Writing vs Social Networking: Which “pie” is yours?

What part of your writing workday is actually spent writing? How much time do you invest in Social Networking? [InfoGraphic]

Time spent Writing versus Social Networking, for aspiring authors [InfoGraphic]

Cherry Pie Chart for aspiring authors

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After months of careful observations and interactions with people like me — folks with more than one job who host small-market websites and write for grocery money — I’ve crafted this wildly unscientific “pie” chart. Have a look, and see how your distribution of work tasks compares.

For comparison, So Write Us talked to five published authors about their average workdays. 

Pie chart shows Authors' time spent writing
I asked each writer to consider what percentage of his or her workday was spent writing (or editing, revising, creating new content of any sort), versus engaging in any aspect of Social Networking.

Here are their answers:

  • Andrew E. Kaufman, bestselling author of The Lion, the Lamb, the Hunted sent a detailed reply that boiled down to “less than an hour a day” spent on Social outreach.
  • Nathan Bransford, former literary agent and now popular author of the Jacob Wonderbar series said, “on writing days it’s about 90/10.”
  • Rebecca Forster is the USA Today and Amazon bestselling author of the Witness Series (and more). She wrote: “I work … seven days a week. Writing is perhaps 50% of the day and social media 50%.”
  • Jake Needham lives in Asia and pens the bestselling Jack Shepherd thrillers. An expert Twitter user with over 26,000 followers, Jake agrees with Nathan “at about 90/10.”
  • Robin Tidwell was interviewed here after she released her debut novel Reduced. She estimated that her typical workday was “about 5 hours writing and about 3 hours social networking.”

Why such a big difference between the two pie charts?*

*(doesn’t that pie look absolutely delicious? I had to go out and buy one last night. Seriously.)

Here are some of the advantages published authors have over those of us still struggling along:

  • Agents to handle the business stuff
  • Editors to polish that final draft to perfection
  • Predictable pay for their writing efforts allows greater focus on writing
  • Author websites are complete and don’t need constant attention
  • Larger audience for Social Networking gives better return for less work

Meanwhile, many of us continue to spend hours each week reading advice articles and help forums online. We visit our friends’ and peers’ websites to leave comments and encouragement.

We use Twitter and Facebook and Pinterest and StumbleUpon and Google+ and email to try to maintain and grow our networks and get the word out when we publish articles.

We do what we can.

Some of us have found ways to streamline our Social efforts and to earn some decent money from the time we do spend writing. Others among us may be poised to join the ranks of authors like the ones I listed above, and all that work will have paid off.

I’ll bet each of those successful authors once had a pie that looked a lot like the one at the top of the page.

»original Cherry Pie image from jessicafm

questionHow does your workday compare to the chopped-up cherry pie up top? Have you sworn off Twitter or cut back on Facebook time? Have you found a way to make your writing pay the bills? 

 

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Comments

  1. Jim Bessey says:

    By the way, my huge thanks go out to the fve quoted authors who took tme out of ther busy schedules to reply to my nqury. Wthout excepton, each was gracous and sncere n hs or her response. I have nothng but respect and admraton for every one of you. And I love your books, too! Thanks agan.

  2. Hey Jm. Congrats on gettng contact wth those respected best sellng authors.

    I wll be the frst to admt I spend too much of my “Prme tme” on fller tasks lke socal meda. But that s because I am a people person. Beng n the offce all day I start to go bat crazy! I crave human nteracton.

    May not be the most productve but t’s what I love. Maybe I wll do better to fnd the happy medum. Maybe there should be a 3rd pe!

    • Jim Bessey says:

      Thank you, James.
      There are dozens of probable pes, I’m sure. And spendng tme connectng wth people s almost never tme wasted. I’ve made some nvaluable frendshps that way. “Human nteracton” s crucal to what we do, sn’t t?
      One thng I learned the hard way about Facebook, tho — STAY AWAY from anythng created by Znga! Talk about a “suckng vortex”… -grn-

      • hahahahahahahahaha Poker, Scramble, Words, Hangng….. I had to lmt myself to after hours only. My and my Cece start to get pretty darn compettve!

