Last month I had problems with my computer. UGH! So I picked up flash drives and began the process of pulling off the impossible task of, “The great save.”
You know how it goes, “Oh no! Do I have enough room on this flash drive? No? Darn.”
So you put these files here. Organize those files there and you get, “Are you sure you want to save this file without its properties?”
“What? Wait! What file?” And then you get the same thing for the next 151 files. “Yes? No? What do I do?”
It’s frustrating. Most of those notifications have to do with pictures. Book covers. Photographs you’ve purchased to use on book covers. Photos that my son had painstakingly cropped to use in creating some of my book covers. UGH!
On the bright side, I have had these problems for quite some time and had started the process of saving everything to DVDs about six months ago. Not sure how much I actually got saved but…
Then I closed my eyes and crossed my fingers and let my son reset my laptop back to factory settings. Kinda cool. It’s like getting a new computer. The downside is trying to figure out where everything is on the flash drives. (I did make sure to put all of my writing projects on their own flash drive and using red puffy paint; I put a heart on it.)
But I am still having glitches along the way, and my son says the next step is nuking it. So we will see.
Okay, Now for updates. I am still working on getting the outside of my house painted. I am finally making some progress. As long as the procrastination bug doesn’t bite me. (I’ve been working on it for over a year now. Haha.)
I have also been working on my short story collection, “Wisps of Words.” Editing. Rewriting. Adding new stories and I have taken out three stories that just don’t fit the theme. The stories are more about losing the ones we love and how we deal with the loss and the three stories I took out are about finding love. I will hold onto them and eventually put them into a different collection.
I have also been working on my memoir, “Dad Called Today.” When I first started, “Dad Called Today” it was to be about the everyday phone calls that my Dad and I shared. Calls that made me smile and LOL. Calls that made me sigh and sometimes want to cry. And then there are the calls that make me want to bang my head on the table, throw up my hands and say, “Huh?” But somehow, somewhere along the way my Dad developed dementia, and the book has turned into so much more. I still hope to make people smile when they read it, and maybe they’ll shed a few tears, but overall I hope it sheds some light on dementia and will help people understand. It isn’t a self-help book. It’s not a book on advice. Heck, I’m muddling through it just like everyone else who has dealt with it or is dealing with it. Everyone is different, and there are no right and wrong answers.
I’ve also been reading and will be putting up some reviews for Eden Baylee, Chris Ward, and Robert Pruneda, over the next week or two.
Okay, so those are my updates. Stay tuned for more! Till then; HUGS!
It’s my anniversary here on WordPress! I can’t believe it’s been 5 years! My how time flies.
This is the notification I received.
Yep, That’s what I said.🙂 Just some shameless promotion for my weekly planner, “Do Something Nice”
Amazon has just gone crazy! The price keeps dropping! Get yours today for just $1.63. It’s a paperback weekly planner! Makes a great gift! 132 pages of inspiration to “Do Something Nice” Keep track of your daily plans. Jot down your hopes, dreams, and goals.
And it’s got one, yes one, 5 star review.🙂
Top Customer Reviews
By eden on April 7, 2016
Author Karen Einsel has created a simple formula to allow us to acknowledge others. It’s a wonderful book to inspire us, to keep us connected to what is important — our humanity. Makes a wonderful gift item too.
Spring is here! I like Spring even though here in southern California our weather seems to skip Spring. We go from rain and overnight lows in the 30’s and 40’s to what feels like summer with highs in the 80’s and 90’s.
I think everyone has a reason for liking Spring. There’s baby birds chirping in their nests. Flowers blooming. Cocoons open, revealing beautiful butterflies. That first crocus popping up through the snow. And a lot of people cheer when the snow melts.🙂 (I’d cheer if we got snow.) It’s that time of year when you relish opening the doors and windows to air out the wintertime blues and let in the fresh scent of honeysuckle and orange blossoms.
And of course, there are things people dread about Spring. Dogs and cats shedding their winter coat. And for us fashion conscious folks we all know that we only have so many weeks left to look great in our new string bikini.🙂 And let’s not forget hayfever season. Achoooo!!!!
But, Spring has a way of renewing everything! Everyone says that New Years gives us a new beginning, but I think it’s Spring that really gives us a fresh start.
My favorite part about Spring is when I go out into the backyard and see the sunflowers beginning to sprout up. They renew themselves every year without any help from me. My brother tossed the seeds out for the birds probably about twenty years ago and the sunflowers have come up every year except one. That was 2014 and it prompted me to write a short story, “A Sunflower for Bruce” That will be included in my short story collection titled, “Wisps of Words”
I’m not sure exactly when it will be out. Hopefully before the end of Spring. But…
Cover is not finished yet either, but…Here’s the front…
And here’s the back…
Okay, now that you’ve listened to my rambling… I guess I should get to the point of this blog post!
