Saturday, March 2, 2013

A Blog, A Series

Recently I ran across a free download on blogging from the SPR (Self-Publishing Resources) website.  You have to subscribe to their free monthly ezine.) "Jump Start Your Blog in 28 Days:  Blogging Checklist for Self-Publishers and Authors". Most of us who have been blogging for a while tend to discount "how-to" articles, but I ran across a few things I hadn't thought about.

The point which caught my eye was the suggestion to do a series on one's blog. That's more or less what I do--post a series of resources for writers, and it's worth continuing to do. But I'm wondering if another kind of series might be worthwhile. I've been busy with the Penelope Pembroke Cozy Mystery Series You can get an introduction to them and read Chapter 1 of the first book, The Bogus Biker, at my website. With working on editing, getting reviews, and creating covers, I haven't been writing anything new--and I miss the creativity.

A while back, I came up with the idea for another series, so it occurs to me now I might give that one away for free right here on this blog. It wouldn't take the place of blogging about writing resources but would be in addition to, and I'd post more often.

So meet thirty-ish Beatrice "Trixie" Collier Blake, widow of Major Ned Blake, USAF, who returns to her hometown of Dreamland, Arkansas, to view a turn-of-the-century building left to her by her grandfather. When she decides to open an antique shop and, hopefully, help revitalize the dying downtown area, she meets opposition from some of the town's movers and shakers who just don't want it to happen. Then the mayor-elect (who also just happens to be Trixie's mother's longtime boyfriend) is found dead on the building's second floor which Trixie is remodeling into a loft apartment for herself, and Trixie doesn't have an airtight alibi.

Expect the first chapter of Trixie Collier Blake and Death in Downtown Dreamland on Monday, March 11--or before!


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