Thursday, December 8, 2016

It's A Wink and A Nod Thursday

It's A Wink and Nod Thursday and our recipient blog is Out On The Prairie.  The 'Butterfly Whisperer' as he is known to his collegagues is a photojournalist that is kind enough to share  photographs of his treks across the praire. You'll see posts of animals, birds, flowers, and scenic views. He also occasionally drops bits of interesting information concerning butterflies and wild life. If you enjoy seeing serene nature scenes, you'll like this blog.
Wink. Wink.

So many blogs. So little time.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

IWSG Wednesday

The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Members post about their  doubts and fears, discuss struggles and triumphs, and offer words of encouragement to others who are struggling. 
Group Question:
In terms of your writing career, where do you see yourself five years from now and what's your plan to get there?
This is definitely a thought provoking question.  It would be easier to answer where I'd like to see myself in five years.  I'm sure, like most of my brother and sister writers, my answer would be on the New York Times Bestseller List, with a movie or two under my belt.  In the harsh, cold light of day, the chances are about the same as winning the lottery.  But since I write fantasy, I don't deal with harsh cold reality unless absolutely necessary.  
As far as the five-year plan.  My five years has come and gone. In that time, e books  have exploded on the scene and changed the dynamics of writing and publishing. Both e and print are up against millions of other books. And to repeat my mantra, given the odds any sale is a good sale. Though nothing to cause the royals in the book world to break into a sweat, or even mid-listers, my sales this year were much better than last year. And my goal is that next year will be better than this year.  Baby steps:)
My current issue: My rights have reverted from a former publisher but my books are still up at most retailers (BN has been extremely helpful and the E books are down there)  even after contacting both publisher and retailers.  And we won't even mention royalties or lack thereof. Is anyone else out there having this problem? 

What about you?  What's your five-year plan?  And for the blogger buds out there that don't write but create in other ways, feel free to jump in with YOUR five year plans.
Looking for new blogs to follow? Try Site Hounds.
Jerry has put a lot of time and effort into letting us know what blogs are out there.  Just go to the category that interests you and click.   If you'd like to add your site to his list, just shoot him an email.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Beauty and The Beast

Can't wait.  Though I wish they'd left off the talking teapot.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Friday, December 2, 2016

Happy Friday

Happy 1st Friday of December.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

It's Wink and a Nod Thursday

Our Wink and a Nod Recipient this week is Donna from the Gather Blog.
Donna blogs on a variety of fun subjects that include gardening, crafts, food and recipes, and animals. She has some great photos on her sidebar that include items you can find in her Etsy Shop. If you have an opportunity, stop by her place and say hey. Wink, Wink, Donna.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016