Erica Lucke Dean

"Making the world a better place, one book at a time."

happy valentine's day...now pass the effing chocolate!

Valentine’s day …we meet again.

I have a love/hate relationship with this particular day on the calendar. I love chocolate and flowers, (who doesn’t?) but I despise the stress of wondering…will my honey remember the day at all?

After our first wonderfully romantic Valentine’s day, when the bloom was still evident on our budding romance, followed by several botched holiday’s (yes, I still call it a holiday) where my husband either ignored the day completely, or worse…trashed it as a ridiculously commercialized invention of the candy companies…I find myself at odds with the mere idea. I’m not sure if I should make a big deal, or ignore it completely. Then I remember… I’m a woman, damn it! And I’m not unreasonable…I don’t expect diamonds, furs or cars…but I do expect chocolate, if nothing else.

As it turns out, it’s a good thing I wasn’t expecting anything super special from my honey for Valentine’s Day, because all I got was a hug…oh, and a chocolate brownie with ice cream on top…but I’m not complaining. At least I didn’t get a lecture on the evils of St. Valentine.

I also got a surprise from my second editor…more changes for To Katie with Love…Yay me! Well, at least this round of changes isn’t nearly as major, and will likely make it even stronger than it was…but I’ve said that before right? Just remember…the end is never really the end.

Well…until it is.

Until the next time…I’ll be back to the edits!

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