My Week

I believe last week qualified as a whirlwind. Between Monday and Thursday night, I taught nineteen music lessons, finished a Union Gospel Press assignment and prepared for the weekend. Friday, I was off to Martin JC Wheeler library where I talked to a group of 35-40 kids from the local Christian school.

Talking to the kids!
Talking to the kids!

That evening, I sang and played an hour’s worth of music to about 30 ladies. Saturday, I hopped back in the car and drove to LaGrange, IN, where I gave a talk about how I became a writer.

At LaGrange County Library
At LaGrange County Library

Sunday, I went to church, came home went back to church and rehearsed some music before the evening service, went home and crashed. Yesterday, I taught four music lessons and went to the first orchestra rehearsal of the season. It was tiring, but didn’t lack for interest, that’s for sure. For instance: on the way to LaGrange, a glass bottle flew up from who know’s where and smashed into my car. My grill is thoroughly banged-up. Shortly after that, the car in front of me got a flat tire and practically stopped in front of me on the free way. Next, a girl in an SUV pulled out right in front of me, causing me to slam on the brakes. My good old car is still kicking, though.

As I look forward to the rest of this week, I realize there is so much to do! First things first, is set up that book club idea I mentioned in the last post. I brought that up to the kids at the library, and some of them seemed fair to bursting with excitement at the possibility. What shall I call it? Amanda’s Book Club? Any ideas? I’m open to suggestions.

I recently noticed that another blogger undertook reviewing my novel. Here’s what Jhona said, “I will admit that I haven’t read a fiction book in the Christian Historical Fiction genre for a long time because I felt like they were predictable and I was quickly bored with the simple plots…I was so happy that this one surpassed my expectations!” You can read the full review on Jhona’s blog We Weirdos Need To Stick Together. If you leave her a comment and your contact info, she’ll enter you to win a free copy of the book plus a mug and tea! The giveaway was entirely Jhona’s idea, as she bought an extra book just so she could give it away. I feel honored.

Well, I must go. If you have name ideas for my book club for young people, leave them here for me in a comment! (Just recall that it involves writing, as well.)

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