It's been that kind of day. Yesterday I got an e-mail from Pier 1 telling me of a 50% off web only sale. I went over and checked it out. Wonder of Wonders, the plate I wanted to go in my living room was on sale, for 50%0ff!!! But the shopping cart wouldn't work properly. So I called customer service this morning. It didn't work because they are all sold out of most of the merchandise that was in the sale. Shelly at Pier 1 told me that they had people online ordering by 4:00 yesterday morning. What!! I didn't get my e-mail telling me of the sale until after noon yesterday! Ah well, I will just go into the store and pay full price for it. Bummer, but I had already budgeted the full price, I was just excited that I could have some extra decorating money.
But there was good news today as well. As I have already told you, I really really want Covenant to publish David G. Wooley's next book in his Promised Land series. Well, to that end, every once in awhile, I call or e-mail Covenant and ask about the status of the book. I do this with the impression that if I bug them enough they will do something about it. (that could be any number of things: *ideally they publish the book *they tell me to go away and leave them away * or they just ignore me, but publish the book already). So, after I blogged about "Secret in Zarahemla" by Sariah S. Wilson, and so rudely interrupted the blog with a rant about the Promised Land series (sorry Sariah, please forgive me for not giving your book the attention it was due. If you haven't had a chance to read this book and want to, do it for your next book reading. It really is a good book and Sariah does the story justice), anyway- this morning I sent an e-mail to Covenant again asking about the status of book #4. This is the reply I got this afternoon:
Hello, We do have the 4th installment of this series in house. We are hoping to release the book in the spring of 2008.
thank you for your interest.
Now, I used to work for a publisher, so I know that there are all sorts of things that can change, go wrong, go right, make a difference etc. between now and the spring, but still. There is a light at the end of my waiting tunnel!!