Archive for the ‘Ponderings’ Category
Tweet I began my family research about four years ago. I’m a true neophyte when it comes to genealogy – most folks have been at it for decades. Our own Dinca is one of those, and she’s also the one who lit the fire under this new passion of mine. I’ve learned a lot over […]
Tweet When I saw a survey that basically said that because sales of e-readers was declining, so was the market for e-books, I knew expressions of doom and gloom would start to circulate. And they have. Let me tell you why I think this is wrong.
Tweet The writing world is in a state of flux right now, with vociferous advocates in all corners. At the moment all the talk is about Hachette v Amazon. Tomorrow it might be another publisher. Things are changing, that’s for sure. As a writer, I’m lucky because I’m still finding readers. I took the decisions […]
Tweet There’s been some controversy about the booksigning, so it deserves a post to itself. This turned out to be the biggest booksigning ever, anywhere, Guinness Book of Records-worthy. So there were problems. But there were also successes.
Tweet Melanie Dulos of Harlequin kindly gave us permission to quote this letter, sent in response to my Pondering of last week.
Tweet A little more than a year ago, I shared with y’all the story of my Winter, my eighteen-year-old kitty who had, after fifteen and a half years with me, gotten sick, and eventually I had to make that awful decision pet owners hope will never happen. Thought I’d update you a little on the […]
Tweet I had something happen recently that’s irritated the heck out of me, so I thought I’d share it, and also hope it helps rid me of the ire and disappointment that’s been brought about. Before I get into the real meat of this Pondering, I want to give you just a little of my […]
Tweet First things first. I stayed at a Travelodge. Hey, they’re clean, and you know exactly what you’re going to get. And if you check at Tripadvisor, you can pick the good ones. I picked a good one. The Waterloo Travelodge has been recently renovated and it has a Sainsburys up the road and a […]
Tweet It’s been a puzzle for a while – when does a trope turn into one person’s intellectual property? A judgment in Texas has recently come closer to the answer.
Tweet Yes, yes…I know I’m late getting my list ready for you, faithful reader. Life gets busy sometimes and I get distracted. But here I am with my list! Yay!! Onward!
Tweet The last couple of years when I’ve chosen my top books of the year, I’ve had a difficult time naming my number one book. Well, this year it’s been much easier. Where I have difficulty is choosing one book over another in the same series by an author. So I made up my own […]
Tweet Recently I’ve self-published a few backlist titles, and my, do they do well! These books are already professionally edited, so all I had to do was reformat and find a new book cover. So, reluctantly, I’ve had to climb down from my writer’s cave and get back into promotion and marketing.
Tweet As you know, I’m a big fan of ebooks and e-readers. The situation has changed so much recently that I took down my guide to readers, because it was hopelessly outdated. So now the market has moved again. I always said the market for e-readers would really start moving when decent devices became available […]
Tweet Readers and blogs are finally getting wise to the trading of “likes” that goes on in the writers’ community, and the selling of reviews. Some of my best friends are doing it. I don’t.
Tweet I’ve been around the Internet since it was a baby. The first network I belonged to was when I was a student at Manchester Business School. Our computers were linked up to the North West Computer unit. Companies sent their payrolling there to be processed, universities used it for advanced calculations, and it was […]