IT’S RELEASE DAY FOR PUSHED!!!!!
I’m so excited about this for a couple reasons. You know, besides the obvious. Let’s see…The story came in at just under 350 pages. Yay! It could have been longer, but I have the third book in the series to finish so I have to hold some stuff back for that one. Another reason I’m doing the happy dance is because I managed to finish this monster while my house is in remodel mode – *looks right at you* – which really means I’m living in a full-out construction site because that’s how Honey rolls – and I met my deadline anyway!
Were there some glitches along the way? Absolutely. The biggest one? Honey packed up most of our stuff and put it into storage for this “little” project. <- Yeah, that’s how he sold this to me. Anyways, the reason I’m bringing this up now is because he packed all my book swag stuff. *Does a double take at you* I know, I was shocked too. Why? How can I do my big giveaway and add to it and stuff with no stuff…or even just the already mentioned stuff? It’s a bummer because I can’t. At least not until our flooring is down. Did I mention that Honey ordered the tile I picked out and when it came in it was the wrong color? What did I do? Nothing. I was ever the understanding wife who was roped into this remodel when she’s on a tight deadline with publishers.
I probably shouldn’t mention that when they reshipped the order in the right color, half of the order was damaged in transit. What did that mean? I thought it meant put down the good tiles and then wait for the rest to be replaced. And that would be wrong. There’s something about not mixing dye lots or something. I could swear Honey is making this shit up, but then he’s been a bear living in a torn up house so maybe not.
Translation? As soon as I get my stuff out of storage, where it’s been beautifully packed away, <- not kidding about that. Honey bought these heavy duty RubberMaid containers to store our things in. I don’t know why, as the storage unit is heated and cooled, but he did. Only problem with that plan? No labels. There I was standing in the storage place looking at our room full of stuff hoping to find my container of stuff and yeah, that didn’t happen. Insert the mighty snow globe moment here:
Why? Because I could not see or access anything as he’d stacked all the containers so perfectly. *le sigh* I won’t bore you with our little domestic dispute over that one. Suffice it to say that I will organize a different giveaway this week to celebrate PUSHED being released and once I get my stuff back we’ll pick up with the other giveaway where we left off. Only now Honey has been told he has to contribute something to that one to make up for his BIG mistake.
*Looks away and then looks back at you* Yeah, I wouldn’t get too excited about that. He’s been known to buy me some “interesting” things. Let see. There was the time he bought me an industrial flashlight. I wouldn’t have minded as flashlights, as a rule, come in handy, but this one was so big and heavy I needed two hands to lift it. I didn’t complain. I just picked it up with my two hands and tried to turn it on using my teeth. So yeah, he got the message.
Then there was the time he bought me the tool kit for the car. All I can say is that I belong to Triple A, I have roadside assistance, I even have a trusted mechanic friend who makes house calls, failing those things? I’ve got Honey. So why the hell would he buy me something I’m never going to use? His answer? What if you got stuck out in the middle of nowhere and you needed to change a tire?
Think Lord Of The Flies, people, because if I’m that far from civilization and I can’t change a measly tire the way I was taught to the second I learned to drive, You can bet your ass I’ve chosen to live out there on the “middle of nowhere edge” for a reason. Hm. Where was I going with this? Oh yeah, the point I was trying to make was the lucky winner might be getting a tool, and I’m not talking about Honey. 😉
I shall leave you with one of our most recent conversations that cracked me up. To set the scene Honey and I were staring out at the pool in the backyard that was nearly overflowing because we’ve had a lot of rain here recently, when he says. “I’m going to have to drain some of that water out.”
I nodded. “Good. I don’t want it flooding the patio.”
“Who’s worried about the patio. I’m worried about the weight of the water in the pool itself.”
Me? Not so much because the pool in concrete. It’s in the ground. What, is it going to bust or something? “That’s crazy.”
He hikes a brow at me. “You think so? Do you know how much weight eight inches of water spread over an area of blah, blah, blah…”
Sorry, but I have a tendency to tune him out when he’s doing his lording it over me thing with stupid facts. It was worse this time as it involved math. He went on and on about density and mass and whole pile of other crap I didn’t want to listen to. Okay, the truth? I half listened to him because he sounded really smart and *sigh* I don’t know, sometimes I like the idea of him being smart as long as I don’t have to listen to him orating that smartness over me. So once he’s finished detailing the mathematics behind why he needs to drain the pool I shrugged.
“Did you get that equation from a documentary?” I had to ask. It isn’t like he uses that kind of math in everyday life and it’s been a while since he’s gone to school. That’s all I’m saying.
And what did he say? “No Star Trek.”
Yeah, I was left blinking too. “Star Trek, what?”
“The math. It was the movie where they had to bring the whale on board the Enterprise. Everyone calculated for the whale’s weight, but then they had to figure in the water.”
And there’s me as he walks off to drain the frigging pool staring after him. The guy is an enigma. I never know where he’s getting the stuff he stores in his brain. It’s kind of scary…but in a good way.
Oh. In case you didn’t get the connection, that was me preparing you guys for Honey’s contribution to our giveaway. I shall have to sign a disclaimer and everything. So consider yourselves warned. Heh. In the meantime, I’ll put together something else we can have fun with. I’ve missed my blog. So now that I’ve finished this latest story, I’m looking forward to having some time to hang around here now.
Speaking of the story. I’ve posted the first two chapters of PUSHED. If you’d like to read a sample click here.
Let me know in comments if you want the last scene of Master X posted before my stuff is returned to me. We could do that, I suppose, and then wait to do the giveaway.
As always, thanks for stopping by!
P.S I will post links once this goes live