Welcome to my Weekend Coffee Share, hosted by Emily at nerdinthebrain.com. It goes like this: If we were having coffee today on the 17th of June, I’d tell you:
*Summer is truly a time to renew and catch up! I’m promising myself I’ll go to yoga twice a week. There are so many kinks in my shoulders, and I’ve totally fallen off the exercise wagon. So far, I am meeting my twice a week goal. In fact, I wrote about it, in my imagining of “Yoga” as a deep-voiced, patient man who always leaves the door open and keeps me going back. Find it at https://pamelascanepa.wordpress.com/2017/06/11/if-yoga-were-a-guy-my-exercise-evolution-contd/ I’ve also been to the beach for a relaxing day that was great until I later discovered the spots I’d neglected when I applied sunscreen. Forida sun= great potential for pain.
*I have been busy, though. I have a new sci-fi book release, Detours in Time, that came out on 6/16, Woohoo! I’ve been trying to do the prep work to get this one seen before it drops. This means I’ve put it up for pre-order, contacted endless book reviewers and bloggers, and I’ve gotten several who offered to do an interview or spotlight on their blog, with just a few who can review my book at this time. At any rate, I have a busy schedule of blog appearances for June, and July is getting planned right now; I think there are three. Maybe I’ll take a little getaway in July? One more thing I’ve done is contact many in the Goodreads and Library Thing community in the hopes of gathering reviews that way. If you haven’t yet discovered Library Thing, check it out at librarything.com. I’m not totally sure if it is only in the U.S., but do check it out. You can also Google Library Thing for authors to find out how it could help you as an author. Visibility is my aim right now, because the hope is that this will motivate people to buy my book.
Graphic by Kat Mellon, who also did my cover. I got this graphic printed through Vistaprint as postcards, and I’m leaving them in random places all over town. Visibility! 🙂 New book available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0711ZW6XF
Here is one of my Author Interview Posts on a fellow sci-fi and satire writer’s blog: https://vrcraftauthor.wordpress.com/2017/06/15/interview-with-author-pamela-s-canepa/
While we’re at it, here is an article I wrote to introduce myself on another writer’s blog, if you’re interested: https://mylife428.wordpress.com/2017/06/17/self-publishing-with-pamela-schloesser-canepa-pamscanepa1/
*Back to Summer time relaxation. I have to make time for this, daily. You see, I am a teacher and summer is a necessary time to rest and rejuvenate. Things have also been a little tense in my family, so I am somewhat a caretaker or manager lately, too. So I relax, care for others, seclude myself to write/promote, then relax again, write again, etc. I have to force myself off of the computer to let my brain relax. My mom is at home with a broken arm. We live in the same house, so I am here to help if she needs driving somewhere, and I’m mostly handling the meals. However, I also have a mostly constant companion this summer, and she is watching a LOT of TV. So, I introduced her to Bridget Jones via Netflix. We’ve seen two of the movies so far, and, oh, why not see the third? I think she is team Darcy, just like I am, and we love the somewhat naughty rom-com genre. There are lots of laughs, for sure. I’ve always loved the clumsy, flawed character of Bridget Jones!
Thank you for stopping by my Weekend Coffee Share! Feel free to share about your week or your summer in the comments. While you’re at it, think about writing your own Weekend Coffee Share! Visit Emily’s bog at http://www.nerdinthebrain.com/weekendcoffeeshare-the-one-where-im-in-wilmington/ for her Coffee Share, and leave a link to your coffee share by clicking on the inlinkz button. Have a great week!