It’s good to see all my blogger friends back. I always look forward to Christmas. I suppose it’s ingrained in me to be excited for it, and then I end up doing so much work that I start to fantasize about skipping it all and going on a cruise.
One thing I got for Christmas is a Kindle Fire HD…wow, do I ever love it. Everything ran smooth setting it up. The only glitch I encountered to my surprise was the volume. I couldn't get much out of it at first, so I googled the problem and ended up downloading a free volume app that solved the problem. It's so much better than the keyboard Kindle I have that is about four years old. One of the main things I'm using it for is when I'm jogging on the treadmill. I can watch videos or read at the same time. I tend to get bored with exercise and this seems to be the answer.
Some people make New Year’s resolutions, but those are always so difficult to keep. So I just make goals. I mean, why completely give up the fun stuff? I barely do anything fun as it is. Of course as a writer, I want to publish more books. That’s the obvious goal. But how can I be more productive? I’ve said in a previous post that outlining has helped a great deal. The only other thing I have to do is not take on projects that take me away from writing.
I will publish at least one book in 2015, but the goal is two books. The draft of Rebel Shifter is done. I think in the past I have rushed things a little. It’s hard not to be excited, but I am going to take my time as I don’t feel in a hurry to publish anymore. I mean, it’s taken me this long…what’s a little more time?
Awhile back I made a book trailer for Seer of Mars with the help of a website called "Animoto" I discovered it through a computer class my son was taking. You can make a free one, but you only get thirty seconds. I've been trying to decide if it's worth it to upgrade and and make this longer. (For professional use it is $35 month.)
Here is it is for now. Only 30 seconds, so don't be afraid of time spent here. *grin*