From Daryl aka Avery:
I'm in crunch mode. That means facing writing deadlines for my mysteries as well as doing PR for the launch of STIRRING THE PLOT, which comes out in 4 weeks -- September 30th.
You know writers don't just write, right?
For the PR, I'm writing blogs for a blog tour (that has giveaways), offering a Facebook giveaway (see below), a Goodreads giveaway, setting up more giveaways (also see below - are you on my mailing list??), and more. I serve as coordinator, photographer, and instigator. (I like instigator! I could use work in the photography department. LOL)
During crunch mode time, I find myself craving...not crunchy salt things (I never have been much of a potato chip fan). Nope, I crave sweets. Yes, I've read all the information about not eating too many sweets, and so I watch it. I don't need to throw myself into a sugar "low" where I crash and burn and can't write a single word [although I do like the idea of a single-word book; fast to write; fast to absorb]. When I'm in this mode, I like a slice of something yummy about mid-morning. This blueberry bundt cake is not to be beat. It's so easy to make and so rewarding.
¾ cup butter, softened
As I said above, I'm having a few giveaways in the next four weeks. The one on Facebook ends August 28. Tomorrow. Are you entered? I'm partnering with these fabulous four authors (Krista Davis, Hannah Dennison, Kate Carlisle, and Hank Phillippi Ryan) to give away two fabulous "big" prizes.
And "like" me on Facebook and Goodreads, where more information about other giveaways will appear.