What Are You Reading?: June 17th

I changed up the title a little, mostly because a lot of the nonfiction books that I have lined up to read have titles that are about a mile long, and I could not find a way to list them in the title without truncating said title so much that you could not determine what book I was talking about.  Anywho…

I finished up last week’s books sometime around Wednesday, and I spent the next two days thinking of ways to apply those techniques to my writing process for a week or two to see if they added to my production or subtracted from it.  I will start testing those on Monday, when my writing routine picks back up.  (I rarely write on the weekends.  I use Saturday and Sunday to schedule announcements, format books, make book covers, and so on.)

This week, I will be reading Successful Self-Publishing:  How to Self-Publish and Market your Book in Ebook and Print by Joanna Penn and Fat Girl Hiking by Juniper Shaw.

I chose Joanna Penn’s book because I am beginning to up my game when it comes to publishing, both nonfiction and fiction, and I needed more information on how to make my adventure as successful as possible.  I love her podcast, and I listen to it as often as I can.  Especially when I need the inspiration to get off my behind and get to work.

Fat Girl Hiking is a review request from a brand-new author.  Juniper asked me to read her book and leave an honest review almost a month ago, and due to school getting out, kids in general, and life, well, I haven’t gotten to it yet.  So I am adding that to my reading list for this upcoming week.

What are you planning to read this week?

Abysmal Writing Week

Word Count 2-7 through 2-13

I started off the week well, then the cold plague returned to our house, and now everyone is sick again.  I hate the winter season, especially when everyone stays sick.  Then we have had snow days on top of that, so everyone has cabin fever in the worst way.  And I think more snow is supposed to come in tonight/tomorrow morning, so two of the kids may be out of school again tomorrow.

I may just take a few more days off from writing to keep myself from becoming more frustrated.  With the kids at home, I could probably go through all the children’s books that I have downloaded from Amazon for Kindle over the last year, read them to the kids, and write up reviews for them.

Yes, I may do that instead of accomplishing very few words every day and becoming more angry with myself about it.

See you all next week!