Saturday, August 30, 2014

Time To Rev My Writing Engines Again!


I usually check for an image before I start writing my blog. This was the first image Google showed me, and I loved it! I remember the "way back when days", and we were taught in grade school how to write, using fountain pens. I am quite sure that was a bit of a mess! I still adore pens, and writing. I visit the Mont Blanc site every so often, drooling over their pens, and deciding which one I will gift myself with when I have the money. And yes ... owning one of their pens is a priority!

I have managed to update my book on Surviving the Holidays. What a trip ... including having to change the cover, because the image that I had used the first time simply wouldn't take! I used the template that Create Space offered, so all is good to go there. At the end of October I am going to use a new marketing technique that fell into my lap just today. A free PDF was offered on getting 63 reviews on Kindle over a three day period. Promoting the contest (yes, a contest was involved) was basically free (use e-mail and the social media to spread the word).  The prize offered (that I will have to buy) is to be a Kindle Fire. I am having a hard time promoting my books, so I am going to take a one time risk, and do this. Stay tuned ... the price of admission is 99 cents (the cost of my e-book, offered over a three day period), and a review of my book. Reviews are hard to come by, so I am looking forward to this!

I lost a month in the shuffle, but I am committing to writing this blog once a month. I may very well begin doing flash fiction again, but not on any set schedule. I am looking for a way to present my flash fiction in e-book format. That is a little dicey! (I do the 100 words or less version of flash fiction, so one story to a page would look a bit ludicrous!)

I am still working on my decision making book, which will be out in January 2015. I was going to push to get it out before the holiday season, but I felt that tying it into the New Year, and all of the decisions that we make around that time, was a better bet.

Once that is out, my focus is on my first mystery book! I have learned to say no this year, and that is a good thing. I am finding that I need more and more time for myself, whether I am writing, reading mystery's, or watching a bit of TV. (I record my shows, and watch them when I want to. the TV schedule rarely agrees with my schedule!)  And I have to have time for my beloved Formula One races!

I am committed to two Tarot conferences for next year (and more than likely, for coming years): The Northwest Tarot Symposium in Portland Oregon, next March, and the Bay Area Tarot Symposium (BATS), which is held in August in San Jose, CA.

Wishing you all fabulous writing!

(c) 2014 Bonnie Cehovet
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