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Dropping the Ball

Yes, this is my week of Dropping the Ball. Here are some highlights:

Okay, I forgot to mention this important thing during my interview yesterday. As part of the Chicken Butt! Blog Tour, Erica is giving away copies of the book. To be part of the prize drawings, visit any of the blogs on the tour and then comment at Erica’s blog, Chicken Feed. (While you’re there, don’t miss the cute book trailer.) At the end of the blog tour, Erica will draw some names of lucky winners. Head over with a comment and tell her MotherReader sent you.

As Fuse#8 has been counting down the Top Picture Books, I keep thinking, “I’ve got to mention that again.” But apparently thinking it does not spontaneously generate a blog post about it. Who knew? So, Fusie is working her way through the top ten now and I’m all a-tingle. I didn’t submit my official top ten guesses, because I’ve been way off base so far, but I’m crossing my fingers that Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! is number one. Could happen.

I’ve got my announcement for the 48 Hour Book Challenge up there, and haven’t been able to thank the many folks who have been passing on the information on their blogs and on Twitter. I really do appreciate it. Now, ahem — SIGN UP, PEOPLE! Thank you.

Huge, huge ball-dropping over the film weekend for “Please Forward.” Though I thought we had cleaned up after our office building shoot, it wasn’t enough, and we received a stern wag of the finger. I do know that I tried hard to put things back in order, but I also can see mistakes I made in my assumptions of what the building cleaning crew would touch up. Since I was the producer on this film, it was ultimately my responsibility and I feel awful. Sigh.

On a positive note, I have a new post over at Booklights with my favorite funny chapter books. Take a look and comment on some of your own funny favorites. I’m wondering if putting Junie B. Jones on the list is going to spark some controversy from the Parents Against Junie B. We’ll see. Actually, even with Booklights I dropped the ball and forgot to include Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Jeff Kinney is going to kill me.

On top of this, I haven’t figured out my Book Expo America plans, my 48 HBC prizes, my daughter’s birthday party (when her birthday was three weeks ago), or the logistics of my Girl Scout camping trip next weekend. I don’t know how people manage to keep track of everything and do it well. Is there some kind of salve I can buy? You know, like HeadOn! (Apply directly to the forehead.)


Jennifer Schultz said...

Oh, dear. I wish I could give some helpful hints. All the best! You have a lot on your plate.

Charlotte said...

The birthday party. I feel your pain. I hope it comes together for you!

Amy said...

Oh me too! I am so behind on everything I could scream! Best wishes to you and thanks for visiting my blog today. :) I'll be at BEA...hope to see you there.

Mary Lee said...

Yeah. I've also noticed that thinking about blogging it somehow doesn't make it happen. Darn. So many great ideas, so few get posted. I could use some of that HeadOn if you ever find some...