Status: Drafting the fourth book in the PERILOUS series!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Stay on Target

What's the first thing that comes to your mind when you read that line? Stay on target?

Today has been a busy day. I took my 2-year-old to get his birthday pictures done, and let me tell you, that kid is too cute. When we finished, the photographer said, "I'm just going to clean up the ones that are not centered and out of focus."

Guess how many she deleted? One. We had a lot of fun putting together a ton of photo collages for the little guy!

And then I get home, dump the kids in bed, and check my email. To my absolute delight, there's an email from my editor. And guess what? We're still on schedule!

(Pause here to do a few more cartwheels--which is not easy, in my gestational state.)

My book Perilous is still scheduled for release in October!!!

Of course it's not set in stone and we still have many edits to go through. And as an author, I try hard to be flexible (which goes against my nature, believe me). But my editor gave me a timeline of things we are expecting to do and when. It is so nice to have something to refer back to! And I'm very excited! WE ARE STILL ON TARGET!

On another note, Jen Daiker (who I totally admire and has more than 500 followers at only a few months of blogging!) at unedited posted an interview of me on her blog today. Please make me feel like a celebrity and visit her blog!

And as for "stay on target"--what does it make me think of?

Wedge Antilles from "Star Wars"! Stay on Target!


Jennifer Shirk said...

Star Wars was EXACTLY what I was thinking of. LOL!! And that's great your book is still on schedule.

Jen said...

Tamara you were a delight to interview, thank you so much for answering the questions it was so much fun!!!

Yay for your release date still being on schedule! I think October is a fantastic month, the month I got engaged, married, my husband birthday and YOUR RELEASE DATE!!!! Yay! I can't wait for it!!!

I love taking pictures, having fun with the photos, too cute!

Heindogs said...

We are totally buying your book! I am so excited for you! What an accomplishment!

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

Yay, Jennifer! We think alike!

jen, you are awesome! thanks so much for doing that interview for me!

connie, I'm so glad I have such a large extended family! :)

RaShelle said...

Hey Tamara! I'm glad your book is still on schedule. That's awesome. Yay!!!!

Amy Saia said...

I agree, Jen is awesome! One reason, of course, is the the way she connects writers to each other. Congrats on your book coming out in October. It sounds really interesting!

Joanne said...

What an exciting time for you! Best wishes with the edits, and with the publication of Perilous :)

Teenage Bride said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. Life can be so frustrating sometimes lol.

Congratulations on your book due to be released soon. I am so excited for you. I have recently completed my manuscript and am looking into all of the publishing options out there, it is tough!

Love the blog!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Is it okay for me to be ridiculously jealous when you mention having an editor and being able to call yourself an author? Eek. I want that! So exciting for you!

Angie said...

Congrats on the upcoming book. Can't wait to see it!

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

Hi Rashelle! Nice to see you over here!

Amy, I know, it's so nice to find other people through Jen. She's awe-inspiring, that's for sure!

Thank you, Joanne and Angie!

Teenage Bride, it's so awesome that you are exploring your options. There are so many avenues for publication out there! Good luck!

Krysten, you'll have it! I don't doubt it!

Amber said...

That's what it made me think of, too. :-)

Mary Aalgaard said...

Congrats on the photo shoot, a cute and cooperative boy, good news, and a great story!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Tamara--Thanks for stopping by my blog and entering my random daily contest...

Okay, that being said...I did my student teaching in Springdale! I graduated from the U of A and taught in Farmington for 4 years. :)

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

Really, Sharon? What a coincidence!

Kathryn Magendie said...

Your post is full of energy and excitement and just made me SMILE!

Oh! When you first hold your published book in your hands you will do double triple gradruple gamillion cartwheels! It's the best feeling ever to open the box from your publisher and there is your book - shining and winking out at you.

When the UPS woman brought my first book, I met her on the stairs, with my camera, and snapped photos - in fact, I snapped photos of the UPS truck, then her getting out of it with my box, then of her handing them to me *laughing* -then of me opening the box - it was shameless and wonderful. The second book I wasn't quite that overboard, but still exciting.

Have fun with all these moments!

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

Kathryn, that sounds like so much fun! I'mlooking forward to those moments!

Talli Roland said...

That's awesome that you're still on schedule! Yay!

I read your interview on Jen's last week - a great one.

Emma Michaels said...

I saw that you are a part of the Debut Author Challenge! That is so amazing that you are supporting debut authors and I only recently found out that I am going to be one!!! I wanted to ask if you wouldn’t mind heading over to my blog and giving me your opinion. As a blogger turned author I would really appreciate it and the publisher is still giving out ARCs so you might have a chance at a free copy! Thank you and I hope you will stop by and check out The Thirteenth Chime!

Emma Michaels

P.S.- My release date if Friday the 13th (August this year) isn't that crazy?

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

You're smart to do this kind of marketing, Emma! I will have to remember it when my book comes out in October! I'll definitely head over to your blog. I'd love to read your book.

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