This month we've been talking about abundance, which can be good, bad, or downright ugly. Abundant health – good, abundance of adverbs in your story – bad, abundance of drive-thru meals after two weeks of football practices, and eating said meal in the car in the dark – downright ugly. The shriveled up lettuce always lands in cracks too small to reach, and left-overs get shoved underneath the seat, only to be found when the aroma finally overwhelms the smell of well-used football equipment.
But I’ve had an abundance of good news this year. First, in preparation for my agent submitting my story, I got my website. Now I was worried about getting a website, because if you knew me better, you’d know I’m totally rotten at decision making. There are some things I know right off that I want. I’m going to get it no matter what, other things…well, I can deliberate for hours, sucking everything around me into the void of confusion. When eating out, my husband pleads with me to just let him order the food because I’m going to change my mind once I get it anyway, and then he’ll feel guilty for enjoying his meal while I’m scowling at mine and looking longingly at his. I’ll buy something and make three trips back to the store to exchange it because I keep changing my mind. Abundance of indecision…definitely ugly. Thankfully, I found Rae Monet, my web designer. I told her what I wanted and she nailed it. Just like that. It was almost magical.
Then, BIG ABUNDANT NEWS…I sold to Deb after the story had been submitted for a very short time. Awaken the Highland Warrior, the first in the series, will be released May 2011. That was awesome. I have a phobia (joking…sort of) about promotion and blogging, but I put my apprehensions aside and dove into Facebook and Twitter. Talk about an abundance. Since February, I’ve gotten over 1000 friends on Facebook and I’m not sure who they are. I get requests every day and unless they look suspicious, I accept. I could do a whole new blog about pros and cons, time sucks, and how perverts can look normal on Facebook, but for now, I’m still accepting the requests. Honestly, they're mostly friends or other writers looking to do the same thing as me, promote, promote, but it was a great feeling to conquer that social media fear. I guest blog occasionally, and now I’m honored to be part of this group blog with such a talented bunch of ladies. They've made me feel so welcomed and like I belong to the the Casablanca family.
Last but not least…I finally got my cover. The first time EVER seeing my name on a book cover was just awesome. Surely, that's an abundance of muscles...
So, I'd love to know what's the worst abundance you've had.