I'm pleased to announce blogging friend Ann Carbine Best will be my guest blogger tomorrow. Ann is the author of the newly released memoir, In the Mirror: A Memoir of Shattered Secrets.
Getting Back in the Groove After Vacation
This is always hard for me, especially if I've made a grand effort to escape my computer and all writing activities while I just chill. This time our "chilling" took the form of playing grandma and grandpa daycare for our two-year-old granddaughter. This was our first chance to spend so much time alone with her and get to know each other better. We had a great time.
It's always good to get home, though. Yesterday I did the laundry and bought groceries. Now I need to turn my attention back to the novel. I need to do more rewriting than I originally thought because of a couple of pesky plot problems. Note to self: Stop talking about it and writing about it and get to work.
Monthly Book Giveaways
Check out Reader Views, a review/interview/author publicity site for their monthly book giveaways.
Rebecca Reads holds a monthly book sweepstake.
Mystery Writers of America holds a monthly mystery/suspense/thriller giveaway for a whole box of books.
In My Flower Garden
My poor garden is so neglected that it's always a surprise to see a determined and hardy specimen worthy of a photo. This iris is from one of two deteriorating beds that desperately need to be divided and replanted.
I've let myself drift away from planting and tending my garden while I tend to blogging and other writing-related activities. A better balance between the two would make my yard more attractive, that's for sure.
Filling Out My Guest Blogger Lineup for 2011
I still have three more dates open in December for guest bloggers. If you have a book scheduled for December release, especially if you write mystery, suspense, or thrillers, contact me for more information. There's an e-mail contact link in my About Me profile (top right sidebar).