One Step at a Time

Frustration abounds for me right now.  There are a lot of things happening for me with my writing.  I've got a sale going on through Smashwords, a blog tour coming up in less than a week, and a reader event I'm trying to get organized to go to. Each of these has many steps and components … Continue reading One Step at a Time

On a Roll

The words flow from me and I'm working hard on a number of projects.  I finished and published Wayfarer Evolution.  I've got other manuscripts edited and I'm hoping to get them on the computer soon.  In the meanwhile, I've started - or restarted - this story I've had in my slush pile.  I'm 55K into … Continue reading On a Roll

Long Weekend

Three days off was nice but it makes for an odd start to the week.  It's Tuesday already and I feel like I'm behind but I'm not. The weekend was busy.  Vicki and I did the errands.  This included grocery shopping, visit to the butcher, Walmart, Aldis, and Hobby Lobby.  We grabbed lunch on the run … Continue reading Long Weekend

What to do with my weekend?

Is it the weekend yet?  This week feels like it has dragged on and on - maybe because of the two snow storms.  In my head, I'm starting my weekend to do list.  I have a list of projects to work on for publishing, crochet projects (gifts to get done soon), and household stuff to … Continue reading What to do with my weekend?

Converting Paperbacks from Createspace to Amazon

I've got over 30 books in paperback.  I've been with Createspace, KDP and Smashwords from the beginning.  Now Createspace is closing down.  Amazon started it and is folding it back into Amazon. I've tried the Amazon paperbacks and the process is about the same as Createspace and the quality is there as well.  Changing from Createspace … Continue reading Converting Paperbacks from Createspace to Amazon

Book and Publishing News

Wayfarer Contentious is out and available on Amazon and Smashwords.  This is a continuation of Adara and Decker's story.  More turmoil and trials with the Command withdrawing their support and racial tensions rising.Change and conflict surround the Phoenix.  New trainees and Nancy O'Neal Finnegan arrive to board the Phoenix.  The Command mandates keep coming provoking the … Continue reading Book and Publishing News

Pre-Vacation Cranky

Prevacation cranky has come over me.  Next week I'm off my day job and will be able to work on anything I want to.  If you've read my blog - you know I have a to do list.  Counting the weekends, I'm going to have nine days off!  I cannot wait. I have writing and … Continue reading Pre-Vacation Cranky

Projects – Done and To Do

This week I've finished the scarves and the afghan for my student workers' graduation gifts.  I've given one gift which is why I'm posting the two pictures.  For the afghan, I need to take pictures.  I plan to publish four of the scarf patterns and the afghan pattern.  This adds to my list of crochet … Continue reading Projects – Done and To Do

Winter Projects

Marketing is a necessary part of writing.  I'm realizing that I need to have marketing tools in place before I normally do.  I've been posting to social media in an attempt to get my work noticed.  I've been getting published in other places to draw in people outside my social media.  I've been trying to … Continue reading Winter Projects

Harvesting

It's FALL!  I love fall!  The cooler temps, the changing weather and the harvest.  While driving over the weekend, I loved seeing the fields and farmers working hard to bring in their crops.  I know from growing up on the farm they are in a state of constant work - long hours, hard work, and … Continue reading Harvesting