An interview with Groovy Lee

Today I have Groovy Lee on ARCBookblog, a lady who gives me TV envy, because my big screen clearly isn’t big enough. Before I get too upset about that, here’s Groovy to tell us all a bit about herself.

Groovy'sAvatar (1).JPGI was born in the deep south where the number four has two syllables. I somehow did not acquire that distinct Southern accent, but I am accustomed to expressions of “Yall”, “Ain’t”, and when I’m really mad–“Ain’t gonna!”.

I’m also addicted to bottled tea and cooking shows; I crochet and collect crystal. My best friend and Queen is my daughter who gets a foot massage from me after a long day:)

My most favorite time of the year is tennis season. When the French Open, Wimbledon, and The US Open are airing, you can look for me, but you won’t find me. Unless you know where my 53″ television set is. Even then approach me with all the care you would a Grizzly–exactly, you wouldn’t! My daughter is prohibited from communicating with me unless it’s a code 10 emergency; And even then I’ll direct her to the neighbor for help–just kidding, she knows how to dial 911

I write Romantic/Suspense, Suspense, and wholesome, passionate Romances that deal with matters of the heart. No sexually graphic stories or one night stands. I write about love, not lust. If my stories bring a smile to just one person’s heart, then I’ve done my job. That’s what it’s all about.

One of my books, Cause She’s A Good Girl, was featured on a popular Nashville Morning Show, Talk of The Town, and given a highly recommended by BookWoman. I’m still smiling at that:)

Thanks to all of you who have added me to their list of authors they are fans of. I’m so honored! And I love when people friend me:) I’m not a big fan of Facebook or Twitter, but I invite you all to email me with your suggestions or questions.

You can contact me here on Goodreads or atreyhu@att.net.

Thank you for your time and Good Reading!

http://www.groovylee.com/

Now that we have the bio portion of this interview out of the way, it’s time for the questions.

Me – Is writing a full-time occupation, or do you have a job that keeps you from it?

Groovy – I’m so blessed to be able to write full-time.

Me – What aspect of publishing do you find the easiest?

Groovy – Pushing that button that turns your manuscript into a bona-fide book. Everything else is hard work, but a joy.

Me – What do you find the most difficult?

Groovy – I’m sure I’m giving the same answer as everyone else, but it’s the promoting part I find the hardest. I’m an introvert. Selling my work or me as an author is not easy. I wish there was a red button to push where all of your fans were waiting. Wishful thinking—right?

Me – What is your perfect writing environment.

Groovy – When I’m beginning a story on paper, it’s upstairs on my bed while Perry Mason is on TV; when it’s time to work in front of my computer, it’s when no one is home and there’s quiet.

Me – Do you have a process you follow when writing a book?

Groovy – Not really. I just write down what my characters tell me to.

Me – Would you rather be critically successful or financially successful?

Groovy – That’s a good question. I think critically successful. I want the whole world to love reading my books. The financial success will come automatically when they purchase them.

Me – If you could pick 1 celebrity to read your book and give an opinion on it, who would it be?

Groovy – At first it was Prince. But now that he’s no longer with us, it’s Oprah. Because if she likes it, so will her millions of followers.

Me – Do you find it easy to avoid being distracted when you sit down to write?

Groovy – It depends on what stage of writing I’m in. If it’s the beginning stage, no; but if I’m trying to edit, yes. I need quiet to get the flow of the story and make sure the scenes are coming together.

Me – If you have published already, what has been the most successful technique/site/opportunity for you in terms of getting either exposure or sales?

Groovy – So far for me, it’s Goodreads. I’m active on a lot of forums, and my books get a lot of exposure there.

Me – Last but not least, and something a little fun, what is your favourite animal, and why?

Groovy – Let’s see—Dogs are extremely smart and loyal; horses are THE most beautiful animals; there’s a Hawk that flies around my house, and he’s absolutely breath-taking; Animal Kingdom is one of my favorite shows. Each species come in all sorts of colors and sizes, so I can’t pick a favorite, sorry.

