Friday, February 5, 2016

This week was definitely an improvement over last week. With the arrival of February, it suddenly hit me that the release of the tenth Crochet Mystery,SEAMS LIKE MURDER is only three months away. That means it is time to start planning for it’s release. I talked to the Berkley publicist and I’m going to write several blog posts for her to distribute. At the same time I am rushing to finish the eleventh book in the series, HOOKING FOR TROUBLE.

It seems I am always juggling. But it is a lot easier to juggle when your stomach feels stable. The good thing about having something as ucky as food poisoning is that when it goes away, you appreciate how good it is to feel normal.

I am still battling with the Macbook, but it is getting better. I bought Word for Mac and downloaded it into the computer. The whole process wasn’t without glitches. There were password issues and veryifying stuff. Then the actual download, which seemed to be taking too long. I found out that was more of an issue of our Internet speed than anything with the computer.

So now I have Word 2016, which of course is different than the versions of Word I’m used to. I was able to figure out how to do most of what I need to do for basic writing. .

I had some good news. And audio company has made an offer for the first three Crochet Mysteries. I know that will make some of my readers happy as they like to listen to books while they do yarn craft.

I am off to Chicago. It’s going to be like my own personal writers retreat where hopefully I can spend almost all my time working on HOOKING FOR TROUBLE.


Planner said...

I'm glad this week was much improved for you. And, I'm excited about your audio books! I like to read both audio books and ebooks. Crocheting or knitting while listening to your books is a great fit.

Anonymous said...

It's great news about the audio books!
I can't wait!

Betty Hechtman said...

Planner, I am much happier this week.

Betty Hechtman said...

Anonymous, I am really happy about the audio books as yarn crafters have been asking me about them for a long time.

Miriam Lubet said...

Great news about the audio books. I like to listen to audio books in my car. I'm glad you are better. Food poisoning is awful.

Linda O. Johnston said...

Glad things are better for you, Betty--and I'm impressed not only with your pending audio books, but also with your success with the technology you're using!