Celebrating book reviewing, book sales and surviving heat wave


Celebrate blog hopWhile I have things to celebrate today, my Wildblue internet service is not one of them. I just got told by them that I’m over my usage limit again— even though I gave up Facebook games in order to save bandwidth for my writing career. So I’m unplugging the internet when not in use and getting up early to use my off-peak bandwidth.

But there is good news in my life. First, I made two sales of my poetry book, ‘surly petunia’ on Amazon.com which is a good start there. As you may guess, poetry doesn’t sell well, and ‘quirky’ poetry even less. But I am encouraged.

Next, now that I have decided to devote my efforts to becoming one of the top Amazon.com reviewers in my genre, I am developing methods to create reviews more easily. Mainly I keep a legal pad handy when I read and note down the key points of the book including character names and such. Here are some of my recent reviews:

Shatterworld – Lelia Rose Foreman

Anne Perry and the Murder of the Century – Peter Graham

The 8-Minute Writing Habit – Monica Leonelle

If you should happen to read any of my reviews — thank you! — and if you happen to think one or more of them is a helpful review for someone deciding whether to buy the book, please click ‘yes’ in the place at the bottom of the review where they ask ‘is this review helpful?’ That would be a big help to me.

And now, the final thing to celebrate— I am surviving the hot weather in spite of my lack of air conditioning. I bought an air conditioner unit but there are difficulties in installing it. It’s hard on me because of my poor health but I am surviving by drinking a lot of ice water and not doing much around the house. Today my big project, besides this blog hop, is doing the laundry. Some of the laundry. Well, maybe one load of laundry and some folding.

This is a post in the Celebrate the Small Things blog hop. If you don’t know about it— it’s a great way to get started getting more people reading your blog. Go to Lexa Cain’s blog to sign up, here: http://lexacain.blogspot.com/2015/01/celebrate-small-things.html

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6 thoughts on “Celebrating book reviewing, book sales and surviving heat wave

  1. I’m currently in a place with horrible internet connectivity — it’s amazing how it can affect productivity. Good luck with your usage issue!

  2. I need to post more reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. It’s all I can do to keep up with my blogging duties right now, but I am reading and reviewing some books for other bloggers. It must be frustrating not to have good internet service.

  3. Congratulations on your book sales!

    Also, I want to thank you for the holy water tip on my blog. I’m afraid to just go in the church to grab the holy water, though. People might think it strange. I think I might need a bunch for my yard and it’s not to water the grass.

    Anyway, I understand your air conditioner woes. I had those myself a few weeks ago. Some people on YouTube have videos on how to make your own a/c with a block of ice, a fan, and an ice chest. You might be able to find a good way to make one without having to cut holes in the ice chest.

    Good luck!

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