If you’d like to know more about Groovy you can check out the following links

Website

Goodreads

Facebook

Amazon Author Page

A Body Resurrected

34097626.jpgSixteen year-old Mira is an Egyptian girl who lives a quiet life in her small village in Lower Egypt 3303 B.C.E. But two visitors from the planet Aut are about to change that. The first “flying metal” that whips across the sky carries a murderous plague by the name of Demen. The second one that follows, brings a bounty-hunter named Weir. Against her father’s wishes, Mira becomes Weir’s accomplice in his mission to apprehend Demen before another woman dies by his hands.

But there’s a problem: Demen is now a powerful Pharaoh in the city of Sharkura. Will apprehending him cost Weir and Mira their lives?
Almay, California, USA, twenty-first century:

Tina Leggs oversees the artifacts and exhibits of the Graham-Arlee museum. She has no idea that the mummy exhibit that’s drawing huge crowds, is the same Demen that her ancestor, Mira, bravely faced centuries ago.

Demen is no longer a powerful Pharaoh. Now, he’s nothing more than a museum exhibit since he was discovered in the Valley of the Kings. But a rare occurrence will give him life once more. And his desire to kill the misery known as woman is as strong as ever.

Enter Q, a second bounty-hunter sent from Aut to capture him. Like Mira, Tina has been cast into the role of ally to this handsome visitor. Amid the destruction Demen is causing, and the risk to their lives to stop him, they realize their deep love for one another.

But, will she leave her family on Earth for the sake of that love?

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An Interview With Louann Carroll

Joining me today on ARCBookblog is Louann Carroll, an interesting lady with several books to her name who has agreed to answer some questions so we can all get to know her a little better. First though, here is what Louann says about herself.

15871692_1520437217970531_1381870915353840774_n.jpgLouann Carroll is a Native Californian living in the Sierra Nevada foothills with her husband, Dennis.

Mother to three children, she is an avid rock, fossil, and gem hunter who enjoys sharing her finds with family and friends. She is a student of alternative religion, archaeology, anthropology, and paleontology.

After leaving her position as C.E.O. in the Bay Area, she has pursued her writing career with much success. Winner of the 2010 Crescent Moon Press award for best novel, she has gone on to write radio talk shows and articles on adoption.

She is the author of the Gemini series including Gemini Rising, The Light and the Flame (coming soon) A Shadow of Time, a paranormal romance, Shadowlands, a prequel, Journeys, The Adventure of Leaf, and numerous children’s stories.

You can reach Ms. Carroll at:

Twitter

Facebook

Email – carroll.louann@yahoo.com

Website

Amazon

Goodreads

And now it’s time for the questions, I hope you like what Louann has to say

Me – Is writing a full-time occupation, or do you have a job that keeps you from it?

Louann – Writing is always a full time occupation. I have a day job, but writing is always on my mind. Every spare moment I have I either work on a blog or an article or a manuscript. If I’m not working on my writing, I am filled with guilt because there is so much I have to say. Of course, that is not to say everyone wants to hear what I have to say. It is just that I am driven to say it regardless. I am sure I drive my family and friends nuts

Me – What aspect of publishing do you find the easiest?

Louann – Writing is the easiest. I love to write. Stuff flows from my fingertips. I also like the sound of the keyboard when I type. It is like music to me.

Me – What do you find the most difficult?

Louann – Marketing, editing, anything that resembles work. Writing is not work to me. It’s the stuff that goes with it.

Me – What is your perfect writing environment.

Louann – I can write with stuff happening in the background but I prefer quiet. I can get lost in my thoughts and I like it there.

Me – Do you have a process you follow when writing a book?

Louann – My life would be so much easier if I had a process. My muse lets me see into the next chapter but that’s it. I am also a social journalist for Blasting News. When I get upset and need to vent they let me do some commentary. My blog is like that too, but fiction? I have to wait and the wait kills me. I even had a temper tantrum and refused to write. It didn’t do me any good. I just felt guilty and had to wait for the muse to take me where it willed.

Me – Would you rather be critically successful or financially successful?

Louann – I really don’t care about being critically successful so I guess financially successful. My goal is to give people what I call mind candy, a place to get away from the real world for a little while. If I can do that I consider myself successful.

Me – If you could pick 1 celebrity to read your book and give an opinion on it, who would it be?

Louann – Anne Rice. She let me post A Shadow of Time on her website and I nearly died.

Me – Do you find it easy to avoid being distracted when you sit down to write?

