Sunday, January 17, 2016

3 Books

Nothing says crazy like working on three books at the same time. 

I am either bored or unable to make a decision as to what to do next. At present, I continue to work on my non-fiction work dealing with the opening of the West, Fort Laramie, Oregon Trail, Indian wars. I am in my second run-through of my fiction book, Ghost of the Fawn, an Arapaho modern day tale. Then, as if I didn’t have enough to do, I started working, again, on my Wyoming history book. The book deals with the time period of the first tribes to 1900. It will be short and concise, a travel book, pick it up and read about Wyoming as you travel through the state. I am even considering making it in a size that it can be tucked in the glove box or into a back pocket.

Well, that’s it this week, two days of snow and a week of cold days. The photos on this post are all from this week, but I will admit that some were taken as I sat in my pickup. We did get out for one hour long hike. We are looking forward to a trip south but that is still a few weeks away. Now, maybe I should get that mystery I was working on a couple of years ago, it was pretty good and . . . 

Monday, January 11, 2016

Selling the Books

My nonfiction book,  on Guernsey State Park 

 and my western mystery, Commitment, are starting to sell again.

 Must have just been the, after Christmas book buying blues that slowed down the sales. 

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I am hoping for an early spring, already combing through the garden magazines in anticipation. 

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Book Sales - Up and Down

Book sales went pretty well for December. I guess that would be expected during the season of gift giving. They seem to have went flat now, also expected. But, I am selling some of my nonfiction - The Civilian Conservation Corps and the Building of Guernsey State Park- this week. Hope to see my fiction sales pick up again soon. 

Meanwhile, I write on. The YA novel (Historical Fiction) I have been working on has, of course, taken more time than I expected. Still hoping for an end of February release for, 
Ghost of the Fawn.

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Have a Bully Good Weekend

Saturday, January 2, 2016

More to Read Next Year

I have always thought of myself as an avid reader. Now with the end of another year, I am reading more and more posts of what people read last year. I read 30-50 books a year, some of the posters read 100 plus. Now that is reading. All good writers read a lot, but I think, reading two books a week is exceptional.  I have always believed that good writing went hand in hand with reading, looks to be true.
Taking a break in the world famous Oregon Trail Ruts a mile from our place

This year, for the first time, I will attempt to keep track of my reading. Might not be as much as I want or believed, but I will keep track. I often spend hours in research for my nonfiction work, and that takes time, so I will need to find more time – somewhere.

Seems that quite a few writers also keep track of words wrote for the year. Something else I do not do, but I have tried. This year I will give it another shot.

There they are, two ideas for the New Year, not really resolutions, but I will give it a go. Looking at it maybe they are resolutions – oh well!

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 I have a new mystery coming in February to be followed by, I hope, two other books this year. One is complete in its first draft, and one at about 10%.