Aimless Weekend

Well, I tried to buckle down today, but for some reason could not focus on any one thing. I dabbled in several things, but didn’t complete any one thing. Oh well, such is the lot of the writer’s life. Some days just don’t work out the way we’d like them to. I had my press release all figured out, but … Read More

A Labor Day Break

With today being part of a holiday weekend, I really didn’t get to accomplish much today in the way of writing, marketing, etc. I’ve mulled over some ideas, but that has been about the extent of things.

Book Trailer or bust

Today has been about the book trailer. I have been searching for what I want to use and developing the concept. I have found the pictures that I want to use and have a part of the concept developed. I am now trying out various software to assist me in putting the trailer together. I ran into a little bit … Read More

Joining Facebook

I joined my first social networking site today – FaceBook. So far, I am finding it a little frustrating, because they categorize groups and finding friends in a different manner than I would and the search functionality to me is a little cumbersome. Other than that, we will see. My reason for joining was that Flamingnet.com, the young adult review … Read More

Coloring Page

I had a brainwave today and have been able to put it together and get it posted to the website already. As I was driving along on my way to the dentist, I realized that I had a black and white copy of the cover of Misfit McCabe which would make an excellent coloring page companion piece to the book. … Read More

Developing a Book Trailer for Misfit McCabe

I have been doing my homework today and looking up book trailers on YouTube as I try to develop a book trailer for Misfit McCabe. A book trailer is a very good tool for marketing and in today’s publishing environment, pretty much a requirement. I haven’t started the process for obtaining all of the pictures that I want to use, … Read More

Will Wonders Never Cease

Upon signing on to my computer after work today, I found that I had actually become a prize winner. Now mind you, I never win prizes. I enter contests from time to time, but wins usually don’t come my way. So, I was absolutely delighted to win a copy of John Kremer’s 1001 Ways to Market Your Books, which is … Read More

Writing Break

Tonight I took a little break from writing to assist my in-laws with the installation of their DSL line. I have finally brought them into the technological age. It took a little longer than it should have. . . ok – a lot longer than it should have, as the phone company canceled their account, but installed the line and … Read More

Dancing a Jig

I am so jazzed to have completed the posting of the 17 articles that I have written (so far) that are geared for Young Writers. I wanted to get that off my plate before really getting into the purpose of this blog which is to talk about writing, the writing process, my novels, articles, etc. Reformatting them for the blog … Read More