Monday, July 13, 2009

The best promo

Heather Hiestand

Currently Working on: Keeping Baby Andy out of the hospital. He was just released for the second time today. I'm trying to Twitter about our life now - I'm at Heather's Twitter.

Mood: Relieved he's home.

The best promo I know is simply to keep the releases coming. Or, even better, make someone else do it. I just sold 20 copies of an oldish Anh Leod novel because it's part of the Hunters For Hire series at Ellora's Cave (multi-author series) and someone had a new release. Pretty cool, if you ask me!

I haven't written much for nine months, and have finished nothing. Maybe if Andy can stay home I can start finding time to work again (are you laughing yet, Jenna?).

Meanwhile, here's a fresh poem. Because I actually started as a poet.


Second Draft

By Heather Hiestand

The horses were talking-
A coffee klatch.
As I drove through the rain
It’s surgery again.

Just yesterday we were dancing
To your first country song.
Pretty Taylor Swift was singing low;
We were twirling enough to know.

And now we’re drinking coffee made by nurses
Up a hill I hate to drive.
I’m wondering why the storybooks
Have only secret messages inside.

Still, the horses were talking.
Was it about you?
Spinning through your dreams
Waiting for me to come through.

7 comments:

Jenna Bayley-Burke said...

Maybe he'll be calmer than Grace...she's never been one to sleep or stay out of things...maybe Andy is a baby genius who will contemplate his navel while your write...

Heather Hiestand said...

More like contemplate his binky if I'm lucky. He has a couple of binky-sucking marathons a day.

Genene Valleau said...

Hey, Heather! Continuing to send prayers and positive energy your way. Glad little Andy is home again!

Genene Valleau said...

Hey, Heather! Continuing to send prayers and positive energy your way. Glad little Andy is home again!

therese said...

Career deadlines are flexible, savoring baby time is mandatory.

Thanks for the picture, you've still got a few hills to hike across until you and Andy settle into a comfortable routine. But those hills will be nothing in comparison to the mountain you've already conquered. All the best and PAMPER yourself too! It will be good for Andy.

Delle Jacobs said...

I don't know about talking horses, but you sure have a cute kid there.

Kate Diamond said...

Though I don't know you, I will keep your family in my thoughts! I'm glad Andy is home.