Beginnings and Goodbyes

Have you ever noticed how the good and bad in life sometimes get all tangled up together so that your poor brain isn’t sure what the heck you’re supposed to be feeling?

Yeah, it’s been that kind of a week around here. sigh

On the definitely good side, Gwynneth Ever After is up for sale on both Kindle and Kobo — woot! And after much tearing out of hair and gnashing of teeth, it should be up on Apple iBooks sometime in the next few days (heartfelt thanks to Julie at E-Book Formatting Fairies for her patient hand-holding through that process!). It will eventually make it onto to Nook (theoretically), but their system seems to have it in for Canadian authors right now, so until I hear back from their support team, that upload is stalled.

Still, Gwynneth Ever After is up for sale — which means I have managed to complete another learning curve and self-publish for the first time. So I repeat: WOOT!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Also on the good side: I’ve had a couple of fabulously fun interviews go up in the last couple of weeks with truly wonderful bloggers. Check out my most annoying writing quirk and more at Phantasmic Reads, and find out at K.T. Hanna’s blog what one book I would want with me if I were stranded on a desert island (hint: my practical side is showing again ๐Ÿ˜‰ ).

And on the not-so-good side? Today I’ll be saying goodbye to one of my older daughters as she heads off to Newfoundland for her master’s degree. It’s funny…I always thought I’d be oh-so-cool about this sort of thing when it came up. I myself moved all the way across the country when I was about her age, so I should be fine with it, right? Yeah…as turns out, not so much. As happy as I am for her — and I am, because this is just an incredible opportunity for her to follow her dream — saying goodbye is going to be a lot harder than I ever, ever imagined.

So there you have it. That kind of a week. ๐Ÿ˜‰




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6 responses to “Beginnings and Goodbyes”

  1. Paul Anthony Shortt Avatar

    *hugs* I can’t imagine that was ever going to be an easy thing to do. Hell, I tell myself I only get to borrow my daughters and the goal is to turn them into independent adults who can take on the world, but I know that I’ll be heartbroken the day they leave home.

  2. Linda Avatar

    Yep. Independent adults was my goal, too. Apparently it worked…a little too well. *sigh* (And thank you for the hugs!)

  3. Reanna Avatar

    She’ll always be close in your heart ๐Ÿ™‚ This is a huge opportunity for her, and I know even though you’ll miss her you are super-proud of her!

    And thanks again for doing the interview – it was tons of fun! <3

    1. Linda Avatar

      Oh, we’re definitely proud of her, Reanna. ๐Ÿ™‚ And you’re most welcome for the interview — I had fun doing it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Diane Avatar

    You are so proud of her, congrats to both of you. I’m sure as much as she’s worked for it, you’ve been there beside her, helping her and encouraging her.
    And of course congrats on the book!

    1. Linda Avatar

      Oh, there may have been a little encouragement on my part, lol! Thank you, Diane! ๐Ÿ™‚

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