Posts Tagged ‘Pondering’

PONDERING: Authors – I Am Not Your Beta Reader

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 13:00 3 Comments

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 […]

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PONDERING: RT Booklovers’ Convention Part Deux – The Convention

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 14:00 No Comments

Tweet On with the motley!

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PONDERING: RT Convention Part One – N’Awlins

Monday, May 19, 2014 13:00 1 Comment

Tweet I have my reports! RT was just too mad for me to do a daily blog, and at the end of every day I was wiped, so I made notes, so here they are.

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PONDERING: Response from Harlequin

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 11:00 4 Comments

Tweet Melanie Dulos of Harlequin kindly gave us permission to quote this letter, sent in response to my Pondering of last week.

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PONDERING: Harlequin Profits Plummet

Monday, August 5, 2013 12:28 3 Comments

Tweet This is disturbing news. Harlequin profits right down, even lower than expected.

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PONDERING: What a Difference a Year Can Make

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 12:00 13 Comments

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 […]

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PONDERING: Purple Heart Update

Thursday, July 4, 2013 12:00 4 Comments

Tweet Back in May I shared with all of you my amazing story of being involved in returning a lost Purple Heart to the family of the fallen soldier it had been awarded to. Along with that proud moment also came disappointment, when my work and those of other volunteers in the Genealogy Room at […]

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PONDERING: Am I Just Getting Old…

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 12:00 2 Comments

Tweet I’m a country music fan. Have been since the early ’80s when I fell in love with Alabama. I went from Rod Stewart, Journey, Barry Manilow, Queen, Abba, and the like to Clint Black, Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, Michael Montgomery, The Judds, and so many more. It’s been a fun ride. However, I don’t […]

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PONDERING: A Lie is a Lie is a Lie

Monday, May 6, 2013 13:00 14 Comments

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 […]

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PONDERING: The London Book Fair

Friday, April 26, 2013 12:00 No Comments

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 […]

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PONDERING: What’s happening in publishing?

Monday, January 14, 2013 13:00 No Comments

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.

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PONDERING: Nexus of Fire? And why can’t we have the Paperthingie over here?

Saturday, September 8, 2012 13:00 5 Comments

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 […]

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PONDERING: Do you like me? Really, really like me?

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 13:00 No Comments

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.

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PONDERING: Gaming Kills

Monday, July 23, 2012 13:00 4 Comments

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 […]

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EXCERPT: In The Mood by Lynne Connolly

Friday, July 20, 2012 16:00 No Comments

Tweet Our Lynne Connolly is sharing an excerpt from her latest release from Ellora’s Cave, In the Mood, so sit back, relax, and have some fun! Summary: The sound of a saxophone drifting from a Chicago blues club sends Matt inside, hoping to sign the player for his recording studio. Instead he finds V. Passion […]

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