A Knight In Glendalough

A Knight In Glendalough
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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

What’s Been Happening

I feel like my life is always in flux lately! So many changes, all at the same time. I mean, I got my job almost 6 months ago but I feel like I’m still adjusting. My plan is to buy all new curriculum for the boys. The old stuff feels so old and boring. So we get through Christmas...do you find yourself saying that a lot? Get through Christmas? ;0) I do. Then all new curriculum for homeschool and a tight schedule for the boys. Until then, we continue to tread water!!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

A Day Of Writing

I am going to spend the day writing today! I’m working on “Whispers Of Angels 2: Afraid To Die” is the working title. I don’t love the title but want my readers to know it’s book two. Somehow, this title makes me think of Die Hard though. Too much Friends in my world!!

Well, I won’t lollygag (sp?) around here. I have a lot of things to flesh out in this storyline. The fact that I have four days off in the next seven is good because it will give me loads of time to write, but financially..ouch. OUCH ouch. I hope my hours don’t drop any more. I can’t even think about that right now!! :::shakes it off:::

Back to writing....

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Woohoo! Almost done Christmas shopping!

Yep, it’s true! We did most of our shopping on Cyber Monday. After reading about all the drama on Black Friday, I’m going to stick to CM from now on.

As for writing, I have some ideas for Whispers Of Angels 2. With any luck my job will put me on am shifts a lot and I can write in the evenings/afternoons. Today I go in at 12 and just can’t write then stop...you know? I need an open-ended session where I can write for six to eight hours straight.

I sold almost 60 books this month! I’m pretty proud of my sales..when comparing them to my own sales history ;0) I do wish I could figure out why Houseboat Laney! isn’t selling. Is it the title?? Personally, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Tammy series (Tammy and The Bachelor etc) and wanted to write a book about a teen who causes her family so much stress, they send her to live with an aunt. The aunt has a houseboat on the Mississippi river. After Whispers and Glendalough, I think it’s my best work. SOOOOO as anyone would, I’m sure, I raised the price from .99 cents. Maybe if it’s my only book above a buck, folks will be interested in it! (I remember we wanted my yorkie to have a puppy and offered to stud him out. When asked about the price, we said FREE and folks were not interested at that point. Weird!!) Poor Chewy never did have a puppy :(

I’m wishing for Santa to bring me a hot tub and a masseuse but he’s pretty broke this year, so I’ll hope for shoes and pants for work. Isn’t growing up the best!!??!!! The stuff on my list is short..work clothing, money for school books, stainless measuring cups. haha! My set has been missing the 1/3 cup forever! I’m also hoping Santa gets my oldest son hired where I work. He really wants to save up for a car, plus he wants a new phone..and has no income right now. Plus, when I think of glancing around at work and seeing him there, it just sounds so great!! What a neat experience, working with my son!

Right now I’m reading two books. Pavorrati’s biography is so interesting. It makes me like him even more. He really wanted to get Opera to the masses, not just the very rich and ‘well bred’ folks. He was also very caring and kind of sensitive. He thanked God for the blessing of his voice and never took his life or singing for granted.

I’m also reading Tina Fey’s book. OHMYGOSH She is hysterical! I actually LOL when I’m reading, some of the things she says and comparisons she makes. Half the time I’m wondering if I didn’t KNOW HER in school. She is so like the kids back then and went through a lot of the things I went through. Just love her book. I’m not half-way yet, but so far I’d recommend it for certain!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Ahh, those HUGE expenses that come right before the holidays.

At this very moment, my hubby’s car is being towed away. The key won’t turn in the ignition. We have spent the past weekend following everyone’s advice..rocking the car, turning the wheel, greasing the ignition, unplugging the battery...but the car refuses to give in. So, it’s $50 just to tow it up the road, then God knows how much to fix it. The receptionist at the dealership quoted $500 and the mechanic at the same place quoted about $300. The way things are going, I am concerned, to say the least.


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Almost Turkey Day, and I have no bird.

My life, I have decided, is weird. I went to Failmart (walmart) today and got everything we needed for Thanksgiving dinner. I spent 200 dollars!! $200!!! Hubby thought I was kidding when I told him! (Corn pudding, green bean casserole, desserts, stuffing, snacks for my pretty serving stands, dog food...) It all adds up. But, heh heh, I didn’t get the turkey! My employer is giving us turkeys, so I’m holding out hope it’s big enough for hubby’s amazing dressing.

Also, my book sales have dropped 50%. Is it me? Do I smell funny? Because I don’t FEEL like I smell funny. ::sniffs self:: I was at a whopping two book sales a day, and I’m down to just over one a day. Huh.

