Thursday Walks on the blog side…

Hello world! We woke up to a couple of inches of snow this morning in Kansas and frigid – actually, winter – temperatures. What a concept!  I love the winter. Love snow. But when temperatures remain in the 60s-70s consistently from October through December, it’s hard to take that day they suddenly plummet to 5°F. Add the wind and we’re dipping into sub-zero temps. Can you say BRRRRR?

Well of course we have articles to recommend. It’s Thursday, right?

Did you miss this one about a new book just published? Run. Go buy it. Now. 🙂

Things I’ll need to ponder in the coming months:

Joanna Penn writes: Help! My book isn’t selling. 10 Questions You Need To Answer Honestly If You Want To Sell More Books…

The New World of Publishing: Goals and Dreams via Dean Wesley Smith.
He has a list of what you need to be a professional writer. Point #4: “The hunger to keep learning writing craft and the knowledge you will never be good enough.”

How Do We Handle Rejection and Keep on Pressing? via Kristen Lamb.

Okay – time for me to head to writers group. They’ll get a dose of my 12th century crusaders novel and we’ll share the bottle of wine I’m bringing. I do believe a little celebration is in order, don’t you? First novel published!! Whew!

What exciting plans do you have?

  1. Jadey Avatar

    My two boys would give anything for it to be snowing right now. We had a cold snap a couple of weeks ago – snow in some places but not here in the east of England – but now it’s just wet and unseasonably mild. Boys, of course, wanted it to snow so the schools shut (they finish today anyway). I’d be happy to have snow over the Christmas period, but not so much that the roads are impassable otherwise it makes visiting relatives tricky. Anyway, enjoy your snow while you have it.

    And, once again, congratulations on getting your book finished just before Christmas. Perfect timing I’d say!

    1. Char Avatar

      I know how your boys feel! I was the same way as a kid. Snow here, even 5-6 inches, rarely cancels school in town – the rural communities get the days off, but they are too quick to clear most roads inside the city (of 50,000). I was always disappointed for my kids. I agree about driving in the stuff. That isn’t fun at all.

      Yesterday’s snow looks lovely, but it’s the hard, crunchy kind – it was bitter cold, so it turned icy. Now the danger is slipping in parking lots or on sidewalks that haven’t been cleared. Eeeek.

      Merry Christmas to you. Enjoy!

  2. Catherine Hedge Avatar

    The wine was delicious and the celebration well deserved. You’ll have to wait for the Crusaders, but by last night’s scene, it will be a real winner! Good job, Char

    1. Char Avatar

      And the pie was delicious!! It is wonderful to celebrate with friends like you & Mark. So glad you enjoyed that scene. Merry Christmas Cathy!

      1. Catherine Hedge Avatar

        Thank you, Char! Merry Christmas, Author!

  3. Melia Erin Avatar

    I’m originally from very northern Wisconsin – grew up playing in snow drifts as tall as my house – so you think I would love the snow and winter, but I do not. If I could play in it without being cold, then maybe. But I really hate being cold. 🙂

    On a happy note, I just bought a new book to read on my iPad – maybe you’ve heard of it? It’s called _Keeping the Family Peace_? Ring a bell? 🙂

    Have a Merry Christmas!!

    1. Char Avatar

      I hate that feeling when your toes feel like they’re burning or going to fall off! Ugh. I’ll admit, I enjoy watching the snow fall, looking out on the snow-covered ground, wrapped in my warm blanket & flannel PJs, and sitting next to a roaring fire.

      You bought a book? Hm…doesn’t sound familiar but you’ve got such good taste, I’m certain it was a wise choice. I hope your Cutest Boy isn’t thinking the same things as my teenage protagonist. 🙂

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