Wow, week four and still going!

Here it is going on four weeks of blogging and I’m really enjoying it.  These short bursts of sharing are kind of fun.  The hardest part for me is keeping my posts short, yet informative. I tend to be a bit of a story teller so I can get a bit wordy sometimes.  I use to have a bumper sticker that said “Ask me about my horse. Have you got all day?”  When I saw it, I thought to myself, ‘this was made for me’.  I bought it of course!  Okay, enough about my vulnerabilities. 🙂

On the writing front, I did not get a single word down on either of my current book projects.  However, on a positive note, I did finish and post the “About” page on my website.  It was surprisingly difficult to write about myself.  Once again, the struggle I have is being succinct, meaningful, and not going off on a tangent of irrelevant information.  It took me much longer than I anticipated, even with my husband lending a hand proofreading and making some edit suggestions.  He is very supportive of my writing and wants to help me as much as he can.  The struggle is we are two entirely different people when it comes to both our speaking and writing styles.  He works and writes in a government environment; you can imagine how my eyes roll to the back of my head with some of his suggestions.  I can’t tell you how many times I have to remind him – “I don’t talk like that!”   It makes for some interesting exchanges.  Anyhow, I managed to get it done and I’m happy with how it turned out.  When you get a minute, check it out.

As for the rest of the week, the workshop I mentioned last week that my friend Sam and I hosted came and went.  Mother Nature threw us a curve ball with an unexpected snowfall the night before, which did deter a few of the participants. However, on the day of the workshop, the ranch looked post card perfect with glorious sunshine beaming down on a blanket of crisp white snow.  Those that came said they enjoyed the beauty of the ranch and had a magical time.

As usual, I listened to several writing podcasts, including two of my favourites – Joanna Penn of the Creative Penn, and Jim Kukral from the Sell More Books Show who talked about Jim’s Book2Pod.  Jim’s concept sounds very interesting; authors can take their books and turn them into podcasts using synthesised voices.  Both Jim and Joanna played short little clips on their podcasts which were good.  That said, in my humble opinion, the end product sounded too computer generated, but I am sure over time this technology will only get better and better.

That’s pretty much it for this week.  I had lofty goals to get some editing done on my latest book project sometime today but alas, the day is slipping by and there are still a couple of ‘domestic’ duties on the to-do list…

If you like this blogpost leave me a comment.  Or ask me a question.  I’m always open to your feedback.  Have a great rest of the week and here is my quote for today.

“Easy reading is damn hard writing.”
—Nathaniel Hawthorne

 

Tamara

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