping things get better.

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Karen Lange said...

I'm hoping the good outweighs the bad even more now. Glad you are feeling better! Congrats on the new book! :) Stay warm!