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Spooky Books for October

Halloween is my favorite holiday, and what better way to celebrate than with some spooky, creepy books? If you want the synopsis of each of these books, just click on the title to see the Goodreads page. Dracula--A classic. Can you even have a list like this without it? The Yellow Wallpaper--Creepy. Psychological. Feminist. What… Continue reading Spooky Books for October

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A little something different…

Do you know what a Readathon is? It's exactly what it sounds like--a reading marthon. For some, that means trying to read for a set number of hours straight. Other times, it's as simple as just trying to read more for a week or two weeks, or a month. I recently heard about this readathon… Continue reading A little something different…

goals 2017

September Wrap Up

It's that time again! Send out at least 1 query every week Haven't done this yet, but doing it right now. Release The Spider’s Web on Amazon Reduce the yarn stash by 50% Hahahaa! Nope. The thumb I injured a couple of years ago has been acting up, so knitting has been minimal this month.… Continue reading September Wrap Up

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Preview of THE FERRYMEN

THE FERRYMEN will be out on Tuesday. Below, you can find the first chapter, for your reading pleasure.   Chapter One: Minor Felonies   Do you ever look at your life and think, What the hell happened? What am I doing? How did I get here? I had one of those moments as I stood… Continue reading Preview of THE FERRYMEN

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August Wrap Up

How is it the end of August already? What happened? Send out at least 1 query every week I did not send out any queries in July or August. I was completely swamped in July, and in August I entered #Pitchwars on Twitter. While outstanding queries are okay. it is against the rules to actively… Continue reading August Wrap Up

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A Hard Thing

I know this isn't one of my regular blog update days. But I didn't think this could wait. As you all know, we recently became a single-income household--not by choice. We've been doing what we can to rectify the situation, but it hasn't been enough. Right now, we're about $400 short of being able to… Continue reading A Hard Thing

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July Wrap Up

Send out at least 1 query every week This did not happen. I was so busy, I didn't have the time to invest in it. You would think sending query letters would be a quick thing to do, especially since it's mostly copying and pasting, but it usually takes me about 15-30 minutes per email,… Continue reading July Wrap Up

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June Wrap Up

Send out at least 1 query every week Done. 9 queries sent out. Release The Spider’s Web on Amazon Reduce the yarn stash by 50% Not yet. Haven't had much time for knitting lately. Save for the moving Phase one complete. Phase two...? Read all the books on the night stand I've knocked 2 off… Continue reading June Wrap Up

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Best Book/Writing Podcasts on Youtube

Last week I shared my favorite knitting podcasts, and this time I thought I'd show you a few of my favorite book related podcasts. Some of these are just review shows, others concentrate on the craft of writing or on publishing. If you were daunted by the long episodes on the knitting list, fear not.… Continue reading Best Book/Writing Podcasts on Youtube

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April & May Wrap Up

Send out at least 1 query every week Done Release The Spider’s Web on Amazon Reduce the yarn stash by 50% Um...Nope. I'm back where I started at the beginning of the year. Oops. Save for the moving The move is done. Thank goodness! Read all the books on the night stand One down. Read… Continue reading April & May Wrap Up