One way to happiness
I have been working on my memoir every morning and once I put in two to three hours of writing on that I seem to have used up my creativity for the day, this is my explanation of why I haven’t been posting more regularly . . .
And of course it is summer and there are things to do in the garden and books I have to read and other things to be lazily industrious about. Yesterday I listened to a webinar about book promotion and Pinterest and decided that I would try my hand at that. Not so much my own books for now but into writing small, book reviews about books I read and then create Pins for them.
In the webinar it showed that one could do this as an Amazon affiliate marketer to build an audience and hopefully make some sales. I am testing it. I would like to see if I can make a bit to help support this site and future book production. At any rate I will not be emailing the book reviews because I don’t know that folks would be interested in them – but I will be posting them on the site and will probably link to them with a simple text link from posts in case anyone is.
Here is the first one I did yesterday. Sink Trap by Christy Evans. Truthfully it’s a very simple review and I probably need to work on that – but it’s a start. I was able to find this book at the library and hopefully you can as well though the author is from Oregon so maybe they gave a special purchase for that.
The latest book I am reading is a 600 pager by Elizabeth George. I have heard about this author for years but never took the leap. Now I’m finding it hard to do anything but read. Have you read her books?
I like to try new recipes and the latest was a white bread recipe using condensed milk. I had never heard of that before and I was intrigued. Surprisingly it turned out as good as the recipe stated. Love when that happens. Jon thought it was a bit too sweet but me I like sweet! Anyway I will try it with evaporated milk sometime and see if I can get the same results but not so sweet.
I do believe this was the best looking bread I’ve made yet! I used my bread machine to make the dough then formed it and let it rise in the microwave (not powered) with two cups of hot water for steamy heat.
Bread making has been a challenge for me so I have been researching tips and tricks for weeks to figure out what works for me. I collected the ones that worked for me and when I put them all together. Viola! In time I will post these tips on the site but we all know how time flies . . . so I’m including my simple Word document below for anyone interested.
Inspirational Story of the day
If you would like please add “your” three gratitude moments in the comments. It’s a great way to pick up your day and it’s fun for the rest of us to read!
- Making progress on Chapter 1
- First potato from the garden yesterday! Was delicious.
- Lots of books to read from the library. Riches!
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