Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Happiness



Y'all may know some of this already -- because I've posted on Facebook and elsewhere about it -- but it doesn't seem real until I post it here. ~grin~


Sometimes, life is good *and* fun at the same time, and the good
and fun stuff happen about the same time...

Good Thing;


I WON THE MAGGIE!!!


Well, What Happens In Vegas... won the Maggie in Series Contemporary. I wasn't able to go to the ceremony, so I haven't actually seen it yet (so it doesn't seem quite real yet). But SQUEEE nonetheless.

Fun Thing: I went and got some new head shots made, and the photographer had some fun with me. I think this photo is what some people think romance writers *should* look like. (amazing what Photoshop can do, huh?)

(I do not have that much hair or that much cleavage, alas...)

Good Thing: The final Marshall book has a title : Redemption of a Hollywood Starlet. I'm kind of sad to know that it's done and dusted. I've loved writing the Marshall books, and now it's over. ~frown~ I'll have to find new hunks to crush on.


Fun Thing: Finding new hunks to crush on. ~grin~

Good Thing: The Power and the Glory is #9 on the Mills and Boon top 10 this week (along with Lynn Raye Harris's Captive But Forbidden*). It will be available in the US next month!


Fun thing: Planning a trip to New Orleans to research the new book. I haven't been down there since before Katrina, so I'm excited to go visit an old friend (because that's what New Orleans is like -- an old friend who shows you a great time and feeds you fabulous food every time you come to town). Note to self: pack stretchy pants...

Good thing: Fall is finally here. I'm loving the cooler temps and I even broke out the frog feet this morning to keep my toes warm. My frog feet slippers are also a fun thing. They make me smile.

Do you have good things or fun things happening? What's making you happy these days?


*Edited to change Lynn's title to the actual title. Sorry, Lynn.


7 comments:

Smarty Pants said...

Congrats, PC. A Maggie well earned! Our chapter cleaned up, from what I hear. Trish won YA. I want to say someone else won too, but I can't remember.

Have fun eating gumbo and begniets. Not together, though. Ew.

Playground Monitor said...

Yay! Another award to add to your collection! They're all well-deserved.

What's making me happy these days? It's not 100 degrees. I get the whole week after Christmas off from work. My son and DIL's house is under construction. My granddaughter is enjoying kindergarten. I lost 2.8 pounds last week. It's not 100 degrees. Oh, I already said that. I guess I'm just doubly happy about that cause it's not so miserable outside and fall is definitely on the way.

Instigator said...

Congratulations!! You and this book totally deserve the win.

Good and fun things? Um...it's one day closer to the weekend? Between work, line edits, writing a new book and increased cheer practice for homecoming I've been falling into bed a zombie. No time for good or fun.

Insstigator

Lynn Raye Harris said...

Captive but Forbidden. I see you've already forgotten my title. *g*

Congrats on the Maggie! Now if only they'd release this fabulous book in NA so everyone could read it!!!!

Cheryl said...

Congratulations on the Maggie! Another feather in your cap! Great news!

I love the picture! And it wasn't photoshopped. Natural beauty!

Julie Miller said...

Congratulations, Kimberly!

Angel said...

Woohoo!!! We are so proud of you. And you look just as a romance writer should. :)

I'm glad that the weather has cooled down. And I have a vacation coming up! Visit to family and then our chapter retreat.