Today in the Twin Cities, temps were in the low 90's, but with the humidity, it felt around 102. I was glad to learn that my kid's soccer game was cancelled because of the heat. The next two days will see a rise in the temps and humidity. That makes me very, very cranky and I swear it turns my brain into mush. But I will do my vest here! And as I know these temps are spread over much of the eastern half of the country, I hope you all are being safe. Don't forget your furry children too!
First I apologize for missing a couple weeks. We had sales conference which always eats up a lot of time. This season we had a commission sales rep group in attendance. That turned out to be a good deal of fun. It gave me a chance to talk about our entire line for a bit and introduce some of our longer running series.
This week too brought some interesting things for me. First I read two cozy submissions that I really like. Both are direct results of attending conferences which is pretty awesome. Second, just like when a reader sees their favorite author has a new book out - a manuscript hit my inbox this week that I makes me want to push everything aside to read it. I haven't even had a chance to crack it open yet, but I will. Soon. Like maybe tomorrow morning!
This week also brought a meeting where I sat down with sales, marketing, publicity, and my boss the publisher, to talk about the future of Midnight Ink. We discussed what we are doing well and what areas we can do better. It was exciting as everything was on the table. Now I can't give away any secrets, but I do hope that we can put those ideas into play. I'm pretty excited about it.
I'm hoping for a quiet couple of days where I can get some work done. But again, a heat fried brain might not allow that! If so, perhaps I will use the time to clean my cube. :)