Stuff happens and winners!

pageproofsThis picture is an example of the sort of week I’ve been having.

See the pretty page proof of Fly with a Rogue on the left? It’s actually the second of three proofs I ordered for checking out updates to the paperback version. Nice cover, right? And that’s just as it was in the first page proof. But there were still some issues to be addressed in the interior, so after making corrections, I ordered the third page proof. In the rush to check the interior, I didn’t take a close look at the cover. After all, it was good in the previous two proofs and I hadn’t changed the file, right?

My bad. Next time I will check everything, every time. For now, I’m going to wait until the cover is fixed—which should be soon—before I do a giveaway of the paperback copy.

Other Stuff That Went Wrong this week. One of the support cylinders for the trunk of my hard-working, much-loved but soon-to-be-replaced Subaru Outback broke, so now it takes two people to load or unload anything, one to hold the trunk open, one to handle the stuff. An important message to the narrator of the audiobook for Lady Dearing’s Masquerade didn’t go through for whatever reason—and with no error reported, so I didn’t know until I sent her another note that she hadn’t gotten the first. Anyway, she’s now working diligently to make up for the lost time, which I appreciate!

So nothing terrible, just little annoyances and setbacks. So how was your week? Any accomplishments? Any setbacks, large or small, you’d like to share?

But first let me announce the winners of the e-book version of Fly with a Rogue. Congratulations to:

HJ
Nancy
bn100
Annette
Shelley Munro

Please email me at elena @ elenagreene.com (no spaces) and let me know the correct email to use for the gift and if you prefer a Kindle, Nook or Smashwords copy.

So let me know how your week has been going!

Elena
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About Elena Greene

Elena Greene grew up reading anything she could lay her hands on, including her mother's Georgette Heyer novels. She also enjoyed writing but decided to pursue a more practical career in software engineering. Fate intervened when she was sent on a three year international assignment to England, where she was inspired to start writing romances set in the Regency. Her books have won the National Readers' Choice Award, the Desert Rose Golden Quill and the Colorado Romance Writers' Award of Excellence. Her Super Regency, LADY DEARING'S MASQUERADE, won RT Book Club's award for Best Regency Romance of 2005 and made the Kindle Top 100 list in 2011. When not writing, Elena enjoys swimming, cooking, meditation, playing the piano, volunteer work and craft projects. She lives in upstate New York with her two daughters and more yarn, wire and beads than she would like to admit.
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4 Responses to Stuff happens and winners!

  1. I started something new, a companion novella to a book I’ll be self-pubbing, and so far so good. Other than leaving my cell phone in unexpected places, the week has been good.

    • Elena Greene says:

      Congrats on the beginning, Janet. Looking forward to hearing more! Know about that leaving things in unexpected places. I do it all the time with my reading glasses…sigh. Which is why I have multiple pairs. Harder to manage with cell phones, though.

  2. I have been fighting the scheduling wars at Walmart. They continue to cut hours from the schedule and still expect all of the work in the bakery to get done. I’m trying to keep the people who work for me from leaving, but I will write them a letter of recommendation in a heartbeat if they find somewhere better to go.

    Other than that I am revising one manuscript and finishing up another and trying to get both out the door on requests.

    And I am trying to cut gluten and sugar from my diet. Wish me luck!

    • Elena Greene says:

      So sorry for you and others re Walmart. Wishing you the best of luck with the manuscripts and with the dietary changes. Friends who’ve had to cut out gluten and/or dairy for health reasons tell me it’s hard for a while but does get easier.

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