Poor Mondays. They get a bad rap, because they’re the start of a work week and that sucks. Not only that, but it seems that every problem from the week before comes home to roost on Monday, after building up their strength during a weekend of partying it up and sleeping in. Yes, Mondays don’t have it easy as the eldest child of the week — they’re the first ones to be assigned the chores, the first ones to be yelled at and the first ones to be disciplined when things go wrong. Often, Mondays are the day of the week that only a mother could love.
Not this Monday. At least, not for me.
Maybe it’s the switch in astrology, maybe my sacrifice of a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken and the naked bonfire dance helped, but so far this has been an AWESOME Monday and it’s barely 9am.
First, Fantasy Book Critic has chosen MeiLin Miranda’s debut novel, Lovers and Beloveds as one of the SIX BEST INDIE NOVELS of 2010! How cool is THAT? I am so proud and excited for her — she’s worked her fingers to the bone, and I can’t even begin to tell you how happy I am to see it pay off. She’s currently working on Book II of the series, and I can’t wait to get my editing fingers on that. Once of the best perks of editing is being the first to see the finished product. As well as “Lovers and Beloveds” went, this is going to be nothing but fun.
Second, Joshua Guess, author of the novel Living With the Dead (review forthcoming, have no fear, but if you want to know now what I think and what it’s about, read my review on Goodreads) has asked me to contribute a short story to the March release of “Living With the Dead: Year One”. I am so stoked about this, I can’t even tell you. I’m going to have so much fun with this!
My Fabulous Fiction Fridays are starting to fill up, with more ABC Indie Reading Challenge reviews, an interview with the fascinating Joseph Paul Haines (and if you haven’t read Ten With a Flag and Other Playthings you are MISSING OUT) and several other projects in the works.
So, this Monday certainly has brought it, and it’s a great way to start off the week. In the meantime, I’ve got work to do…but Monday has certainly achieved “Favorite Child” status…at least, this week.
Hope your Monday is going just as well!!