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9.18.2012

To My Editor And Beyond!

Okay, so if you're not a friend of mine on Facebook this is me telling you what I've told my facebook friends this morning.  SAVING GRACE is in the hands of my EDITOR! Yay!  This may take a few weeks, depending on how craptabulous my grammar is.  Which, I'm telling ya, is CRAPTABULOUS!  She goes through my sentence structure and my horrible habit of typing the entirely wrong homophones, even though I usually know the difference I just type too darn fast for my brain. Or is it my brain tells the story too darn fast for my big fat fingers?  I dunno.  And remember my two year old loves to kick me and sit behind me on my chair while I type.
Anyway a bunch of you ladies have been asking me all about it, and you're waiting very patiently (thank you).  God, I hope I don't let you down.  The story is definitely a continuation of Fall From Grace.  It continues exactly where Grace left off, and hell no it's not going to be so easy for a happily ever after.  I still need angst and stuff!  So I did my best.  Now, I'm working on Shane's POV.  I posted about this before, I think.  I have no freaking clue what the heck I write on this blog.
Writing through Shane's eyes is pretty freaking funny though.  I know I've written about me having a husband.  And we have one of our best friends (I've known him since high school) who is staying with us while he goes through splitting up with his bat-shit-crazy girlfriend (YES I WROTE THAT!  BECAUSE SHE IS BAT-SHIT-CRAZY!)  He's been here a few weeks.  Anyway, I have two men to talk me through how a guy would deal with certain situations.  It helps that my friend, Phil, is a freaking slut now that he's free from the lunatic.  A slut.  A real life MANWHORE!  The stories he tells me are hysterical and he's not even a singer in rock band.  He's a dumbass electrician.  And then there's my husband.  I won't even try to explain him.  So, they are helping me in this story.  Like last night for instance.  The both of them kept me up until 2am in my backyard (in my pajamas, since I was so thoughtfully carried out of my bed) drinking and talking about what men really think about women.  Holy crap, they are really worse than we are.  And then it just went all downhill.  It was just, "Chris show me your boobies," after every sentence.  FROM THE BOTH OF THEM!  I did not by the way, not to Phil at least ;)  I wasn't THAT drunk.
On another note, I finished Futures and Frosting, which was HYSTERICAL!  In all honesty I want to desperately meet Tara Sivec because she seems like someone I could probably be my mouthy self with and have a damn good time.  If you have not read her books, GO BUY THEM NOW!  They will make you laugh out loud.  It reminded me so much of me and my girlfriends and how much fun life can be!
Love you all!  XOXO

9.14.2012

Saving Grace!

I AM DONE!  Yes, I finished Saving Grace, the second book to Fall From Grace, this morning.  I have been staring at it on my computer screen since 7 am.  I'm waiting for my editor to see her schedule and if she'll be able to correct most likely every single f$#king sentence I wrote.
I'm a nervous wreck though, because I truly think it stinks, but I thought Fall From Grace stunk too.  I just fell in love with what I WANTED the story to be.  And let's face it, I fell in love with Shane.  I gotta say though that during Saving Grace I started crushing on Alex.
So now onto Shane's point of view!  I have a little over 30,000 words so far, but I'm wondering if I can actually get into the mind of a guy like I need.  Hmmm.
It's way too early to start drinking right?
My two year old says yes.  Darn.

9.06.2012

Shout Out!

I just wanted to give a SHOUT OUT and thank you to Laurynne for writing about Fall From Grace on her Blog - http://coffeebooksandlipgloss.blogspot.com/2012/09/fall-from-grace-by-christine-zolendz.html  (Every reviewer and blogger out there:  YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME!  If it weren't for you spreading the word about our books, us indie authors would be still # 1,999,999 in rankings.)
I love that everyone keeps referring to Shane as the guy in the picture in this blog or M. Shadows from Avenged Sevenfold (I love him and I love his band, and I think his wife is the luckiest woman on the face of the earth!!!!!)  Um, just letting everyone know I seriously have book sex with those two guys every night as I'm finishing book 2.  SOOOOO good.
Someone wrote to me today and said I should lock myself in a closet and throw some snacks to my husband and kids to finish the book.  GOD I WISH!  I actually have one of those houses with really no closets!  Okay, there's a small one in each bedroom but there's no way my fat ass is fitting in one of them.
So what's going on with Shane and Grace?  Well, I've actually been trying to take everything that everyone has emailed and messaged me to heart about the story.  Because, like I've said before, I want you guys to be happy.  I know my favorite thing to do is cuddle up under the covers with my kindle and leave my life right where it is and completely lose myself in the characters lives.  And also as I'm writing book 2, I am finishing up Shane's side of the story, so I'm doing 2 books at once.  Hopefully I won't screw up!

And I don't get it either, I kind of suck at writing.  You guys are just too nice.

And to end off here's one of my favorite songs from Avenged Sevenfold - WATCH IT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7ry4cx6HfY