Friday, November 16, 2012

Lorelei's Musings & Happy Friday!

I suppose I should simply call this my rant, but I'm not in the mood to really rant. I've already explained that because of my slow Internet, and the fact that Blogger has changed their innerface (or whatever), it makes it nearly impossible for me to do all the wonderful things I used to do here. I've been able to cheat the system and post pictures, but the way I have to do it is very cumbersome. I can't even use half the things up at the top of this--as I can't even see them. So, if I have some type-o's I missed, sorry.

I've been debating on whether or not to change over to my other blog, but I've got SO many followers here, and even when I'm not posting, you show up. I thank you very much.

And the trend has been that facebook and twitter are taking over the way we connect. I wish that were not the case, but I have no control over that. So, for those of you who still use the "old fashioned" way of blogging, I'm still here, and I'll still follow you on yours.

And speaking of that, I will have Carole Gill here next week to talk about her just released book. I'll be promoting it here, as best I can.

I have not yet received edits for the next book. I'm still waiting. I don't even have a cover. *tapping foot*

But I did have some great new business cards made up, and I'm hopeful the people I give them to, and where I pin them, will get people to buy. I mean, if someone has a person on their shoping list who is into vampires, they might be drawn to a card that says: Got Vampire? in a creepy font, black on orange stock. I thought that by placing this in large print (instead of my name), that would grab attention, and only those who are interested in such will take one. I've had the card disappear a number of times and sometimes I do see sales after, so I'll keep on trying this. Also giving one to people who may have someone on their Christmas list who is into vampires. I'm ever hopeful.

And next week is Thanksgiving, so I will have a little more time to work on this climax for #5 WIP. I've been making notes and trying to figure things out. I will also post more things about the third book that will come out soon (we are hopeful for Christmas), so as to get some excitement stirred up.

Happy Fridday everyone!

11 comments:

  1. I haven't cared for the interface Blogger put up either...

    Have a good weekend!

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  2. Thanks, Wiliam, for the chime-in on this.

    I'll see you around, I'm sure!

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  3. I use Livewire to post my blogs. I love it!

    Hugs and chocolate,
    Shelly

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  4. I'm sure my problem is my slow modem. I have no choice. I tried that Google Chrome and thought I'd rather pierce my eyes with a pen, than wait for things to come up... and then I had to add everything to it. Like I've got all the time in the frigging world?

    Thanks for stopping by, Shelly. Chocolate hugs back at you, hon!

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  5. Hi Lorelei,
    I've switched from Blogger to Wordpress, because the Google thing just didn't work for me too, but I can imagine you keeping this with all the followers you have here.
    And now you have one follower added to it! Whoop!
    But you are so right it seems to be The evil Book of Faces nowadays. Like they say, "it is what it is" and we just have to go with the flow. I know I've been kicking and screaming in my resistance against signing up on the Book, but when you want to get the word out on your work, you can't get around it.
    Shoot, it's almost a rant this comment.
    Anyway, I enjoyed reading on your blog and love, love love scary stories on vampires, will check yours out too. Grmbl, that list of to read books just keeps growing.

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  6. Thank you Lucy for becoming a follower (even tho I can't see you), and everything you said here. It's good to connect with other like-minded writers/authors. (^;

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  7. Hi, Lorelei. I'm sorry you're having tech issues. Hopefully they will get resolved very soon, my friend. Have a great Sunday!

    -Jimmy

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  8. I'm so sorry to hear that you're still having trouble with Blogger! And you bet, the vampire fans on my list are definitely getting copies of your books!

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  9. Well, Jimmy, I'm not going to abandon you and all my other wonderful friends here, as long as I can put down words and post them.

    Heather, that's so nice of you! Thanks loads!

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  10. The facebook interface and who actually sees my posts has been really quite depressing lately. Not sure what to do with them, as I'm certainly not forking over to "promote" my posts. Quite a mess really! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  11. Meradeth, I hear you. And don't make that mistake of paying to promote. That's silly.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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