Monday, August 29, 2011

Spoon Full of Sugar

Hello everyone!  It has been a few day since I have been here.  I have been working hard on finishing, editing the two stories I am working on.
I hope with in the next few weeks to have them ready to format and send to Smashwords and Amazon.
I have also been working on creating covers for these books.  Don't get me started on this.  I have more questions than answers.  LOL
Have been reading alot of blogs and found most of them interesting and full of information.
I especially love the ones that make me laugh a time or two.
I really need to get into the habit of making comments on the blogs I visit.  But generally what I would have said has already been said by someone else.
Stop by rest a spell and have a glass of ice tea.

Thursday, August 25, 2011


I have been reading other blogs by e book authors telling me how important the book cover is.
 The only problem I realized, I never paid attention to the book cover of hard copy and e copies of books.
 I never look at the cover till after I read the book.
 The blurb of the story is what catches my attention.  It is what they are telling me the book is about, that catches my attention.
Is there anyone else out there that does not pay attention to the cover, but reads what the book is about and that draws them in to buy or read the book?

Friday, August 19, 2011

Third time is charmed

She sat in her favorite rocking chair on the front porch and watched the neighbors.  Next to her on a table was ice tea with a slight kick to it.  She always thought a little whiskey never hurt anything and it made the evening more mellow.  Sipping her glass of ice tea she watched as Mr. James across the street worked in his yard.  Sweat glistened on tanned skin and made the well form muscles show to advantage.  Yep, nothing better than a glass of ice tea and watching muscles contract and then smooth out under bronzed skin.

Blogging, Blogging I hear about it all the time and lately I have been reading alot of blogs. 
I have spent the summer writing and I now have a finished book.
The blogs I have read advise I need to blog, have a facebook site and twitter site to advertise my book when it becomes an e book.
I figure okay and I am setting each of them up.
I have had family members and a friend read my manuscript and now I am having a professional person connected with books read it.
I have also been angonizing over the book cover.  I never paid attention to the book cover when I bought a book.  It was the intro in the back that caught my attention.   If it sounded interesting, I bought the book.
So we will see how it goes with the cover I decide to go with.  Tight on money like everyone else, I am trying to create my own cover.  Wish me luck!