Saturday, July 26, 2014
This contest will end on August 1st. I'll announce the winner on next weeks blog. Please remember to leave your email address so I can contact you if you are the winner.
Friday, July 18, 2014
I have a specific destination for this book, the Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo. I'm hoping with stops along the way that before I arrive home I have tidbits of research to include in future books.
I do consider myself on vacation although I will be writing which leads me to my question of the week. Authors when you go on vacation do you stop writing or do you continue to write or research? Readers do you read while on vacation?
Saturday, July 12, 2014
If you prefer reading ebooks, it's it because you can adjust the font on your device? Purchase books from the comfort of your own home and have them downloaded for instant reading? The deep discounts many publishers give on ebooks make it attractive to readers and gives you a chance to try new authors or genres with very little risk?
Why do you prefer print books? Habit? A more aesthetic experience, touching the crisp or soft pages or the slick book cover? The smell of the paper and ink when you open the book?
I read both print and ebooks. I have a Nook and I have a Surface for ebook reading. I don't really know if I have a preference other than reading a print book in the car makes me car sick yet I can read from Nook without any problems at all.
Sunday, July 6, 2014
I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday. Our holiday consisted of two picnics and two sets of fireworks all shared with our granddaughters. We had a great time and now the weekend is coming to an end, I'm realizing how far behind I am in writing.
Yes, you read that correctly. The person who always talks about time management is behind! So now, I'm brainstorming on just how to get back on track.
What put me behind? Just a few of life's little set backs. I had the flu, the area where we live dealt with a flood. Although I wasn't directly effected, my sister was and had to spend five days with us so she could go to work. Then the holiday hit and well...here I am.
So what do I have to do? I need to read my current book out loud for the final revision, I need to finish a guest blog post and start a proposal for the second contracted book. It sounds like a lot to do in twenty-five days, but I know I can utilize my lunch hour to work on the blog and proposal and use my quiet time at home for reading my manuscript out loud.
Hopefully, by next Saturday I can give a positive update. In the meantime, I have done my semi-annual review of my goals. Since I know it's important to make your goals public because you are more accountable, here is how I faired so far this year:
I've been making weekly blog posts.
I developed a 'forced' marriage proposal and aimed it a novella collection instead of developing a series. I'm counting it as a goal completed.
So, I've completed two out of six of my yearly goals. Have you checked your mid-year progress?