Louann – I find it easy, my husband not so much. He thinks I am ignoring him.

Me – If you have published already, what has been the most successful technique/site/opportunity for you in terms of getting either exposure or sales?

Louann – Making connections with other writers, authors and readers-networking so-to-speak. Also, Twitter has been great. I also belong to Triberr which is a blog platform where we tweet our blogs for each other. Right now I have a reach of over 500,000 people by using Triberr. I really recommend it. Just go to triberr.com and you can pick the groups that fit your genre, start blogging and you are off and running.

Me – Last but not least, and something a little fun, what is your favourite animal, and why?

Louann – My little Agatha. She’s a purebred Fox Terrier who was rescued from a puppy mill. She’d lived in a cage for 7 years and had little human contact except when breeding. It was like her eyes met mine and we both fell in love. Because she lived in a cage, when she gets happy she walks in circles the exact dimension of her kennel. Even though I’ve had her 2 years now, she still runs in circles when she’s happy. Omg she is so cute.

Innocent Blood

41U1rz9XE5L.jpgThey call him the Pope on Dope.

Danny Fisk has a secret no one outside his family would believe.

Danny sees things others can’t: like ghosts and the future. In his teens, he used drugs to escape his gifts, but with help from his family, Danny cleaned up his life. For fifteen years, he lived the American Dream. He had a loving wife, kids, a great job, and proud parents.

That ended when renewed pressure from his abilities drove him back to drug abuse. Now, Danny’s on a mission to save as many as he can from the streets that would destroy them all.

Pursued by corrupt cops, drug cartels and his own inner demons, Danny must find a way to survive his gifts. If not, he’ll continue a downward spiral that could cost him the lives of those he’s trying to save.

As well as his own.

If you like the sound of this, you can buy it on Amazon

 

An Interview With Carole P Roman

Today I am interviewing a fellow author, Carole P Roman, who writes childrens’ books and spends a lot of time being incredibly helpful to indie author in a variety of ways, whether it is cheerleading, offering advice or suggestions, or more direct, like giving us the opportunity to have our books in swag bags at awards shows – I have to admit, I loved knowing producers, directors and actors were potentially getting their hands on my book.

Welcome to ARCBookBlog, my little corner of the web, Carole, sit down and put your feet up, the tea will be ready in a few moments.

First off, tell me a bit about yourself:

cprNamed to Kirkus Reviews’ Best of 2012 for her first book, award winning author Carole P. Roman started writing as a dare from one of her sons. Using an imaginary game she played with her grandson as a base, Captain No Beard was born.”Captain No Beard- An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate’s Life” has not only been named to Kirkus Best of 2012, it received the Star of Exceptional Merit, and won the Pinnacle Award for 2012. “Pepper Parrot’s Problem with Patience” Book 2 in the series, received 5 Stars from The ForeWord Review The Clarion Review. Strangers on the High Seas has won second place in the Rebecca’s Reads Choice Awards 2013. It has followed with six more books to the series. This year, Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis was named to Kirkus Best 2015. The entire cultural non-fiction series If You Were Me and Lived in… was named Best Series by Shelf Unbound.

And now a few questions

Me – How long have you been writing?

Carole – I have been writing since 2012 when my kids dared me to write a book.

Me – Is writing something you’ve always wanted to do?

Carole – I always dreamed of being a writer, but I thought I’d be more of an adult fiction. It never occurred to me to write for children. I love it.

Me – How would you describe yourself as a writer, a plotter or a pantser?

Carole – All three. Writing is fluid- it changes as our lives change. Sometimes the characters slap us on the head and say-“I’m not doing that!”

Me – Do you write every day?

Carole – I do some form of writing every day. I write articles for magazines and blogs. I write reviews. I even write letters to friends. I am always reading and always writing.

Me – What is your favourite genre?

Carole – I am a regency fan. Love the social codes and mores of Regency England. I do love to read history- so I read a lot of non-fiction.

Me -Is your favourite genre one you write in?

Carole – I love genre jumping in my reading, so I enjoy the same in my writing.

Me – If you could have written any book in history, what is it?

Carole – Shogun is my all time favorite book. It has the adventure, intrigue, romance and every time I read it, I learn something new about the characters and myself.

