Putting Butt in Chair

Just a quick post this morning. The knee injury has, as I’ve said before, impacted my writing. I’ve tried finding ways to work around it but I’ll be honest. I haven’t tried as hard as I should have. Or as I could have. That ends today. I’m going back to turning off social media for the “work day”. The only exceptions will be lunch and “coffee breaks”. I’m settled into one of the several locations in the house where I can get comfortable enough to have the laptop on my lap for half an hour or so. When that starts hurting, I’ll ice the knee, move to another location where the positioning of the is slightly different, and start it all over again. Hopefully, this will work and let me get some real writing done for a change.

In the meantime, I do have a new post up at Mad Genius Club. Amazon has done a lot of things right when it comes to indie publishing and some things wrong. Among the wrong is the way they make it more difficult than it needs to be to contact them if an author has an issue. There has to be a better way than e-mail. But Amazon is working to make it more difficult for someone to violate an author’s copyright. No, it’s not perfect but it is better than what the other stores are doing. It is time we, as authors, understood that the publishing business has changed and is going to continue doing so. Going hand-in-hand with that is the fact Amazon is a major player and will continue to be so until a worthy competitor comes along.

Finally, don’t forget that e-books can be given as gifts just as easily as their print counterparts can. You can either gift someone with a gift card or with a specific e-title. So if you have a reader on your list, consider giving them a book for Christmas.

Speaking of which, if you haven’t considered Slay Bells Ring for your friends and family who love a little mystery with their romance or a little romance with their mystery, then take a look.

Fifteen years ago, Juliana Grissom left Mossy Creek in her rear view mirror. She swore then she would never return for more than a day or two at a time. But even the best laid plans can go awry, something she knew all too well, especially when her family was involved.

Now she’s back and her family expects her to find some way to clear her mother of murder charges. Complicating her life even further is Sam Caldwell, the man she never got over. Now it seems everyone in town is determined to find a way to keep her there, whether she wants to stay or not.

Bodies are dropping. Gossip is flying and Juliana knows time is running out. After all, holidays can be murder in Mossy Creek.

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  1. Orvan Taurus
    Posted December 5, 2017 at 11:56 am | Permalink

    Nothing about content, but the new format somehow defeats the DOWN-ARROW text scrolling.
    This is a BUG.

    • Posted December 5, 2017 at 7:07 pm | Permalink

      I haven’t run across it but I am also still looking at other themes. I’m not completely happy with this one.

      • Orvan Taurus
        Posted December 6, 2017 at 11:09 am | Permalink

        Either it resolved itself, or a change brought benefit.

        • Posted December 6, 2017 at 12:10 pm | Permalink

          I actually changed the theme back to one I’d used earlier — just removed the background image and updated the sidebar.

  2. Posted December 5, 2017 at 6:28 pm | Permalink

    It must take a lot of concentration to write when you have to move every half hour! I guess I’ll stop complaining about having to get up and walk around every hour or so to discourage my body from freezing in place. Could be worse…

    • Posted December 5, 2017 at 7:08 pm | Permalink

      It’s not fun. However, today was much better. For the first time since I injured the knee, I got real writing done. I just closed down the writing program after getting 5200 words written.

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