Monday, March 31, 2014

"Well, I'm back."

 Wherein Jack Returns

 I kind of feel like Sam in that quote. I am happy to be home, I have a kind of special fondness for my own bed. I like my bed. My room. My family. (No, I didn't name them last because I like them least.) My Kitty. (There, now they are not last. She is last on purpose though, because the first thing she did when I walked in the door was demand I feed her. Not even a
 "Hi! Glad you're home!" Just, "FEED ME NOW, SLAVE!")
 But, as nice as it is to be back home, in my own room and bed and house, I REALLY miss my friends. I haven't had so much fun in a very long time. And now I want to go around shouting, "I HAVE FRIENDS! Real, breathing, human friends that exist!" And they are cool friends. Not the sort who sit around and talk about the weather but sit around in the sun and read books and go out for coffee and walks and quote movies. (I never knew how much fun it could be, going out for coffee.)

 Anyways, I had an amazing time and got pictures to share and everything. Just not tonight. We had to wake up at three in the morning so I could get to my return flight on time, and I am...naturally...tired. I was going to post tomorrow, but I don't know if I should attempt it. I have boring food shopping to do, and all of that other boring stuff that has to be done at the end of lovely holidays. But I did want to give an update on the short story contest.

 I am closing the entries, thank you everyone who sent one in! I've had a chance to read a few of them and they were really good. I am hoping to finish the rest of them tomorrow and then pick and announce a winner on Friday.(I think Wednesday I will do a post full of pictures, before I get things back to normal around here.) I also need to start editing again this week and get caught up on Math, so I'm not sure I should attempt setting tomorrow as a deadline for me to finish the rest of the stories. Might hurt my brain, which I do very easily.

 What else.....I have lots of reviews to do, some on some really good books I read recently, so you can watch for those. I have some movies as well, and a TV show. Exciting, right?

 I was also contacted by some fellow Authors while I was gone, four of them. Asking me to read early drafts of their books. Three I will be doing early reviews for, and I will be taking part in some cover reveals. So there will be lots coming up, along with the usual character reveals from The Broken Blade books. 

 And there was probably a lot more, but I am falling asleep and I don't want to attempt and think anymore. That is asking too much from my sleep deprived brain. I might short fuse something. Good bye. 
 Good night, sleep well, I'll most likely kill you in the morning."


 If you don't know the quote then I disown you.




    I've missed you but am very glad to hear that your vacation went well.

    I'm looking forward to your upcoming posts!!

  2. Heehee, that quote was from "The Princess Bride!"

  3. Wow! Sounds like you're going to be incredibly busy. ;) Going out for coffee is almost always awesome. Except when I go, it's with my 1-year-old niece and she thinks splashing coffee on the table and paddling it in is an acceptable pastime. Talk about awkward. We are a coffee shops worst nightmare. XD

  4. Welcome home! And of course the quote was from The Princess Bride - it's what the old DPR said to Westley every night for 2 years.

    LOTR and PB quotes in one post! It doesn't get much more awesome :)

  5. Welcome back, Jack! Glad you had a good time with your friends. Now, sleep off that jet lag.

  6. I freaking miss you already, and I think it was silly of you to only come for 2 weeks. Next time... 3. Or 4.. or the summer. XD



  7. Ever since you've been gone (all thirty-five hours of it) I've been wanting to text a long drawn-out "Jaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack! :'( " to you, but I've been resisting. I'm glad you had so much fun. Next time you come out we'll have to do it in the summer so we can go to the beach. As Treskie said, let's do the WHOLE Summer! Heck, we can include Disneyland that way. ;)

    Miss you! Jaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack! :'(

  8. Welcome back, Jack! I'm so glad that you had a good time on holiday! I'm looking forward to your pictures.

  9. Hi jack. Came from Treskie's blog and had to check out your blog. So awesome to meet another author, I'm Hilda, one of Treskie, Amy, and Bella's bloggy friends (I hope they remember me, hehe). I can't wait to get to know you and read your version of your trip.

    TTFN (Ta ta for now) :)

  10. Princess Bride!!!

    So glad you had a good time, and I'm glad you're back! I missed your posts! :)

  11. Jackie is back!!!! :D

    I'm so glad you had such a good time. I've recently discovered coffee shops with friends is a wonderful thing myself.

    I look forward to all your upcoming posts. It's great to have our Jack back. ^_^

    Also, I was going to try hard to enter a short story, but March turned out to be an insane month so it didn't happen. :( At least your charries did release you.

  12. *Jack not Jackie. Spell check... >.>

  13. Good to have you back, Jack! Does this mean I'll get the next chapter of our book soon? ;) Just a friendly reminder that we have fans eagerly awaiting it, you know.

    I'm glad to hear you had fun ... wish you could come visit me! (Weirdly enough, last night, I dreamed you were an orphan, so I was going around looking in orphanages for you, but couldn't find you. It was interesting.)


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