Friday, February 21, 2014
Celebrating the Small Things: Some Middle-Grade Links, a Book & a Blog Hop
Middle grade author Claudia Mills shares her page-a-day method with proven results at Smack Dab in the Middle;
It's the last day of Middle Grade Week at indie author Susan Kaye Quinn's website. Today she's talking about marketing to those tough-to-reach middle-grade readers as an self-published author;
And Author Chris Eboch talks about how to avoid comparing your creative path to other writers at Project Mayhem.
With plenty of couch time, I also finished ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell. I was curious and excited to read this one since it got so much buzz and raves, and I DID enjoy it, but not as much as I'd hoped. It's one of those 'quiet' novels, which is not a bad thing for me because I happen to love those types of books, but the ending seemed a little hurried and didn't ring quite true to me.
I also signed on to participate in Tara Tyler's 'Celebrate the Small Things' Hop to give shout-outs to anyone deserving of love and praise (WHO DOESN'T NEED THAT?) for even the smallest of accomplishments. Want to join me? Click on the badge in the right sidebar.
What am I doing today? Editing, in between periodic checks on the sump pump in the basement. Eighteen inches of rapidly-melting snow is never a good thing for a 100-year-old basement!
Enjoy YOUR weekend!