        • Jim Bessey says:

          My youngest son got me hooked on FarmVlle 2 years ago, James.
          We BOTH had to qut when we realzed the hours we were losng. I tred WordsWthFrends, hopng to entce my 82-yr-old dad (who lves 20 mles away) nto playng, snce he loves word games. Tho he spends plenty of tme onlne, he just ddn’t enjoy playng “vrtual Scrabble.”
          Those games are wonderful for socal entertanment, but every one s cleverly desgned to keep you “stuck” on the ste for far too many hours.
          On the other hand, my whole famly loves gettng together wth a dsh-to-pass on a rany Saturday evenng for Game Nght.

      • Where’s the lke button?!

        • Jim Bessey says:

          You can Share, Barbara! -grn-
          Thanks for droppng by. I know how busy you are. I have to admre a woman who has “brevty” down pat!

          • Normally I do not read artcle on blogs, hwveoer I would lke to say that ths wrte-up forced me to take a look at and do t! Your wrtng taste has been amazed me. Thank you, very great post.

          • Jim Bessey says:

            Thank you so much, Irna. What sort of readng do you normally lke to do, otherwse?

  3. Very nterestng, Jm.

    Lke you, I work full tme n addton to my blog. But out of my avalable “blog tme” I would say spend way more tme on desgn, emal, promoton, and all that. The fve authors made me thnk that I should probably spend a lttle more tme focusng on my wrtng. At the very least, I should probably have a more formal tme management plan n place.

    There are several take-aways for me from ths one. Good work.

    • Jim Bessey says:

      You are one of the most effectvely-organzed guys I know, Gary!
      Sendng emals from 30,000 feet; replyng wth a personal note to new Subscrbers, and so on.
      “Formal tme management” s probably a smart approach. I’ve had to resort to prortzed To-Do lsts to ensure that I actually get thngs done. Tme spent strctly wrtng (or creatng an nfographc–anythng creatve counts) s certanly my favorte tme.
      But we do have to do all the “desgn, emal, promoton” etc. or we are wrtng nto a vacuum, whch sucks. (Pun?)
      Thanks once agan for your help and advce, Gary.

      • Ha. Wrtng nto a vacuum does suck.

        Perspectve s a funny thng, sn’t t? When I do all those thngs you just lsted, I don’t feel lke I’m ultra-organzed. I feel lke I’m just keepng up. Sometmes we all need to step back and see ourselves the way others do, I suppose.

        Let me ask you, though – What about you, Jm? How s your day job/wrtng/other tasks tme splt up? I’d be nterested to hear how you ft t all n, too.

        • Jim Bessey says:

          Somethng always has to suffer n the equaton, doesn’t t, Gary?
          One of the reasons I love campng so much s for ts enforced solaton. At home, I’m never wthout a book to read, the laptop connected wth multple wndows open, and a To-Do lst nearby. My poor wfe has learned to put up wth my mult-taskng; she knows when t’s tme to physcally drag me away for dnner or breakfast out.
          We should talk sometme soon, you and I, Gary–and compare notes.

  4. I agree wth Gary that those 5 publshed authors have motvated me to look harder at how much tme I spend networkng. There s great value n t – especally for those of us who are just gettng gong n our wrtng or bloggng busnesses. But there s great danger: those networks have a tendency to suck you n, and even though you were just gong to take 5 or 10 mnutes to spread the word about your latest post, next thng you know an hour has gone by checkng, chattng and checkng out someone’s latest photos or vdeo.

    So what comes frst? The publshng, or the dscplne? The age-old queston…

    • That’s a great queston, Sarah. One I can’t confdently answer yet.

