Monday, December 7, 2009

Dream Job!

Estella! Congratulations! You’ve won the Raintree series from Silhouette Nocturne. Here’s the line-up, Inferno by Linda Howard, Haunted by Linda Winstead Jones, and Sanctuary by Beverly Barton. I’ll be contacting you for your snail mail address.

This time I’m going to give away a Luna book, Catherine Asaro’s The Fire Opal. Catherine writes wonderful fantasy books! If you haven’t tried her yet, here’s a great opportunity. To be eligible for the drawing, you must type in your email address. I’ll also add you to my newsletter for updates on all the fun stuff and releases, too. I’ll announce the winner on my next blog in two weeks!

I had lots of editing to do this past week. I received my edited file of my February Loose-Id release Take Your Pleasure, which I told you all about last blog. After I’m done with the edits, I always print out a final copy and read the whole through again, to make sure I didn’t miss anything. I’d been to a friend’s black belt test during the day (yay, she was awarded her third degree black belt! An amazing feat!), and I had about 20 pages left to read, and it was after dinner, time for a nice relaxing bath, but I really wanted to finish those 20 pages, too. So heck, I gave myself a glass of white zinfandel, a couple of dark chocolate Hershey kisses, poured in the bath salts and carried my red pen into the tub. And I finished the edit! When I mentioned this to my friend Kathy Coatney, she said what other job could you be working while luxuriating in the bathtub! Heh, then it hit me, I’ve got a dream job!

And here’s another dream-job moment, a book signing I did yesterday for Yours for the Night with my friend Shelley Adina. I’m in the middle, Shelley’s on the right, and Laurel is on the left. Laurel’s the friend who just got her black belt! We’re working, but don’t we look like we’re having a ton of fun, too! I worked as an accountant for 20 years to get to this point, but now I’ve attained that dream job!

What’s your dream job? Are you doing it now, working toward it, retired from it? Maybe it’s being a mother, a rewarding job from which we never retire! I’d love to hear.

Happy Holidays everyone!!!!

Jasmine, Jennifer and JB!

13 comments:

Jasmine Haynes said...

Happy Holidays!

Natasha A. said...

I'm kinda doing it. AND I am working towards it. I am working in an academic library as a library clerk. I am in school (part time, and it is taking forever!) to become a library technician, then I will do schooling to become a librarian. My dream job a small town public library. But I know I will have some others in between because I think my dream job will be for when I retire :)

s7anna said...

I've worked for the last couple of years as administrative assistant but it's definitely not my dream job. I'm planning on going back to school this upcoming year. I plan on going into social work, I would love to get a position with the federal govt.

Happy Reading
Anna Shah Hoque
s7anna@yahoo.ca

Linda Henderson said...

I am not able to work anymore due to my disability. I think my ideal job is mother and grandmother. I have 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren with the 6th on the way. It's the best job I ever had.

seriousreader at live dot com

Jasmine Haynes said...

A small town librarian is marvelous, Natasha! I'm very excited to hear you say that as one of my characters in Yours for the Night was a librarian and loved her job.

Social work, helping others, it sounds very rewarding, Anna.

Linda, I think you've got a wonderful job as mother and grandmother!

Natasha A. said...

OH!Jasmine, I will have to go get that! I collect books that have characters in my profession :D

Jasmine Haynes said...

LOL, Natasha! My heroine does have a new career now, Lady of the Evening! But her story in Yours for the Night is very fun, I think!

Virginia said...

Happy Holiday Jasmine! Hmmmm my dream job would be to win the lottery and just travel! Wouldn't this just be lovely! You did say dream job! You just need to dream big. I guess you would have to buy a lottery ticket to win though!

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Jasmine Haynes said...

I did say dream big, Virginia, and you did! Gosh, I'd love to win the lottery, too, but I'd still write. I'd just do it on my travels!

But you're right, first I'd have to buy a lottery ticket.

flchen1 said...

Hi, Jasmine! Thanks for sharing your dream-job moments--how lovely! I've mostly got a dream job! I wouldn't mind nagging less, but overall, I love being able to be home with my kids and to volunteer at their schools. The other dream job is to be a romance editor--I worked previously as an editor in a different field, but would love to use those skills reading stuff I love to read anyway!

Hope you're having a great month, Jasmine!

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Jasmine Haynes said...

Being a mom is definitely a dream job, Fedora! But gosh, being a romance editor would be fun, too!

Happy Holidays!

Debby said...

Ihave never read Catherine Asaro. SOund good!! My dream job would be to work where I could set my own hours. I would like to have either a craft shop or a book store. Maybe a shop that combines the both.

Jasmine Haynes said...

Catherine Asaro is wonderful, Debby!

I love the idea of a craft shop. I used to take quilting classes at a little shop, and I always thought how fun that would be where you can combine your love of craft with a business, too.

 

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