Posts Categorized: Technology

If you don’t have anything nice to say…

…don’t blog. Occasionally, there’s just nothing to blog about.  Work progresses on finalizing What Now?, the final book in the Jeremy Shuttle Adventures trilogy.  Other than that, life is quiet.  So…it’s a blog-free day. See you all tomorrow!

…she said in a clam voice.

Editing is tough work, but sometimes it is also inadvertently amusing. One of the most important things to remember about writing is not to rely on your computer software to “fix” all your problems.  There are some powerful aids built into the products out on the market, but nothing beats a pair of eyes (or… Read more »

Kicking off the first promotion

Beginning today, the first of my book promotions start.  In anticipation of the release of the final book in the Jeremy Shuttle Adventures trilogy, “What Now?”, I will be running consecutive monthly promotions through Goodreads, an online community that shares recommendations and reviews of books. The goal is straightforward:  Encourage more readers to enjoy the… Read more »

What Now?

What indeed. Today I finished the first draft of the final book in the Jeremy Shuttle Adventures trilogy, What Now?  So, the question is, what now?  Or perhaps, what next? The first thing I plan on doing is nothing.  Step away from the book and writing (blogs excluded) for a week or so and let… Read more »

What have you done for me lately?

Not much, really.  But that’s going to change starting…now! After too long a wait, the website conversion has been completed.  More importantly, I spent time with the web designers learning what I can do (some changes already made), what I shouldn’t do (but will probably still try to not destroy the site) and what I… Read more »

Taking my book for a walk

Except on rare occasions, I don’t blog on the weekend.  The same goes for writing.  I treat my writing like a job:  work at it during the week and take the weekend to relax, do chores and visit family and friends. Which is not to say I stop “writing”; I just don’t do it on… Read more »

I never made these mistakes on my typewriter…

Sometimes I just can’t write.  Sometimes it’s mental, like we discussed yesterday.  Sometimes it’s physical, the vagaries of health.  Sometimes it’s tropical, as the mercurial weather of my beloved state can wreak havoc with little warning and at any time. During such times, I try to be productive by working on the editing/cleaning up of… Read more »

Blinded by the light

I started writing the final book of my trilogy (“What Now?” for you latecomers) using notepads, similar to the way I had written Book 2 (“What Next?”- helpful reminder #2).  After five chapters, I switched back to the laptop, ostensibly to save the time it takes transcribing those written pages into the word processor. Now,… Read more »

When in doubt, remember Dirty Harry…

Time passes slowly while we are in the moment, but glance back over your shoulder and you see that it has sped by. July is here, signifying half the year is gone already.  It also brings to a close The Big Birthday Celebration promotion.  That means it’s time to redesign the website home page once… Read more »

The Cost of Clicking

There’s thunder and lightning outside, leaving me little to do for the birthday BBQ (though I did get some Farmer’s Market shopping done), so let’s talk about The Big Birthday Celebration that’s starting Monday on the website. With a special marketing promotion, it’s all about traffic.  And increasing traffic is all about advertising.  I can’t… Read more »