Okay, I know I said I’d share Family Tales From The Crypt, but that’ll have to wait for another day. As the Beach Book Blast ends today and life returns to normal, my mind is elsewhere.

I have a book to finish by October. It’s written, but now I have to change three-quarters of the words. Yeah, rewriting is not high up on my list of fun things to do.

A lot of writers enjoy the rewriting process. I’m not one of them. Instead, I whine a lot (I’ll try not to whine here). I get the overpowering urge to shop and we all know how much I hate to shop (unless it’s for books). Basically, I’d rather do anything but sit down to deal with the mess of that first draft.

So right now, I’m typing with my coffee cup in one hand and a paint brush in the other. Yeah, that’s right. This weekend, I’m avoiding the manuscript in favor of painting the outside trim. It’s actually my dear hub’s trim. If I had trim, there would be no labour involved. It would be the kind that takes care of itself, indestructible against the ravages of wind and rain and snow and hail.

But since it’s his trim, we’re painting. 🙂

Before I go, we had a total BLAST at Thursday night’s Beach Book Blast Facebook party. If you were one of the people who joined us, thank you for doing so. The utter chaos of so many voices talking at once made the party atmosphere seem like we were really all in one room, mingling and chatting and getting to know one another.

We’re in the process of gifting the prizes now so I thought I’d share images of what we gave away.

Prize 1:




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Pretty awesome, huh? Remember you can still drop by the Beach Book Blast website today and enter the Rafflecopter for a chance to win a Kindle Fire and more great prizes. Plus, visit the individual author sites for a chance to win more great prizes. All contests close at the end of Saturday, August 18th.

And here on my own blog, I’m giving away two ebooks to one lucky winner randomly chosen from those who comment on my posts from the BBB launch date the end of the BBB event. Thats August 15th to August 18th. You could win two ebooks: Wedding Fever and Soups For All Seasons!

But wait! Just like yesterday and the day before that, and the day before that … there’s more fun stuff!

Rhonda Hopkins interviewed the Beach Book Blast authors and is running a series of posts from Aug 15 to Aug 18.

The Reader’s Guide to Epublishing books is hostng a series featuring the Beach Book Blast books and as usual, the generous D.D. Scott is gifting plenty of books.

And finally, here’s a complete list of authors involved in the Beach Book Blast – D.D. Scott, Alicia & Roy Street, Dale Amidei, Debra Burroughs, L.C. Giroux, Liz Jasper, Greg Carrico, Kristine Cayne, Kiru Taye, *lizzie starr, Liz Matis, Lily Silver, Stacey Joy Netzel, Natalie G. Owens, Janice Lane Palko, Christina Routon, Tamara Ward, and Sheila Seabrook.

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