Monday, November 16, 2009

Lynn Viehl has pulled me out of the Cave...

I know, I know. Where the hell have I been, you're asking. Thought you dropped off the face of the earth, yada yada yada. No, actually, we've been working our butts off.

Hubby is settling back into travelling again this year. He's in San Francisco right now, with another trip scheduled over Christmas Break. The plant where we work actually closes down for two weeks, but they want him to work. And so far, JUST him. Next year (or should I say 2 months from now) they have him scheduled to go to Tiajuana Mexico for three months. Then to Texas for three months. The Tiajuana trip has me worried the most. They will send him with armed guards everywhere. The drug war down there is so bad, you need guards! This one is freaking me out.

My job is cruising along as well. I'm averaging about 50 hours a week. Still on afternoon shift, but I have some hope I may be able to go to dayshift after the first of the year.
We never did find Cricket. I posted Reward papers everywhere. Did get a couple of calls, but nothing that was concrete. Makes me sad. I miss the little bugger.

Now for the focus of this blog.

I love Lynn Viehl's work. She writes in depth stories with so many layers. One of the things I admire about her most is she tells you how it is. Several years ago, she promised her friends that if she hit the New York Times Best-seller list, she would post her income statements on her blogs. And she has. This is the first statement for her novel Twilight Fall. The blog that goes with it is also extremely enlightening. Check it out. This is the follow up statement several months later. Also extremely informative. FYI, you have to scroll down the page. Hers is the 5th entry.


  1. So happy you got pulled out of the cave, Jennifer! Your life sounds exhausting, but you also sound happy. Good for you!


  2. Hey Magdalena! Entries may be sporadic, but I'm trying to be more diligent. (sp) With winter coming on, I have more reason to stay in...on the computer.
    There's no way I can keep up with you!

  3. Jennifer, glad you're back. Didn't know you got an outside job (aside from the census gig). Wow! You really are busy these days.

  4. I'm busier than a one legged man in a butt kicking contest, let me tell you. Finally settling into a schedule, though, and ekeing out some time for me. I need this side to balance me out.