Happy End of the World!

Okay, not actually. But you were a little worried for a few days there, weren’t you? Admit it!

Since the world hasn’t ended, I guess it’s time to accept the fact that the apocalypse won’t conveniently excuse me from my responsibilities. Dang.

In my infinite wisdom, I’ve been lax on keeping up with work hours this week, which means that I’ll be spending most of the holiday catching up. Le sigh. Not quite the Christmas I’d imagined, but it’s my own fault, so I guess I can’t complain.

In other news, I’ve officially submitted my edits for the first proof round iUniverse sent me for Imminent Danger. This means that, once the design team gets done going through them and making all the changes (and believe me, there are many changes, especially to the cover design), they will send me a final proof copy. Hypothetically this “final” proof will have incorporated all my changes, which means I can sign off on it and then Imminent Danger will go to print! Woo!

So we’re still on track for the January 2013 release date, although Santa alone knows when in January that release will actually be. Still, considering that my tentative release date for the last six years has been “sometime”, narrowing it down to a month is pretty fantastic in my books.

But enough about me. I’m not sure how much blogging I’ll be getting done over the holiday, especially due to my excessive work overload. Therefore,

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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24 thoughts on “Happy End of the World!

  1. Congrats on your upcoming release date!!! And have a very Merry Christmas!!

  2. It’s wonderful to have a month time frame.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New year to you too.
    Drop me a line when you’re ready!

  3. Love the unrelated image. But … extraterrestials are not limited by our laws of physics, are they? So I think that those out near Regulus are right now laughing their socks off at our ‘end of the world’. A Merry Christmas to you too (catch up AFTER!).

  4. Yes, I suppose since the world is still here, we need to get back to the work we put off ‘just in case’…

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I appreciate it. And good luck with your book release. Very exciting. 🙂

  5. minisculegiants

    I’m happy for your book (and you)! I’ll be watching for it. 🙂

  6. I am all caught up with you now, Michelle, and I’m looking forward to many more posts from you. You always brighten my day. 🙂 Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    • Merry Christmas to you and your family too 🙂 May Santa Claus grace your tree with heaps of presents and delicious turkey.

      • You are so sweet to respond to all of my comments. 🙂 I’m so glad they fixed your picture. I think that’s important. How frustrating that their design team can’t see how the silhouette should look. That seems like it would be the simplest thing. … Our son was homeschooled – by me! Kindergarten through high school graduation. I had him on a college track all those years, and Grandpa would have paid for college for him, but he wanted to go to work right away. He likes getting dirty. He works in a machine shop and loves it. They’re teaching him new things all the time, and I know the world needs skilled machinists, so we are all happy for him. … Here’s the link to my little video: http://animoto.com/play/AdaYgNfRsZFLhC8P11u5HA Have a wonderful day! Heaps of presents and lots of gravy to you, too! 🙂

        • Cute video! The graphics are amazing — did you do them, or are they part of that Animoto site? And you’re absolutely right — the world can always use more people who actually know how to build/create things. When the zombie apocalypse comes, your son is going to have a major head start over the rest of us.

          • Hahaha – zombie apocalypse – I’ll tell him. 😉 Everything was on the Animoto site. I only had to upload pics and type a little text. If you pay for their service, there are really a lot of neat things you can do, plus you can upload to youtube, embed into web pages, etc.

  7. Happy Christmas Michelle! Looking forward to catching up with your blog in the New Year, once the craziness is all over. Thanks for your funny and enjoyable posts, and fingers crossed everything goes smoothly with your book launch. Take care! 🙂

  8. hey all I saw in this post was ‘six years’. really. Six years? and I complain about writing for one. I’ve had my novel for over 10 years but it’s only been in the last one that I really decided to write it. Like get the first draft done and so on. But six years with one book? wow. How many drafts did you do to it? and talk about bang your head against a cupboard door until it falls off unless we are talking about flimsy cheap ones. 🙂 happy holidays! 🙂

    • Hahaha yes, six years. But to be fair, it was less “six years”, and more “write for a month, leave it for six months, come back and edit for two weeks, leave it for six months”. Only in the last year have I gotten really gungho about finishing it so I can publish the darn thing and move on with my life, lol.

      Merry Christmas!

  9. I was worried two years ago… but on 21st’s eve I was like I didn’t care… and now I… Well we’re alive! Or in hell.
    Anyway, merry Christmas and happy new year to you too! Have fun!

  10. I love the picture going around on Facebook with the sourpuss cat that reads, “Worst Apocalypse Ever.” Happy holidays, and look forward to surviving the next end of the world with you.

  11. Amazing! Best of luck for the book launch and a prosperous New Year.

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