I am this close to having my edits on the LOST AND FOUND thriller completed to send back to the editor. And I am THIS CLOSE to having all my lines learned in the current theater project we rehearse nearly every night. Also, there have been some challenges in one of my membership organizations that have me (and many others) concerned and so overtime dealing with that has created unexpected deadlines. So I’m putting on my flame-retardant sparkles for the duration.
In between times, the usual writer-icity deadlines continue to flog and dog my calendar, and I’ve been a wee bit remiss keeping up with my Sweet Tweets over at the Twitter-verse. I hope y’all will forgive me…very soon I’ll be back up to speed on everything.
Monday Mentions is the mash-up-day of all the neato-torpedo links and videos, pet schtuff and bling and writer-icity crappiocca collected over the past week. Some of this “schtuff” can be hard to categorize and may fit more than one topic so I urge you to at least scan them all.
How to Get Self Pub’d Books Into Bookstores lots of info and tips in these articles
Twitter Lessons via Helmet Hair Heroine from the awesome blog of Jenny Hansen
UC-Davis Pet Tox Screening, Authors, you could really use this info in your thrillers!
Sharpen Your Blogging, lots of tips in this series from Kristin Nador
89 Book Marketing Ideas That Will Change Your Life, thanks to awesome blogger Jillian Dodd for the suggestion. And here are 4 more marketing tips from the awesome Jane Friedman
Deciphering Book Sales Rank from Theresa Ragan
Tracking Sales How do you know if your book sales are average or need a kick in the ass-ets? Some ballpark ranges for indie authors here.
ACE Awards, nominate your canine hero
Kitty Trick Training a fun video of a feline that’s earned DOG titles
Blog Paws Conference for anyone who blogs about critters (or who has critters that blog).
Nominations For Petties for the best “pet bloggers” out there!
$60,000 Doggy Custody Battle, what lengths would you go to for your pet?
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