When Do We Go to Halloweentown?

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“Autumn, the year's last, loveliest, smile.”
-William Cullen Bryant

Where in the world did the past few months go? While it was happening, it felt painstakingly slow, but now, here we are and it's the end of October! Halloween is in 3 days! What?!

I guess I've had to spread my attention out to the many different projects I've been working on. School started (the first quarter ends on Friday!) and I had to go back to work and you know, work, that silly thing I have to do to get money to buy things :-). The end of the first quarter is always busy with report cards and parent conferences. Also, Friday is dress as a Book Character Day (our way of dressing up for Halloween without actually dressing up for Halloween). My team is dressing up as characters from Peter Pan and I'm Wendy. I'm probably way more excited than I should be! I'll post a picture on Facebook so you can see ;-).

On top of that, I'm in tech rehearsal for Avenue Q, the musical that I'm choreographing for the University of Mary Washington. I've been in rehearsals almost every night for the past month and we finally open a week from tomorrow! I've learned a lot doing this show, mostly how to work with puppets and how difficult it is! I have a new appreciation for one of my favorite Christmas movies, A Muppet's Christmas Carol. Walking and talking and singing and moving your hand for the puppet mouth is a lot! I'm actually sitting and writing this in the theatre as lights and sound work through the show (shh, don't tell).

Here are some of some of the puppets we made for the show!

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On top of all of my "real jobs," I went to two different book events which were a lot of fun. I had a great day by the harbor at the Baltimore Book Festival letting people know that Perfect Men Do Exist ;-).

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The following weekend, I went to Tennessee to the Indie Romance Convention. I met a lot of really great fellow authors, even some New Adult authors like me. We had dinner and shared book recommendations and tips on advertising. I've read a few of their books and I can't wait to read more. Here are some of their books with links to their Facebook pages if you want to go check them out!

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I haven't been writing a whole lot because I've been so busy with other things, but I'll be able to start my new book soon. I have a couple of thoughts rolling around in my brain and depending on the day, a different one is winning. We'll just have to wait and see which one demands to be written first.