Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Major update.

It is completely finished. The book is done and the entire thing is printed out and lying on my desk waiting for me to read it. I finished uploading all of my edits this morning and now I'm excited to read my finished product.

Another inportant development: I've changed the name of the book to A Midnight Infatuation. While I loved the other title, it seems kind of long for a book. Sooooo, after coming up with several variations and asking for opinions, A Midnight Infatuation was born.

Thank you to Shannon and Amanda for your help on the matter! You're the best. :-)

Oh and before I forget, my website now has a FAQs page. Stop by and check it out. If you have any questions, feel free to drop me a line. http://www.christiesilvers.com/

Saturday, August 25, 2007


I'm happy to announce that the edited version of Vampires, Werewolves & Infatuation, Oh My! is now completed. I had planned to be finished last weekend, but life happens when you have three kids. That puts us another step closer to the finished, published book. YAY!

Thank you to everyone who has continued to show interest and support during the writing of this wonderful story. I appreciate all of the emails announcing your desire to read the finished version and wondering when it will be published. Please continue to be patient. I assure you all that I will annouce it to the world as soon as the book gets published! If you want to be one of the first to receive updates on this book and many other topics concerning my work, then stop by my website and join the mailing list. :-) http://www.ChristieSilvers.com

Have a great weekend everyone!

Friday, August 24, 2007

Excitement that only a parent can understand.

Today is a milestone in the life of my youngest daughter. This morning she woke up with a dry diaper! Now many of you readers without children will probably be saying, "Yeah, ok, and?" But, you parents out there will completely understand he excitement that I'm feeling today. I just want to shout, "Diaper freedon here I come!" It's not like I'm spending a fortune on diapers all the time, I use cloth, but it will be great to be able to store all of these diapers away and not worry about them any longer. Ahhhh, I can't wait. Oh, and she received TONS of praise from me this morning when I discovered the dry diaper. TONS! lol

On a completely unrelated topic, yesterday was an exciting day in a totally different manner. Yesterday, I signed my very first autograph! I've been asked numerous times if I would sign someone's book, and I always say yes, but this was the very first in-person autograph request!! That is very exciting. I know that I was blushing, but it was soooooo much fun. I look forward to many, many more of those moments in the future. :-)

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Update on the editing.

Things are moving forward very quickly with my editing on Vampires, Werewolves & Infatuation, Oh My! I *should* be finished with all of the editing, and adding the two more chapters that I'm going to be adding, by Monday or Tuesday. After that I will be going over the whole book again to just READ it--no red ink pen will be allowed this time.

Oh a different note, Toddler Logic has finally received its ISBN! That means it's just a matter of weeks before it will be available for purchase at places like Amazon, Barnes & Noble and numerous other retail locations. You will even be able to walk into a book store and order a copy of it (if it's not already on the shelves).

I have had numerous inquiries as to whether or not I would be willing to sign copies of Toddler Logic for readers. I have answered this question several times so I thought it would be good to post it here also. My answer is, YES! I am always happy to sign anyone's copy and always will be. I can't promise that it will increase the value of your copy, but I'm happy to do it. HAHAHA! If you would like your copy signed, fill free to contact me at christie@christiesilvers.com :-)

Be on the lookout for the upcoming FAQs page on my website. The above question, and many more, will be included so as to help any fans (or just curious readers) find the answers that they are looking for.

Ok, I'm off to take my girls to a birthday party. I hope that you all have a fabulous weekend!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007


Drama in a book is wonderful, but drama in your real life can be annoying and exhausting. Some people just love drama; creating it, being the center of it and spreading it around. These types of people will never be happy unless their lives are full of drama and if there isn't anything currently dramatic going on, they will create some.

I, for one, absolutely abhor drama in anything besides a good book or movie. I have enough to deal with when it comes to my everyday life that I don't have room for other people's drama. I am happy, healthy and productive so why would I want someone around who will just drag me down? The answer is... I don't!

