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Miss Delacourt Speaks Her Mind: Read the reviews in my sidebar and at Amazon.com!!


One of these things is not like the others, one of these things just doesn’t belong. (I actually had to google the above lyric. You know you are getting old when A—this song was part of your childhood, B--you can’t remember how it goes and C—the gray is already showing through the hair color you applied yesterday!)

My book cover; the reason: I love my book cover. I really do. In fact, its resemblance to the Twilight covers is a true boon. No one can deny that dark flower on the black background makes one think of “books whose success led their author a merry dance all the way to the bank”. I could love me some of that.

What my book cover does not say is Jane Austen, Old-Fashioned Romance or So Funny It Will Make You Laugh Out Loud. (I just reread it for the 217th time and let me tell ya', I let out a couple of barks of laughter that had my ferocious-but-napping guard dog jumping ten feet in the air . . .


. . . not sure, though, if that means it’s funny. It could just mean that I’m narcissistic, pitiful, and lame. Sadly, the narcissistic, pitiful and lame are generally the last to know. Maybe I should ask the dog.)

The good news (for me, anyway) is that I wrote 2,400 words on my new book on Tuesday, now known as “Heidi’s Novel Writing Day”. (I think this should be a nationally recognized weekly blogging holiday and therefore no blogging will be allowed which means Wednesday will no longer need to become “Heidi’s Desperate To Catch Up Day”. But, no matter, beauty knows no pain and neither does art.)

My posting on “Heidi’s Novel Writing Day” otherwise known as Tuesday; the reason: My ad for Miss D went up on the seriously blessed site Seriously So Blessed on HNWDAY (otherwise known as Tuesday) and it's linked to my blog which is how I want it—however, people weren’t “getting” the connection between my ad (the cover of Miss D) and the lovely BlogHer ads in my sidebar. Since BlogHer is a bit picky about the prominence of their ads, I, in desperation, had to DO something, and do it fast. (Thanks, Crash, but my template won't let me pin a darn thing!)

The truth is, I feel like a rat posting anything on Tuesday and luring you to my blog when I didn’t read but one of yours all day long. But, hey, I wrote 2,400 words (it’s a Miss D sequel) in which Lord Avery and Lucinda make an unforgettable appearance. You will never guess what those two are up to now! They are frickin’ hilarious! (oops, I had better be careful with my psuedo-swearing. The Little Guy was mad at me the other day for overly-protesting his temper tantrum, one in which a plate was intentionally and spectacularly broken (uh, I didn't break it, he did, which is why I protested so overly). In revenge, he pulled out his list of Mommy-sins, one of which was the fact he had seen me type the word “helk” on my blog which is, as he pointed out, just one letter away from being h-e-l-l. I blame Crash.)
P.S. 5 Minutes For Mom interviewed me! Read it HERE.

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26 wise, witty and wonderful comments

That's a lot of words!

And your cover is much cooler than those other books.

And I saw you ad on SSB today! Congrats!

February 5, 2009 at 10:33 AM

How fun that your ad is on SSB!

Your guard dog looks very comfortable - er, scary.

February 5, 2009 at 10:42 AM

It doesn't surprise me that Miss Delacourt makes you laugh out loud. You are so funny, lady. Now I just need to shut the helk up and read the thing already. Get me more TIME. And a husband that doesn't travel for work. Please????

February 5, 2009 at 10:55 AM

Your flower is prettier.

February 5, 2009 at 11:09 AM

You wrote 2400 pages? Doesn't that mean you've just finished like 5 books in one day. I'm amazed. Even if I know you really meant to type words.

I'll have to check out your interview on 5min for mom...way cool!

February 5, 2009 at 11:11 AM

THAT DOG SCARRED THE CRAP OUT OF ME (can I say crap??) Oh helk, sorry.
You have ME to thank for my total computer use ineptitude (sp) While home puking this week, I went to Amazon and ordered your book....but as it turned out, and How? to me remains a mystery, I ended up ordering 3........ Yup, got 3 books coming.
And yes, the cover is lovely.
(hope I don't have nightmares about that dog)

February 5, 2009 at 11:13 AM

I saw your book on the sidebar of Extraordinary Ordinary too. You are getting around!

I am trying to decide if I should do a giveaway on the GiveawayToday blog. It costs $10 + the book and shipping to the winner. What would you do?

February 5, 2009 at 11:15 AM

Yikes-I almost started to read some sequel info---but I still have to read the first! I didn't want to be spoiled, just in case.

