Welcome to the weekly update (October 15th) on BTH Reviews!
This is our chance to talk about things going on in our lives, share new books we’ve received, and recap the previous week’s posts. I link this post up to two popular book blogger memes: The Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves.
The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
It’s a chance for book bloggers to share news, give updates, and recap the previous week.
Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. It’s a weekly meme to share your new books.
Weekly Update October 15, 2017
What’s Been Going On…
My oldest son finally left home. It was bittersweet. As much as I want him to do something with his life, for his own good, I’m sad to see him go. He went to Navy bootcamp in Chicago. He’ll be there for ten weeks, then go to his job training. I’m not sure when I’ll see him again. But, I’m proud of him. Hopefully, he’ll be able to write or call soon.
On a brighter note, I actually got off my butt and worked on one of my books. Because I let too much time pass since the last time I worked on it, I decided to go back to the beginning. I’m reading what I wrote, making some changes, and recording details. So far, I’ve made it through the first four chapters. I’m going to keep doing this until I get to where I left off writing the last time. Then, I’ll just let my fingers go on the keyboard and see what comes out!
Weird Places Cats Sleep
This is something I’ve been doing for fun for a while now. I have been collecting photos of my cats sleeping in strange places. This is another one of those pics:
I took the drawers out of my desk so I could organize them better. It only took a few minutes before they were claimed by cats. This is just one of the pictures I took. Cats really will sleep anywhere!
Stacking the Shelves
I’m going to be participating in a tour for Victoria Alexander’s new book The Lady Traveler’s Guide to Larceny with a Dashing Stranger, a historical romance novel. The publisher kindly gave me digital copies of both that book and the one that came before it in the series.
We have a page now for our new books, mainly because I tend to forget which ones I got before it came time to make this post. So, I’m just going to make it a habit to add every new book to the page. That way, if I don’t remember to add them here, you can see them all on that page.
I’ve also created a Wish List page, but it’s not finished. I’ll continue to work on this when I have time.
What I Posted Since the Last Update…
Today: The Vampire Always Rises by Katie MacAlister (paranormal romance)
10/12: Midnight Unleashed by Lara Adrian (paranormal romance)
Promos, Excerpts, Giveaways, Etc.
10/12: Midnight Unleashed tour with excerpt
10/11: Guest Post from author J.T. Bishop
10/11: Other Worlds collection tour with giveaway
10/11: Guest post from author D.K. Cassidy
No one was interested in joining the TBR Purge Challenge. I probably won’t quit entirely; I’m just not going to waste time making weekly posts. I still haven’t decided if I am going to delete the old posts to cancel it entirely.
I started working on a page for November new releases. There’s not enough on it yet to publish the page.
10/13: Writing Pitfall #2: Irrelevant Dialogue
10/10: Get Your Writing Gears Going: Random Word Association
Plans for the Upcoming Week…
I was supposed to have read The White Lily by today, but I’m running behind schedule. Hopefully, I’ll finish that one and some others very soon.
On the 17th, we’re featuring some great romance books by St. Martin’s Press. For the 20th, I have another writing pitfall post written and scheduled. Those are the only two things set in stone, but I have other things in the works. My goal is to have at least two posts per day. I’d also like to get at least five new author pages made this week.
I’ll also continue working on my novel. It’s hard to set a word count goal because I’m going to be doing a mixture of editing and writing, so I’ll just set my sights at reaching chapter twelve by the end of the week. Only the first ten chapters have anything written, so that’ll get me writing at least two new ones.
That’s all for the Weekly Update October 15, 2017
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