Hi everyone! I’m back – sort of. I won’t be blogging on Wednesday because I have a house full of stuff to pack and a load of promo things still to prepare for Handle with Care‘s release next week. But here’s a quick catch up for you
I got a bit of writing done over Easter – my short story for the Goodreads MM group’s summer freebie event is now at 8.5k, but I’ve had to ask for an extension as I just can’t concentrate on writing right now. I’ve also written a week’s worth of guest blog posts for the Handle with Care blog tour – just another five to write, now!
And just in case you missed it – here’s a link to the HwC giveaway post: http://josephinemyles.com/2012/04/14/handle-with-care-contest-and-other-giveaways/
I’ve already had a couple of lovely reviews come in for Handle with Care. Sirius awarded it 4.5 stars over on Jessewave, saying:
This seemingly simple story touched my heart… I also loved how Ben’s insecurities were portrayed and how sweetly his crush on Ollie is depicted… Highly recommended.
And today I discovered a 5 star review from Lisa at The Novel Approach, saying:
Handle with Care is the comical and clever and utterly charming story of two men who’re falling in love for the first time... Handle with Care is a “so nice, I read it twice” book, and it was every bit as sweet the second time around.
Yeah, this has been fun. My first week of the Easter hols I came down with a horrible cold, but still had to find ways to amuse Daisy (which generally involves going out to the park). The second week my sister and my nieces have been visiting, so that’s been pretty busy too. Add in a few birthday parties for Daisy’s friends, and… you get the picture. I haven’t done much packing yet, but the other half has been busy filling boxes. I feel like I’m living in a warehouse right now!
I have guest blog posts to write, a newsletter to write, and a bit of Storm and Lightning for Friday. Other than that I’ll just be trying to stay calm in the face of everything that needs doing. We get the keys to the new place on Friday, I’ll be spending Friday and Saturday moving boxes in the car, and we’ve booked a man with a van to help us with the furniture on Sunday. I’ve also booked a cleaner to come and clean the old place, because I can think of few tasks I dislike more than cleaning out empty houses.
Oh yes, and I still need to phone around everywhere and let them know about the new address. Wish me luck with everything!