Me – What would you like to achieve with your writing?

Carole – I would like my non-fiction books to bridge the gap on confusion and misunderstandings between cultures and customs. I’d like Captain No Beard and my nursery series help children cope and adjust in certain situations. I’d like parents to write and say, I enjoyed reading your book the 400 times they requested it and I didn’t get bored. I’d love for a student to write and tell me, they finally understand about the flow and development of history from my historical series and they actually enjoyed learning about it. 

Me – Which of your books is your favourite?

Carole – Awww. That would be like picking children. Each book is both a piece of my heart and soul. Each was a part of my own life at the time and people who know me will be able to tell from the dedications.

Me – Tell me about your next release.

Carole – I have so much going on- If You Were Me and Lived on …Mars is taking students into space. Rocket-Bye, Can a Princess be a Firefighter and One to Ten are being released in hardcover. They are beautiful. If You Were Me and Lived in… the Ancient Mali Empire is being released. On the way to the end of production are If You Were Me and Lived in… Germany, Cuba, and the Ancient Mayan Empire. Well, that takes care of January. February is a whole different story!!

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If You Were Me and Lived on…Mars

if-you-were-me-and-lived-on-marsJoin Carole P. Roman when she blasts off to colonize the planet Mars, in the newest book of her informative series. Learn about how life would be living on the Red Planet. Travel to Olympus Mons, the largest volcano in the solar system. Look into the sky and watch Phobos and Deimos, Mars’ two moons. Discover what you would wear, and how the seasons change. See Mars through the eyes of an adventurous youngster like you and understand what life is like in a trip of a lifetime. Don’t forget to look at the other books in the series so that you can be an armchair traveler.

Book Release Date: January 9, 2017

Website: http://www.caroleproman.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CarolePRomanAwardWinningAuthorAndBooks/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/caroleproman

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5854108.Carole_P_Roman

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Carole-P.-Roman/e/B008ZOXI0W/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1

Should you bother with making a paperback?

This is my second go around as a published author, I was published for a time in the early days of the indie scene, and during both my previous time as an author and my current career I have come across the question posed in this post’s header.

It seems that many indies cannot see any value in having a paperback/physical version of their work out there; either they believe ebook is the way forward and paperback is dying out, or they feel it’s too difficult/time-consuming/costly to make a paperback a part of the catalogue they offer to their readers.

I can’t claim to be an expert in the publishing business, whether indie or traditional, I’m just someone with a bit of experience, and I hope to help by passing on that experience to assist others.

In my opinion, indie authors should release every title in both ebook and paperback versions – they should also release them as audiobooks, and in every other format possible, so long as the cost to produce is minimal; the more ways in which a title is visisble, the more likely it is to be seen, and therefore to sell.

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I have heard indies give both cost and difficulty, as well as lack of sales, as reasons for not putting together a paperback version of their titles. It seems to me that along with most other problems a person encounters, these problems can be overcome with some research and a bit of knowledge. To that end, I’m going to address the three biggest reasons for not having a paperback in the hopes of convincing you to create one:

LACK OF SALES

This seems like the obvious place to start, and if I’m honest, there isn’t really a counter I can give to this, the chances are, unless you’re lucky, you won’t sell many copies, at least initially.

Don’t be put off by the prospect of limited sales, sales are not necessarily why you should create a paperback; it’s possible that you will get sales, and you should celebrate each one, but it is more likely that people will see your paperback and then, if they’re interested, buy the ebook as that will most likely cost them less.

A paperback provides increased visibility, it is also handy to have because some reviewers, and you will want to get in touch with them at some point, will only accept paperbacks for review, and giveaways work best when the prize is a physical copy of a book (giveaways are a very effective way of getting people interested in your book without spending too much money).

The last reason for having a paperback is the joy of holding something you have created; it’s nice to have your novel as an ebook, but nothing compares to being able to hold and an actual, physical book.

DIFFICULTY

Those who are not technically minded find adapting their ebook to a paperback format a little daunting, and I can understand that, at first glance it does seem difficult. No-one should let a little difficulty stand in the way of possibly earning some money, though, especially if that money is to be earned through something you love, like writing.

