Summertime is upon us, and I’m gearing up for a writing blitz. Maybe some of you are familiar with NaNoWriMo, which sends participants on a novel-writing marathon during the month of November. I’ve found it useful to push through these three times a year, and July is one of those months. In the meantime, I’ve been busy with all sorts of things, and that makes for some interesting clutter. Come and see!
This week’s accumulation:
♦ This has been an especially busy week for bonus posts. If you ever want to look back at one of these Authorial Endeavors, they’re connected daisy-chain style, but I also have an index of them on my Miscellany Page. This week:
♦ Reviews are love, especially when they come in doodle format! Did you catch my friend Terri’s pictorial summation of The Hidden Deep? Baird says it best >>
♦ I was invited to do a guest post at Jean Book Nerd—“Four Approaches to Character Names, a.k.a. The Naming Debacle.” There’s also a review and a GIVEAWAY of The Hidden Deep. My companion post, which includes more tidbits about the people and places in the Threshold Series, is called In which names are named…
♦ Rough and Tumble reached a milestone! To celebrate 200 chapters, I did a special post with fun facts about that companion story and its characters.
♦ Have you ever played Rich Man, Poor Man? How about doing it Jane Austen-style? Family goofiness >>
♦ I adore the illustrations in Angels All Around. Anna Earley did a fantastic job, but it can be hard to see every little detail on the screen of an e-reader. While I can’t show you all the art from this Threshold Series prequel, Zonderkidz did give me permission to reveal a few. I’m sharing one today! [Click the picture to bring up the larger size!]
In summertime, this bookstore smelled dry and sweet, like warm paper and cedar shelves. The Curiosity Shop wasn’t like the library, which had air conditioning and classical music playing on the stereo in the back corner. This old store was quiet, but not because you’d be in trouble for talking loudly. The hush was more like the kind you felt during a good game of hide-and-seek, when you’re sure the one you’re looking for is right around the corner. —excerpt from Angels All Around
Peek-a-boo! Don’t forget that one of the fun things Anna and I added to these illustrations is a game of hide-and-seek. Can you find the yahavim? He’s in there! Don’t know what a yahavim is? Find out more about heaven’s littlest angels in this post. And … here’s one now!
♦ If you haven’t yet downloaded this FREE e-story, please do so. Here’s the place to start! And if you’ve delayed because you don’t have an e-reader, they’re very easy to come by. Most of these reading applications have a desktop version. For instance, here’s a link to the one for Kindle. And there’s also a CBDReader for desktop.
So what’s cluttering up your desktop? Do tell!