Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Busy Times, Last Day for a Freebie, and a Scare

Because I have a new book out, I've been busy promoting it--of course. As all the authors on this blog know, promoting takes lots of time. I've got a blog tour planned starting April 15, https://bookbrowsing.wordpress.com/ and I begin by answering the question, "Why with all  your experiences did you choose to write mysteries?" At the bottom of the page of each blog is a link to the next stop on the tour.

I've got several in-person events set up which I'm looking forward to beginning with a book launch at a local craft and second hand store in my home town for A Crushing Death.

And today is the last day of another of my Rocky Bluff P.D. mysteries being offered free on Kindle:


Of course the reason for doing this is to get readers interested in the Rocky Bluff P.D. series.

Yes, this is a police procedural, but it as much about the officers private lives and what is going on with their families as it is about whatever mystery needs to be solved.

This brings me to my scare. I just finished going over the next in my Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery when I did something, and the whole manuscript disappeared. Yikes! I tried to find restore--but it wasn't there. Went to the Internet and asked what I should do. Advice was to close the file, then reopen. I did it and got the message do you want to save changes?

I'd been saving right along, so said "NO" because I didn't want to save all I had left, which was two blank pages. Woo hoo, the whole manuscript returned just as it appeared before I did whatever made it disappear. I do have Mozy--an off-line place that saves everything on my computer once a day, but that doesn't happen until afternoon and all the work I'd done with the editing that morning wouldn't have been there.

Fortunately I had a happy ending.

Marilyn who is also known as F. M. Meredith

1 comment:

  1. You're describing every writer's worst nightmare! So fortunate that you recovered your work!