Muddled thinking

See what a dental appointment did to me! ‘A picture tells a thousand words ‘ does it? Not when you can’t tell the difference between a paperclip and a chain. Of course I have been using a paperclip to attach things. It was the chain I hadn’t found a use for. Now I know it means ‘links’ I’ll have to experiment some more.

Yesterday was such a gloomy day and I am terrified of the dentist. No reason, she’s very sweet but I have had bad experiences in the past. Anyway, I was due for a filling in the afternoon and I should have kept away from the computer until it was all over. Now it is, and it didn’t hurt a bit, I can get back to writing and perhaps learn more as I go along.

I did ‘share’ with twitter for a while but it was too personal so I stopped.What I need to do is find some fellow writers and eager readers who might like some of what I write.The people I follow are such an inspiration and I feel I can’t be as interesting but I’ll keep trying.bookwormclipart

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Mistakes

I did it again! I clicked ‘like’ to see how many likes I had and gave myself another one by mistake! I don’t think I am on top of things at present. People I am waiting to hear from haven’t been in contact and emailing is so impersonal I don’t know quite how to prompt them. You can’t tell what their reaction to your post will be. Are they upset, bored, forgetful, disinterested, annoyed? I know it means they can read at their own convenience but I prefer talking face to face.

At present I am cheesed off with not getting answers to questions I have asked on line.I think folk get too many emails and only skim them rather than writing a reply straight away.

Not having paper copies also means I forget to reply sometimes. I have found a copy of my book packed into an envelope ready to post but without an address and I cannot remember the intended recipient. I hate getting old!

I know folk like pictures so how about this one? It is how I feel at present.

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Let me see!

Now a problem. I have been sent a webmail file that my computer won’t open. This security business gets worse.It has a time limit on it, too so I’ll have to warn the sender that I can’t read it.

As it was the first example of the panto recording and I am the producer I need to hear it

Meanwhile, here’s another holiday photo. I can’t tell you about my writing because I haven’t done any but we did display some copies of books and they sold well.IMG_0377

Author blog.

Reading about an author blog on twitter made me wonder if this should be an author blog or remain as a blog by an author. If it is to be an author blog it should contain links to my websites or the ability to purchase books but , at the moment, that is only possible through http://www.juliecround.com, which is linked to amazon.

Also, I guess I should be demonstrating my writing style, while I have only been posting poems. My problem is that I don’t seem able to connect with readers in the UK. I know a great many of them do not use the computer but I think, perhaps, I do not use keywords or Google as well as I could.

Until I get more skilled on the computer I’ll continue as I am, mixing musings with advice. Sorry there’s no photo but the country walk we had at Bramber yesterday was a delight. All on the flat and the dog was allowed in the pub afterwards for lunch. In fact he nearly pulled us through the door!

Computer question

I have started posting on twitter but am confused by the short urls that many people put at the end of their posts. These direct us to websites . I don’t know if I should try to send people here or to my other websites or just not bother to link at all.I wouldn’t know how to start anyway. Any suggestions?

The results of one competition came out this week and I didn’t get a mention but I did spend the vouchers I got for my published letter this morning, on a pen refill and a 2017 diary. I was searching for decorations for a hat, without success. Our chairwoman at Friendship Centre is arranging an Old time Music Hall event next year – with hats!

Booked to see Les Miserables in Ewell on Saturday. All good fun!

Will it help sales?

Very exciting times with today the last day of a free promotion of “A Lesson for the Teacher” on kindle -something that I didn’t know was possible until last week. I had a lot of queries from fellow writers who did not think any work should be given away free but advice on twitter was that it helped to promote the book and led to sales. I wonder.

I wasn’t sure about twitter but as I did not want to spend time on facebook I gave it a try and find tweeting short sentences quite fun, especially when I get a reply.There’s plenty of advice for writers, too. It just takes time to find what is useful.

Now to try to get photos from my phone to here. This is the season for learning more about the computer!