Monday, May 27, 2013

Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts PLUS Notes About My Week in New York City

Eating PinkBerry after school
I returned home last night after spending a week in New York City. My niece graduated from Columbia Law School, and I joined my brother's family for their celebration. 

I fly up to the city several times a year to see my grandchildren. I LOVE New York and could easily live there, except that it’s so expensive. The best bagels in town are across the street from my daughter’s apartment. You can’t beat a cup of coffee and a piping hot bagel first thing in the morning.

My daughter and my niece Ali
at Ali's law school graduation celebration
I also get to run in Central Park. It’s a 5-mile run from the apartment to the park around the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir and back home. People even ask me for directions now, and I can answer them with more than, “I don’t know. I’m just visiting.” I’m beginning to feel like it’s a second home.

With my nephew at his sister's celebration
My writing space overlooks Broadway and the Hudson River. The view provides inspiration, but three kids and a busy schedule have a way of bumping my writing time down the list of activities for the day. I have a couple of hours after they go to school, then I go for a run, then lunch, and then it’s time to pick them up. The next thing I know, it’s 6:00, and I’m exhausted.

Dinner at the Gotham Bar & Grill
When my kids were young, I was a much better juggler. Now, I do well with one ball. Give me two, and I drop one immediately. Multi-tasker? Not me. Not anymore.

I’m back in my writer’s chair in Kentucky. Vacation’s over and it’s time to get this round of edits done so I can release THE LAST MACKLENNA and move on to the next book. I’m heading to the UK on July 7 for ten days, so it’s crunch time.

At the Natural History Museum
How about you? How do you handle interruptions in your schedule and still find time to write? 


If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday morning, here they are again:

  1. 6 Rules of Thumb From an Editor-Turned-Writer via @janefriedman
  2. Infographic: 5 Key Book Publishing Paths
  3. If You Weren't You, I Could Sell This In A Minute
  4. How to Craft a Successful Title for Your Book
  5. Twitter for Writers: Two golden rules
  6. Does quality matter in the new publishing paradigm?
  7. Self-Publishing: Who Says Your Book Isn’t Real? @thecreativepenn
  8. Physical Attributes Entry: Back via The Bookshelf Muse
  9. Notes from Tabor Lane: Today's Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

I’m always looking for great content to share. If you have a writing and/or marketing blog, or have a favorite that you visit often, please leave a link in the comment section. Thanks for stopping by.

Happy writing & running, Kathy


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