Posts Categorized: Technology

Editing as a second language

I mentioned recently that I had joined a review group to help drum up greater awareness for my books.  This is different from a writers group, a place where writers read and critique work within the group in order to improve the writing and the writer.  The purpose of the review group is strictly to… Read more »

Best 70 bucks I’ve ever spent!

I’m in love! Ok, with some of my friends it would not be safe to have those two lines next to each other, but I know you readers think cleaner thoughts. Last year, my internet provider, Comcast, made me an offer I couldn’t refuse, switching me to their xfinity triple-play package at a cost that… Read more »

What to do with a bad review?

“There is no such thing as bad publicity” No one can tell who first said this popular quote, but there are plenty of examples of it not being correct. Sooner or later, I am going to get a bad review.  It’s inevitable, especially as I gain a wider reading audience across my books.  The recent… Read more »

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 »