The Monday shuffle

I got up early this morning. My main plan was simply to read, and not much more. I started my day off with blogs. I follow hundreds of blogs these days, and I've gotten better at browsing them. I also have some I never miss, no matter what. This lasted until my daughter got out of bed.

We had a nice talk, and I vowed long ago that the world could take a backseat to my discussions with her. She's 21 now, and Dad isn't as big a part of her life these days. When I get the chances, I don't pass them up.

When she headed for work, I tore into the novel I'm reading. I'm past the half way mark right now, and excited to see where it's going. Yes, I could have done more, but my daughter intervened.

Critique group went well tonight. I knew where I was going to get called out, and this excites me. It means I'm capable of spotting my own weak spots, now I have to figure out how to wear that hat when I need it.

I checked my Amazon progress tonight. There haven't been any recent sales, but there are a lot of pages being read via Amazon Prime, or the lending library. I think that's pretty cool.

Now might be a good time to mention that all of my titles are available for free as part of your Amazon Prime subscription. It's all the same to me, and if borrowing the books works for you go for it. Even my 99¢ Notebook has been read this way. I wonder if it pays more on a paid-per-page basis than the 99¢ I'm asking. I'm happy in either case.

There were some great comments on the post about stakes in fiction. This is what blogging is all about for me. Thanks for weighing in everyone.

Right now, I'm enjoying an Elysian Brewing Punkuccino. It's a pumpkin beer with coffee, and it's very good. I'll probably spend a bit of time with a paper magazine I'm almost finished with, then it's back to the paycheck job tomorrow.


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20 responses to “The Monday shuffle

  1. I agree–conversations with our kids should take priority, especially when they’re older and they don’t give us those heart-to-heart moments very often. 🙂

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  2. Will check you out on Amazon 🙂

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  3. Sounds like you had a great day! But pumpkin beer with coffee??? Yeugh! One or the other, but not together, please!

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  4. Sounds like you were busy and productive. Conversations with loved ones should take the priority though. Not much fun when nobody wants to talk to you. I’m still trying to get used to the pages thing. Never know if it’s one person reading the whole thing or a bunch of people reading a bit, but I guess both scenarios are good.

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  5. I’m with you. If people are checking out my stuff, I’m happy. Sales will come, one friendly click at a time. Pumpkin beer mixed with coffee? That’s an interesting combination.

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  6. I’m trying hard to imagine pumpkin coffee beer, so hard, I don’t know if I’m grossed out or not, but I am intrigued and would try a Punkuccino.
    I’m about to throw myself into a new book today, a bit out of my comfort zone — and I hope it’s a good un! 😛

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  7. I mentioned I had done a homebrew IPA. It is now ready and the taste is terrific. The good news is it only cost $5.00 a bottle to make.LOL

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