26 May, 2011

Royalties to help spread Literacy!

Okay, gang, I need some brainstorming help here. Smashwords and Amazon have both paid me within the past few days (a total of $26.27) for the three short stories. Last winter's income went to a women's shelter, and this round is slated for a library/literacy.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to where to send it? I can write a physical check, or send money through paypal. While I'm sure my teeny local library could use the funds, I'd kinda rather have it go somewhere that would actually help people learn to read.

I know it's not much money, but every little bit helps!

11 May, 2011


Life has, in its random pain-in-the-butt way, imploded. Hubby is getting 'excised' at work - which means he'll be forcibly transferred who-knows-where who-knows-when - and we're trying to get the house ready for sale. Our community wide yard sale is this weekend, and we're getting ready for that. Plus our daughter has moved back home, adding more stuff to the house and our worries.

Needless to say, I haven't written much. I have, though, decided that the original opening, where Lars and Dien deal with a child rapist, is still the opening, only changed somewhat, with Dien being the POV character in the initial scene, before Lars heads upstairs to talk to the victim.

My sewing room is all packed up and hauled off to storage, the kitchen is in shambles, the bathroom is half gutted, and I have a pile of, well, crap we're trying to get rid of, in my living room. I'm planning on working on Stain tonight, get chapter 3 roughed out at least, because I need to do something besides worry and pack boxes.

Here's hoping we all have a good weekend and this next upcoming week!