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Monday, September 5, 2016

The Glamorous Life of the Author

I know y'all probably think that authors live glamorous lives (mostly in full make-up and stiletto heels). So I thought, on this holiday weekend, that I'd give you a glimpse into mine before I go full-bore promotional "THE BOOK IS COMING OUT SOON" for Dangerously Charming. (Which is on sale now at Amazon, by the way. The paperback version is actually cheaper than the Kindle one, if you can believe it.)

So here you are, for your amusement, my glamorous life this weekend:

First, I defrosted the freezer in the mudroom.
 I'm making pesto today, so I needed to make room to put up the extra.

Then I went to the dump. No, I was not wearing full make-up and high heels.

Then I picked up a new office chair. I have to replace them a lot. Apparently my butt kills them.
 Magic the Cat is checking it out. She doesn't look too sure.

My friend Ellen came over to help me harvest things from the garden.
 Eggplants, tomatoes, and onions, OH MY.

The garlic harvest had been drying and it was time to clip it off and put it away.

It looks like a lot, but half will get replanted for next year.
No, you're not seeing double.
 The old cat tower had seen better days, but Angus spends most of his time sitting on the top bit, so when I saw the exact same thing on sale, I bought it. Ellen helped me put the new one together, using the non-instructions that always come with such things, and then we dragged the old one down to the street in hopes that it would find a new home. It was gone before we went back into the house. (Seriously. A nice lady with a station wagon was VERY happy.)

Naturally, Magic had to check this out too, even though she doesn't sit up there.

Yesterday was mostly house cleaning.
Yes, that's a pile of cat fur. Yes, that's all from one room. Yes, that is Magic supervising in the upper left. See? Glamour. Lots and lots of glamour.

Today I'm mostly working on the 365 Days of Everyday Witchcraft book for Llewellyn, although I did finish writing a short short story for Literary Escapism later this month, featuring Mikhail Day and Beka. And I have to go out and harvest a bunch of the seriously-out-of-control basil and make a huge batch of pesto. At least now I have a clean freezer to put it in.

What did you do with your weekend, three-day or not?

Oh, and be sure to come back tomorrow, because GIVEAWAY. Just sayin' :-)
 

7 comments:

  1. There must be something wrong with me, because I think this is glamorous! To me, this is the dream. I spent this weekend doing a lot of house related projects while Venus is sidling her way up to Virgo and I prepare to go full-tilt fall decor mode. I've tried my hand a woodworking (which it turns out I love) and have been I credibly productive indoors and out. We are moving into my favourite time of the year and I have to say that after a few very rough seasons, this one is shaping up to be the best in a while! I look so forward to your latest book and am almost considering making a fun little advent calender for when your tarot deck is released. If I do, I will make a YouTube video about it and share it to your page if you like :D

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    1. It sounds like you are being very productive! I envy you.

      How on earth would you make an advent calendar for a witchy tarot deck, she asked?

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  2. There must be something wrong with me, because I think this is glamorous! To me, this is the dream. I spent this weekend doing a lot of house related projects while Venus is sidling her way up to Virgo and I prepare to go full-tilt fall decor mode. I've tried my hand a woodworking (which it turns out I love) and have been I credibly productive indoors and out. We are moving into my favourite time of the year and I have to say that after a few very rough seasons, this one is shaping up to be the best in a while! I look so forward to your latest book and am almost considering making a fun little advent calender for when your tarot deck is released. If I do, I will make a YouTube video about it and share it to your page if you like :D

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  3. Friday night is television night with my friend Laura. We watch shows together that our spouses won't watch like American Gothic and Fear The Walking Dead.

    Saturday was running an errand to Wal-mart and then I finished scraping wallpaper out of a closet in my soon to be altar room.

    Yesterday was my regular Girls' Night with Laura where we watch movies. She and I are horror buffs and our spouses aren't so 9 out of 10 times we watch horror movies.

    In between were many cat cuddles.

    Kit

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    1. Sounds like fun! (You know, except for the horror movies. Brrr.)

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  4. Hi Deborah. I happened upon one of your books in the tiny country library where I've just recently moved to (peace & quiet)!

    The title is Witches on a Shoestring. So it's about 6yrs old. I haven't finished reading it & although I've been Wiccan/pagan for around 30yrs, I find reading brings certain subjects to the forefront of my thinking.

    Although I could probably find out in one of my books or online, I wanted an excuse to write to you!😊

    Under the topic of setting up your Altar you say North is represented by Brown & Green. Then further along, green. Is that because north represents the ground, Earth?

    Thx in advance
    Belinda (Bluemoon - my Majick name)

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    1. Hi Belinda, yes it is. Most Wiccans use green, but some use brown. I'm glad you're enjoying the book!

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