Wednesday, November 17, 2010

This and That

I've been spending the last week working on short fiction since I couldn't spend a long time at the computer. This turned out to be a great thing. I completed two adult mysteries and submitted a children's story. I received word that the children's story is seriously being considered :)

Another third story for grown-ups is printed and waiting for me to grade it with a red pen before the final polishing. I want to get it in the mail by Friday. My back is fine now so it's time to begin revising my novel.

After using my sister's Kindle, I finally ordered my own. It will be easier to get classics and other hard-to-find books than in the brick-and-mortar stores. Since it will also cost so much less, I couldn't justify waiting. However, I did buy Evanovich's new book Wicked Appetite last night so I know I will be shuffling between the old and the new form of reading. That relieves my guilt.

Finally, I read a good post at Nicole Ducleroir's blog "Consequences Tend to Snowball"  and thought you would enjoy reading it if you haven't already.

18 comments:

  1. Go, Catherine! Good luck with the children's story under consideration. Fingers are crossed. :)

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  2. Congrats on the children's short story. Keep us posted! :)

    Let us know how you like your Kindle experience. I LOVE my Kindle. I'm finding that I'm reading more non-fiction and classics too. One of the reasons I didn't buy them as much is because of the space it takes up in my office.

    I'm still buying physical books too. I think this may also be the case.

    But I'm really enjoying my Kindle so far.

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  3. Karen, I'm having the best time window shopping at Amazon. It said they can send books to my Kindle even before it arrives. I'm waiting :) Not a lot of writing today. I'm so glad you love it!

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  4. Great news about the children's story! Hope it works out for you.

    I'm really on the fence about Kindle. I spend so much time staring at screens that when it's time to read I want a page I can turn.

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  5. Congratulations on having a children's story under consideration. You are having a productive writing time and that's great. Glad that your back is better.

    I'm thinking about a Kindle and my husband has offered to buy me one, so......

    Thanks for the link to Nicole's blog. You are right, it's a good post.

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  6. Kathryn, I kind of felt the same way when I was weighing the positives and negatives. I'm so glad I could borrow one and read a book just to test it out. I found that I actually forgot it was a screen and hitting the button to turn the page became automatic.

    Christine, let him buy you one!

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  7. What part of 'take it easy' did you not understand? You've been busy for an 'I am just going to do some reading' writer. But great job! Good luck with placing your shorts.

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  8. Shelli,LOL, I couldn't spend a long time at the computer sooooo writing short fiction took care of that :) Did get in a lot of reading.

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  9. Catherine--another congrats here on your story being considered, that's great news! Kindle? Haven't gotten that far yet, but it's sounding more and more appealing. And thanks for Nicole's link, great reading there :-)

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  10. Thanks, Kenda. I found her article very good.

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  11. Good luck with the short stories! And I'm going to soon buy a Kindle. It's time.

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  12. Thanks, Laura, I've been working this morning on one when I took a break to come here. My Kindle arrives today. Tracking says it's "Out on Delivery" that means after five because Im staying home all day to wait for it!

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  13. Congratulations on those stories - sounds like it was a great week! And I'm glad to hear your back is feeling better.

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  14. Good luck on hearing about the children's story and in getting the adult one out the door.

    I'm new to your blog, so have been browsing. My roomate has the Kindle and swears by it. I have been pondering getting one as I see the books are cheaper and it is not always easy to get to the brick and mortar stores within my schedule.

    I love what I have seen here and will be following along, presuming you don't mind.

    Petrina

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  15. Susan, Thank you!

    Petrina, I'm tickled pink that you stopped by for a visit and became a follower. Thanks!

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  16. Congrats on all your progress and good luck with the kidlit story!! Exciting. :)

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  17. Wow, congratulations Catherine, that's awesome. You got a lot of great work done and sounds like rewards are coming your way. Yay!

    Happy Thanksgiving, Olivia

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