I have been thinking about book reviews and their importance, significance and relevance, for both readers and authors. I have also been working on designing a book cover which is why I’m going to ramble about these topics today.Continue reading “Book reviews, and designing (e)book covers”
from Prologue to Chapter 14
DONE. 💥🎉🎈🎊Continue reading “Word count announcement”
Never have I ever been called Contessa before.
Until today. 😊
Here’s how that came about:
This e-book, which I had put on hold months ago (well before the coronavirus hit North American consciousness), popped up in my library app as ready for me to borrow. And read.
Should I start it?
For those of you who don’t know about Station Eleven, it’s about a pandemic.
I’m not usually against these types of books, I’ve read plenty of dystopian novels and watched both TWD and Fear TWD for multiple, consecutive seasons, but there is something holding me back about Station Eleven.
I’m on the fence. So I turned to Vulture, an outlet that I religiously consulted during my TWD obsession for review and perspective, to see what they had to say about this book given we are currently going through our own pandemic situation.
Perhaps I’m a little less on the fence, now. 😉
I found a passage in a book which was published before blogging was invented that suits me perfectly. Continue reading “Published writing, then and now”
This is the worst title in the history of blog post titles ever constructed by a blogger. Thank you, I’ll take that award now. 😜 Continue reading “English language rules and why they can/should/must be broken (sometimes)”
I read a lot. I suppose most of us who write, or like to write, do the same.
Here’s a thought about that:
Not all reading material we pick up we end up enjoying.
Am I right?
I have come across quite a few blog posts in recent days on this topic. It preoccupies me, but not in the way you might expect. There are always more books you can get your hands on, more reading material. These days, fresh topics are literally within reach of the palm of your hand. A click away.
I think about reading in conjunction with writing. Often, reading something is what inspires me to write something.
But I want to dig a little deeper: Continue reading “How do writers capture, and maintain, their readers interests?”
I made them dinner last night even though their dad wasn’t coming home to eat. Typically on those days, I let them fend for themselves or throw together leftovers.
Making dinner was relatively easy as I had pizza dough in the fridge, a foresight from two days ago to double the recipe. I am the queen of recipe-doubling! Ask me how many packages of ready-to-eat Mexican beef, pasta sauces, or meatballs I have in my freezer. 🙂
While I rolled out the dough I made them sweep, vacuum and de-clutter the entire open concept area around me. Continue reading “If it takes a fight then so be it”
About a year and a half ago I started writing a memoir. I wrote it like I was possessed, the words flowing out of my head and onto my screen without too much trouble.
I didn’t edit. I didn’t re-read. I just wrote it out.
Then I stopped.
I worried. Why can’t I continue? Why am I stuck now, after such a strong start? Continue reading “NOT writing books during NAtional NOvel WRIting MOnth”
Two exciting (to me) things have happened that may make you roll your eyes at me.
Go ahead and roll away… 😉🙄 Continue reading “Reading on a library app: impressions and some insights”