Writer on the Verge

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By Kate

Blog anxiety. I have it. Do you?

I spend hours worrying about snappy blog topics that will be informative yet fun, breezy yet philosophical.

It’s a dilemma, I tell you. I suffer and fret and never know what I’ll actually end up with.

It’s worse than trying to decide what to order at Starbucks.

Yes, I worry about that, too.
So I ask you, is there anything worse than having to write a blog?
Well, yes, actually there is. How about having to write TWO blogs?

That’s my problem today. I’m scheduled to blog over at the Silhouette Desire Authors blog at the same time I’m scheduled here at A Slice of Orange. So not only did I have to come up with TWO brilliant (ha!) blogs, but now I’m racing back and forth between the two, trying to keep up with comments and greetings. I tell you, it’s crazy!

If you’ve got a solution to blog anxiety, I would appreciate hearing about it.

And if you have the chance, come on over to the the Silhouette Desire Authors blog and say hello. I get anxiety when nobody shows up to comment. But that’s a whole different topic for another blogging day.

Cheers!
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    A Slice of Orange started in 2004 as a group of authors from Orange County, California. We have expanded to include authors from around the globe–from the UK, all across the US to New Zealand. Our authors include the multi-published and writers at the beginning of their publishing career. In addition to authors, we feature blog posts from editors, PR professionals, and cover designers. The bright segments of the writing and reading community that make up one perfect entity—A Slice of Orange.

    GOT BOOKS?

    Yes!!

    My books arrived this week!

    I opened the big box and pulled out one book and held it in my hand for the first time. It was a pretty special moment for me.

    I would’ve liked to have savored the moment but suddenly every book in the box jumped out and attacked me. I wasn’t hurt, just momentarily stunned.

    I really think they were just as thrilled to see me as I was to see them. I mean, look at that picture. Is this a love-fest or what?

    Cheers!

    Author Details
    Author Details
    A Slice of Orange started in 2004 as a group of authors from Orange County, California. We have expanded to include authors from around the globe–from the UK, all across the US to New Zealand. Our authors include the multi-published and writers at the beginning of their publishing career. In addition to authors, we feature blog posts from editors, PR professionals, and cover designers. The bright segments of the writing and reading community that make up one perfect entity—A Slice of Orange.

    #Me Too

    Buy now!
    #Me Too

    A LADY’S POINT OF VIEW

    Buy now!
    A LADY’S POINT OF VIEW

    A SOLDIER’S ITALIAN CHRISTMAS

    Buy now!
    A SOLDIER’S ITALIAN CHRISTMAS
    BECKONED, PART 1: FROM LONDON WITH LOVE

    CITY OF BLAZE

    Buy now!
    CITY OF BLAZE

    COME FLY WITH ME

    Buy now!
    COME FLY WITH ME

    COWBOY KARMA

    Buy now!
    COWBOY KARMA

    DANGER MUSIC

    Buy now!
    DANGER MUSIC
    FATHOMS: A NOVEL OF THE PARANORMAL

    FREYA Viking Glory Book Two

    Buy now!
    FREYA Viking Glory Book Two
    FUR, FEATHERS AND SCALES: Sweet, Funny, and Strange Animal Tales

    GIRLFRIENDS & SECRETS

    Buy now!
    GIRLFRIENDS & SECRETS

    GIRL IN THE MIST

    Buy now!
    GIRL IN THE MIST

    HAGAR’S LAST DANCE

    Buy now!
    HAGAR’S LAST DANCE

    HOSTILE WITNESS

    Buy now!
    HOSTILE WITNESS

    ILONA’S WOLF

    Buy now!
    ILONA’S WOLF
    INTIMATE RELATIONS

    LEIF Viking Glory Book One

    Buy now!
    LEIF Viking Glory Book One

    LET IT SNOW

    Buy now!
    LET IT SNOW

    LOVE NOTES

    Buy now!
    LOVE NOTES

    SAVAGED SURRENDER

    Buy now!
    SAVAGED SURRENDER

    THE LIFE OF RILEY

    Buy now!
    THE LIFE OF RILEY

    THE WOULD BE MOMMY

    Buy now!
    THE WOULD BE MOMMY

    SUPERHERO IN DISGUISE

    Buy now!
    SUPERHERO IN DISGUISE
    THIEVES: Book One of the Obscurité de Floride Trilogy

