When I was younger, particularly in high school, Valentine’s Day meant the world to me. I always dreamed about getting flowers and a box of candy from a guy. At the time, I’m not even sure it would’ve mattered who gave them to me. It was a kind of big competition in school, a silent competition, to see who got the best Valentine’s gifts. As you might guess, I rarely received a Valentine’s gift. This probably had more to do with the fact that I didn’t have serious boyfriends (or any boyfriends) in high school–at least not until my junior year. This of course didn’t matter to my teenage heart. I still wanted to receive a Valentine’s heart full of chocolates. When I did finally get one, frankly it was a bit of a let down. It certainly wasn’t all harps and sunshine. I’m sure the gift was sincere, but it always felt like guys were pressured into making these silly displays. Kind of loses something when that happens. I think that’s why I don’t pay much attention to Valentine’s Day now. As I’ve grown older, I have realized that love shouldn’t be expressed one day a year. In fact, if Valentine’s Day is the only day you’re receiving a declaration of love, then you’ve got problems. It’s time to step up your game. 🙂
On a completely different note, I finished formatting Atlantean’s Quest: The Arrival yesterday. All I need now is my new cover. I’m waiting on pins and needles to see what Frauke comes up with. 🙂 So while I wait, I’m currently digging into edits on Rose’s Rapture. On a happy note, a friend (we’ll call her Sylvia Day *ggg) sent me an email to let me know that Blood Lite 2 will be releasing in mass market paperback in September. Woo Hoo!