February 5, 2009 at 11:23 AM

You're so funny, thats all there is to say! Oh, and I'm totally ordering your book, doing it. Gonna do it. Right now... :D

February 5, 2009 at 12:09 PM

maybe 2,400 words? Otherwise we're going to be reading about Miss Delacourt for years to come... ooh, that's not a bad thing though...

Maybe I'll have to make Tuesday my "T finally cleans the house and makes sure there is milk and cereal for the week"... that way you don't have to feel guilty about missing MY tuesday posts... but Wednesday... Wednesday I'm going to be WITTY! (phew, good things it's Thursday - no pressure)

February 5, 2009 at 12:25 PM

You just tell The Big Guy when he's a mom, he can use that word too. That'll learn him! hehehehe!!!! (I used to say that to my boys....they weren't impressed.)

Great working yesterday! I can't wait!

February 5, 2009 at 12:26 PM

Well, I don't quite believe the 2,400 pages. 2,400 words sounds pretty impressive to me. But I do believe that you laughed out loud when you read it again. I know I do. I mean to put up a link for Miss D and Something Cleverish today. It's on the short list.

I am SO looking forward to V-Day this year. A signing. Laughter. fun. No kids. Wahoo!

I'd never noticed the resemblance to the super vampy books. Mostly I just notice the lovely rose.

February 5, 2009 at 12:50 PM

Just so you know, Heidi, you're not obligated to read a million posts (I know we all appreciate it) but we all want you to crank out "Miss D 2: Avery's Revenge." (j/k!) Just so you know, we all loves ya. Well, I do.

Hey, I read some of my stuff and laugh to myself too. The General just looks at me from the corner of his eyes and prepares the paperwork for the asylum in silence.

February 5, 2009 at 1:21 PM

Ladies, I went back to my post and I don't see the 2400 PAGES anywhere. It says 2400 WORDS. I'm going to go check again. Oops! The first time I said words. The second time I said pages. Hanging my head in shame. Wendy--my condolences. What the helk are you going to do with three copies of Miss D? So sorry about that! Becky, sure, go ahead and do the giveaway. It's great exposure for your book--I think it's worth it. Barb--it's not a spoiler, really. T-really? I would SO appreciate it! Jami--I can't wait!!!!! Laura--your comment had me barking!! (er, with laughter)

February 5, 2009 at 2:00 PM

incidentally - now I shuffled the books on my bookcase to put Miss D right there by Twilight :)

February 5, 2009 at 2:38 PM

I KNEW Lucinda was a vampire! I knew it!

February 5, 2009 at 2:40 PM

I would like to know why kids always seem to have a running list of our faults. No appreciation!

February 5, 2009 at 2:46 PM

T--I think that was an excellent idea! Kazzy--another bark of laughter. She would, huh? Jen--no doubt! Lately I feel like the Little Guy HATES me! boo hoo!

February 5, 2009 at 2:54 PM

You know, it wasn't until you put your book there next to the twilight books that I thought there was a resemblance. I just thought that the rose was really pretty.

You know, the more you mention your book the more curious I get. I might just go out and buy it and read it!

February 5, 2009 at 3:35 PM

Heidi - I'm thinking your blog readers might give you a "free pass" on Tuesdays. I know I would!

February 5, 2009 at 5:05 PM

Ah, Fiona, you're so sweet! Fiona is my new blog friend. She's new to blogging-click on her name and check out her site, The Bantering Blonde. Heatherlyn--you are so sweet! Thanks! I have one word for you: Amazon.com

February 5, 2009 at 5:28 PM

I SO need to read your book. :0

AND I'm certain you are a better writer than the chick who wrote those vampire romances.

February 5, 2009 at 5:50 PM

Still haven't had the pleasure of reading your book. Stinking library - they need to get on the ball! I'm afraid if I ask them about it one more time they'll have me hauled off to jail.

February 5, 2009 at 7:08 PM

Ya know, you crack me up. Your blog is good for my soul and I will say this right now. . .
Having read Miss D, I can honestly say that I would much rather read Heidi than that other woman.

(And the rose is pink on my book, not red. :)

February 5, 2009 at 8:29 PM

You guys are the best! Heather, I have to agree--you need to read it! (but I'm prejudiced) Becky, so sorry about that. Maybe it just takes awhile for things to get to Alaska? Eowyn--so sweet! Thank you! (The rose is pink on all the books.) :)

February 5, 2009 at 9:12 PM

You are hilarious, Heidi. Is that dog yours? I want a little foo foo dog, but my hubby says I have to give in to a blood hound first. (I am so done with big dogs)

February 11, 2009 at 7:07 AM

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