Friday, May 25, 2012

A Week in the Life...





The Trophy You Helped Me Get!!!

I don't have it yet - but they sent me a photo!  Isn't it cute?  Thank you my friends - I'd be your pirate zombie slave any day!

It's been an eventful week.  The kids and I went to visit Mr. Assassin in Wisconsin this weekend.


And I realized that the crew should go on a land-based road trip.  We'd need an RV to serve as The Revenge.  I wonder if we could put a fully stocked bar in place of the bed.  At night we could just pass out on the grass wherever we park.  Think of the damage we could do/adventures we could have/things we could drink!  Who's with me?

AND as most of you know (and have helped me with - thank you!) - I've put my first book, 'SCUSE ME WHILE I KILL THIS GUY up for free at Amazon.  Why would I do something like that - asked a friend who's been pubbed for 30 years (looking at me as if I'd lost my mind)?  

Because I've lost my mind.

Actually, I'm trying to find new readers (and spread the Bombay love).  And to my surprise, I have.  In just under two weeks, 14,000 people have downloaded the book!  It's starting to develop into sales of my other books - which is happening faster than I thought it would.  I've even made a splash in the UK - where it's also free.  

Now Jason Isaacs and Daniel Craig just have to read it and fall madly in love with me (I WILL share with the crew).  I'm going to keep it free for just a little while longer.  I promise to let you know how it all works out.

In the end, school is out.  And my children have been home for one day.  They've become pantry pirates.  All the food we had when I left this morning was GONE when I got home from work.  And there's only TWO of them!  At this rate - I'll be hitting the grocery store every day.  

I'd better sell more books...

How was your week?
The Assassin



17 comments:

MsHellion said...

Ummm, if Jason Isaacs is on this ship, I get to meet him first. Just saying. (And totally ticked that AWAKE was canceled.)

You're looking at it all wrong about the food. It means they fended for themselves. This means they can start cooking the evening meals for the family.

I loved the pictures from your Wisconsin trip--hilarious! And I'm glad you found some new readers and they're smartly downloading your other books!

TerriOsburn said...

That is a cute trophy. And I cannot get over the giant eyeball. That's just crazy. Someone had to sit down, think that up, and then put out the energy to build that. Who does that???

Count me in on the RV trip. Kiddo isn't out of school for another three weeks, then she heads to her dad's for a while. We could make the hand off trip in the RV then head for wilder parts. We'd already be in Tennessee so we could head over to Lynchburgh and pay old Jack Daniels a call.

Leslie Langtry said...

Hellie - I hadn't thought of that. Of course, that means the evening dinner will always be either spaghettios or pop tarts... Still...

Terri - Isn't the distillery in a dry county? Good thing we'll be driving a bar...

TerriOsburn said...

Oh, that's true. Lynchburg (without the H) is a dry county. Which might be the ultimate irony. I'm sure there will be signs on the way in advertising "Last chance for liquor!" I know they have them all over Arkansas.

TerriOsburn said...

I shouldn't say "all over" since it's more like "in the three wet counties". One of which was the one I lived in. A girl has to have her priorities. Which is also why I left the state entirely, but that's another story.

Leslie Langtry said...

Well, we can BUY it there, take pictures there, then drive to the county line and drink it. Right?

I hate dry counties. They don't do any good.

MsHellion said...

Ditto that about the dry counties. WTF.

TerriOsburn said...

I was totally shocked when I first visited AR in 1994 and learned most of the state was dry. I didn't even know what that was! But then they all thought I was a heathen for being Catholic. Catholic AND a Yankee. I might as well have been a Communist there to take their guns.

Leslie Langtry said...

When I lived in Lynchburg, VA - I told people I came from Iowa and they called me a Yankee C$%^ksucker. They always said it with affection, though. And how weird is it for them to know the exact spot where their War of Northern Aggression ancestors were disembowled? Who does that?

TerriOsburn said...

Being from Iowa made you a Yankee? LOL! I'd never thought of that. We're more civilized over here on the coast. You need to come visit. I'm not touching the disembowled stuff. Figuratively or literally.

Leslie Langtry said...

Apparently, Iowa borders Illinois...aka - Land of Lincoln. That made me a yankee.

TerriOsburn said...

This makes me think. I've taken countless road trips and never found giant stuff like you find. There is that guitar in Bristol, but it's old and on a hill and you can't walk up and take a picture. Along the backroads I travel to go visit my parents there's a large roller skate, but nothing as big as that eyeball.

Since most of my road trips are confined to east of the Mississippi and south of the Mason Dixon, I can conclude all the really cool stuff is either up north or out west.

Leslie Langtry said...

We will take credit for that.

Maureen said...

Yeah, Hellie...Awake is over, but at least they wrapped it up and ended it. Didn't leave us all totally wondering WTH!

Roadtrip! Whoohoo! I always see such fascinating thng when I'm out of California. The billboard for the gunrange with the chicky wearing a miniskirt, advertising the change to shoot an uzi...

But public art is so much more fascinating. I've chronicled my strolls through Blue Ball Park locally...

I'm sure with some effort we could find balls everywhere, they do seem to be very popular with communities. Some are blue, some are eyeballs...

My week has been interesting...heading to a steampunk convention today, tomorrow and then a scifi/fantasy con on Sunday. Monday, I collapse.

TerriOsburn said...

Oh oh oh!! How did they end it. Which dream was the reality??

Maureen said...

HA! Neither! There were...dreams... I have to say, his skill as he stood there in his kitchen, seeing his wife and son both looking at him? Overwhelming happiness, stunned disbelief, a thankfulness so deep it could hide the Titanic... Impressive!

Leslie Langtry said...

Looks like Hellie might have to get in line to see him on the ship...