“Show me your cover” has been quite popular on my blog and I’m thinking, “Hey! It’s time for a little self promotion!” I’ve shared mine, now it’s your turn.
So, “Spring It On” (me). (Little play with words there, get it?🙂 )
This year we are going to do it just a little bit differently.
Okay, here’s all you need to do.
- Tell me in a few sentences what your favorite part of Spring is.
- Send me a jpeg of the cover of the book you want to promote
- Include one link. It can be any link you want to share. Facebook, Twitter, or where we can find your book or blog. But just one!
- First come, first served.
That’s it! Simple! I will publish one a day, every day in March.
So if you want to share your latest book, a book you are having on sale, or a free book, Or maybe one that will be coming out soon, “Spring it On!” And send me an email with your post to firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to hearing from you. HUGS till then!
Contest has ended. We have a winner!
Welcome to “Feel The Love” Week 3!
This week there is only one prize.
This adorable Angel statue with a solar powered light-up dove.
I love solar powered lights and angels. So I thought this would be a great prize for this week’s “Feel the Love” giveaway!
This week’s giveaway will be a little different, not only do you have to have an Amazon account, you will need to follow me on twitter.
Now for some rules;
- You must have an Amazon account to enter. (If you don’t, it’s easy to create one)
- You must be 18 or older
- The contest is only open to residents of the 50 US states and the District of Columbia
- Limit one prize per person and Amazon.com account per giveaway (That means you can only enter once)
- Giveaway ends on February 14th. 2016 or when all five copies have been given away. Whichever comes first.
- Sponsor (Karen Einsel) and Amazon reserve the right to modify or cancel the giveaway at any time.
- No purchase necessary to enter or win
- All prizes will be shipped to you directly from Amazon
- If you win a prize, you may not transfer, assign, or redeem the prize for cash.
- All prizes are final
And to read more details about the rules, click here
And find FAQs here
Okay, click HERE for your chance to win!
And Good Luck to everyone who enters!
See you soon!
Hugs till then!
Some of you have asked that I let you know what I think about the Amazon giveaway so far. So I want to give you my thoughts, but first;
Congrats to the winners of week 1.
- Sonya Burton
- Cortney Housler
- Linda Boyd
I hope you are enjoying my weekly planner, “Do Something Nice” And when you get a chance, please do something nice for me and leave a review.
And congrats to week 2’s winners of “Love is in the Air“
- Kaycee Raines
- Vincent Rosetta
- Pamela Sementilli
- Patricia Fite
“Love is in the Air” was written by a great group of authors and it wouldn’t be right if I didn’t share the love with them. So here they are;
Michael J Holley
Hugs and thanks to all of them.
You can check them out on Amazon and find & follow them on Twitter.
And don’t forget to leave a review!🙂
Now my thoughts…
The giveaway is easy to set up. You just find an item you want to give away and then scroll down to see if it has a “Setup A Giveaway” button. Click on it and it takes you to a page that gives you the options as to how many prizes you want to give away and you choose how they win, an example being; every 6th entrant. Once you’ve set everything up, you submit your order and a few hours later, Amazon emails you a link that you share where you want. Tweet it. Blog it. Facebook it. However, you want, to let people know about your giveaway.
There are other options also. You can set it up so that people have to follow you on twitter in order to enter. Or you can have them watch a video, etc. You can find out more about the Amazon Giveaways here.
And now my real thoughts.🙂
It is easy. It felt as if it was over before it started. Both weeks the contest had ended and all prizes had been claimed within the first few hours. You’d have to really up the odds for it to last a week. The thing is, I don’t think the winners actually found my giveaway on my blog. The first week, I used the hashtag #giveaway on twitter, but the second week I didn’t So now I’m wondering, is there a way to find Amazon giveaways elsewhere?
I’ve sold eight copies of, “Do Something Nice” since the giveaway and..Vanessa…Hey Vanessa, did the giveaway increase any sales for, “Love is in the Air”? I know that you sold 5 paperback copies because I purchased them for the giveaway, but have you gotten sales of the ebook?
I think that is one thing that has to be considered. Will the giveaway help increase your sales?
Okay, well, that’s it for today. Stop back Monday for “Feel the Love” week 3.
Till then; HUGS!
Oh! And Happy Valentines Day!