Tabs

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Grumble, mumble, grr...

Will someone please remind Mother Nature it's supposed to be spring here already?  What's up with the SNOW?!  I woke up to an inch of it yesterday, and today, it's all howling winds and freezing rain.  Sheesh.

On the plus side... well, there really is no plus side to that. 

OH! Wait! I did work from home yesterday and today, so that is a plus. If I'd had to walk to the train station in this, I'd have been (even more) severely ticked off.  Also managed to get a chapter and a half on the new book done, so that's a plus too.  Ok, so  there were a couple of pluses to staying home in bad weather. :)

What's new in your world?

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Time Travel

So, I was feeling a bit nostalgic today and sifted through my old blog posts.  I can't believe that in July it will be five years since I joined blogspot.

It was fun to discover this post that I wrote four years, five months, and four days ago, and now to know how it turned out:  http://katesterling.blogspot.com/2006/10/its-finished-i-did-it-i-finally-did-it.html

It was also fun to see what has since happened with some of my early commenters: Amber Scott and Karen Weirich (aka Devin McKee) hadn't as yet been published, and Cynthia Eden was still mainly with small e-pubs, and I don't believe as yet had her first NY contract. Now look at them!  Edie Ramer and Michelle Diener, too - look at them go!

If you've been blogging for a while, see what some of your oldest posts were and what you would tell yourself now that you didn't know then.  I'd like to hear how it went. :)

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Silly Me

I thought I was a few books shy of my first month's Indie sales matching my first month's sales with Cobblestone Press, but the reality is, I surpassed them. I had forgotten to add in the Smashwords and Barnes & Noble sales for the month!

Well, now. I found that very interesting. It was also fun to discover that people from the UK, Australia, Denmark and Canada bought my book - and that the most of the foreign sales went to Australia and Denmark. Thanks, mates! Mange tak! :)

(Mind you, those weren't a LOT of sales, but it was still fun for me.) :)

Does this mean I'll stop trying to go for a traditional publisher? No. But it does mean that I'll dust off those "unusual/not mainstream/hard to define genre" manuscripts and put them out there to let the readers decide if they want to read them or not.

Meanwhile, back on the ranch, I am totally pooped today. I shouldn't be so tired on the first warm Saturday this year - what's up with that?! Ah, well. Managed to get my living room thoroughly cleaned (baseboards, walls and all - could account some for the tiredness), the dirty kitchen is still looming, and I just want to hunker down with a good book or movie. Any recommendations?

(Although, I was in the mood to watch "The Princess Bride" again after reading this post.)  :)