Monday, July 16, 2018

Paradise at a price... New Book Covers

As mentioned in an earlier post, Amazon is closing all the Kindle Worlds - places where authors could publish fan fiction. I had three books impacted by this. Currently I am in the process of editing the text of all three for republication. My target date is the end of August.

Because many sites, like Goodreads, keep books forever, I decided to get new covers made for my books. What do you think? I love them!


I really like them. In addition, I plan on releasing all three books in one print book. That won't be till probably sometime September. I also want to write at least one more story with the Thompson Twins (those adorable, elderly twin sisters that everyone seems to love). With that in mind, I changed the series name from The Paradise Series to the C'MON Inn Mystery Series!

Friday, July 13, 2018

#AccountaClub: July 13, 2018


Reporting in for Isa-Lee Wolf's #AccountaClub. Each Friday we post an accountability update for our current projects/goals/whatever.

1) Support hubby's project in any way I can.
Not much going on this week other than encouraging him to work on his floor plans and getting more quotes for finishing pieces. He did a lot of work on that as well as planning the French drain system he is installing. Hey, I didn't even complain when he was gone for hours, buying materials. LOL!

2) Finish the rewrite of my former Kindle World books, get new covers and republish them. I also plan on combining the three into a box set as well as a print version.
I have my new book covers! That is a big step. I also have the new names for my characters. Now to start editing the books, that's on next week's agenda.

3) In addition, I have two or three blogs that have asked me to write guest posts.
I had hoped to write at least one guest post but it's been a busy week. Monday was errand day while the #2Doods went to doggy camp and then had a bath and mini-groom. Tuesday was vet day. Yeah, it's a big ordeal to cart two 60+# dogs to the vet - at the same time. Got a bit of bad news, the younger, who just turned one, has severe hip dysplasia. Had to order a ramp for him to get in and out of our car, no jumping in his future. Wednesday was good-off day. Had no energy or motivation. Thursday, catching back up on emails & blogs that I didn't read/write all week.

Another week down...see you next Friday! (Join in the fun, sign up at Isa-Lee Wolf's #AccountaClub page or post in her or my comments.)

Monday, July 9, 2018

For Blogger Followers!!!


Recently I posted about the comment issue with Blogger blogs due to GDPR and how to fix it. That left me wondering if folks who subscribed to following a blog via email were no longer getting notification. Since I don't follow that way, I use Inoreader.com on my laptop and Feeddler Pro on my iPad, I don't know what's happening.

So, if you followed a Blogger blog via email and aren't getting notifications, go to the blog and sign up again. I did it as a test on this blog and it let me subscribe three times without telling me I already was subscribed. But I did get the email with the link to confirm the subscription each time. Then you should start receiving your email notifications!

Again, if you post via Blogger, you might want to let folks know about this issue as well. Good luck...and tell your friends!

Friday, July 6, 2018

#AccountaClub: July 6 2018


Well, it's my first Friday "officially" reporting in for Isa-Lee Wolf's #AccountaClub. Each Friday we post an accountability update for our current projects/goals/whatever.

As stated previously, July/August are going to be very busy months for us. We are having built/building a huge pole barn for a garage for hubby. You can follow along as we prep the property, get the initial structure built, and then close it in before he furnishes it to play with cars. {snicker} Backend of Nowhere Garage

So what are my projects/goals for this summer?

1) First is to support hubby's project in any way I can.

2) Second is to finish the rewrite of my former Kindle World books, get new covers and republish them. I also plan on combining the three into a box set as well as a print version.

3) In addition, I have two or three blogs that have asked me to write guest posts.

Check in next Friday for an update!

Thursday, July 5, 2018

For Blogger users!!


For all my friends who use Blogger...
  • If you moderate comments and aren't getting email notices
  • If you marked to be notified of any new comments and aren't getting the email notices
  • If you email a copy of the blog (up to 10 addresses) to friends and they aren't getting them
This has been an issue since the GDPR regulations went into effect. There have been hundreds on posts on the Blogger help forum with no real resolution. Blogger needed to put a procedure into place that allowed folks to renew their subscription requests (and yes, that is what they are calling our asking for, on our own blogs, emails about comments).

So how to fix it? I've done this on all our blogs and it's now working again. Several friends on Facebook did as well. Here is what we did...
For anyone using Blogger: if you haven't been receiving email notification of blog comments this is how to fix the issue.

For anyone using Blogger: if you haven't been receiving email notification of blog comments this is how to fix the issue.
  1. Go into Blogger - Settings - Email
  2. Delete your email address in the box for comment notification
  3. Click SAVE SETTINGS
  4. Add your email back and click SAVE SETTINGS
You should receive an email where you confirm that you want to subscribe to receive email  notifications of comments.

If you use any comment moderation, you need to repeat the same steps under Settings - Posts, Comments, Sharing

AND, if you have been using the Email Post To (under Settings - Email), you need to copy the addresses, delete, SAVE SETTINGS, paste them back and SAVE SETTINGS. The recipients will receive an email where they can authorize receiving the posts.

Hope this helps!!