Monday, December 12, 2011

Blog Up and Running Almost a Month

It's been almost a month since starting my blog up again. I've made some changes in color and content and hope it will make for easier reading. I'm excited by the "views" I've gotten, although for some reason, comments can't be posted. I'm still searching for the "why."

It seems Google's taken over the Yahoo blogs? That is still a question. I need to see how this "new, simplified and improved" version really works. Well, now that I'm working with it, I'm not sure it's so simplified.

Meanwhile, I'm cleaning out the Cottage of Blog. Dusting, cleaning curtains, buying a lifetime supply of coffee and blueberry muffin mix, letting my dogs run around and bark at the ducks who are swimming near the dock. Watching my horses run around in the pasture and neighing for the treats they know they'll receive when they go back into the barn.

I'm stocking my book shelves with romantic suspense, thrillers and mystery. A whole shelf is dedicated to Agatha Christie. Right beneath her are all the Stephanie Plum mysteries by Janet Evanovich, the Cat Who series by Lillian Jackson Braun, some Lisa Jackson, Linda Howard, James Patterson, John Sandford, Susan Conent and then there are the classics which sit nearby.

On the other side of the room are all the craft books and dictionaries. GMC by Deb Dixon, Heroes & Heroines by Sue viders, Tami Cowden and Caro LaFever, The Writer's Journey by Chris Vogler, Word Painting by Rebecca McClanahan, Dwight Swain Techniques of a Selling Writer, Ernest Hemingway On Writing, Self Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne and Dave King, and speaking of King, Stephen's On Writing, and speaking of Janet Evanovich How I Write.

There are a lot more. You can see the list on the sidebar to the right.

Now, I'm about to research Amazon's newest ploy to get more people to buy their Kindles and their books. Seems they're getting into the publishing business and this is upsetting many authors. I'm going to the source. In the next few days, I should have a scoop directly from the source's mouth.

Take care.

It really is a beautiful virtual view here. Kind of wish I could really see it out of my window. What I REALLY see are other houses and a park that descends from my backyard. That's not too shabby.



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