March 26, 2012 in Dag

Doodling/Flidderbugs Virtual Book Tour – Week 4

I can’t believe it. Is it almost a month already?

It seems like the tour has barely started and already we’re up to the last week.

It’s been a lot of fun. The number of followers is definitely growing which each stop. The support from all the readers out there has been amazing. And we’ve had a lot of laughs as well.

Anyway, I guess we better roll on. Here’s the schedule for week 4:

3/26/2011 Reviews by Molly
3/27/2011 Books are Magic
3/28/2011 A Chick Who Reads
3/29/2011 Reader Girls
3/30/2011 BK Walker Books Etc. 

Hope to see you there. 

I can’t finish without one more big thank you to the people who made this possible:

And make sure you’re back here next week for information on the launch of my novel, Magnus Opum.

March 19, 2012 in Dag

Doodling/Flidderbugs Virtual Book Tour – Week 3

Can you believe it? We’re already up to week 3 of the Doodling/Flidderbugs tour.

The first two weeks have been a lot of fun. Lots of comments and interesting discussion. Who would have thought Dag-Lit could have aroused so much attention in the big wide world.

And remember, while it’s mostly about the fun, there is a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card, just be leaving a comment.

So here’s the schedule for week 3:

3/19/2011 A Bookish Affair
3/20/2011 Bunny’s Review
3/21/2011 Fresh Pot of Tea
3/22/2011 Books are Magic
3/23/2011 Jess Resides Here 

Hope to see you along. 

Magnus Opum update

While I’m here, I’d like to post an update on the progress of my novel, Magnus Opum. I’m just completing final revisions now so we’re almost good to go.

Hoping to be able to keep to my schedule and have it ready for release on April 1.

March 12, 2012 in Dag

Doodling/Flidderbugs Virtual Book Tour – Week 2

Welcome to week 2 of the Doodling/Flidderbugs virtual book tour.

Week 1 went really well. Lots of comments and a lot of fun discussion.

Hopefully week 2 will be just as much fun, and not just for me. Remember there’s a $25 Amazon gift card to be won. All you have to do is leave a comment on any of the days and you’ll be in the running.

So here are the details for week 2:

3/12/2011 It’s Raining Books
3/13/2011 Rogue’s Angels
3/14/2011 Marianne Arkins
3/15/2011 The Muse
3/16/2011 The Cerebral Writer 

I really hope to see you all there. 

And before I go, I want to pass big thanks again to:

March 5, 2012 in Dag

Doodling/Flidderbugs Virtual Book Tour – Week 1

Today is a really exciting day for me.

Cancel that. This week is a really exciting week for me.

No, that’s not enough. This month is a really exciting month for me.

And there’s a very good reason for that. All through March, I’ll be running my very first virtual book tour. There should be lots of fun to be had, as well as prizes to be won – just leave a comment on any of the posts and you’ll be in the running for a $25 Amazon gift card.

Anyway, here’s the schedule for the first week:

3/5/2011 Lisa Haselton’s Reviews and Interviews
3/6/2011 Every Day is an Adventure
3/7/2011 Sandra’s Blog
3/8/2011 Maria’s Space
3/9/2011 You Gotta Read 

It should be a lot of fun, so hope to see you there.

And I need to make sure that credit goes where credit is due, so:

February 26, 2012 in Dag

Things I Just Don’t Get

Things that I just don’t get.

I reckon I could make a whole series out of that topic. 

Let’s face it, when it comes to human behaviour and the world in general, sometimes I feel like there’s not much I do get.

Here’s one that had me going for a long time. Something that really amazed me was how much I would get hung up over work stuff. I’d obsess over it. I would come home but it would still be on my mind. It would even keep me awake at night. I’d get so frustrated by all the little nonsense things that made it so difficult to get stuff done. And by the stupid, annoying, and downright mean-spirited things that colleagues would say and do. 

Then, I’d get to take a couple of weeks leave. It was always amazing how quickly these vibes just disappeared and I’d find myself remembering what was actually important. Things like family, and being able to spend time on the things I really enjoyed, especially getting some time to focus on my writing.

It’s just crazy how you can get so caught up on stuff that, in the big scheme of things, is just not important. I’m starting to think that the main indicator of a good job is the ability to switch off once you leave the office (or wherever it happens to be). So far, I’ve been finding myself able to do that in my new job, and that’s a really good sign.  Here’s hoping that it stays like that.

Which leads on to thing number two that I don’t get (ok, it doesn’t really lead on, but I couldn’t think of a clever segue). That thing is KDP Select. It’s the greatest thing ever for writers. It will spell the end of the indie publishing revolution. I have no idea. I see all the exchanges and I find myself seriously stuck on a fence – and that fence is getting more and more uncomfortable (metaphorical palings are sticking into my bum). I’m also seeing exchanges starting to get a bit more heated. This is a shame. I’d hate to see the indie community split over it – another one of those cases where people forget what is really important.

I’m figuring that maybe I should give select a go. Once my next book, Magnus Opum, is released, I’m thinking I’ll enroll it, at least from the start. Down the line, I’d like to have my books available from the different outlets, but maybe Select can be a useful tool for generating interest in new releases.

In the meantime, other things are in the works that will hopefully get my books out into the big wide world. My first blog tour is starting in just over a week. So stay tuned – hopefully it will be a lot of fun. And that is something that I definitely do get.