It’s summer and the livin’ is easy, right? And the blogging is slow.
After eleven years of blogging I’ve found that traffic drops off more in the summer than it does around the holidays. For those first years I continued with a normal schedule. Then I realized I’d rather enjoy the weather and my extra time, and kick things into gear again in the Fall.
So, blogging aside, this has been a busy month. I’ve polished my submission to a shine and it’s off with my editor, my daughter and her girlfriend were here visiting for eight days, and I’m working my tush off on ideas to promote LEFT TO CHANCE while simultaneously staying on everyone’s good side. I hope.
And today, this is what I came up with:
If you’ve read an early copy of Left to Chance, how fun is this? If you haven’t read it yet, HOW FUN IS THIS ANYWAY?
And did you know there’s a Goodreads Giveaway of 100 copies ending tomorrow? And that I keep giving away copies on BLOOM? If you’re not yet part of BLOOM, it’s super fun and even in summer, it has not slowed down. Fabulous Facebook Groups are the new pink. Which is the new black. Or was.
Back to writing…
For those of you who remember Boop, my main character from my now-submitted WIP, I’m heading to South Haven, Michigan for more research in early August, so I’ll check in from there.
Here’s a sneak peek at a bit of inspiration for The Last Bathing Beauty! Can you imagine teenager today dressed like that at an arcade. Wait. Are there arcades? Kids today! Do they even know what an arcade is? And I don’t mean Chuck E. Cheese.
I also have a blog post percolating on just how long novels need to be, as well as some great interviews lined up for Fall — and, the countdown to Left to Chance, which is getting some lovely buzz already!