Giveaway Winners!!!!!!!

How was your.weekend???

I hope it was a little calmer than mine. I'm all about lazy, relaxed, never-get-out-of-your-pjs kind of days. Mine was nothing like that.

So in protest, I've stayed in my pjs all day today! 

Actually, that's just a typical Monday around here.

Well, until tomorrow. When my kids go back to school and life is officially over. 

I can't decide if I love or hate school. Yes, it's easier for me to get work done and as disorganized as I am, I really find comfort in regular schedules and routine. But also... there has never been a time in my life where I've felt more like a failure as a parent!

And it's not even competitive parents that make me feel this way.

I don't even know competitive parents! All the parents I know are lovely people. 

It's everything else that works against me. You know.. being on time... getting homework done on time... homemade lunches... volunteering... the constant motion that doesn't stop until next summer! It's a lot to handle!

Mostly I have issues with time management. And making sure my children are doing everything they're supposed to be doing.

Which is a little weird, because I did awesome in school. Some might say, I flourished in school. I love learning. And listening to lectures. And I really love homework and taking tests.

I'm not kidding about any of that. I especially love tests. Anything I can be graded on makes me feel accomplished and like I'm making progress.

For example, I use this editing software called Grammarly to work with a lot of my manuscripts. And my favorite part about it is that it gives you a grade every time you upload something. 

It's the most exciting part of editing to me! :)

Anyway, you'd think I'd be better at having children in school. But... I'm not. Although I am learning. We are doing better this year than all the years in the past. 

I have back-to-school shopped until my arms felt like they were going to fall off. Plus, the supplies were bought weeks in advance. (Which is apparently the way to go. Usually, by the time I get there, I am sending thirty employees to the warehouse to search for all the items I need because they've been sold out for a month.) The backpacks are ready. The outfits are picked out. And the lunches are as easy as possible.

The girls can even pack them all by themselves. Uncrustables, individual bags of chips, juice boxes and more. It's all about making it work this year.

So... Please Jesus make it work!  

Okay, on to the stuff you came here for. 

This week in announcements....

Fateful Magic is still up for Preorder HERE!

It will actually be out August 29th!! But you can order it anytime leading up to that day. Or on that day. Or whatev. 

I am really in love with this story. I've wanted to give Lilly a voice for a long time. My soul feels happy about this story one. I just can't wait for you to read it!

I'll give you a teaser tomorrow!!!

Writer Wednesday will be about "How to Start Writing Your Book." 

This was a reader question via Twitter. And since I have more than 140 characters to say on the matter, I'm going to make it a blog. So come back on Wednesday if you've ever thought about writing a book but didn't know where to start. 

And now... the winners for the rafflecopter giveaway!!!! 

Jessika, Elizabeth and Brooke!!!!! In that order!!! Congratulations girls!!!!!!!! I've emailed you all!!!!

Look for Jessika's name in Season Three of Love and Decay!!! 

Oh. There's more podcast craziness coming Thursday. And... Volume One of Love and Decay should be available in print by the end of next week!!!! 

Hope you're all having an amazing Monday! 


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