If you have someone in your life that causes you nothing but misery, annoyance, aggravation, et cetera, then it is time to let them go. Distance yourself from them and hope that they will find a better way to live their OWN life. Be on the lookout though, as many people like this will ultimately find their way back to you. So be prepared to keep them away... even years later.

I hope that your life is drama-free and peaceful (except in a good book)!

Monday, August 13, 2007

It's a new week.

Today is Monday, which means it's the beginning of a new week. The big girls are off to school, my toddler is entertaining herself and I've already completed my time on the treadmill for this morning. The laundry is completed and the dishwasher is empty and waiting for more dirty dishes to be added throughout the day. Best of all, it's only 9:30am!

As much as I hate early mornings (I'm NOT a morning person), I do love getting all of my house/family/personal work done before noon. That gives me the rest of the day to work on my professional work...book editing, article writing, website updates, et cetera. But, I still hate getting up at 6am. LOL!

I am halfway through the book editing of my first draft. I get about three chapters completed per day, as long as I do it every day. I *should* be almost finished by the end of this week. That's if I stay on schedule.

Last week was a bust, with only being able to edit it for two days, because my husband's mother had heart issues and had to be rushed to the hospital last Tuesday. She was finally released yesterday and now has to stay hooked to an oxygen tank. So it was a hectic week last week with numerous hospital visits, an upset husband and overly tired children because it was also the first week of school.

We took the girls to Chuck E. Cheese's on Saturday to celebrate the first week of school and that was an all day thing. I told the hubby that it was certainly a good way to waste a whole day. LOL! But, the girls had a good time and that's all that mattered.

Ok, that's all for now. I hope that everyone has a great day and don't let the stresses of life get you down! :-)

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

It has been crazy around here.

This has been a busy, crazy week. First, my older girls started the new school year on Monday. So I had all of the first week of school running around to tend to. I've been working on editing my book all week. THEN, yesterday Tim's dad calls to let us know that Tim's mom has been taken to the hospital with congenitive heart failure. Sooooo, we've been dealing with that. She had surgery today and they cleared up three blocked arteries and hopefully that will be that.

Tomorrow is Thursday. I was suppose to have lunch with my wonderful bestest friend, but her little boy is sick and we try to never contaminate each others' kids with our child's illness. So we had to cancel lunch. :-( Looks like we will have a phone lunch date instead. LOL!

The book editing is going really well. I believe that I will be finished before my personal deadline of October 1st. Now that the big girls are back in school I've even written a few articles and I've started submitting articles to a new website. I will post the link to the new site on the right of the screen in a few minutes. I have a couple more websites that I'm checking into also. I figure that AC isn't the only business in town and I'd like to sample the others.

My Toddler Logic book sales are moving right along. I seem to have a steady flow of sales right now, so I'm hoping that it will pick up even more once the book goes Live on Amazon. Hopefully that won't be much longer.

If you haven't done it already, check out my newly updated website http://www.christiesilvers.com . You may also want to sign up for my newsletter (located on the Contact Christie page). In the future I will be sending out periodical newsletters to tell my friends about upcoming events, book updates, website updates and even special giveaways and contests. You won't want to miss out!!

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

It's done!!

Yes, you read that correctly. My first draft (a very rough one) of the whole book is now completed!! I am very excited with it. Now I'll have to pull out my red ink pen and get to work with editing, rewriting and revisions. It has taken me just under 3 months to go from an idea to here. I expect it to take nearly that long to complete my editing process. So, hopefully, I'll be finished COMPLETELY by Halloween. *fingers crossed*

The next time that I update about this book it will be to tell you that I am finished with MY editing. Then we'll see if my editor whats more revisions done.

Ok, it's after 1 am again. Luckily this should be my last late night for a while. School starts next week so I need my rest. It has been a fun and exciting summer and I hope to continue that right into the fall. It should be a very interesting winter if things go the way I hope they will.

Good night everyone! May you all have sweet dreams.