#MondayMotivation – Week 8 Status Update

coffee 01A good week of tweeting… more followers and a good series of being witty. I enjoy the various twitter games like: #unlikelythingstosteal, #newmeaningsforpotus and #makeafilmitalian. I like posting in these threads and dropping in the limerick pictures. I’m hoping that it drives some traffic, but mostly its fun… A way of keeping  this wordsmith mentally nimble. And at my age… I could use all the help I can get lol!

Well, speaking of limericks, I’m still getting the century of verses for volume three ready this week. I’m also working with a friend of mine to rework the cover images. I had a client pay me through paypal so now I have a little money trapped there and I found out that IStock images will accept paypal payments… how fortuitous.

I put out the weekly limericks last Friday, and I’m running ahead of schedule this week as I have all of this week’s daily limericks already done and in the launch bay.

Whoo Hoo Volume 2

limericks_vol02Yes, Limericks Volume 2 has been uploaded to Smashwords. I’m happy that I have the volume one template to work from. So I have a high degree of confidence that I wont need to do any reformatting to get it converted, published and distributed on their retailer network. I an also proud of doing my own cover. What do you all think? Not too bad eh?

Take a look at it here: Naughty Boy’s Book of Limericks – Vol 2

Subtitled: “Oh the Places You’ll Go”. This is the second release of limericks. It contains 100 limericks with a geographical focus and a ‘not suitable for minors’ nature. Test your knowledge of places global, and see how many you know..

Monday Status Update – Week 5

Autumn Status UpdateLast week saw the return of the Friday Limerick Round-up. I had a busy week on the twitter, and several Facebook posts. I have started a new story story that I hope to have completed this week. I also had to go through three rounds of reformatting on the Limerick Volume One and now its ‘pending review’ before moving on to their retail affiliates. Getting that done is a big move in the right direction. Not that its off of my ‘to do’ list I can move forward with publishing volume two. And I still have volume three nearing completion.

So, I’ll focus on the show story and I’ll post another excerpt here in a day or two or three. I enjoy having a place to see what these thing look like once they are free from the confines on my own computer. Any feedback I can get from you dear read is greatly appreciated.

Hmmm ‘Dear Reader’? I’m wondering, who was it that used that phrase in their writing? I recall Stephen King using that term in his book ‘On Writing’, but I thought it might be older… possibly Hemingway using the term to break through the proverbial fourth wall. Maybe I came across it in something Poe wrote. I have been doing quite a bit of reading lately. Right now I’m plowing through a think book of Russian folklore and fairy tales. Am I enjoying it? Of course. Am I fishing for ideas? Always!

limericks_vol01And you should stop and get a little reading done… might I suggest… Naughty Boy’s Book of Limericks Volume 1… available at Smashwords everywhere!