Pre-Party Thursday 13

"I never drink water; that is the stuff that rusts pipes. What contemptible scoundrel has stolen the cork to my lunch?"

 ~W.C. Fields

Maybe you've heard, tomorrow's my release day. Yep, I said it, the year-long wait is finally nearing it's end. And isn't it most fortuitous that the day before my book drops is Saint Patty's Day?  Which means I get to party  two day's in a row. SCORE!

I'll be drinking today as a sign of solidarity with lushes around the world. That's a given.  It won't be beer (I know, that's sacrilege)  but bet your ass I plan to be flat on mine. Hey, if you're going to do something, do it right. 

So for my (first) Thursday 13, I thought I'd let you know exactly how I'll be celebrating tomorrow's book release. (These aren't necessarily in order, or out of order for that matter).

  1. Happy dance — sort of a funky chicken/dougie combo that has to be seen to be believed, but don't hold your breath, I won't be taping it
  2. Big glass of Moscato 
  3. Cake — only because I gave up candy for Lent. When Easter comes, expect a post about 13 confections I plan to eat before the sun sets
  4. Contest — Yes, I'm having a contest, and if you click this link or just go to the contest page, you'll know how to enter.
  5. Jumping on the bed — this isn't really related to the celebration, more of a daily thing I do just for the heck of it. I've got high ceilings and I'm determined to touch them.
  6. Bugging all of my friends and family to post about my release on Facebook and Twitter.  
  7. Big glass of Moscato — wait, did I say that already?
  8. Starting an outline for Different Shades of Gray 2 — oh yeah, it's not over, there's still another story to tell
  9. Hanging out with my Facebook friends — Yep, they've gone and grown on me. People from around the world who I didn't know before but who are super cool, and we actually *gasp* talk
  10. Shopping — every major milestone in a woman's life is marked by some form of retail therapy. I've been told if I don't partake in my God-given right to shop, I'll have my womanhood membership revoked. I can't risk it...
  11. Massage — When I'm not moonlighting as an author, I'm a massage therapist. Which means a lot of rubbin' on other folks (ease away from the gutter) and not a whole lot of bodywork for me. I earned it.
  12. Big glass of Moscato — Can't believe I almost forgot to mention that!
  13. Sending out thank you notes/tweets/status updates/emails to everyone who's been involved with this process and to everyone who buys a copy of my book.

See, I've got a long day ahead of me.  Don't forget to go to my


page to find out  how you can get entered for a chance to win a copy of Different Shades of Gray.  And as always, 

Thanks for Licking my INK