Monday, October 8, 2012

Ah, Monday...

I don't mind Mondays. They're just the beginning of another week. Last week sucked pretty bad, so I am glad to be on a fresh, new week.

Sunday I spent some time catching up on some blogs. I even left comments. *Gasp!* But, it was a pretty casual, laid back kind of day.

I'm hoping this week will be better than last. I don't like to post a LOT of personal stuff up here, but it has to be mentioned that an old friend of mine was shot and killed at a bus stop in Tucson. I'd known him since high school, lost touch, reconnected with him a couple years later as well as another friend and then we lost touch again. I was thinking about him a month ago, wondering where he was and how he was doing.

But, I then got caught up in all my pre-release book stuff again. He was a good guy, even if he did have a messed up childhood. I remember picking him up so he could escape his foster parents for a couple hours and hang out at the mall. He was like a little brother to me back then.

At any rate, I am hoping to have a guest post either this week or next with Edward McKeown. I am finishing up his novel, "Was Once A Hero". I'll also have a review of that posted. I have my World Building post set for Wednesday and maybe I'll have something to post on Thursday. I'm thinking another excerpt, but we'll see.

I hope you all had a good weekend! I'll be around this week, preparing for my book release as usual. I was also thinking of looking into Pinterest. Any suggestions for that? Oh, and I have artwork to do. Always have artwork to do!


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Very sorry about your friend.
Not on Pinterest, so no idea.

D.G. Hudson said...

It's tough when life shows us our vulnerability (the fragility of life). It's probably a good thing you had other things to distract you.

I don't do Pinterest, same as Alex. It's look interesting, but no time at this point.

I'll come back to read the post on world-building, something I can always use.

Hart Johnson said...

I'm so sorry about your friend. It is so hard when something happens to someone so young. And I hear you on breaks in getting around the blogosphere--I've been bad about that myself lately. Sometimes life just takes over.

Mel Chesley said...

Thanks, all.

Yeah, I'm not so sure about Pintrest, I think I will just see where stuff takes me.

Angela Brown said...

My thoughts are with you at this time regarding your friends tragic passing.

As for Pinterest, I'm on it. Not sure what to do with it though. I've seen a couple of authors do "Pin it" competitions to see if they ca have their cover pinned a certain number of times but not sure what that actually accomplishes.

And I'm ready whenever you are when it comes to the release posts. We can make it happen :-)

This month I'm mostly at the PIP blog since I'm promoting Neverlove.

Karen Jones Gowen said...

It's always such a shock to find out about the violent death of a loved one. Very sad.

I look forward to hearing your thoughts/experience with Pinterest. That's something I plan on trying soon once I get around to it :)

dolorah said...

I only like this Monday because I'm on vacation :)

Sorry to hear about your friend. Its tough the way life treats us sometimes.

Have a great week Mel.


Unknown said...

Sorry to hear about your friend :( I'm on Pinterest but I rarely use it, I should really give it a proper look.