Wednesday, September 14, 2005

IT'S RELEASE DAY!!!

Okay, now that the second book, First Fridays, is submitted, now I can turn my focus back to Counting Raindrops. I'm excited about the release under Hyperion and pray that it does well. Later this afternoon, I'm hoping to get out and about to visit bookstores and Wal-Marts to see where it's available locally, and to drop off some promotional cards. I hope that you will either go out and pick up a copy at a Wal-Mart or bookstore near you, or online at Amazon.com, or BN.com. I'd really appreciate your support. :-)

This month, I'll also watch out for our ads. We're supposed to be in Today's Black Woman and Sister 2 Sister. The latter has already put up a cute little ad on their website. They've animated the cover a little bit. Click the link to check it out now because I don't know how long it's going to be there.

So, how am I going to spend release day? Well, I'm going to actually turn the cell phone back on again. Then I 'm going to try to complete and send my September newsletter (I'm a little behind), submit minor website updates, then go store hopping. I might even treat myself to some Broccoli Cheddar Soup from Panera's. Aaaahhh!!!! Can you say, FREEDOM!!! In case you didn't recognize it, um, that's basking. LOL But on a serious celebratory note, I'm going to try to go to the Cardinals game tonight. The magic number is 2 to clinch the division and we could do it tonight. AGAIN!!!

The work begins tomorrow. The focus is back on promoting Counting Raindrops. Then I need to take care of things I've neglected. Got like a foot of new growth under my braids that I need to get taken care of, my fill is going to be about half of my nail bed, and I gotta clean up because THIS PLACE IS A PIG STY!!!
LOL Not really. That's just one of those over exaggerated terms that my mother used to use when I was growing up and I like saying it any chance I can get. :-)

What's next for writing? I got the next 7 - 10 stories (can't remember how many off the top of my head) ready to be written. The next three are vividly in my mind. The next two, I'm actually conflicted on which one to write first. I could go either way so I'm going to try to get some advice from my agent.

I'm excited. :-) Please pick up your copy today! And of course, drop me a line if you do, and especially when you read it.
Okay, until tomorrow....

6 comments:

TJBrown Wed Sep 14, 09:54:00 AM EDT  

hey hon... send me the book info and I will paste it up on my blog.. you know a blurb of somekind. I will also try to figure out how to add a pix:)
Teri

e Wed Sep 14, 02:15:00 PM EDT  

Very exciting! Congrats!

Suzanne Wed Sep 14, 03:49:00 PM EDT  

CONGRATULATIONS, Cherlyn!!!!

LadyLee Wed Sep 14, 04:14:00 PM EDT  

Go Cherlyn go!! You have the next 7-10 stories ready to be written?

GLORY!

Congrats on your book release!! I know you're excited!

Check my blog for a review of your book.

Ladylee

quincee Wed Sep 14, 04:26:00 PM EDT  

Way to go! I'm sure you novel will be a smashing success! Congratulations on both books. ~Q

Cherlyn Michaels Thu Sep 15, 09:05:00 AM EDT  

Hey Teri!
Thanks so much! I sent out a mass mailing to my email list and included you. Thanks!

Erik, Suzanne, & Q,
Thanks so much for the congrats! I really appreciate it. :-)

Ladylee,
Yeah. I went over it with my agent yesterday. There was actually 12 only the list, but I'm not sure about 2 of them. LOL We've agreed on the plan of action for the next book, book #3. I think readers will enjoy it. Thanks for the congrats, and yes, I'm very excited. I'm going over to you blog now!