Saturday, April 05, 2014

E is for Email

This month I'm participating in the A to Z Challenge. My theme is indulgences. Today's letter is:


Today, I'm writing about something I spend far, far, far too much time on.


In addition to being a novelist, I'm also a freelance writer. Because I have so many clients, I have started turning away clients who say, right off the bat, "Can we have a quick phone call?"


I've learned over the years that some people work better by phone and some work better by email. I work better by email. Therefore, I work better with people who can express their thoughts through email. Once you realize that, life is much easier!

So I spend my day chained to my email. Luckily, over the past three years, I've collected a group of longtime clients who send me what they need. I do it and send it back. All is well.

Unfortunately, this means I spend far too much time on email!

How do you prefer to communicate with people? Do you find yourself preferring one method of communication over another?

Friday, April 04, 2014

D is for Diet Dr Pepper

This month I'm participating in the A to Z Challenge. My theme is indulgences. Today's letter is:


For D, I chose an item you probably weren't expecting!

Sure, I could have named my dog. After all, what's cuter than this face?


Spending time with her is definitely an indulgence. But this blog series is more about little things than big, big things like family, friends, and pets. So for "D," I've chosen my favorite daily caffeine indulgence:

I don't drink coffee. This is my morning pick-me-up. It also helps fill me up so I don't eat as much lunch.

What's your favorite way to get caffeine into your system every day?

Thursday, April 03, 2014

C is for Chocolate

This month I'm participating in the A to Z Challenge. My theme is indulgences. Today's letter is:


No blog about indulgences would be complete unless it included the ultimate indulgence:




But, of course, my personal favorite is the combination of chocolate and peanut butter. YUM.


If you had a choice between any chocolate dish on Earth, what would you choose?



Wednesday, April 02, 2014

B is for Bookstores

This month I'm participating in the A to Z Challenge. My theme is indulgences. Today's letter is:



Is there a more exciting feeling than walking into a bookstore?


So many stories, just waiting to be read. Of course, once you're published, it's even more exciting because you know YOUR book is in there, somewhere.



I read almost every book on my Kindle today, but I miss that exciting feeling of buying a stack of books and taking them home.



Do you still shop in bookstores?

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

A is for Apps

This month I'm participating in the A to Z Challenge. My theme is indulgences. Today's letter is:


One of my biggest indulgences? Apps!

I love loading my iPhone down with apps. My favorites?

Songpop, which I play while walking on my treadmill. An hour can fly by when you're Songpopping. I just learned at one time it was Mark Zuckerberg's favorite app, so I'm in good company!


Spotify, which I discovered two weeks ago, thanks to the fact that if you like a song on Songpop, you can add it to your Spotify playlist directly from the app. Spotify is awesomeness defined!



And, of course, I'd be lost without my Google Maps. Literally.



What are your favorite apps? Be sure to check the comments. You may find some great suggestions from others!


Monday, March 31, 2014

Boost from a Longtime Friend

In the course of blogging, we tend to make friends along the way. We visit each other's blogs and become familiar with each other's lives. We may never meet in person, but we still feel excited when the other person has a victory.

That's why I'm excited to be doing a giveaway at Diane Estrella's blog today.

Diane is an author, blogger, mom, and a wide variety of other things. Mostly, though, she's a cheerleader for her fellow authors. Check out her blog and follow her. Oh, and enter the last giveaway on my blog tour to win an autographed copy of 30 Days of No Gossip.