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Blasts From the Past

I realize that this blog post was supposed to be about book distribution…but, we’ll have to get to that next time. In a way, the idea behind today’s offering somewhat supports the point that I’m bringing up today…because the original topic of discussion was somewhat ceremoniously hijacked. If you’re a regular follower of me here, on Facebook, or via Twitter, you already know that I am in the process of finishing VITAE, which is my…

Programming Note

Lots of thought has gone into this, and I’ve realized that I’m spread a bit too thin at the moment. I’m juggling a full-time job, writing my second novel, still doing promotional work for my debut novel, and myriad other things. As a result, blogging has fallen by the wayside. It isn’t that I don’t enjoy blogging – I do – I just don’t have as much free time as I once did to post…

Great Storms That Begin Small

I have spent the last month or so doing my best to get my life right. I don’t mean that on any dramatic, over-the-top, monumental scale. I only mean in terms of writing, working on my “brand,” and finalizing plans for future projects. It is a lot. That is definitely not an over-exaggeration; I actually do have a lot on my plate. And, it’s fantastic! That is not a complaint at all. I am absolutely…

The Curse of the Family Business, Part Two

My previous job-related post ended after I revealed that my boss wanted to “gift” me with the return of a shift she took, but not the same one I had before.  Instead, she wanted to give me the shift she dangled before me a few months earlier.  I turned her down because the entire scenario seemed sketchy to me – at best.  I wondered if there’d be any further backlash, and stepped up my efforts to…

The Return of Taste This! #food #cooking

It’s been quite a while since the last installment of Taste This! That’s not to imply that I haven’t been cooking; just that I haven’t been as diligent with regard to taking the step-by-step photographs that usually encompass a Taste This! feature. Today’s recipe is the most versatile that I’ve presented so far. It’s by no means fancy or complicated. It can be eaten alone as-is, as a side dish, or used as a base…

Gratitude

I’m going to approach this post a little differently.  Let’s do this in list format, okay? I am grateful for my health – both mental and physical.  Despite the after effects of hypothyroidism requiring surgery, osteoarthritis of the spine with other complications, and costochondritis, I am still among the healthiest when compared with friends and loved ones.  I’m not as crazy as some of them, either.  Tee hee! I am grateful for my family and…

Huzzah!

Last night, I completed the upload of Duality to Amazon – in both Kindle as well as paperback format! The Kindle version was approved almost immediately. The paperback version, however, is still in review and I expect it to be approved at any time. Once both are up and showing as available for preorder, I’ll be sure to make an announcement. For now… I am exhausted, amazed, excited, grateful, and very hyper. Once I’ve recovered,…

Cleared For Landing

After the release date for Duality was announced and the book trailer was released, I took some much-needed time off to relax and regroup. It felt as though a huge weight was removed and I could have collapsed into a gooey pile of happiness. Now that I’ve had that break, however, it’s time to get back to work. I initially planned to write a lengthy and involved post on what the editing process was like…

And All To Do Again!

The response to both the announcement of the release date for Duality as well as to the book trailer has been phenomenal. I am so grateful for the support and encouragement that I’ve received, for the leads on helpful resources that I can utilize moving forward, and to those who have kindly volunteered to assist in beta reading the next as well as future novels. I have a vacation coming up, but it’ll be a working…

The Joys of Self-Promotion…eh

The announcement of the release date for Duality is drawing near, and I find myself spending every spare moment – outside of work and writing my second novel – on areas of promotion and creating promotional material for the book. I have to admit that while I have an intense fondness for the creative process as a whole, it does take a certain type of vision to make a promotion pop and I don’t have the interest…