2012-08-20

Malacophilous Monday

malacophilous ~ pollinated by snails

Last week got off to a slow start, but it seemed to pick up speed towards the end. Could that have anything to do with the weather clearing up and being a little cooler? Maybe it did. I was late with several of my posts last week, but they all got up eventually, and on the right days too. :-) And I even managed to get a little extra writing in, which is always a good thing. So all in all I would say last week was not bad at all.

I mentioned last week about my thoughts on starting a blog about working from home, and my desire to become more organized. I'm getting help with the organization part from the queen of organization herself, Jamie DeBree. One of the things Jamie had me do is keep track of everything I did during the day. It was quite the eye-opener. I waste a lot of time playing mindless games, and I appear to check my email and Facebook obsessively. Unfortunately, last week was not a typical week for me so I'm keeping track again this week. This is my chance to prove I'm not the lying procrastinating lazy couch potato somewhat unproductive person last week's activity log would show me to be.

Wow. I'm sitting here trying to think of something to add to this post and I'm coming up blank.

I guess this means that other than getting my blog posts and that little bit of extra writing done, I didn't get a whole lot accomplished last week. Now granted the beginning of the week I was pretty lethargic and head-achey, but still . . .

I went to a Scribes meeting, visited with a couple of friends, and even managed to squeeze in some reading time. I updated George (my Kindle) and I've got just over 1,000 books on him. No wonder the poor guy takes a minute or so to warm up. :-)

If you've got a Kindle, you might want to check out Pixels of Ink. They post books that are available on Amazon for free (with very few exceptions that is), usually a couple of times a day. You can also "like" them on Facebook. They're the reason George has been eating so well lately. ;-)

There's still time to enter the book giveaway on Goodreads. This giveaway is brought to you by Brazen Snake Books. Enter today for a chance to win one of two print copies of three new releases: Indelibly Inked, by Jamie DeBree; The Minister's Maid, by Jamie DeBree; and An Elemental Fire, by Carol R. Ward (aka, me!). That's two chances to win each book! Just click on the Brazen Snake name above and it'll take you to their contest page.

What’s Up This Week:
The schedule is up on the side bar, so I’m just giving the highlights here.

Tuesday On Random Thoughts I will be posting the fifth installment of Cheeses of the World, the cheese commonly known as Stinky Cheese. If you want to know what kind of cheese this is, you'll have to come back tomorrow. ;-) On Random Writings I will be doing a review of Chosen, by Denise Grover Swank.

Wednesday (on Random Writings) Chapter Sixty-five of Shades of Errol Flynn. Apparently Jessica's caught in the cross-fire between Ewan and his father. I wonder what's going to happen next? On Random Thoughts there’ll be a hunk and a hussy for your viewing pleasure. ;-)

Thursday we have Chapter Thirty of Water (on Random Thoughts) where it's time for Ravi to start growing up a little.

Friday Cross your fingers, I might have a new poem for Random Writings. If not I'll be recycling another of my older forms. On Random Thoughts we'll see if I'm up for another new flash fiction.

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