Swirl and Spark Weekly

Hey Guys,

Guess what? The release date of SPIN THE GOLDEN LIGHT BULB is less than 5 months away and it’s now available for preorder! And do you know what that means? It means my book is real and this is really happening! *Squee!!*

Here’s the link from the publisher where you can order from Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Soon the IndieBound link will be on their site too, but for now I’ll give you a separate link in case you’d rather order from your local bookseller. Oh my gosh, I sound like a commercial. What is even happening??

Amberjack Publishing Catalog- Spin the Golden Light Bulb

IndieBound- Spin the Golden Light Bulb

Something else really amazing happened today too. I got my first review on Goodreads, from someone that isn’t a person I know. And it was a good one, a really good one! I was so overwhelmed and blown away that this reader liked my book, that she really, really liked it…and she gave it five stars that I literally cried. Like full blown ugly tears. I couldn’t help it. I was just so taken by surprise, I guess. I didn’t even think I would care about reviews even…until I got a good one.

Okay, so I know what you’re thinking. What’s the big deal with one review? There could still be many more that are not good. And I know that’s true. But for now, for me, this review means everything. It means at least one reader loved my story enough to keep turning the pages- to follow my characters on their journey. And that’s what writing is all about, isn’t is? To write stories that other people will connect with, will enjoy.

So for now I’ll bask in my good review, and cover my eyes when I see a bad one. Well maybe just one eye. Oh heck. I won’t cover my eyes at all. I know I’ll read those too!

Oh and how can I forget? Yesterday I turned in my first round of edits for Book 2…Flip the Silver Switch. And let me tell you, it is no less nerve wracking the second time around. But it is strange. I’m not even used to the idea of my first manuscript becoming a real book and I’m already talking about my second one becoming one too. I’m not complaining or anything, I’m just a little dazed that’s all and trying to find sanity in the craziness.

And that’s why I was anxious to check in with all of you today. Connecting with you feels therapeutic somehow. The only thing that would make it better is if you guys comment and let me know what you’ve been up to. It doesn’t matter if it’s book or writing related or not. My day today consisted of doing laundry, managing my kids’ school paperwork, and organizing our family files. Oh and cleaning the kitchen pantry. You know, adulating. That’s what happens to me when I’ve been in the revision cave for too long. The house falls apart and the laundry pile grows. Strange how that happens, huh?

So anyway, I’d love to hear from you if you feel like saying, “Hey!”

Until next time, have a great week my friends! Thanks for stopping by:)

Jackie <3


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