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September 5, 2018 by in category Pink Pad by Tracy Reed tagged as , , ,

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I am stumped.  I’m in the middle of cleaning up a book which is due in to my editor by Saturday morning.  I thought I had a post I could replay, but when I checked my archive, I came up blank.

I couldn’t believe I didn’t have a post I could use.  Of course, I’m kicking myself, because it’s almost midnight and this will be going live in a few hours.  I could panic, but what would that accomplish…nothing.

So what should I talk about?  I could talk about the book I’m working on, but that could stress me out.  Although, I am very excited about this story.  I’m working on A Southern Gentleman Book Two.  It seems like the past couple of days I’ve been hit with quite a few interruptions or divine distractions as I like to call them.

I could talk about AutoCrit.com, but would anyone really want to read how excited I am about using it? Elena Dillon told me about this software.  I was a little hesitant at first, but now it’s my new best friend.  [I probably should have used it for this post].

When I did the test, I was very impressed.  Then after my trial period, I went all in. Wow.  It is something.  There were a few times when I wanted to scream, because some of the parts I liked, AutoCrit deemed as repetitious.  Those were some good lines, so I thought.

Using AutoCrit.com has pointed out things I hadn’t noticed.  I get pissed with some of the suggestions, and then I implement them. I have to admit the book reads better.  Let’s hope my editor agrees with me.

How am I using AutoCrit? Elena mentioned that she used it to polish her manuscript before sending it to the editor.  I opted to use it the same way this first time.  It takes a while to sift through the suggestions.  However, as much as I don’t want to admit it, my book does read better.  I’m seeing things I don’t think I would have in the past.

I could also talk about Swag.  The subject of swag is almost a cuss word in my house.  I am about to dip my toe in the swag pool and I’m overwhelmed.  Apart for bookmarks, lip balm, business cards and postcards? What to get?

I have a couple of events coming up and I haven’t got a clue what to giveaway.  These swag  items are different from what’s in my store.  In between edits, I’ve been reviewing swag.  Talk about overload and I like shopping and work in retail.  I’ve looked at everything from mints to pens to notepads to bags to mugs to door hangers.  And lest I not forget the infamous refrigerator magnet and button.

I feel confident sharing that after reviewing swag for the past several months, I really haven’t made a decision.

What do you do for event swag? 

Back to AutoCrit.

Au revoir

Tracy

 

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