Most books are available, but with brick and mortar stores closing it is had to know what to do. New and used book stores still exist, but on line shopping is taking over.
However, a huge percentage of people over 35 or sometime less, just don’t read anymore or wait for a book to fall in their lap. I think this is sad. Not just because I am an independent author, but because non readers are missing so many great escape stories.
So, if you hear of a book write it down and the author. Call a bookstore and order it and pay for it and it can be mailed to you for your enjoyment.
Just a thought
I have two pages left to edit in the third book of my espionage series, Ezra. It takes place in the Seattle area and Greece. So far there have been two one way flights and one round trip. Everyone is home and the plot is building. The next 100 pages or so will be a challenge to ramp things up.
Update on signings that I mentioned:
Nov. 30 Marysville/Pilchuck High School bazaar….5611–108th St. NE, Marysville, Wa 98271..9-3pm
Dec. 7 Seattle Hill Elementary Holiday Bazaar….12711–51st Ave. SE, Everett, Was.98208..10-1:15
Working on two signing before Christmas. Dates will be revealed when I confirm and pay for them.
What to do when nothing works? I like to scroll the internet for my books. I haven’t for a long time, but I just did.
Abe Books is carrying many of my books in stock. This is rare. They are usually special order. Thanks, Abe Books. I just wish I knew how to put a photo of my book page on this post. Some day.
My new book club is interesting and useful. Plus I was asked to critique and reveiw a book for an Australian writer. Little steps.
I had a root canal done and sleep cycle is in flux this week. I didn’t write today, but have decided it is time for a full deep edit before writing the next 10,000 words.
Looking for next step, but it is year end and there is much to do.
Would like another event before year’s end, but it might not happen.
My worst problems are nothing but they can take my energy. It would be nice to write 1,000 words a day. I allow myself the luxury of not emotionally abusing myself if I don’t make my quota.
The reason is that while I am not writing, my brain is coming up with new plot twists. It also allows me to form up a new book to work on when I am done with my current book project.
I am committed to portraying the violent word in a low level of visual. It’s all about what the characters are thinking and feeling. How the characters act is off camera so to speak.
I have been heavily criticized for not putting insects in and focusing on the dirt: ie. Underground Seattle in my Aaron adventures.
1. Aaron is finding the tunnel before any current people went down there.
2. I was postulating what the area was like back then. I know that is still dirt only and I didn’t want to touch anything.
For these reasons, I wrote it as I did. I apologize if the insects were left out. I had a lot to say in only 10,000 words.
I share yesterday that I was working on changing my website around. One more step has been successful. My blog posts are once again on my Amazon author page.
As I continue business, I recently change website companies. Of course, this intales changing blog sites.
This also means modifying my Author page on Amazon. I tried again today, but I will have to wait three days to see if this post shows up on the author page.
I don’t do complication easily, but waiting is acceptable.