Friday, October 3, 2014

Friday Five for October 3, 2014

1. I've been going along at a pretty good speed now with my WIP. Several times, I laughed out loud at what I was writing, and a few times, I was like "Yeah! I hit it on the nose!" So, yep. A good writing week.

2. My cast came off on Wednesday. It's a relief to have it gone, but my wrist is very sensitive. It's healing perfectly, though. I have to wear a splint for three weeks, and my arm has been achy with just the little extra movement I can do.

3. I've slowly been putting together marketing plans for my releases next year. Soon I'll be posting a call for blog hosts. This time, I'm not going to do everything in a big packed week. I'm going to spread out the dates. I think it will be easier on me, leaving me more time to write, and it will keep my books out there in the eyes of readers longer.

4. I've been watching the first season of Castle. Yes, I know. How could I not be watching this brilliant show already? I only have so much time set aside for TV. I'm loving all the Nathan Fillion goodness as I watch it.

5. You still have a few days to share your Shelfie with us!

When: From Now until October 6th, 2014

What: Take a picture of your favorite book(s), your bookshelves, or you with your favorite book(s). We understand if you're shy and don't want to be in the picture, but you get bonus points if you are. Then share it on your blog, Facebook, or Twitter. It's as quick and easy as that!

I'm excited to co-host this blog hop with seven amazing authors: Tara Tyler, Heather Gardner, CD Coffelt, M.J. Fifield, Elizabeth Seckman, Rena Rocford, and Vikki Biram. We'll be offering prizes for various categories. The grand prize winner will win $40! I'll be giving away a digital copy of The 13th Floor Complete Collection for the geekiest Shelfie.

Here's my adorable little guy sitting in his room by his bedside bookshelf. This is the same shelf I had when I was a child. As you can see, his shelf is overflowing too. He's got books all over the house!

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  1. Hi Christine - fantastic to see the little one by his shelf of books and to know they're overflowing everywhere. Great your cast has come off - can quite understand your relief .. enjoy the apple picking .. cheers Hilary

  2. Glad you had a productive week. Good luck with the healing.

  3. I sit through Castle wishing they'd bring back Firefly

  4. Castle is a great show!
    Awesome your wrist is healing well. I'm sure that will help with writing.
    And you know I'm always available as a host.

  5. Take it easy on that wrist for a while. My kids, and they're all grown up, have books scattered all over too. If we ever all put out books together in one room we could rival the library.

  6. Love the picture of your son with his book. It's great that he loves to read! Have a wonderful weekend!

  7. Your son looks so cute and intelligent reading!

  8. Glad your cast is gone! And there's no better thing to see than a kiddo reading. =)

  9. I remember when I had a wrist cast come off, I was so surprised how tired the healthy muscles had become. The good news, it comes back quickly, just be careful.

  10. I love Castle so much. A channel here shows it every week day, just rolling around the seasons so when it gets to the end, it just starts again. I have it on in the background, while I write. Watch out for all the subtle Firefly references!

    Yay for the WIP and the cast :-)

  11. Glad the writing is going well; that's a great feeling. Isn't Castle a good show? Big fan.

  12. I've never heard of Castle. Sad, aren't I? Like the spread out sure to add me to your stops.

    Love your shelfie. You and Lonnie win for most adorable shelf models!!

  13. Ooh, I hate when you first get your cast off and your limb is all weak and thin. I was freaking out it was going to break again.


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