Thursday Walk on the Blog Side…

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What a week! I’m trying to put this into perspective. Coming down off the high of my book cover reveal on Monday. Now I’m just plain nervous as hell. ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s hard to concentrate. I’m working my way through revisions on the last 40-50 pages of Keeping the Family Peace. Getting ready to birth this baby. It’s a labor of love. It’s painful. I’ve spent years working on these 90,000+ words. Some of them are even good. I think I’ve covered all the plot holes, tied up all the loose ends. Beta readers, writers group, and editors seem to think so. I’m ready to let it go. I want to let it go. Then I can go stick my head in the sand. ๐Ÿ™‚

How do you like my new blog header? My son Joel made it for me. Isn’t it grand?

The interesting thing is I know what to expect. I won’t repeat it here, but point you to a blog post by Colin F. Barnes, who published his first novel last week. He captured the moments perfectly.


Does social media have rules? by A Writer of History

And because my crusaders are never far from my mind, The Strange Death of Richard the Lionhearted from Nancy B. at English Historical Fiction.

KM Weiland writes Tempted to Give Up on Your Story? Don’t! I can honestly say that I wasn’t tempted while writing Family Peace because I had 3 wonderful writer friends encouraging me to the finish line.

10 Ways to Build Long-Lasting Traffic to Your Author Website or Blog by Jane Friedman. Makes me tired to think about everything that must be done…

I have writers group tonight so I actually get a break from novel revisions. I’m glad for the short break – I get to head back to the 12th century to read the next part of my crusader novella to the group. The upcoming scene is not pretty. Sad news from England. Lovers quarrel. Break out the tissues!

How is your week going?

  1. Jadey Avatar

    Love the header!
    Good luck with the rest of your revisions.

    1. Char Avatar

      Thanks, Jadey. I think the header might be a bit too dark… so it may get an update at some point. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Cynthia Tussey Harris Avatar

    Good blog Char! I think the title in the header needs to be a little brighter–however it looks good the way it is.

    1. Char Avatar

      Thanks, Cindy. Joel sent me an updated version – I think the images are a bit clearer with the lightening he did.

  3. alibrariangirl Avatar

    It seems I am looking forward to a good read. It is all so exciting – so proud of all the work you have done!. I’m sure there were times you truly had to push through the mental cobwebs with that extra cup (or two?) of coffee. Maybe I should send Radina’s a thank you note? Merry Christmas, Char!

    1. Char Avatar

      Thanks so much. Coffee, Radina’s and my writers group helped me through. ๐Ÿ™‚ I hate to think of how many $$ I’ve spent on coffee there. Hopefully I’ll sell enough books to cover that if nothing else! And calories in those lattes? Hm…all balanced by the calcium in the milk, right?

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