Launch Update #1 and the Case of the Cursed Technology

Launch Update #1

Launch update #1—Launching a new series under a new pen name is intimidating. In the past, as Cheryl Sterling, I uploaded the book’s file and cover to Amazon and other distributors, sent out a few Facebook and Twitter posts, and crossed my fingers. This time, as Noel Cash, I’m trying to be a little smarter. Absorbing the wisdom of 20Booksto50K’s Facebook group, I’m stacking my promos, changing my reader magnet, and offering the first three chapters on Book Funnel. (Get yours here!)

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The Vomit Draft #ThrowbackThursday

In today’s #ThrowbackThursday, we travel back to April, 2017, when I took part in the #AtoZChallenge. For 26 days, I wrote 26 blogs, each starting with a sequential letter of the alphabet. “V” stood for the Vomit Draft

The object of the vomit draft is to turn off the internal editor, write fast, and throw up all over the page (or screen). Clean up the mess later.My old critique group—and others, as I’ve heard this term since—called the first draft the vomit draft. The object is to turn off the internal editor, write fast, and throw up all over the page (or screen). Clean up the mess later.

I’m a firm supporter of the vomit draft. I wrote my last two books using this method. Of course, I wrote them as NaNo books (one officially, one on my own). There’s no choice but to write fast and hard, creating a vomit draft.

Here are some bad examples:

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Cool Links 9-19-20 Edition

Cool Links 9-19-20 Edition

It’s been a while since I’ve shared the cool internet links I’ve found this week. Here’s the 9-19-20 edition. We’ll take a look at a cool camper, animals that count, and how the aquarium residents are handling the coronavirus.

A cool camper

If you’ve ever dreamed about getting away from it all and take to the road, you’ll have to beat what Clare’s done to her “Mouse House.” Complete with a kitchen, office, bedroom, bathroom, and living area, it fills a camper van.

Would you travel in this van?

Animals that count

We’ve all seen footage of a horse solving mathematical problems by counting with his hoof, but did you know other animals count in real life?

Chickens, chimps, and ants are a few wild creatures that know how to count. Learn more here.

Covid-19 Critters Go Visiting

With aquariums and zoos shut down due to the coronavirus, the permanent residents are on the move. The Shedd Aquarium let loose its penguins, and the Georgia Aquarium has installed video cams to allow citizens to visit online. Check out the beluga whales!

9-19-20 edition

 

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