Saturday, September 08, 2007

5 days til the CRUISE!!

As I made my obligatory flip flop run today for the cruise, it occurred to me that I hadn't updated in a while...actually almost a MONTH! So here's what's up since I last shared with my fans (all two of you). We leave on 9/14 to fly to Florida to hop a boat to Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the Bahamas.

I can't tell you how bad I need to get away for a while. Our group has produced so many books in the last two months that it boggles the mind - but we did it and so I think we have reached a whole nuther level of production capabilities. We've also had some contact with several people that have offered to help our little endeavor in one way or another which underscores the amazing generosity of people.

The covers are done for our first two fiction releases and our nonfiction release for fall is a short six weeks away. We'll be producing a video trailer for our books thanks to more help from amazing friends who happen to have offspring in the video production biz. I'll be doing some editing on the cruise, but I don't mind...its kind of funny that when you love what you do, you also consider it recreation.

Classes are well underway at AC again and we're teaching a critique class and the ghostwriting class. The novel class didn't make, but quite honestly I was so swamped I wouldn't have been at my best anyway - maybe it will make for spring.

The garden is winding down and somehow I still feel like I missed the whole summer. It's this whole working around the clock thing I guess. I have talked to several outstanding people in the last couple of weeks while doing some research so I'll be sending out more magazine queries before I leave on the cruise and we'll see what happens. Right now I'm looking very forward to fruity drinks and no phone for 8 days!


Travis Erwin said...

Drink some Rum for me.

Hope your cruise ends up better than Britta's.


make that 3 fans dee!
have fun lounging on a 'lilo' or 2 (re:brittas blog
sal x

desperate_writer said...

Have fun, Dee!

Britta Coleman said...

HaHa, Travis. ANYBODY's cruise would be better than ours.

Dee, you have a fabulous time, wear sunscreen and drink lots of fruity drinks. Hope you find some lilos worth lounging upon. But what could possibly top roadside Jamaican bathers or swan dives from the upper deck? I'm sure you'll find something and I can't wait to read all about it...

dee said...

Thanks everyone! after so much work these last few weeks I'm really looking forward to the break. As we speak, Tropical depression 8 is looking suspicious, BUT I kind of like the idea of a cruiseboat in the big blue churning ocean...i was wondering what would top the last cruise and this may be it! Updates from the Rockin boat...I plan to post while away, so stay tuned...I just love big boats with wireless internet!!