Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wednesday Scramble

Tomorrow's Guest Blogger

I'm pleased to have Mary Montague Sikes as my guest blogger tomorrow. Mary (or Monti as she's known around the blogging world) uses her travel experiences to create exotic settings for her novels. She has an interesting story to tell about her path to publication.

Tomorrow is Veteran's Day in the U.S. and Remembrance Day in Canada

And I found this video clip at Jemi Fraser's blog Just Jemi: Musings of an Aspiring Author. It's a group of Canadian country singers honoring their soldiers and veterans with a great song, but it could just as easily be sung about our own men and women who serve and defend. It's a great tribute, so I'm posting it here as well.

What I'm Reading

I just finished 61 Hours by Lee Child. That one was pretty hard to put down and now I'm super anxious to read the next book in the series, Worth Dying For. But while I wait, I'm going to read State of Fear by Michael Crichton. As I did my bookcase de-clutter, quite a few books I've been meaning to read for a long time rose to the top of the stack.

What I'm Doing This Week (Besides the De-Clutter Project)

Today I'm introducing my replacement at The Blood-Red Pencil blog, Elspeth Antonelli. Those of you who already know Elspeth know she has a great sense of humor. She doesn't disappoint in her first BRP post called Before You Write...

Friday night I'll be reading at the Open Mic Night at the Northern Colorado Writers Studio. I haven't decided which manuscript to read from yet. I guess it's time to make my selection and run through some practice reads. I have eight minutes to please my audience.

Saturday I'll be one of bunches and bunches of authors appearing at Local Author Day hosted by Jax Ranch and Home and Jax Outdoor Gear in Fort Collins, Colorado. Jax does all the sales and sales tax collection, brings steady refills for our coffee cups, and even provides lunch for the authors. It should be a great day.

I've pulled all the pieces together so I can put The Prairie Grass Murders on Kindle, and I've contacted the Kindle expert who's going to do the formatting for me. Yes, I'm going to do it the easy way. There are only so many hours in a day.

And next Tuesday I'll be Terry Odell's guest blogger at Terry's Place.

How to Use Google Reader to Keep Up With Your Favorite Blogs

I found this post at Michael Hyatt's Intentional Leadership website/blog. If you don't already know about and/or use Google Reader, I high recommend this article.


Mary Vaughn said...

Busy week for you again.
I'll check out the reader article because that thing frustrates me.
Have a great week.

Margot Kinberg said...

Patricia - You do have a lot on your plate as always! Thanks for sharing that video; it is so important to remember those who put their own comfort and safety on the line for others...

And how cool about Elspeth!! Folks, if you haven't checked out her blog, It's a Mystery, please do; it's marvellous!

E.J. Wesley said...

Thanks for spotlighting our military, Patricia! My wife is a physician in the Air Force, and we've had countless family and friends involved in the military over the years. It means a lot to both of us when people stop to say thank you.

Ann said...

Good luck with the reading and thanks for the link about Google Reader. It should be a great help to me.

Still clearing out the is a job I must get started on this weekend. No Really, I must!

Mason Canyon said...

Love the video. It's a great reminder for us. You've got a busy week planned. Best of luck with all your projects.

Thoughts in Progress

welcome to my world of poetry said...

You're always so busy Patricia, but I do enjoy your post.


Elspeth Antonelli said...

I may be your placement at The Blood Red Pencil, Patricia; but I'll never fill your shoes. I would suppose mine would be big fat clown shoes. What a busy schedule you have! Best of luck with it all and remember, my house is only a time period away.

Clarissa Draper said...

Great stuff. I use googlereader on igoogle and I'm beginning to love it.

Anonymous said...

I hope you post a review of State of Fear. That's one of the books I've wanted to read. And I use Google Reader sometimes. Its very useful to organize blogs by the amount of traffic or if you want to visit certain bloggers on certain days.