Ethical Author, free ebooks from Amazon and no turkey

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Through a blog I follow, I found out about being an ‘ethical author’. While I have always had strong beliefs in life, this organization came up with a perfect code of conduct.

Now, with NaNoWriMo.org finishing up, I am busy editing each chapter of my books, “Love Awakens” that I wrote for 2014 NaNoWriMo.org’s writing challenge. I am using grammerly and editing this book chapter by chapter. With my role as a caregiver of my mom and grandma and being a mom to two boys and four cats, life can get a bit tangled for me. Writing helps me remain sane, or as sane as I will ever be!

My mom who has multiple sclerosis is getting her motorized wheelchair tomorrow which is a boon! She can barely hold her head up now even though we are doing her shots, it is frustrating to see her so frail! Then my grandma is still going to her physical therapy appointments like today’s, where she walks with her prosthetic leg. 80+ years and having had her left leg amputated above the knee only seven months ago, she is amazing. This holiday season will be blessed as she is no longer in clutches of the horrible pain she suffered for too long. She is a very strong woman, all of us are! Since I am now the chef and my carpal tunnel keeps me from being able to do many things, we won’t be having a turkey for Thanksgiving this year. I think we’ll go with a rotisserie chicken, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, black olives and gravy for those who want it. I am not a gravy person. I hate peas and carrots too. Thank goodness I can hide the peas and not serve them this year!

Here are some free Amazon Kindle books for you to enjoy. Remember that there are thousands of books available to you for free every day in almost every category of reading you are looking for. Same goes with Barnes and Nobles and the Nook.

Look at the top 100 free Kindle books here: (make sure to click on Free!)

http://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Kindle-Store/zgbs/digital-text/

From there, you can branch off to different categories from the menu on your left.

Happy Monday!

NaNoWriMo.org 2013 Winner YAY! I’m happy!

Okay so life has me stressed out so much I’m keeping my hair blonde to hide the white.  I’m wearing old ratty clothing because I feel like it and because they are comfortable, to heck with style.  I’m thrilled that I finished my goal for the 2013 NaNoWriMo.org National Novel Writing Month, and I’m a winner! Come December 5th, I’ll be able to order two free printed copies of my novel, No Longer Human.  A book with an ISBN number, a real book that I can hold in my hands, filled with a story from my brain, it’s so awesome.  shipping costs but hey I don’t care, I get two free printed paperback books. I’ve achieved my lifetime goal right before turning 40! Now my next goal is to get the whole BOOK series finished. Book one only has a bit of the whole story!

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http://nanowrimo.org/how-it-works November is National Novel Writing Month!

I turn 40 on the 30th of November so when I saw this on OHFB’s email today I had to send it out.

This is what I got on the website after I signed up and used the URL they sent via email, an email that came very quickly. Some don’t.

 

http://nanowrimo.org/how-it-works

How It Works

During NaNoWriMo, you write 50,000 words in the 30 days of November. The challenge may be hard, but the logistics are not! Here, let us guide you through ‘em.

1. Sign up for our website with that big, blue “Sign Up!” button on the homepage.You’ll get an email validation link a few minutes later.

2. As part of the sign-up process, you’ll choose a home region for in-person events near you. This is totally optional, but we think it’s a pretty awesome part of the NaNo experience.

3. Our user dashboard will usher you through the rest of your account set-up stuff.Click on the grayed-out badges to fill out your profile, say hello in our forums, and add writing buddies.

4. On October 1, you’ll be able to add information about your upcoming novel to your profile. Giving your work a title or brief synopsis gets you 225% more pumped for November. It’s a fact.

5. You can also use October to read past author pep talks, grab participant web badges, meet folks in the forums, and learn more about our nonprofit.

6. At midnight on November 1, start writing. Work on your manuscript using any method where you can track your word count. Word-processing program, notebook, typewriter, stone slab: they all work.

7. Update your word count whenever you can. Some like every day; others prefer a few times a week. No matter when, you can do it in that word-count update menu at the top of every page on our site.

8. Stay motivated with pep talks (we’ll send them to your on-site inbox and your email), forum chatter, and in-person events in your region. There’s also a big world of NaNo out there in social media: find us on FacebookTwitterTumblrYouTube, and Pinterest.

9. Starting on November 25, you can validate your novel to win. If it’s over 50,000 words, paste the text into the word-count validator. A few robotic calculations later, we’ll declare you an official NaNoWriMo winner! From there, you’ll be able to collect a few prime novelist goodies.

10. If you enjoy your NaNo experience, please donate to support our mission. We believe in making this a more creative world, and we’d love your help getting there. (Here’s more about why others donate, as well as additional ways to give.)

Life, books,reading and some free ebooks from amazon

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Here is a few free books I found interesting today. I’m restyling my cover for my book and I just can’t make it classy, it’s driving me bonkers! But such is life!  I’m Reading ‘Burning Embers’, Render’ and several books I won from GoodReads.  Multitask!  I have to go set up my son’s new bed, yeah! No more adding air to his double twin high air bed that always deflates during the day. Hugs and personal space bubbles! Colleen

http://www.amazon.com/Be-All-Series-Book-ebook/dp/B00DXSVS4
Be All (All Series, Book 1) [Kindle Edition]
Marie Wathen (Author)
4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

http://www.amazon.com/Becalmed-Carolina-Romance-Contemporary-ebook/dp/B00DJBJYEU
Becalmed: A Carolina Coast Novel (Romance, Contemporary, Women’s Fiction) [Kindle Edition]
Normandie Fischer (Author)
4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

http://www.amazon.com/Life-Nomadic-ebook/dp/B003RISMM0
Life Nomadic [Kindle Edition]
Tynan (Author)
4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

http://www.amazon.com/Become-Confident-Always-Wanted-ebook/dp/B00AWUAF6C
Become the Confident Mom You’ve Always Wanted to Be – 31 strategies to improve your confidence as a woman, mother, and family manager [Kindle Edition]
Susan Heid (Author)
4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

http://www.amazon.com/The-Secrets-Moonshine-Series-ebook/dp/B004Z1N372
The Secrets of Moonshine (The Moonshine Series 1) [Kindle Edition]
Denise Daisy (Author)
4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (70 customer reviews)

http://www.amazon.com/October-Snow-ebook/dp/B00ANW1J00
October Snow [Kindle Edition]
Jenna Brooks (Author)
4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

http://www.amazon.com/House-Mommys-Boredom-Busters-ebook/dp/B00CQETU2M/
House Mommy’s Boredom Busters – 201 Fun Things to Do With Kids! [Kindle Edition]
Karen Chapuis (Author)
4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

http://www.amazon.com/Murder-Mind-Resnick-Mystery-ebook/dp/B001JJBLSQ
Murder on The Mind (A Jeff Resnick Mystery 1) [Kindle Edition]
L.L. Bartlett (Author)
4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1,187 customer reviews)

http://www.amazon.com/Awaken-The-Patronus-ebook/dp/B008GWEQ9U
Awaken (The Patronus #1 1) [Kindle Edition]
Sarah M. Ross (Author)
4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (134 customer reviews)