Welcome to the Weekend Coffee Share, hosted by Emily at nerdinthebrain.com. It goes like this, If we were having coffee today, on the 24th of June, I’d tell you that:
I actually worked on a book manuscript today! (Not the one I just published). Well, the draft is already written, but little bits and pieces have been coming to me, and today I finally decided to add them in. I can’t tell you my word count, because I only do that during NANOWRIMO. I’m sure I’ll be adding more to this one. It felt so good, because it seems such a long time since I’ve done that. You see, I’ve been working on promoting my new sci-fi release, and most of my writing efforts have gone into that. I must say, though, I really miss entering the Flash fiction challenges, and I need to get back into it. The Weekend Coffee Share has been my one semi-regular post in the blogger community. Photo: Detours in Time is my new sci-fi release. Buy link is in my footnote!
You see, I’ve been writing blog guest posts and answering interview questions in order to get featured on other blogs. I’ve been contacting book bloggers about reviews and writing those e-mails, as well as searching my book for some really good teaser quotes to add to my Canva graphics. I published a post earlier this week that explores part of the background in Detours in Time, which is the 1990s. Find it here: https://pamelascanepa.wordpress.com/2017/06/21/10-reasons-the-1990s-were-not-so-bad/ This week, I was also part of a blog tour that I signed up for through a blogger in Ireland. Each day, a different part or element of my book was revealed. Friday, my first page was featured at https://thefirstpageblog.wordpress.com/2017/06/23/419/ Please do go and check it out!
The book promo graphic that I made on Canva and posted Thursday. It’s a quote teaser from Detours in Time. If you couldn’t tell, it’s a time-travel book. 🙂
You may also want to visit this link this weekend, where my book is being featured and a giftcard giveaway takes place when you sign up for my newsletter (a once or twice monthly update) and follow my social media: https://eskiemamareads.blogspot.com/2017/06/eskiemama-dragon-lady-reads-saturday_24.html
Other than writing and book promo, I’ve been reading Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee. The social dynamics from that era are interesting. I have also been going to yoga class and trying some yoga at home. I go to the studio at least twice a week, get some cardio at some point, and then try to get on the mat at home a few days. The yoga at home doesn’t last long. My dog thinks I’m just having fun, so he comes and rolls around on the mat. It’s a little distracting, but I get what yoga I can until he just has to have attention.
Dog on the mat! Not distracting at all. 🙂
So, all the writing and typing gets my shoulders in knots. Therefore, I had to have a massage yesterday. It was great! Later today, I am headed to St. Augustine Beach with my boyfriend Kenny. We’ll get some beach time, and then later, we’ll have a really good dinner. It’s his birthday weekend! I so need a little getaway. We may get to the shops, unless it’s too hot. This heat has been overwhelming at times. Even lukewarm coffee gets to me. My room also has thin curtains so the sun comes in, full force and bright. I wouldn’t trade it for the world, though. My corner should be and needs to be sunny to maintain my state of mind. I can always go to another room to cool off!
On the home range, things are still going well. I had to catch my attitude, as I am the only driver in my family right now. I am not used to being a caretaker for the family. For my child, yes, I’m used to that. I had to check my attitude, though. It left me feeling petty. I gifted my mom with a pack of Klondike bars, though, and she was so appreciative. Everyone seems to be on the uphill climb lately.
Well, that’s my week. How about yours? Please leave me a comment, and visit Emily’s Coffee Share. You may even want to post your own #weekendcoffeeshare. http://www.nerdinthebrain.com/weekendcoffeeshare-the-one-where-life-just-keeps-being-fun/
Have a great weekend!