Ugh. Anyone else having trouble with the time change? It usually takes me a good two weeks to find my rhythm when I "spring forward." Add in the fact we went from 70 degrees on Sunday to 10 degrees BELOW zero on Tuesday, with snow, and we've only made it into the single digits all week and I'm feeling very displaced.
And I'm also feeling scattered as far as writing. I spent quite a bit of time online promoting my newest erotic release last week, doing interviews, trying to get promo ready for Romantic Times in another six weeks, which I know is going to fly by, so I want to be prepared. When I looked at the calendar...I realized I have way more to do in less time than I'd allowed for. Story of my life in recent months. So, I'm back offline for the most part trying to play catch up.
Since I'm not a "newsie" and watching news channels give me hives, I tend to get my news either online, or in magazine form (Newsweek) a week after it's happened. But even if I skip a week or so, it seems nothing changes. Economic gloom and doom. It's depressing. Which means I really look forward to my Entertainment Weekly on Saturdays for a little levity. I don't ever watch The View, I can't stand any of the women on that show, but I'm sorry I missed hearing Barbara Walters say this:
"Why do people want to be on Myface?"
Seriously. She's a little out of the times, don't you think?
So as long as I'm in confession mode, I don't blog hop as much as I used to either. Ironic, coming from a weekly blogger? So when this announcement Barnes and Noble buys Fictionwise for $15 million made the rounds on the romance blogs and Publisher's Lunch featured it, I checked the usual mystery blogs for discussion.
Not one single mystery/crime fiction blog mentioned it. Not. One.
Makes me wonder if Barbara Walters isn't the only one out of the times.
I think the fact the "biggie" is finally starting to think out of the box (or should I say out of the big box stores?) bodes well for the book industry. I've said it a million times and I'll say it a million more: we need to embrace any and all ways to get our books into the hands of the younger generation. They're much more adaptable to new ways of thinking than the "you'll get my paper book when you pry it out of my cold, dead, arthritic hand" mindset of traditional readers. Versatility and accessibility are key.
Tell me something funny that you've come across, either online or in the news this week, FOFO's.