Bloggy Update 8/24/21

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Ah…book events. It’s so nice to meet people again in person, talk book stuff, and hang out. It’s still a cautious time, though. I’m debating about Printer’s Row in Chicago (on September 11 and 12). Sure, it’s outdoors, but it’s also Chicago – lots of people and perhaps not the best place for vending at this time. I’ll be making a decision one way or another within the week. I do have two events in October, but that’s still far away and booster shots might be in play before then.

(the photo above is from Duncan Manor Watch Party which was held on Saturday, August 21)

I’m in the process of choosing some NEW swag to give away to people when they buy my books. I have the bookmarks, of course, but I might not continue with the pencils (which have my blog site on them). While there’s nothing particularly wrong with handing out (or mailing) pencils, I think I want to shake things up a bit and do something else. Change is good, even when it comes to swag πŸ™‚

I’m still debating on doing NanoWriMo this year. I keep going back and forth in my head – should I or shouldn’t I? I have a VERY loose idea, but I don’t know if I can build an entire story around it. We’ll see. There’s still time.

We started watching The Fall (tv series from Belfast). It’s pretty good. We just finished season 2 with one more to go. It’s very “procedural” – about a serial killer and the police on his trail. I’d give it decent ratings so far and I’m very curious as to how it will end. The seasons are short (5 to 6 episodes each), so you can get through it pretty quickly.

I want to give another SHOUT OUT to all the new folks who’ve joined recently. Thank you! I hope you’re enjoying all the bloggy goodness. If you haven’t yet, a NEW Spotlight went up fairly recently as well as a new Monday Meet & Greet. Check ’em out when you can!

Thanks!

Sue πŸ™‚

2 comments

  1. Who does your book marks? I have one for Badfish. I’m thinking about doing something myself. I was at the first authors fair at The next Picture Show in Dixon and I sold three books. A lot for me. But now that the variant has established a foothold, I think I’m done for the year. Oddly though, i have sold a lot of books this year. I joined (at least I attended) a writers group at the library in Geneseo and sold a copy of Oracle, book one in the Haven series. This weekend I have a class reunion, 51 as we didn’t have it last September as planned. I hope to sell a few. I wouldn’t be going to this save a classmate from Colorado is coming and she needs a chauffeur. Big sigh.
    Can hardly wait for things to return to some semblance of normal. Hope to see you soon…somewhere.

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    1. Hi Amanda! I go through UPrinting for my bookmarks. I was about to order some notepads (I’m calling them toadpads since my logo is a grumpy toad), but the shipping is insane! So, I”m debating on whether to pull the plug and just do it or not. Other places, like VistaPrint have some questionable reviews and I’ve always had great work done by UPrinting. Glad you sold some books! I know – the events this year are real hit and miss. So hard to know what to do!

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