Friday, November 9, 2012

Thoughts? Why Yes, Don't Mind If I Do

Don't have much in the way of a good solid talking point post on tap, so I thought I would post a few random snippets/highlight of my week for everyone.

#1: Created a nifty photo display for my book.

This took me the better part of two days and one and a half color toner cartridges, 'cause I stupidly decided to use the photo printer option instead of simply copying the cropped photo to a Word document and printing it that way. Once I had fixed my mistake, I had a nice little poster to display at work. Unfortunately I couldn't, because my job has a policy of "no displays for personal profit". Still going to use it, but now I have to get creative on how I display it.

#2: Won a book.

Did my usual morning routine on Wednesday and found a nice e-mail from writer Chris Stovell saying that I won a book of hers by making a comment on a recent Novel Spaces blog post. The book is entitled "Move Over Darling", so it looks like I'll be expanding my horizons yet again with an African-American Romance.

#3: Blog tour for my book.

I'm starting to get into the swing of things with my book by setting up a blog tour. It looks like for the moment that the days in November will be a little scattered as people have the first part of the month locked up. Nevertheless, I do have an interview this coming Sunday (11/11) over at writer Jeanne Bannon's blog, so please stop by and check it out. Also, if you're interested in hosting me this month as I pimp my novel, please drop me line to let me know. I'm open for this entire month and will be more than happy to do an interview or a guest post.

#4: Job interview.

Managed to snag a job interview next week at a local college for a payroll supervisory position, so I'm pretty psyched about that. Interviews have been few and far between for me this year, with the glut of qualified people versus scant job openings, so whenever I can land one, I like to brag about it. I plan on scoping it out this weekend, since the local college is located deep in the city and as a rule, I rarely venture that deep into the city.

#5: Networking.

Been doing a little networking on Facebook in the past few weeks, as I've made a few more friends and a few more contacts, out of which I got an invite to let a fellow writer know when I was ready to make another submission. So yours truly has dusted off a novella that I had rewritten earlier this year and have started the fun filled process of doing the following: note taking in preparation for editing, thinking about a hook for my query letter and thinking about what I'm going to write for a synopsis.

So that is what's going on with me for the month of November so far, and with the wealth of good news, I feel like playing a happy song. Since I can't play an instrument to save my garbanzo beans, how 'bout this video from Madness to start the weekend off on a good note.


  1. Good luck on the job interview! And get a kazoo to play your happy song on. Everyone can play a kazoo!

  2. If you want to do a post on my blog, let me know. We can schedule something.


  3. Hey, good luck with the interview!

  4. You sound very happy. Looks like a great many good things are going on in your life right now. Long may it continue!

  5. Debra: Thanks. And I will definitely look into getting a kazoo, 'cause you know ain't nothing better than embarrassing your children by not acting your age. :D

    Charles: Thanks. I will take you up on the offer.

    M: Thanks. Gonna need all the positive vibes I can get.

    Joe: Thanks.

    It's been a tough year, so any kind of good news that I can get, I'm beyond happy. :D

  6. You've been busy! Congrats on landing the interview. I know how tough it is to get that far in today's job market.

  7. S.R.: Thanks.

    The market for this particular classification is incredibly tight. You have at the minimum, about 40 people who apply for an opening in this classification whenver one pops up and to even get a call back is a feather in one's cap.


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