Monday, April 30, 2012

Sad Day-A-Z Challenge comes to an end What do we do now


First off, I would like to thank everyone who visited my site for the A-Z Challenge. I really had a great time posting and reading other posts-some very funny, some thoughtful, some…just out there. I regret I had to fade at the end, but the real job beckoned. Kudos to everyone who participated, and a hardy THUMBS UP to those who made it to the end.
I have been busy writing a few things. I recently started my major re-do of my web site (Haven’t touched it in years). It’s starting to take shape. One of the major issues I’m dealing with is linking all of my networking sites together. I’ve hired a promotion service to help me out with this. I’ll let you know how it goes. You can visit my website at:    jamesrtate.com

I’m also very happy to say that I’ve finally broken the proverbial ice and began writing the sequel to BLOOD BIAS. The working title is BLOOD VISION. There might be a pattern here. The book will feature Reese Glockman—the Chief of Police of Ferguson Texas—and quite a few other characters from the first book. While I’m on the subject, the early reviews of BLOOD BIAS have been GREAT! But I urge everyone who reads it to go to Amazon and post a review. I’m still looking for that review from a total stranger. I’ll be keeping a running word count on this blog. I’ll also be throwing out lines from different parts of each chapter. Just enough to keep you guessing, and coming back I hope.
My plans for the future of this blog are coming together. I read somewhere “If you can’t say something useful in your blog, don’t say anything”. I took it to mean that if you want to keep readers coming back, don’t just chat about trivial things. You have to have relevant content. I understand and want to do that.

I’ve been to several conferences and writers groups—enjoyed every one—but often found myself wishing the speaker would give a visual representation of the point they were trying to make. So, I’m going to dig up some of my conference material and see if can spread a little light on the world of writing, and perhaps speed up the learning curve for my fellow authors.
So raise your glass and let’s toast to it. You promise to keep coming back, and I promise to provide something useful and hopefully entertaining for your week.

“Clink, Clink, Clink, Clink!”
BLOOD VISION wd count: 1600
  

3 comments:

Jessica said...

Hi James! Thanks so much for the book offer!

If you're still up for sending it, I'd love to receive it. I usually prefer physical books (after working all day at the computer, I like to get away from it) but I do have a Kindle program for my computer. My email is jessicamarcarelli@gmail.com, if you'd like to discuss addresses or the digital copy.

Gina said...

Hi James! Thanks for the book offer! I'd love t read your book. I usually don't read murder mysteries but I do enjoy them. I have every platform of ebook you can think about but prefer kindle. My email is gbmg76@gmail.com

Thanks again and best of luck!

Jess * Jessie * Jessy said...

Your new website looks good. Glad you're uping your promotion! Want me to interview you on my blog? OK - I'll send you a batch of questions. :)