I use Createspace to produce my paperbacks (other services are available) and once  I have selected the size for my paperback, they provide a template to follow with all margins and interior layout prepared for me, all I have to do is copy my novel into the template and make some adjustments to ensure the chapter headings appear as I want them to.

I’m lucky enough to be reasonably computer literate, so this isn’t too difficult for me; I can appreciate how it might be for others, though. Fortunately, there is a way around this, which brings me to the third reason.

In addition to the interior file, you will need a cover for the paperback, one that will include front, back and spine. Obviously there are people you can contract to create a cover for you, at reasonable prices, if you don’t wish to do that, however, Createspace provides a feature whereby you can build a cover online.

COST

I appreciate that not everyone has money they can afford to throw at publishing, even when you can find formatting services for a reasonable price. Cost needn’t be a barrier to turning your ebook into a paperback, however.

If you look around, especially in writer’s groups such as those on Goodreads, you’ll find other people who have services they can’t afford to pay for, people who are willing to trade the services they can do for those they can’t. This means someone may be willing to setup the interior file or design a cover for your paperback in exchange for some help with marketing, or something else that you may have a particular ability with.

Whether you pay for a service or trade for it, I recommend you check out the person providing the service to be sure they will do a proper job.

I hope this has helped convince you to put out a paperback and expand the visibility of your titles.

I’m so excited.

Today is a good day, I’m been waiting to get my new cover for Where There’s A Will for a while now, and today it finally arrived, ebook cover, PB cover, and banners for various sites.

I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am because now I have a fully professional cover; I wanted to have one from the start but didn’t realise how busy the site I’d chosen, http://www.derangeddoctordesigns.com was. The three month wait was well worth it, however, as I’m sure you’ll all agree, looking at the images below.

I am confident that it’s only a matter of time before the new cover earns back its cost and puts me in profit, and when the sequel is ready later in the year, and I have a matched cover, it will look even better.

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As an indie author I’m aware that one of the biggest complaints levied against us is our lack of professionalism, whether it be when it comes to our covers or our editing, which is why I’m so pleased to finally have the perfect cover my book deserves.

Shall We Gather At The River? – An Honest Review

Shall We Gather At The River?

Jane Jago

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*Disclaimer*

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

51a-kjwc-ll…for a moment the silence was blissful. Then the screaming started…

The body of a young woman is found floating in a Devon river; she has been beaten and tortured, then strangled and discarded.

Finding out who she was, and why she died, is only the beginning of an increasingly violent and disturbing trip into a world of vicious sadism and routine abuse.

Writing team Leo and Mike Johnson will be lucky to get out of this one with all their fingers and toes.


This is a book with more twists and turns than the most winding of rivers; just when you think things are settling down and becoming more understandable, new surprises crop up to keep you on your toes, and I like that.

Nothing makes me happier in a book than a lack of certainty, I want to stand a chance of figuring out what is going on, but I like it when I’m wrong.

The pacing of this book is not what I prefer, it was too fast, I’m generally more in favour of a slower pace and some more description in the scenes, but I know there are plenty of people out there who like fast-paced action, and the pace in Shall we gather at the river moves at the speed of sound, if not faster.

Ignoring the pace, and the occasional use of more complex words than I felt was necessary, the book has a great and wonderfully complex plot that reaches beyond sunny Devon where it begins. It also features an eclectic array of characters, about whom you’re constantly learning, and who drive the story forward well; there was only one character who I felt was unnecessary, all others fitted into the story and suited their roles well.

If I could make one suggestion to Jane, it would be that a different cover might attract more readers

Nagivating Indieworld – An Honest Review

Navigating Indieworld

Julie A Gerber & Carole P Roman

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Social media guru, Julie A. Gerber and award-winning author of forty-three best-selling, independently published books, Carole P. Roman, team up to travel the winding road of self-publishing, promoting, and marketing a book. Join these two self-help experts as they share their vast store of experience in an easy to read, comprehensive guide, complete with end of chapter checklists to keep an author on track. Learn the importance of a beta reader and the value of a good editor. Know what’s needed when preparing a list for choosing an illustrator. Compare the many ways to promote your book. Find out what each step can cost and where you can save. This guide takes new independent authors from the first draft, through publication and the complicated world of marketing. Included is a directory of resources to help get there faster. Navigating Indieworld will end up being the ultimate travel guide for writers on their journey to published author. Join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NavigatingIndieworld


I was gifted a free copy of this book, not for review but because I have connected with Carole P Roman through Goodreads and she was kind enough to want to help me with my writing and promoting efforts. Having read the book, however, I just had to review it.

