February 2, 2012

Random Thoughts from an Overtaxed Brain

My brain is still fogged up from my complete inability to avoid overcommitting. A combined issue with FOMO and FLSD (Fear of Letting Someone Down - love this contribution from Natalie Hartford to the FOMO discussion) caused me to overextend the last few weeks.

So today I offer some random thoughts, all I'm capable of until Saturday when I can purge several events from my brain.

* NY Times Article, "Barnes and Noble Won't Sell Books from Amazon Publishing." - I'm sure I'm missing something here, but I  rarely (pretty much never) find small press and/or independently published books in the retail bookstores. At least from this article, I did not gather that B&N would not sell Amazon-published books at its online site.

I don't like censorship of any kind, for any reason. Let the readers decide what books they want to buy. But I must say this seems much ado about nothing. But, I've only read this article. Others' thoughts?

* Punxsutawney Phil - Really, we listen to a rodent for our weather. What's worse, I read somewhere that he's only 39% accurate. As another service to my lovely readers, I'm happy to flip a coin early every February. Heads, we have winter for six more weeks. Tails, it's almost springtime. I'll have a 50% chance my way.

* Oppression - I am SO excited about this book by Jessica Therrien! I met Jessica during Rachael Harrie's Writers' Platform-Building Campaign. The book will be released February 28, 2012 by Zova Books, and I will be participating in the Virtual Launch Party as well as reviewing it (I just received my E-ARC!).

For more information, please check out Jessica's blog, From Imagination to Publication.

* Writers' Platform Building Campaign - Since I mentioned it above, Rachael Harrie is hosting a mini-campaign (only one month long). The announcement will be featured on her blog on Monday, February 6. Please join us for some great flash fiction challenges and to meet some wonderful writers!

Any random thoughts you'd like to share with me?


Natalie Hartford said...

Awwww...thanks for the FAB shout out girl!!
FOMO and FLSD get me ALL the time so I feel you!! Hopefully you'll get the next few weeks in and then give yourself a much needed break. :)) Hope your event goes FAB! And then your daughter's bday party. It'll all come together beautifully, I am sure!
I must say, I share your disregard for Punxsutawney Phil. I guess they continue on with it for the fun of the tradition but I agree, flipping a coin would be better odds. LOL!!
Happy weekend!

Julie Glover said...

I support Punxsutawney Phil for the sole reason that without him we wouldn't have that great movie with Bill Murray and Andie McDowell. As a weather forecaster, though, he's not worth much.

Tia Bach said...

Natalie, No problem. I loved your FLSD comment!

Julie, I love the movie, too, so all is forgiven of Phil. ;-)