    THE ROGUE’S LAST SCANDAL

    Buy now!
    THE ROGUE’S LAST SCANDAL
    THE DAY BAILEY DEVLIN’S HOROSCOPE CAME TRUE
    SNOW IN LOVE: Sweet Romance Holiday Collection

    WELCOME TO LOON LAKE

    Buy now!
    WELCOME TO LOON LAKE

    THE FAMILY NEXT DOOR

    Buy now!
    THE FAMILY NEXT DOOR
    WHO’S THE FAIREST? A Sisters Grimm Anthology

    THE FIX UP

    Buy now!
    THE FIX UP

    THE GHOST OF DEPFORD HALL

    Buy now!
    THE GHOST OF DEPFORD HALL

    STOLEN KISSES FROM THE VISCOUNT

    Buy now!
    STOLEN KISSES FROM THE VISCOUNT
    #PLEASE SAY YES (#HermosafortheHolidays Book 1)

    CHRISTMAS ONCE AGAIN

    Buy now!
    CHRISTMAS ONCE AGAIN
    CHRISTMAS ON NANTUCKET AND OTHER STORIES

    CLEAR INTENT

    Buy now!
    CLEAR INTENT
    COLTON 911: CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE

    DARK WINE AT DUSK

    Buy now!
    DARK WINE AT DUSK

    DEAD BLOW

    Buy now!
    DEAD BLOW

    FOR A GOOD PAWS

    Buy now!
    FOR A GOOD PAWS

    FREYA Viking Glory Book Two

    Buy now!
    FREYA Viking Glory Book Two

    GAME TOWN

    Buy now!
    GAME TOWN

    HAUNTING MISS FENWICK

    Buy now!
    HAUNTING MISS FENWICK

    HER COWBOY KING

    Buy now!
    HER COWBOY KING

    HIDDEN BETRAYAL

    Buy now!
    HIDDEN BETRAYAL

    HIS HIGHLAND SURPRISE

    Buy now!
    HIS HIGHLAND SURPRISE

    LEIF Viking Glory Book One

    Buy now!
    LEIF Viking Glory Book One
    LOST WITNESS: A Josie Bates Thriller
    OFF THE RAILS: A Collection of Weird, Wicked, & Wacky Stories

    ONCE UPON AN ENCHANTED FOREST

    Buy now!
    ONCE UPON AN ENCHANTED FOREST

    ONE TASTE TOO MANY

    Buy now!
    ONE TASTE TOO MANY

    REWRITING THE PAST

    Buy now!
    REWRITING THE PAST

    THEIR HIGHLAND BEGINNING

    Buy now!
    THEIR HIGHLAND BEGINNING

    THE MASK OF MIDNIGHT

    Buy now!
    THE MASK OF MIDNIGHT

    THE OBLIVIOUS BILLIONAIRE

    Buy now!
    THE OBLIVIOUS BILLIONAIRE
    THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RIDGE, NEW YORK, 1930

    THE WORTH OF A VISCOUNT

    Buy now!
    THE WORTH OF A VISCOUNT
    SERIOUSLY, MOM, YOU DIDN’T KNOW?

