Saturday, October 27, 2012

Various and Sundry

Doing a new dance…?

    Where has the time gone?!  I stay so busy these days…and I’m sure you can relate.  The world is spinning faster, don’t you think?  Or is it only me that stays a bit left of center and off-balanced?

     I’m diligently working on the marketing portion of Melinda Heads West and churning out at least one thousand words a day for my new book, ‘Ama.‘  I’m keeping my nose to the grindstone/keyboard/internet.  *smile* But, in doing so, I’m finding the most remarkable things!  And of course, I want to share!  Let me give you a brief run down on some of the goodies I’ve discovered:

The Page 99 Test – “One Page of a Book.  One Moment to Grab You”

     You’ll find Page 99 at:   A free site, it’s been created to let authors post a sample of their book for the reading audience -- page 99, to be exact.  The randomness is what makes it so brilliant and so fun.  Readers get  true, inside, look at a book! 

     I highly recommend it for readers and authors!

The Food Timeline -FAQs: 19th century American foodways

    You’ll find this at:

     It’s a site devoted to food!  A timeline of what was eaten and how it was prepared, from chuck wagons to Victorian dining.  Whether you’re just flipping through or doing research for a project, this website delights and entertains.

The NANOWRIMO – November is National Novel Writing Month!

     Do you have a great idea for a novel, but have been putting off the writing of it?  Well, Nanowrimo may be just for you!    It’s when writers of all genres get together to work on completing those manuscripts – in one month!  The goal is 50,000 words in one month, or an average of 1500-1600 words a day.  Can you do it?  Sure you can!  And the prizes and rewards are awesome!  Check it out!

A special shout out to Ashlyn Mathews for the author interview this week! 

     And thanks to all of you for dropping by.  Please visit my other tabs for lots of extra cool stuff! And remember that I add stuff almost daily!  Have a great week!

     Today’s offering is a poem I wrote a little while back when I was having one of THOSE days.  I’d like to share it with you.  Hope you enjoy! 


Keep On Keeping On

 It's one of those hazy days
It's one of those hazy days
When no one seems to care
Things are going wrong
And lots of tempers flare

You need to take a break
You need someone to call
But you haven't got the time
And you're up against the wall

Remember these few words
Say them nice and slow
"Hey! Hang in there, girl ~
'cause you're a dynamo!"

No matter what the odds
You can pull it through...
Remember that there's folks
Who still believe in you!

You're stronger than you think,
And braver than you know,
And somewhere deep inside
You've got that inner glow!

So keep that fight alive ~
You're never quite alone...
You'll always win the day
So keep on keeping on!

                                                            - by robyn corum


 God bless !!  Til next time,   robyn


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