Sunday Summary

Poison ivy/oak/sumac is the scourge of the Earth.  By which I mean, I have it.  AGAIN.  This is what I get for daring to weedeat in shorts when it’s 90 degrees outside.  :headdesk:  I’ve got Ivarest but of course it still takes at least a week to heal up and I’m itching like crazy in […]

Social Media Ennui

I have a confession to make.  I’m suffering from some serious ennui about social media, publishing, reading blogs… Why the blah? Someone said in a recent post (I think it was Bob Mayer, though I couldn’t find the particular post) that there’s a really high turnover in self publishing.  A huge chunk of the people […]

Simplifying Life

I’ve been thinking a lot about ways to simplify my life during 2011.  Part of that will involve getting rid of stuff in my house that I don’t want, need, or use (of which there is a shocking amount).  Part of that is cutting out any unnecessary obligations.  I don’t have too many of those […]

Housekeeping And A Few New Features

Well, if you’re reading this at the site rather than via a feed reader or email, you will note that my menu bar beneath the header is suddenly less crowded.  So is my sidebar.  Last night I decided to do a little bit of clean up, so I made a series of nested menus.  I’ve […]

The Importance of Subscription Options

Okay, I have a gripe to share with you.  This is something that’s been annoying me for a while, and I’ve been saving it for a day when I couldn’t think of anything else to blog about. It’s standard wisdom that writers are supposed to have a website/blog. It’s part of that whole platform thing […]

Guest Blogger Etiquette

As someone who went to a great deal of time and effort to set up a guest blog tour myself in honor of my debut novella, Forsaken By Shadow, I feel that I am qualified to write an instructive post about guest blogger etiquette.  Because after yesterday’s call for guest bloggers, I saw a number […]

In Search Of Guest Bloggers

Since I have nothing in particular on my mind this morning, I thought I’d go ahead and make my call for guest bloggers!  I’m going out of town at the end of this month to visit friends in Omaha for Oktoberfest, and while I will have access to the internet, I’d just as soon not […]

Pontificating Changes and Additions

Warning: This post was written while under caffeinated.  Oh, it is SO a two cup morning. So as I’ve been working on my marketing plan for Forsaken By Shadow, I’ve been giving some thought to how I can expand the appeal of this blog to not just writers but readers as well.  You may have […]

Connecting With Readers

I read a post on some blog yesterday (forgive me, I can’t find it this morning–if you know who, let me know so I can update with links) AH HA, FOUND IT, on Warrior Writer’s blog about a mistake that it seems most writers make when it comes to this blogging thing.  We’re told that […]