Some days I’m the builder of great things…the one laying the firm foundation for my house, my brand, and my world. Other days, I’m the great destroyer…the Stay Puft marshmallow man of my own demise, caught in the sticky remnants of what is left after the streams crossed.
WHO CROSSED THE FREAKING STREAMS PEOPLE???!
Penned Con was Phenomenal! I am so proud to have had a teeeensy role in helping raise over 10K for Action for Autism…it just feels good! If you’ve never been…put it on your calendar now for September 29 & 30, 2017 in St. Louis. You will thank me – I promise.
Getting there was no small miracle, and it seems that in the aftermath, the hurdles are not done with me. A cracked gas tank sidelined my long-term trusty steed and I had a loaner to make the trek to St. Louis…all good. Not my cup of tea for a vehicle, but alive and arrived was a beautiful thing. Today, now that the gas tank, which happens to be the support structure for the entire under carriage, has been replaced and the keys returned…why should I be surprised that it doesn’t start. The battery did its last turn over so they could pull it out of the garage and park it. Dirty bugger!!! So, tomorrow we add battery to the growing list of new goodies that my buggy will be sporting. After tires, gas tank, and some other suspension do-hickies they couldn’t get off the original. Yay me.
Just in time to pack her up again and head east…for Glass City Author Event. WHOOOP! I’m so excited for this event too. Where Penned was a benefit for Action for Autism, Glass City is a benefit for Second Chance Toledo, an organization that helps the survivors of human trafficking and exploitation. I’m beside myself that as a writer I can somehow help do things that are so much bigger than me. It is humbling and such a tremendous honor.
Glass City is my last event of 2016 and then I have to put the pedal to the metal to finish a boat load of projects…seems deadlines are real and people are expecting me to come through. Guess what? I will!
Until next time – read something amazing…and tell your friends.