Friday, November 28, 2014
Thursday, November 27, 2014
A little over two years ago, I went shopping for a publisher. I had my first book finished, beta-read, and (somewhat) edited. I’ve always been good at research and I put those same skills to use for this. I dug through lists, Google searches, and the Writer’s Market books. I made a spreadsheet, comparing publishers, listing requirements and timing.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
I was inspired by a post I saw about local sayings and how they mean very little to those outside the area; it made me think about the things we say chez Cochrane, and whether they’re unique to us. Some of them must be – I can’t imagine any other family says “Go for it, Marjorie!” when one of them wants to attempt something ambitious. That comes from way back in prehistory, my in-laws playing golf with friends and the aforesaid Marjorie being urged by her hubby to attempt an impossible shot. Now it’s part of Cochrane folklore as is the (also golf based) exhortation to “Keep walking!” It’s often used in its full form, “In the words of your uncle, eep walking!”, when we need to get away from the scene of the crime, either ours or someone else’s. Refers to a wayward golf shot at a seaside links course which flew over a fence and bounced along a row of parked cars.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Where does “historical” end and “contemporary” begin?
Sunday, November 23, 2014
This week, our good friend, Heidi Cullinan came by for a visit on her Sleigh Ride blog tour and on Friday, she offered up a copy of Sleigh Ride for our random Friday Free-For-All drawing. Drawing is done and the lucky commenter is...