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Monday, March 31, 2014

Another book

Started reading PLOT WHISPERED by Martha Alderson last week.  Nuggets all over the pages. One was set goals for yourself.  How much. How long. Long term goals like NANO. Or, short term for today. I would add rewarding yourself when goals are met.

Love writing,  hate rewrite/edit.

Go write.

Friday, March 21, 2014


If I could write what God paints, ....... just the thought makes me quiver.

Big city day

How did your day go?  Did you get a bunch of words on paper?

Big city book store took my books on consignment.  They are setting up a display of local writers and working on a promotion day in May when the valley folks run to the mountains to escape the heat.  Three other local writers arr involved.

As a team, four of us are working on places and events where we can promote (sell) our books and get acquainted with folks. 

I'll keep you posted.

Reading books about writing books as never been a favorite activity. BUT, I have gotten at least a nugget out of each book. Today I started reading MANUSCRIPT MAKEOVER by Elizabeth Lyon. Got three nuggets in the first two pages. I think this book will be of great help. I'll keep you posted.

Do you use the pod-a-sphere? Try WRITING EXCUSES.  And, I SHOULD BE WRITING,  with an emphasis on the older ones.

Now get to writing.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Off to the big city

Today we journey to the big city to talk to a bookstore owner who is listening to the sales pitch and may carry my books.  Next week another.

As of today, there are three opportunities on the calendar and two in the works.

What have you tried? Library's like books and new authors. Local events. Fairs. Races. School collections.

Your writing is special. Point that out. Ypu are local. Your friends will flock to a place to buy your writing.

Now, go write, edit, sell, and write some more.

Monday, March 10, 2014

An idea.

Got something I'm going to try. I have contacted a few other local writers about doing a book sale/signing at the local library. So far 3 are on board counting myself. Library is hot for it. 

Anyone else? I'm talking northeast Arizona, but if you wanna travel, come join us.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014


To do Camp Nanowrimo or not to do, that is the question.  Pro - I set my own goal. Com - I am already busier than I want to be.



Life ain't easy for a boy named Sue.

In trying to get my books in retail outlets I have had zip for positive results.  None of the bookstores I have taken my smiling face and stack of books to has responded with, "Why sure. We'll set up a display right here in the middle of the path to the coffee corner." Or, even a, "Yeah, we'll stick a couple in here with the rest of the stuff nobody looks at."

But, I am working on an author's book display and signing at the local library. So far, 4 authors joining the party. 

Keep writing. Mucho.