Kincaid Strange is back! Ghosts, murder, and a twenty year old grunge rock mystery… And zombies drinking brain filled cocktails. What is a lipstick seance, you ask? Check out the Chapter 1 excerpt via Amazon to find out.
It’s that time of year again! Not only is it Halloween but I’m two months out from the release of LIPSTICK VOODOO, the second novel in my Kincaid Strange urban fantasy series. Mystery is always better with zombies and ghosts.
Oct 31st (Halloween): Goldilox and the 3 Weres - Giveaway & ‘Zombie Love’
Nov 1st: Talk Supe - Exclusive Excerpt
Nov 9th: All Things Urban Fantasy - ‘QUIZ: Unlikable Women’
Nov 15th: Books of my Heart- Guest Post
Nov 16th: Gizmo’s Reviews - Guest Post & Giveaway
Nov 19th: Bibliosanctum - The Paranormal Heroine Holiday Survival Kit & Giveaway
Nov 22nd: Smexy Books - Kincaid’s Drinks for Surviving Holiday Apparitions (poltergeists and family included)
Dec 3rd: Beauty in Ruins - Author Tales (where I hope in the reviewer’s seat with a guest post)
MORE STOPS AND GIVEAWAYS TO COME!
I've been spending most of my waking hours the past two months either writing and/or thinking about the third Kincaid Strange novel. Don't get me wrong - I'm happy with it, I'm enjoying it, I love my disgruntled practitioner - but it's had me thinking hard about the things that are constantly vying for my attention.
For me it's my phone - Twitter, Instagram, FB, email - they're not unlike slot machines, beckoning me to check them at frighteningly regular intervals in some perverse desire and craving to see what pops up next. It's had me thinking what did I do before I had a smart phone? I'm not pining for the days when there were no smart phones - Audible, instant messaging, the Internet, not having to lug a CD player and disks with me everywhere - I love all these things too much. And social media is a way to engage with friends, readers, family. It's part of an author's career. But, it's had me consciously disconnecting. Not completely - I've never been a teetotaler. Leaving my phone across the room, checking it only once or twice a day. Social media does not need my constant attention, what's more, it doesn't deserve it. Yoga, reading, taking a walk outside - there are so many other things to do with the hours in my day. And rarely is there something so important that it requires my immediate attention, and even those can wait a few hours.
But I won't lie. It's hard not to open that slot machine of a FB app, rolling and shuffling posts that just maybe I might be interested in, I mean, there might be a really good one a few more posts down the page, right?....Wait! Is that a cat? COME BACK CAT! I DIDN'T HAVE A CHANCE TO CLICK! ;-)
What are your attention time sinks and what strategies do you use to manage them?