How I Spent My Summer Vacation #amwriting

Hello! I don’t get to post often. Sascha is a blog hog (she doesn’t know how well I rhyme or I’d be given more time…see what I mean?) I am just a crazy rhyming dog. Anyway, in case you don’t know, or haven’t read posts from a billion years ago, I am Scout the Faithful Companion. Personally I dislike that title. I prefer: Scout the very smart, observant English Shepherd. If you know nothing about English Shepherds, I heard someone once talk about us like this: a border collie is smart, but if you tell him to jump off a cliff he’ll do it, an English Shepherd will think about it and then walk away. Now, who’s smart? Continue reading

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“Bid Adieu to Summer” Vacay

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First off, let me apologize because I’ve fallen behind in my blog and responses and reading other blogs and almost generally everything except work and getting ready for vacation.

I promise to be a lot more interactive over the next few days even though I’ll be on vacation. The one thing I learned on my last vacation is that I still need to write, so maybe I’ve finally become a writer since it seems to be in my blood. So there will be writing! 🙂

There will be more Mouse stories to come. I know I kind of left her there in a desperate situation (poor Mouse is almost always in a desperate situation, which she handles with Snickers; I’m sure there’s a life lesson there, just sayin’) and you may be wondering: what’s next for poor Mouse? (me too 😉 ).

I’m off to North Carolina. First I’ll be visiting the Outer Banks because evidently this Pisces needs her fix of salt air and then off to the western part of the state (and mountains) that I’ve never visited before. I hope to share a lot of photos with you. Then on August 21 I’ll go to South Carolina for the solar eclipse and I’ll share that experience with you as I think it will be really, really cool and I’m looking forward to it. In fact, I’m looking very much forward to the whole vacation.

I hope to pop in later this evening when I arrive at my first destination.

Thank you as always for reading.

My best, Sascha D.

8/11/2017

 

Confession: I’ve Run Away, Again!

So I’m a bit late today and I may owe emails to at least one of you, but it’s for a really good excuse. I woke up at 3 am and decided, well, it’s a glorious morning so why not runaway to the beach? And that’s what I did

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I’m at Sandbridge Beach, VA again. For those of you who have been following Snooty and the Book Cover, it’s the setting and inspiration for that story.

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Indie Versus Traditional Publishing

Even if you’re not a book blogger, but ARE a writer please read this post and/or if you’re not either and love to give your point-of-view join in.

So Friday evening I read Kim Knight’s post about book bloggers discriminating against Indie authors. You can read that post here. After just coming off of vacation where I tried to read two poorly written Indie novels, I admitted that I wasn’t surprised. A lot of us book bloggers are reading a lot and if you have to struggle through over-writing and description that consists of “he’s hot” and “she’s a hot mess,” you start to veer away from new (and even some established) Indie writers. Evidently for some book bloggers, it’s now a non-starter, which is the topic of Kim’s post.

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Hello!

Tomorrow is a travel day but I should be back in minimal (as opposed to full) swing on Thursday.

Did anyone miss me? (Please don’t break my heart and say no.)

I don’t have a lot to share. But I do have some pictures and stories.

Hope you all have been doing well and I can’t wait to catch up.

I apologize for not keeping up with you all but I’ve had a very lazy vacation.

See you very soon.

Sascha (no, no, two weeks of vacation and I still want more) Darlington

Head to Desk

for the 5000th time this year.

100 words written, read (no kidding) about 15 times, tweaked (a lot), published.

Come back 25 minutes later, reread and see: you’re for your.

Gremlins or fatigue…take your pick, but still a bruised forehead.

On another note, thanks to those of you who expressed your opinion on my color scheme. As you will have noticed, I am almost back to where I was last year at this time. Is that progression or regression?

 

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