Julie Gerber and Carole Roman have done a great job of putting together a guide for anyone thinking of publishing a novel. The focus is on publishing as an independent, as the title suggests, but they also cover, briefly, getting published through a publishing house.

The book is organised into a number of different areas that encompass every conceivable aspect of writing and publishing a novel, and each one is written in a way that makes it easy to understand what is being said. Not only are the sections clearly written, they include examples where appropriate – I found the section on blurbs particularly helpful, it’s an area of writing I’ve always struggled with but seeing the examples enabled me to restructure my blurb into something that I feel is more appealing.

Having published in the past, I knew some of what was written about in Navigating Indieworld, and would have liked a little more detail to help me in the areas I didn’t know, such as social media – this is an area I’m uncomfortable with, so more information might not help me all that much, I’m actually thinking of paying for help – but for a new author this is a book I’d recommend reading this book so you know what you’re getting into and how to get the most out of it.

Writing, Book Promotion, and Life: A Personal Decision — Indies Unlimited

This is something I can definitely relate to after my previous experience with publishing. I’ve only just published my first novel under my pen name of Alex R Carver, but I can already feel the drain of marketing when it isn’t my natural forte.

This post is a very personal one, but also one that I think will resonate with other Indie authors. For several months, now, I’ve been in a funk and having trouble figuring out why. I even thought of giving up writing entirely. Why? I looked at my life, how I spend my time, and realized…

via Writing, Book Promotion, and Life: A Personal Decision — Indies Unlimited

Free for today

Romance is one of the two biggest genres in literature, which makes it very popular, also very popular are free things – I don’t know anyone who can resist the chance to get a bargain, and free is just about the best bargain you can get.

Since that’s the case, it seems to me that a free romance novel should be just about as popular as it’s possible for something to be, and with that in mind, here today is a free romance from one of my fellow indie authors, D L LeBlanc.

Broken: Frost Series Part 1

fullsizerender-9After a man had left her broken, she successfully shut herself off from all men. She loved her organised, boring life; until she meets him. Could he break through her barriers and make her want to live & love again?

He wasn’t looking for anything serious. He was there on business, and his motto was get in, get out, and move on; until he meets her. Could she break through and become more valuable to him than his business empire?

At the time of writing this post, this book is free, and can be found by following the links below, enjoy

Kindle US

Kindle UK

Kobo

iTunes

Winter isn’t coming, it’s here

Okay, as many of you will realise from my title, I’m a fan of Game of Thrones, I like both the books and the tv series, though with every season they become more and more separate. This post isn’t really about either, however, so sorry to those who have found there way here because of the GoT connection in the title.

I’m writing today about actual winter, that horrible thing that happens at this time of the year when the sun disappears, the clouds gather, it rains, the temperature drops horrendously and the rain changes to snow.

During this time moods drop and motivation can be hard to come by, just getting out of bed can be incredibly difficult, and you (or at least I) want to eat constantly. As a sufferer of mental health problems, this period of the year is even tougher for me to get through, and I don’t even have the advantage of a regular job, with a boss breathing down my neck, to encourage me to get up and do things.

I am currently unemployed, officially at least, while  I work on establishing myself as a published and successful writer. That means I have to get myself up and at the computer if I want to get anything done and make any progress, which is far from easy.

We’re currently in the early stages of winter here in the UK, and I am already going through copious amounts of coffee every day, along with lots of chocolate and other unhealthy snacks, in an effort to give me the energy to work. I also have to hug a hot water bottle to get warm enough to do anything – I’m really not looking forward to the arrival of full winter.

 

Bristol in the Snow

Commuters make their way over Brunel’s suspension bridge in Clifton, Bristol following a night of heavy snow across the UK. Up to 15cm of snow has fallen overnight causing widespread traffic disruption and school closures. 18 January 2013

I’m curious, and would really appreciate some answers in the comments, what do you all do, especially the indie writers and self-employed people among my readers, to motivate yourselves and make sure you keep working and get things done?