Monday, May 14, 2007

Good News, Bad News, More Bad News, More Good News

Good news: My mother is here! Which was as nice a Mother's Day present a daughter could ask for. And I got a beautiful hand-crafted book mark from Sweetness (aka 3 yr old son) with lots of goopy glue and glitter, an essay on MOTHER from Light (aka 7 yr old son) and a hand-crafted necklace that beats any sapphire or ruby in my jewelery box. AND, my mother and I will be treated to the stage production of PHANTOM OF THE OPERA next Sunday (Yeah!!!)

Bad news: We were sick. Literally - heads hung over the toilet bowl, heaving until stomach muscles ached SICK. My mother, my 7 year old and me. I wish I knew more about viruses/food poisoning, because the timing of this was just weird. Friday night, I started feeling queasy, and by 11pm, was intimately involved with the porcelain bowl. My mother went down at 1am, my son complained of stomach pains at 5am and we all continued our shaky-hot-shivery conditions until well into the next day and evening.
Through it all, I barely got to check my email, let alone comment/blog... I FEEL SO LOST! I'm like a addict.

More bad news: I had to cancel Sweetness's third birthday party. So much for the fridge full of hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, fruit salad, etc...

Yes, even MORE bad news: I missed the Toronto Romance Writer's meeting. Why is this bad? BECAUSE I HAVE A BOOK COMING OUT THIS MONTH!!! I missed being able to stand up in front of my peers and say "MY novella, Destiny By Design, comes out THIS FRIDAY," and be rewarded with a round of applause and a chocolate. *WAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH*
I even had promo items to give out (the promo nightmare continues)
It just won't mean the same saying it next month...

More good news: If all goes according to plan, my new website will launch tomorrow (she says with crossed fingers that hubby fixes all glitches) and I must say IT ROCKS!! Mr. Wylie has done an incredible job of capturing 'me' (considering I haven't been able to pinpoint 'me' yet!) and the book trailer is more fabulous than I could have hoped for, considering he and I are rank amateurs. How's that for blowing our own horns :)

Now, I'm dashing off to see Rhi's Tarot reading
See how Vicky's feeling
Check out Red's book cover
See how Mother's day was for Christine and check out her goals for the week
Check out Susan, Rhi, and Rashenbo's latest poems
See if Amy or Leah, posted anything about the TRW meeting I missed
and catch up with TL,...
This is going to be a VERY LATE NIGHT!


Robin L. Rotham said...

Hey, there must be something going around -- Mr. Robin and my son have both been sick today, and apparently lots of kids at school were coming down with the queasies this afternoon. Sorry you had to miss so much fun stuff because of it (not to mention how sorry I am you had to hug the bowl).

Congrats and good job on getting your website live before your EC book came out. I wasn't quite so good, but I'm trying.

Looking forward to your release!


Wylie we missed you! OMG, you ARE full of news!! I hope you are all better now?

Damn about the party and the Toronto Writers Romance meeting and about getting sick. Life just sometimes has the worst sort of timing. LOL!

We're here for you if you need us. Glad you got to see MOM and I'll definitely be around tomorrow to check out that site!!! =)

Wylie Kinson said...

Thanks, Robin. Of course, there are those glitches...
The website may be delayed a few more days.
And how weird - I swear I was reading YOUR blog as you were commenting on mine!

RED - nice to know I was missed. I can't believe how co-dependent I've become with my blog-buddies. I've seriously been obsessing about what's been happening without me! I need a life :)
GREAT cover!!

Anonymous said...


Just had to get that out of my system. :-D I'm so excited for you!

And oh dear, I'm so sorry to hear you've been sick. Those stomach bugs are awful. And I'm sorry your little fella's party had to be canceled and that you couldn't make the TRW meeting. But I'm so glad you've been enjoying a visit with your wonderful Mom, and oh, did I mention... THREE MORE DAYS? ;-DDD

Rhian / Crowwoman said...

it's finally here? the week is here? Finally? For real? I'll have to make it number one on the TT book wish/pimpage.

Sorry you were ill, had to cnacel party and couldn't go to your meetings and revel in your spotlight moment.

But the OTHER good news is we all ADORE and worship you and everyone here in blogworld is doing the happy dance for you this week. Some of us look more stupid doing it than others - but we're all doing it.

Rebecca said...

what a dreadful weekend - but hopefully the release of your book will make up for it!

Wylie Kinson said...

TL - thanks!! Is it REALLY only 3 more days? With all that's been going on, I stopped checking my calendar!

Rhi - thanks for putting a HUGE GOOFY GRIN on my face :) It's always nice to think you've been missed.

Rebecca - Thanks! My Tarot says my LUCK is turning (and of course I'm putting ALL my faith in it's mystical powers :)
I still have yet to read yours, but it's HIGH on my 'need to acquire list'. Cheers!