Well, my BFF is in Jordan, God bless her. I pray her family stays safe. Also, I’m half way through my Pavoratti book and I’m depressed. I want it to last longer, but I can’t stop reading it. I’ve decided to only read it at work, on breaks. There! That should make it last. Now what shall I read on my Ipad?? Any suggestions??

Friday, November 4, 2011

Time flies, things change.

Wow, I have been so busy! This summer I needed to go back to work. I will admit that after 11 years of being a stay-at-home mom who also homeschools, this was scary and stressful at times. I knew I only wanted to apply at one place, the rest would be due to location, available hours etc. Well, I walked in (nervously, it’s been a while...) and they hired me on the spot! I have been working there for a few months and I just love it. The staff is great, the hours rotate so I’m not bored with one shift, I’m learning a lot and dang...the food is amazing. It’s one of those places all the locals know and we constantly hear things like “This is the best meal I’ve had in years!” or “I used to come here as a kid and had to bring my own kids when we passed through town!” It’s wonderful. I am truly thankful.

Also, I want to write again, but have not been able to find the time with all this life-change. I also have trouble sleeping (always have) and my sleep specialist (yes, a specialist) has told me to stay up a lot later. Guess who is back to writing? See you tonight, computer!!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

It's been a good month.

Sales-wise I have almost reached 80 books sold for the month. For me, that is a record. I'd loOOoOOoove to break 100 for May but overall I'd be happy if I could just pull down 80 next month!

I am working on my book Cat Caponi, which is about a mob boss' daughter wanting to get into the family business. It's not all about crime or glorifying it, it's about her misadventures and the stumbling blocks put up by others, from her 'customers' to her own family!

I'm also working on a book (working title) The Things My Mother Never Taught Me. My own mom not only chose to skip teaching me a lot of the basic things, but also purposely taught me things incorrectly. Let's just say, she loved to use the 'scare tactic' when parenting hurdles came up. The book is kind of a list: from bullies at school or work, to dating, contraception, marriage, friendships, dreams, etc etc.

Lastly, I have a book in my mind I can't decide which way to go with. I have any idealic place (either a small town or a cabin at the lake kind of place) and I have the idea of those places rolling around in my head. I'm just not sure what kind of book I want to write. Perhaps about a person with inner demons, wanting to get them out, over and done with. Maybe a town setting with a small group of best friends who start leaving one friend out. Why? Yes, I really like both of these ideas.

If you have any ideas or thoughts on any of my books or ideas, please write and tell me! sherigill@rocketmail.com OR find me on facebook!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Eight of my books on Amazon.com and .99 cents each!

I finally have all eight of my books for sale on Amazon.com and each are just .99 cents. For some reason this site won't let me post an active link! If you go to Amazon.com and look up Sheri Gill it will take you to my books. Or enter the title A Knight In Glendalough and then click on my name at the top

I'm working on several books as well, one is a romance that takes place in Colonial Williamsburg :) and the other is a novel called (working title) Canning Tomatoes. It is a novel about friends, life, changes and of course, canning! I'm also working on a chick lit book that takes place in the south, for my Southun readers!

My oldest son edits each of my books.

What I really need is a cabin somewhere, a good laptop or my Ipad/keyboard and a stock of Bogle wine. I could write for weeks.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Spring...it's trying to strangle me

I mowed the grass today, first time this year. Okay, there isn't any grass, just onion grass really. Phew, the air stinks of onion grass and pollen. I think the pollen is trying to kill me. Maybe I'll go threaten the pear trees with an axe. Just swinging it around them might make them see things my way. ...ahhhh choooo!...

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Yesterday was a GREAT day!

Hubby took niece to work so I got to sleep in. That's always a good way to start a day!! Then we had a very productive school day and I made my homemade chicken noodle for dinner. That is a huge hit around here. THEN we picked up a Freecycle..a woman gave us a Dungeons & Dragons basic set!! FREE! My oldest is very excited, now we just need to find players. To top it off, The Middle had back to back episodes and they were my two faves..so I was pretty darn happy :D

Today the boys are watching a DVD set "Ancients Behaving Badly" which I highly recommend. Today it's Hannibal and they are silent in there, very interested. So far we agree that Calligula (sp?) was the most interesting.

As for my books, I'm back to averaging 2 a day. Whispers Of Angels is doing really well and I'm wondering if I advertised it on a specific board that brought up its sales? Drat. I have no idea where that might have been :(

Have a super day!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I'm going to edit..really, I will...

My plan is to edit today. But wow, it sure is pretty outside! Also, I have The Social Network from the library, I'd sure like to watch that before it's due. And I really need to clean out my closets.

And so it goes.