Photo Collage: Sandbridge Beach, VA

Summer Vacation Take 1, Sandbridge Beach, VA

June 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


©Sascha Darlington

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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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?



Quickie Poll: My Color Scheme

While I like my new color scheme (yep, obvious that), I am wondering if you find it hard to read. It’s more important that it’s readable to you than for me to sit here and think, I lurve purple and black…..

Thanks for participating.