    SHADOWS AT DAWN

    Buy now!
    SHADOWS AT DAWN

    TRACKING SHADOWS

    Buy now!
    TRACKING SHADOWS
    SHORT and SWEET’S FAMILY ALBUM

    TWO BITES TOO MANY

    Buy now!
    TWO BITES TOO MANY

    THE CHRISTMAS PRESENT

    Buy now!
    THE CHRISTMAS PRESENT

    THE CONSPIRACY

    Buy now!
    THE CONSPIRACY

    THE DECEPTION

    Buy now!
    THE DECEPTION

    THE DEVIL’S CARESS

    Buy now!
    THE DEVIL’S CARESS
    THE WITCHES OF NEW MOON BEACH BOXED SET
    WINTER WISHES: A REGENCY HOLIDAY ROMANCE ANTHOLOGY

    THE WITCH OF BERGEN

    Buy now!
    THE WITCH OF BERGEN

      ×
      A Slice of Orange started in 2004 as a group of authors from Orange County, California. We have expanded to include authors from around the globe–from the UK, all across the US to New Zealand. Our authors include the multi-published and writers at the beginning of their publishing career. In addition to authors, we feature blog posts from editors, PR professionals, and cover designers. The bright segments of the writing and reading community that make up one perfect entity—A Slice of Orange.

      So Many Books…

      By Kate

      Another lifetime ago, I was a book collector. My personal favorites were first edition mysteries and finely bound poetry and philosophy. Yes, me. Go figure. I used to scour the massive used bookshops on Hollywood Boulevard and the nooks and crannies of Melrose Avenue and La Cienega Boulevard where dozens of fascinating shops held the secrets of the universe bound in soft Moroccan leather.

      One by one, as property values rose and rents increased, the stores closed. The bookshops are gone now. The marketplace for rare first editions and antiquarian books has moved to the Internet and eBay.

      This weekend I spent two days attending the annual Los Angeles Antiquarian Book Fair, where those same dealers who used to own bookshops on Melrose come together with likeminded dealers from all over the world to buy, sell and trade their treasures.

      There were hundreds of book sellers represented and thousands of books on display. Naturally, I saw many exquisitely bound editions of William Shakespeare and Walt Whitman and Jane Austen. One dealer sells books so ancient they look like petrified forest mushrooms on the shelf. Another sells clever, three-dimensional, accordion-style books designed by a Parisian artist. Still another dealer sells only mysteries and his display shelf featured first edition copies of Raymond Chandler and Earl Stanley Garner and a nicely preserved, full set of Agatha Christie’s mysteries.

      I loved poking around the individual dealers’ booths, examining the books and discovering new treasures, but it was a bittersweet time for me. I miss the stores, miss the smell of old books, miss the wise counsel of the book dealer.

      Sadly, the only thing more rare than the beautiful books I saw this weekend are the bookstores that used to sell them, so allow me to end my post with a public service announcement: SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL INDEPENDENT BOOKSELLER. We’ve lost so many, but there are still some great stores out there. Don’t forget them. You might pay a bit more for a book but the personal service is gratifying and the rapport you build with the seller is priceless. And hey, it’s a write-off!

      Author Details
      Author Details
      A Slice of Orange started in 2004 as a group of authors from Orange County, California. We have expanded to include authors from around the globe–from the UK, all across the US to New Zealand. Our authors include the multi-published and writers at the beginning of their publishing career. In addition to authors, we feature blog posts from editors, PR professionals, and cover designers. The bright segments of the writing and reading community that make up one perfect entity—A Slice of Orange.

      #Me Too

      Buy now!
      #Me Too

      A LADY’S POINT OF VIEW

      Buy now!
      A LADY’S POINT OF VIEW

      A SOLDIER’S ITALIAN CHRISTMAS

      Buy now!
      A SOLDIER’S ITALIAN CHRISTMAS
      BECKONED, PART 1: FROM LONDON WITH LOVE

      CITY OF BLAZE

      Buy now!
      CITY OF BLAZE

      COME FLY WITH ME

      Buy now!
      COME FLY WITH ME

      COWBOY KARMA

      Buy now!
      COWBOY KARMA

      DANGER MUSIC

      Buy now!
      DANGER MUSIC