Listening to your favorite book

If you are like me, then you never have enough time to sit and read all the books that you want to read. Or, it’s hard to read because you are getting older and your eyes are not what they once were. I fall into both those categories.

That’s why I started working on publishing all of my books into audio. It’s a long process since I have over sixty books published, but I am slowly getting more and more on audio. I have about half of them in audio now, and I love it. One of my favorite things is listening to my narrator after they are done to make sure there are no major mistakes. I find myself sucked back into my book, and sometimes even forget that I’m the one that wrote it as I laugh and cry with my characters. I did that recently as I listened to the final audio of Second Shield II: The Return which will be available for sale soon.

I can’t remember the last time that I physically read a book that wasn’t mine, but I have a nice collection of audiobooks that I can listen to while I’m cleaning or cooking. Sometimes I even listen in my car. It’s a great way to be entertained, without the wear and tear to my eyes, and while I get other things done.

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Recovering from Surgery

Last month I talked about how there was never enough time – (You can read the post here) – and I mentioned that I was going to be taking a few days off to recover from a surgery.  Well, I had initially anticipated that I would take three days off – hahahah – It ended up being much longer than that!

Whew! Carpal Tunnel Surgery is relatively easy (painful – but easy) – and it was very necessary from all my years of driving (my patrol vehicle), Shooting (which takes a lot of hand strength), everyday wear and tear, and writing. Lots and lots of writing. On days when I am seriously in the zone, I’m writing 8,000-12,000 words in a day. So that takes a toll on the hands, and the surgery was very necessary!

On the 20th – and I finally got my stitches out. I was so excited – I could finally type more easily as long as I don’t overdo it and as long as I used my good keyboard. My fingers were working great and I was anxious to get back to work, BUT… I have to constantly remind myself not to overdo it. I’m still recovering!

I can finally unscrew the cap from the toothbrush, and open the door to my office, as long as I do it slowly. It’s been almost three weeks since my surgery, and I’m over the worst of it, I think. Now it’s making sure that I use it, but not over use it.

So here is my game plan for the next three weeks: Work a couple of hours a day on the computer, and spend some time in my studio going through all my old jewlery making goodies. In 15 days, I head off for a week with my three best friends in Cape Code and when I get back, I should be about ready to sit down and really start to write again. In the meantime, I’m plotting and planning and making cute graphics for books I’ve already released. Like this one – for Roses & Champagne Kisses, Book 2 of the Heart of the Family Series that us also part of the Sweet & Sassy Brides Box set!

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