Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Everyone has a list, even if it's just a grocery list written on a torn piece of table paper. As a writer, I've recently discovered the wonders of an outline. It's very helpful, but I still list. After I finish a chapter, if I know what's next,or if I have one of my brilliant ideas, I'll list them there at the bottom, before I start the next chapter, then I'll highlight them so I won't forget and leave them in the finished product.. They shouldn't call them lists at all, they should call them memory boots.

One of the things I've discovered recently, is the Kindle bookmark or note function. I just finished proofing Bum's Rush, one last time--yes, yes, I know, I thought I was done with it also, but errors had been reported and, as you know, the only way to flush them out is to read the book--again. So I downloaded a copy from Smashwords and when I found a little error, I bookmarked it and put a note in the bookmark so I'd know where to go to find the error and what needed fixing. As I was doing this, I got to thinking, if this works out well, maybe with my next book, that's where I'll start. I'll submit the raw WIP and flush out all the error I find on the first time through, or maybe the second. You can't edit the MS here, so it might be less distracting. Just a thought. Have to wait and see if it works.

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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Hi, I'm Home

Just spent a wonderful week in Washington visiting my daughter and grandchildren. It was sad leaving, but it's wonderful to be home. Though it rained every single day, we had a blast, playing games and shopping. Did I mention, eating. So, because we're heading out for a Bahama cruise in Decompber, I'm on a serious diet. It will take me that long to lose the fifteen pounds I've been trying to lose for about five years. I'm doing a radical Slim Fast diet for the first couple of weeks.

Anyway, I want to thank all of you who are reading Bum's Rush. I can't wait to hear what you think.

Welcome to my new peeps. I want to thank Deirdra from a Storybook World for the Best Books blog award. If you haven't visited her blog, it's absolutely beautiful Click here Also, it's nice to hear from the A to Z Challenge participants. I'm looking forward to blogging to the alphabet in the upcoming challenge, see sidebar for details.

It's like Christmas coming back and finding so many goodies on my blog.

I've put up a new first chapter excerpt to "That Girl" on my "That Girl" page, plus a new, self-designed background. Feel free to visit and comment. I'm still working on it. Being on vacation kind of put a crimp in my progress, but it's really coming along and as fast as new ideas pop into my head, I try to incorporate them into my outline.

Well, I think that covers it for now. I'll be checking in on you as time allows. Until then, keep writing for those who do, and God bless to you all.
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