Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Writing and Being a Tightwad

IN THE NEWS: According to World Magazine, "Nine lives. Five legs. One cat in 84. It's not the odds. It's just the situation of one stray kitty named Babygirl in Eighty-four, PA., that was dropped off at an animal shelter on Jan.19 by a concerned citizen. Now veterinarians plan to practice addition by subtraction when they operate on Babygirl to remove not just the extra leg, but also a lame one."

I didn't get a lick of writing done these past four days--not that I expected to, with the girlie and the hubby buzzing around the whole holiday weekend--but it would have been nice. Oh well. I did, however, finally open up some past workshop lectures I've been meaning to read. One was very good. Jamie Denton did a lecture on self-promotion last year and entitled them "Tightwad" lectures. (A name that instantly drew my attention. Ya know, being so cheap and all.)

She gave some really good insight on branding, brochures, giveaways, etc. So good in fact that I think I found a really cute promo item to use at the next writer's conference I attend. It goes along with title of my book perfectly. (I'm just trying to get an even cheaper price now) I'll let you know what it is once I'm sure it'll work.

So it's back to writing for me today. That's all I'm doing. I really need to catch-up.

(And why is my Blogger spell check not working?) Grrr.


Chicki said...

Where are those Tightwad lectures located? I'd also like to save them for future reference.

Yesterday after I left the gym, I went to Wal-Mart and then to Atlanta Bread Company. The parking lot was full, and I couldn't understand why. Then I remembered it was a holiday, and everybody was off from work! It was noisy, but I got a few pages done.

Stephanie said...

Hope you get lots of writing done!

Anonymous said...

Got a link for that tightwad workshop - sounds right up my alley! And cool beans on picking a promo item - can't wait to find out what it is. :)

Kristen Painter said...

Yeah, share the lectures.

And yes, why isn't spellcheck working? I'm hatin' that.

Lily said...

You are a tightwad? Have you seen the prescription discount card at www.rxdrugcard.com? Low membership fee. Drug prices posted.