Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Waning Moon
Pluto Retrograde
Mercury Retrograde
Sunny and mild

I’m having a slow start today. Oh, well. Yesterday was mostly about catching up, trying to get up to speed. I spent a good bit of time on the media kit for OLD-FASHIONED DETECTIVE WORK and planning the PR blitz for DIXIE DUST RUMORS. Since I was expecting OFDW to come out in April and DDR to come out in August, and it’s happened in reverse, I have to re-configure all the PR work I did. Which is fine, but time-consuming.

Went to the grocery store, fixed a nice, big salad for lunch, and, in the afternoon, took a nice, long walk on the beach and the boardwalk. The season starts this weekend, which means I’d have to purchase a permit to use the beach and park all summer. Since I prefer to be there when the crowds aren’t, the expense doesn’t make sense.

I updated the websites with the release information. I’m thinking about a massive re-design on both the Devon Ellington site and the Fearless Ink, site, but so far, I haven’t come up with the design I want. I’ll keep playing over the next few months. I still want to keep it simple, but with a little more snap. As the work grows and evolves, the sites need to do the same.

If you know of anyone who hosts guest bloggers in the middle-grade realm, I’d love to visit on the blog tour for DIXIE DUST. I’ll be making a couple of stops this week and next, and extending stops throughout the summer.

Hopefully, I can get some work done on the Helena Francis book and the Matty book today, but we’ll see. I have a lot of correspondence to deal with, and some pitches to write for events coming up in fall. I have a feeling that the bulk of this week will focus on practical/business dealings, and then I can shift back in to the fiction over the weekend.

The Preakness Wrap-up Article should be up in a day or two. I’ll let you know.

Back to the page.


Published in: on May 20, 2009 at 8:18 am  Comments (5)  


  1. If anyone actually READ my blog, I’d host you! 😉

    Hope you have a productive day!

  2. You have to purchase a permit to use the beach and park? I don’t think I’ve ever heard of anything like that before.

    I hope you achieve your goals for the day.

  3. Dropping by to say “hi”

  4. You are more than welcome to be on my blog, hon! I’d love it.

  5. That happened to me with my newest release. I didn’t get the release date until 2 weeks before. There was no way I could promo it then.

    I’m working on your questions today, by the way. I should have them to you soon.

    And I’m behind – I haven’t been reading/commenting on blogs because I’ve just been so busy. I’m getting back to it now, though. 🙂

    Have a great day!

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