Luigi says “Tour Time! Maybe there’ll be snacks later!!”
What a crazy week! Not only is Color Me Dead free on Kindle but I am on a whirlwind blog tour promoting my book! I am on four different blogs today so click on the links below and come by and say “Hi” in comments.
I love this article that came out today about an 86 year old woman who has self-published a steamy romance novel. It just goes to prove you’re never too old to write! Not only that, but it’s a great exercise for your brain. Personally, I have to make myself lists not only in my writing but in my day to day activities. Writing causes a person to constantly reorganize and re-evaluate work.
I write several drafts and as I go through each draft I make little notes that will have to be addressed in the next draft. For instance in the book I’m working on now my notes look something like this:
*Where is the dog? Write him in! For goodness sake, you have a whole book dedicated to him and he can’t score a single scene in this one?
*Give Leo’s mother more lines. She’s melting into the background.
*Make sure you haven’t mentioned this fact before scene 2.12
And on and on and on. I really do take on the “character” of an editor in my notes. If I feel snarky about something, I just go on ahead and write that too. If I don’t constantly” laundry list” what I need to do, then I end up wasting precious writing time rethinking what is wrong with my manuscript. Sorry to have to tell you, I ALWAYS find something wrong. Maybe it’s perfectionism, but all you have to do is look at how I load a dishwasher to know I’m no perfectionist! I just don’t always get it right the first time.
I hope to be writing at 86. I know I’ll still be making mistakes, but that’s just part of the journey.
Just a reminder-my book Burnout will be free on Kindle from August 26 to 30! If you don’t have a copy, save the date!
Here in Texas it’s hot enough to start a fire, so I think I’ll put my book BURNOUT on for free for five days! Tell your friends! Tell your relatives! BURNOUT will be free on Kindle August 26-30! If you think you need a reminder, follow me on Twitter, Facebook or join my mailing list!
Thank you to all of my Nook readers! I promise BURNOUT is coming to Nook in September. I have been touched by your overwhelming rush to get my books this summer.
One more thing. The last book in the Pecan Bayou Mystery series is in final revisions. I even have a title now, but can’t share it yet. It’s a good one. Plenty of ghosts, plenty of small town goofy people, and plenty of murder!
I’m guest posting at Brooke Blogs today giving an overview of my little town of Pecan Bayou. If you are new to the series, you can get to know the place without using Google maps or that pushy little voice on the navigation.
If you haven’t picked a FREE copy of BURNOUT yet-this is your last chance so grab yours and tell all your friends.