Thursday, January 19, 2012

Thankful Thursday: Veronica's Nap

I'm reading this book Veronica's Nap. I'm resisting the temptation to return to my bookmarked page on the Kindle.This book has been in front of me for a long time, but I ignored it. What was I thinking?

The talented author Sharon Bially has a blog where she has been sharing installments of the book. I follow the blog. I don't like reading books on the desktop computer.

I missed out.

A wonderful story was in front of me and I looked away.

Safely in my Kindle, I plan to finish the novel as my end-of-week reward. I have a few more pages to write, a blog post or two and some networking. Then, I can return to Veronica's story.

It makes sense that I would like the novel, as I love Sharon's blog. It speaks to me as a writer and as a mom.
  • After I read this University of Life post, I shared it with a clerk at a craft store as she lamented she couldn't afford college right now. 
  • For those considering self-publication, she shared helpful hints this week in Leveraging the Power of Amazon. Veronica's Nap hit #1 in Kindle's Jewish fiction category.
  • In December, Sharon announced several Changes including launching herself as a book publicist and writing a new novel. 
  • Type in Motherhood in her blog's search bar and you'll find several posts about women, who are mothers and writers. I always find useful information in these posts. I found what appears to be my first comment on her site (oh, our Internet DNA lives forever) on the post Women Creating Success
  • She writes guest posts on Writer Unboxed. She wrote one called Invest in Yourself. She talks about factoring in publicity as part of your writing expenses like manuscript consultations, editing and design. Read the comment near the end from her client. I love this thought. I don't mean to be sneaky, but seriously — I think it's worth the read. Go here, please.
If you want, check out Veronica's Nap it's available on Kindle or paperback at Amazon or you can grab a paperback at Barnes & Noble.

I'm grateful Sharon put Veronica's Nap in Kindle format. I'm enjoying it.



I also want to thank Kelley at Between the Bookends. She's a YA writer. She participated this week in the Can You Hit a Perfect Pitch? She gave me both the Versatile Blogger Award and the Kreativ Blogger Award. 
I shared 10 things about myself here.
Thank you Kelley!

31 comments:

  1. Stacey, was so happy to discover that Sharon Bially is a francophile like me. Thank you for the introduction!

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  2. I must get my hands on Veronica's Nap and get on over to Sharon's blog. Thanks for introducing.

    And congrats on the awards!

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    1. It's a great book and a great blog. I think you'll enjoy it.

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  3. Congrats on the award! Veronica's Nap sounds like an interesting read!

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    1. Thanks. Yes it is. I wanted to take a nap yesterday, but knew I'd never get my to do list done and then never return to finish the book.

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  4. I have seen this book here, there, and everywhere! And Sharon, too. I am adding Veronica's Nap to my to-buy list.

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    1. Like I said, the book is on her website, but I just never took the time to read it. I love having it all in one place ready to read.

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  5. "Invest in Yourself" was a really interesting post. Thanks for pointing it to our attention!

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    1. Didn't you love the "honor your book" point.

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  6. Such a great way to pay it forward, Stacy! I'm sold on Sharon's blog... Off to check it out. ;)

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    1. I hope you enjoy it August. I hope everyone checks out your blog this week. I've been touched by your posts this week.

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  7. You're so welcome! That books sounds very cool.

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    1. Kelley I appreciate it. I hope folks will stop by your blog. I fell in love with your About Me page.

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  8. Thank you for the inspiring links. Although I'm only writing blogs, I'm interested in the comments & all that others have to say about their lives, including writing.

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  9. Wow, now I'm so intrigued, Stacy.
    But I'm mom-on-deck this morning so I can't follow all those wonderful links -- yet.
    But I will, I will!

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    1. I hope you can. You are so busy now. I appreciate you stopping by.

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  10. Thanks for the intro Stacy! I'm off to check out the links :)

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    1. I just love the mom-writer questions in some of her posts. Hope you enjoy them.

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  11. Both the blog and the book look wonderful, Stacy. Thanks for the recommendations! :)

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  12. And congratulations on the blog awards! :)

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  13. Love the cover design for Veronica's Nap. So appealing - gotta get it!

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    1. It is a great cover (and the inside is great too).

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  14. Congrats on the awards, Stacy...you definitely deserve them. :)
    And thank you for the intro to what sounds like a must-read book...and also to a blog I will need to visit.
    Off to write my PPBF post. :)

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  15. Stacy, I am touched beyond words by this! Can you believe I am just seeing this now for the first time? Don't know how on earth that happened, but just to say that if I had known any sooner about this post I would have driven over and thanked you in person!!!!

    Thanks, too, for reading VN! Glad you're enjoying.

    Speaking of grateful... I am so profoundly grateful for having met you online and being part of this wonderful virtual writing community you're hooked into. I wish I had more time to comment on posts, but that's my five-year plan!!

    Meantime, happy writing. Congrats on those awards. Well deserved.

    -Sharon

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    1. Sharon, It was nice of you to stop by. I'm glad we met online too. And, just wanted to let everyone know about your book and blog.

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  16. Thanks for sharing all these interesting links. I'm a writer and mom myself. Looking forward to reading VERONICA'S NAP also.

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  17. Blessy, I've found the blog posts about moms very helpful. Really gives me something to think about for days after I read them.

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