I'm writing this post on Monday. I haven't packed for my retreat yet, but I am getting ready in other ways. I have to make a list of all the things I normally do in regards to my kids, so that my mom and dad can replicate them as closely as possible. I'm exhausted just seeing it in writing!! The other thing I wanted to prepare was an announcement for you about the book I collaborated on.
As I have mentioned before The Mother of All Meltdowns has been a blast to be a part of! I have gotten to know 29 other writers much better than I ever expected and I have heard from lots of people who have already read this book and loved it. I can't wait to get my own copies in the mail! And I can't wait for you to get a chance to read it, so here's an excerpt:
I quickly called my husband, who did not answer the phone (as is usually the case when I call his cell phone while he’s at work). I shot off an instant message to a co-worker I had previously commiserated with about lack of funds in our respective households:“SO MUCH FOR MY RAISE! DAYCARE TUITION IS GOING UP $20 A WEEK!”
Yes, I yelled at him in all capitals. He was out of his office and didn’t respond either. I was glad my boss (with whom I’m sharing an office for the summer due to construction) was not around. He is a very kind and empathetic man. If he had seen my face at that instant, he would have asked me what was wrong. And then I would have cried all over the office. As it was, I did sit at my desk and fume for quite a while. I did more math with my pretty pink calculator, except this time I wrote numbers on a Post-it note in black ink, instead of purple. Think of that same middle-schooler’s notebook after she gets dumped—the day before prom! ARGH!
I have frequent meltdowns over the state of my bank account, but this one really takes the cake! Honestly? I am usually pretty laid back and easy going, but in this case, I freaked out and I freaked out good!
Want to know what happens? I've got good news for you!! Today you can! You can read this and 29 other stories, as well as help make a dream come true! If we can collectively get enough people to download a copy of The Mother of All Meltdowns from Amazon.com FOR 99 CENTS, there is a chance that we could hit the Amazon Best Seller's List!
Think of all the things you could buy for 99 cents: gum, a plastic ring out of a vending machine, an app from the app store, a t-shirt from the thrift store
And then don't buy those things!! Buy my book instead! Today! For 99 cents!!