Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Anniversaries, the Baltimore Book Festival, and Taking a Break

First, I have to say please enter this giveaway. At the time I'm writing this, there are 666 entries, and that gives me the heebie-jeebies. You have a few more days!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Under the Moon by Natalie J. Damschroder

Under the Moon

by Natalie J. Damschroder

Giveaway ends September 30, 2012.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
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Next up, Baltimore!

On Friday and Sunday I will be participating in the Baltimore Book Festival in Baltimore, Maryland. (See the link in the sidebar to the right -------->>>>>>>>>>>>>>>). I don't know what's more exciting: being able to meet SO many readers, or being able to meet SO many authors! :) There are many authors from both of my publishers attending. If you're in the area, stop by!

It's the biggest event I've ever done as an author. I'm going to be at the Maryland Romance Writers tent. There are author panels all weekend long. I'm going to be doing "Trends and Readings in Romantic Suspense" with Joya Fields, Caridad Pineiro and Rebecca York (not too intimidating!!!) on Friday at 5:00 p.m. Then on Sunday, I'm joining Kate Dolan, Stephanie Draven, Laura Kaye, Alethea Kontis and Catherine Asaro for "Making Old Stories New." I'll have a giveaway each day, as well most of the other authors. Can't wait!

After that, Wednesday is...the season premiere of Supernatural! No, wait, that's not it. Wednesday is my 20th wedding anniversary! My husband can't believe it. Alternately, he feels every minute of those 20 years. :) Because of work and stuff, we're going out on Friday. We talked about doing a trip, but with all the overnight visits to colleges and the awesome but not-cheap vacation we took this summer, we're keeping it casual. Dinner and maybe a movie. Whooo, we're party animals! But it will be nice to have some time that's focused on just each other.

Speaking of time...

I've been taking a much-needed break over the past couple of weeks. Not a complete break. I still have my day job and my freelance work and promotional obligations carrying over from last week's release of Under the Moon, but I've actually gone almost all of a weekend without working. Almost! LOL

I'm finding it difficult to get back to work, though. The summer really burned me out, and having no pressure, no "OMGthishastogetdoneNOWeventhoughit'smidnight" feels really good. Too good. I spent a lot of evenings re-watching Doctor Who (only up to middle of season 4) or reading instead of working. It's necessary, but at some point I have to kick myself in the a$$ and get back to it.

After Baltimore! :)


MJFredrick said...

You deserve that break!

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

Aw, thanks, MJ!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

You deserve some time off. Have fun at the festival.

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

Thanks, Sue!

Ava Quinn said...

Happy anniversary! Have a great time in Baltimore!


Natalie J. Damschroder said...

Thanks, Ava!