So last week I wrote that I’d hit a wall on the 3rd book in the series. Was just flat stuck. I wrote the blog, and I wrote most of my presentation for Monday at the Creative Writing Department of the Fort Worth Woman’s Club. Both were necessary, but they weren’t the book.
Strangest thing happened after I confessed to the road block. When I pulled up the doc on the computer, the words just tumbled out. From just over 4000, I’m up to over 11,000. Celebrate! Celebrate!
But then we must keep things in perspective. If the book will be approximately 80 thousand words, I’m about 1/10 of the way there. LOL But that’s okay, I’m writing again. 🙂 #amwriting
Monday, I drove to Lewisville for a book signing at the Public Library. In the past that’s taken about 1 ½ hours from my house with ghastly traffic. Since I attended last year, an Express Lane has opened on 820. Wow what a difference that makes. I got to the Best Western Hotel in one hour and didn’t have to cross any ungodly high bridges. 5 Books!
Last year Bob went with me, but he had a conflict on Monday, and I just didn’t want to do that drive back at night by myself. The traffic flies and I don’t read the signs well at night. So I stayed the night and returned on Monday. Not as early as I wanted, but more about that later.
It was fun to see a few writer friends, some other friends, and to meet new folks. The authors who attend write everything. (I bought 3 children’s books for the grands!) But because of that, potential buyers are diluted as opposed to a book signing with only romance readers. I have more success at that kind of book signing.
Yes, I ‘ve shut down the laptop when it started an update. I don’t recall having a problem later. But probably safer to allow it to update. My latest book is a paperback, so I may try book signings again. I’ve done four I think, and having only online ebooks means no sales. I love talking to the readers though. I try to read other genres, but I just can’t get into fantasy. Sorry Harry Potter. Some day I may try a wizard book. I know my grandsons love them.
Keep those words rolling!
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Hey, JQ. Yes, definitely better safe than sorry applies here. 🙂 I’m glad you didn’t have any negative results from shutting down. I found “Bitty Booklets” from http://www.ninthmoon really helped when I didn’t have print books. Laron Glover does them. I still use her even though I have print books because the readers seem to really enjoy them. No longer do book marks, though people still read print. I get so much more info to the reader with the Bitty Booklets. I’m not a fantasy fan either. Decades ago I read shape shifters. Must’ve ODed on them because now I’m just not interested. Like a touch of paranormal. May need to try my hand with that when I finish the series. Thanks so much for stopping by. Love your new cover.