A rambling post …
Here it is Sunday again. Weather-wise it has been like a late summer day – but it is supposed to warm again this coming week. I appreciate the summer so much; it’s far too short for me.
My spirit longs for particular music sometimes, right now being one of those times. Here is a link to Hillsong so you can enjoy the music I’m listening to as I’m writing this post.
Life continues on with its caregiving challenges (almost 3 1/2 years now!) – some days make me appreciate the good ones so much more. If it weren’t for the help we are getting my sister and I could not have managed all this as long as we have.
As you know, one of my goals is to write children’s books, or even any writing for myself would be good right now! Last month a friend and I were discussing our mutual desire to write, and I suggested a challenge. From that conversation we are now both writing – actually, we are writing together although long distance – one writes, the other adds to it and sends it back … and so on and so on. This effort is challenging us and helping to release our creative (writing) energy. Have you tried anything like that?Now for the burning question: How are you enjoying my blog; is it helpful to you?
I’ve been looking into ways I can help you more. Since I’m interested in helping promote your books (the ones I agree to read and review) and others I think you might like or should know about, you know I have a new page for that purpose: BUY THE BOOK! On that page I’m in the process of adding a few more things – both for writers and for readers.
As you can imagine, I spend a lot of my available time reading books, updating my blog and writing posts. (and I enjoy it all!) When I upgraded my blog to better suit my needs it meant I’d have to pay for its hosting. (WordPress is very reasonable or I wouldn’t have done it.) After much consideration, I recently decided to look into affiliation which will bring in a very small percentage for any sales made through your clicks from the links I have here on my site. It will help me pay for my blog as it is, so is a way you can help me, too, if you want to.
The affiliations I chose are ones I think are of the most benefit to you as writers and readers. Once all the techie stuff is worked out you will be able to click to great things not only at Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, and WritersDigestShop, but also at Christianbook, Chapters.indigo, CafePress, and Vista Print. When I get them all set up you will find them through BUY THE BOOK! and on my Writers’ Helps page. Exciting!
Now I must grab some time to read more of the book I am going to review soon. So many books — so little time! 🙂
Please tell me what you think of what I’m doing here on my blog. I appreciate hearing from you.
Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings! 🙂
I only read a few blogs and yours is one of them. I write on my own although I’ve had requests to co-write. Tried that with two other authors who were inexperienced but had good ideas. They kept making changes, etc., and I finally gave it up!
I’m honoured, Carol, that you read my blog; thank you!
I don’t know how this shared writing will turn out but so far it is interesting and challenging.
Thanks for sharing about your experience.
Sounds like you’re doing a great job, helping other writers. And yes, being a caregiver is tough and I wish you and your sister the best. I was caregiver for my husband for five years. We managed.
Good luck with your writing. I write for children and teens, too, and love it. Have a nice week.
Thank you, Beverly, for your kind words. I wish you all the best and continued success with your writing.
Your blog has always been enjoyable Lynn. I don’t envy you the caregiving role having been there in the past. The idea of ping-ponging a book between two authors sounds really interesting. A shame I didn’t try that with the one I’ve got mouldering away here with just three chapters done.
Good luck with your new ideas for the blog.
xxx Huge Hugs xxx
Thank you, David, for your continued support of my blog.
Perhaps you need someone to look at your work in progress and see if any suggestions come from that? I’m sure you will do fine, once you dig in again.
I have always enjoyed your blog Lynn. I understand the challenges of care giving as my mom is now in need of total care. She is in a hospital in another province which is a concern for me. She does have other family members near her.You and your sister are an inspiration. Good luck with your writing. Having a writing partner can be very effective and keeps you going. I know I will be reading one of your books one day! Good luck with the new plans for the blogsite. It’s all good.
Darlene, thank you SO MUCH for your kind and encouraging words.
I am so sorry about your mom. Perhaps you will be able to visit before long and spend a few hours with her.
Thank you for your kind wishes.