Monday, December 28, 2009

Meet the Rellims

I swear, folks, I'm not ignoring you. I've just been enjoying my holiday. I've been visiting with family and friends and will continue to do so over the next week, topping off festivities with my daughter's birthday before school starts again. I'm attempting to sneak in some editing of one of my manuscripts as well (which is going brilliantly, I must say). But as we stretch through January, I will likely only be blogging sporadically as I attempt to prepare two manuscripts for CP's and beta readers, as well as the eventual query madness, not to mention reading for CP's and all the books unwrapped at Christmas (including The Hunger Games and Hush, Hush)! So, yeah, lots to do, and having a thrill while I do it. But I thought I'd bring to you a piece of all the fun we're having at our house.

Here we the Rellim family:

Please don't stare overly long at my split will give you a blistering headache. But I'm loathe to have them cut off before I'm due for my semi-annual haircut, which for some reason, also coincides with the Victoria's Secret semi-annual bra sale--January is a very big month for me. Yes, I am the world's biggest cheapskate. I even attempted once to have my husband give me my semi-annual haircut, but never again. I am, I guess, just a tad too vain and not quite cheap enough to go through that experience again.

However, I will continue with my Character Interviews Series for as long as authors are willing to interview their characters...and, well, share the interviews with me. There should, in fact, be a new one tomorrow. Barring any natural catastrophes or unexpected 90% off sales at Victoria's Secret, you can look forward to the latest installment by the lovely Sarah Mass, author of the YA fantasy Queen of Glass.

So until then, have a good day, a good night, and piquant living.

Smooches all around (distant air kisses to those of you with piggy flu)....


  1. Glad you're having such a great break and enjoying time with your family!

    Mystery Writing is Murder

  2. Aw, enjoy your break! We miss you tons, but family time comes first :-)

  3. Hi Carolina :)
    Thank you for the update post and the fun picture!
    Happy Holidays,

  4. You'll have to tell us how you like Hush, Hush! I really want to read that one.

  5. Elizabeth, thank you! Same to you!

    Sara, Thanks, hon!! Enjoying time with family, but trying to fit in some editing in the middle of the night. I was up until 3 AM last night, but I'm nearly through the major overhaul of Aeternus already. Insane? Perhaps ;) Hope your'e having a wonderful holiday.

    RK, Same to you, sweetie!

    M.Gray, will do, good lady. I hope it's fantastic!!

  6. LOVE the family photo and glad you're enjoying the holidays!!! Too cute!

    Best of luck with the editing!

  7. Enjoy your family time - that's what it's all about!

    I haven't read Hush, Hush yet. I may just have to use some of my gift cards to get that one. I know you'll like Hunger Games - great writing!

  8. Oh, the character interview series sounds interesting!

    Happy Holidays to you, Carolina! :)

  9. Oh, love the pic!

    (And youa re going to ADORE Hunger Games. Don't read it until you have the time to drop everything and finish it all at will not want to put that down!)

  10. You sound way too excited about editing. Are you a revision lover? I hate it. I need to engage in rewriting/reworking more often. :-/ Glad you're enjoying some family time. Hope you had a lovely holiday.

  11. I haven't snuck in quite enough editing time, but I'm working on it! And seriously, LOVE the VC bra sale. Makes me giddy inside.

    PS - Your "about me" blurb under your name is hilarious.

  12. Cute pic, though it would have been far nicer if you faced the camera. Just saying.... :)

    Enjoy your break. By the sound of things, you're going to need it!

    Happy holidays :)

  13. Both those books are amazing!
    Hunger Games is my favorite of all time and I read Hush, Hush a few days ago and it's charming as well (:
    Hope you enjoy them!

  14. That picture is hilarious! I mean it...LOL. Good luck on your MS's. Also, Hunger Games and Hush, Hush are fabulous books! I'm sure you'll love them. I just finished reading Catching Fire today (The Hunger Games' sequel) and I'm anxiously awaiting the third book, which is due out in August. YAY!

    Have a very Happy New Year!

  15. Thank goodness you reminded me about the VS bra sale...I'm in need. TMI? Sorry. :)
    Enjoy family time!

  16. I've had The Hunger Games on hold at the library for months. Love your picture. I'm due for my semi-annual haircut as well, so I'm not even seeing your split-ends. I hope your family/holiday time is wonderful!

  17. Kristi, thank you, dear! Family's a blessing, but sure can get in the way of blogging ;)

    Jemi, I'm strugglign whether to go on wth it...I love The Hunger Games so much, but I want to be able to gobble it all at once, but so busy now!! It's killing me!

    Corra, thank you! Let me know if you'd be interested in participating! I'm always on the lookout for more authors!!

    misadventures,'re so funny. I'm actually jsut getting back to Aeternus after setting it aside for nearly two months to work on my latest manuscript, so it feels good to really dig into it now with a little spit and polish. I hope you're having a wonderful holiday as well!

    Beth, thank you! And yes, I'm crazy excited to dig into it. The first few chapters have already been amazing. Sucks me in, every word.

    pixilated, thank you! I'm excited to read them both. The manuscript I'm editing now deals with angels, so I'm anxious to see how it compares.

    Kimberley, haha! It was a fun pic to do. You should have seen my husband's face though. He was like, "your'e not serious? What?" He earned some major brownie points for putting his clothes on backwards. Happy New Year to you, too!

    Julie, it's never TMI atCarol's place. All topics open for discussion! But yes, I live for the VS sale! I really missed it living in England. There was a store called Senza that I loved, but it wasn't nearly the same, nor were the sales!

    Myrna, So glad to hear I'm not alone in this. I just can't see paying $30 to get my hair trimmed on a regular basis...truly...what's a few (thousand) split ends? haha! And thank you for the good wishes. Same to you, dear!

  18. Quill, you're such a doll! I adore you. Don't know how I missed your post at first. And yes, I'd imagine I'll need a break before too long, like you, I'd imagine. You've been pretty busy yourself, I gather. How's the book coming along?

  19. Good luck with the post-holiday querying!

  20. Thank you Daisy! Hopefully February will be a good month!


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