It’s been a long time since I’ve been here, mostly because I’ve been trying to get my website set up and make it a one stop shop for all of my blogging. That didn’t work out so well. Actually, that blew up in my face. I have the domain name, hosting, header/banner, logo, twitter, Facebook pages, a workshop presentation, and the opportunity to write book reviews for publishers, but still no site. Why, you ask? Well, that’s a long story involving choosing a website builder that I didn’t love, not being able to remove it, not being able to utilize it the way I want to, and resolving to let that ground lie fallow until I can figure out what to plant there that will actually grow.
But this is not a complaint post; this is a post to share some good news. I signed up for Net Galley to review books, and I’ve been approved for some titles that I am excited about reading. I’ve completed two reviews so far, and I have many more books to read and review. Of course, this is the most appropriate place for me to review books; after all, this is my writing and reading blog. The readership here has always been supportive of my endeavors in writing. I love the support I get here.
Going forward, I am still a split personality, online-wise. I will place excerpts and links to reviews here in case any of you, Dear Readers, would be interested in reading more about the titles that I am reviewing.
So you can get a feel of what I have in store (and this is the ONLY site where I am giving a sneak peak):
Kissing the Maid of Honor by Robin Bielman: This is an Entangled Publishing Romance I reviewed here.
My So-Called Life as a Submissive Wife by Sara Horn is a Harvest House Publishers book written by a Christian Woman seeking to live out Biblical submission in her marriage. You can read my review of this book here.
Upcoming titles include: Who Asked You? Terry McMillan’s newest book (to be released this fall; so excited about this one!); Cut It Out, a book about the increase in C-Sections and what this means for women’s health; Confessions of a Latter Day Virgin, a book about a member of the LDS church who is seeking to find a mate in the strict guidelines of her religion (it’s a memoir); Waking Up in Vegas, and; a book on being a Christian and being a writer that looks promising. There are more, but these are the ones I will be reading first.
I am working on my book as well. I took some time off to work on my presentation, Getting Serious About Who You are in Christ. This presentation went over well. I was shocked how well it was received by everyone in attendance. I would like to release a little eBook of it, a free download possibly, at some point in time. I wish that I was able to capitalize on that presentation by passing out business cards or directing people to a working website address, but it’s a lesson learned. The book is going really well. It has expanded to cover more topics than I intended to cover when I first began writing. I know that when I get to the revision stage, I will have a lot of work to do to give it the right tone and style, but my main focus now is on getting it all down on paper. I’m thinking of a major change to the structure in a few areas, but I’m holding off until the revision stage so I don’t slow myself down.
How has the writing been going for you? Read any good books lately? Are you anticipating any of the review coming up?
- Submitted and Free: My Review of My So-Called Life as a Submissive Wife by Sara Horn (aseriousseason.wordpress.com)
- Discussion: What It Takes to Be a Book Blogger (Or, Why It’s Not As Easy As It Looks) (readinginwinter.com)
- NetGalley: Early digital access for professional readers (o2bheavenlyminded.com)
- Reviewing Romance Novels (2blu2btru.wordpress.com)
- Getting It Out “There” (authoramy.com)