      In my head, I personally try to create frst and publcze second. Not that I succeed at t, but that’s what I *thnk* I’m dong at least! :)

    • Jim Bessey says:

      You’ve stated the case perfectly, Sarah: “There s great value…but there s great danger…to suck you n.”
      As to your rhetorcal queston, I know that Nathan Bransford spent 1000’s of hours wrtng blog posts and hostng a wldly popular forum durng hs journey from lt’y agent to pub’d author to CNet’s Socal Meda expert. Andrew Kaufman posts extremely popular quck-topcs on FB whle he’s wrtng and revsng hs upcomng novel. Robn Tdwell has worked her butt off creatng webstes, Twtter accounts and FB pages for her current and upcomng novels. Rebecca Forster answers her emals personally, wthout templates. I met Jake Needham on Twtter, n response to somethng I had Tweeted…
      I pcture them all wth unkempt har, hunched over ther keyboards, balancng wrtng and promoton whle abandonng food and sleep!

  5. Frst of all, Jm, your nfographc made me hungry!

    I thnk I spend WAY too much tme on socal meda, emal, etc., when I should be spendng tme on guest posts and my book proposal. Your authors are good role models for me to re-set my prortes!

    • Jim Bessey says:

      Me too, Bobb!
      I really dd have to stop on the way home from a dnner outng last nght to buy my own cherry pe. (It’s all gone now!)
      You are THE Guest Post Pro, from what I’ve seen, Bobb. And tme spent on book proposals s never wasted. Wth your energy and great atttude (not to menton talent), I’m sure great thngs wll happen for you n return.

  6. I’m lke the authors – I spend very lttle tme on marketng. But that’s just because, at the moment, I have nothng I thnk should be marketed. When my frst product comes out, I”m sure that’ll change.

    • Jim Bessey says:

      You’ll have that product as soon as you’re ready, I’m sure, Amt!
      Do you market your ste, or do your fathful readers fnd you on ther own? (Great ste name!)
      Some days I st back and try to recall what lfe was lke before Facebook and Twtter and all the others. I remember beng part of a very small but dedcated wrtng crtque group onlne, va CompuServe (now gone). I also remember spendng hours wrtng short stores (longhand!) that no one read untl years later, because I had no place to properly publsh them.
      Now we all must have “smart” phones (smart phone COMPANIES!) n order to stay connected even whle we sleep… -sgh-

      • Actually, I get most of my traffc from google (whch I convert to subscrbers usng my free eBook).

        I’m not too worred about traffc rght now, as I’m focused mostly on learnng…. but wrtng stores that no read untl years later! Oh man. I don’t thnk I could do that.

  7. I suppose t’s the teacher n me, because lke teachng, I spend much of my tme wrtng. My pe s qute a bt dfferent from yours, Jm. Speakng of whch…I fnshed all my dnner and there s not a pece of pe to be found n ths house. I settled for a few caramels – not pe, but made the sweet tooth happy just the same :)
    I’m always thnkng about wrtng. Sometmes, an dea wll stew and smmer for days at a tme. I’ll rework t n my head a dozen tmes, just lke when I used to make lesson plans. I’ll dream about t, test t, manpulate t, maybe even recrut some gunea pgs (who have no dea what I’m talkng about, btw) and randomly dscuss abstract peces. Once I’m good wth t, the techncal aspect of typng t out on screen s easy enough. After that, I read t out loud … several tmes usually, edtng away as I do so.
    Proper tme management s crucal, especally when there are deadlnes to meet. I make a pont to thnk faster when I’m workng for clents and dealng wth deadlnes and such. Good busness sense helps n most felds, after all.
    Regardng socal meda and the tme I spend there, I’d have to say t s lmted at best. There are only 24 hours n a day, and I’ve no desre to extend them,or drve myself crazy, by tryng to ft way too much nto the quantty I have readly avalable to me.
    Fabulous artcle, Jm! Very enjoyable to read and stcks wth me too…I stll want that slly pece of pe 😉

    • Jim Bessey says:

      And when you DO wrte and publsh, M.J., the results are delghtful and engagng! (Note that we have sold proof of that rght here on the ste! -grn-)
      I’m glad our pes are dfferent, from wrter to wrter. No good generalzaton goes unpunshed. Wthout that dversty lfe (and wrtng!) would certanly be dreadfully dull.
      I’m also sorry I fnshed that delcous cherry pe, M.J. — I’d have been happy to share!

  8. Well, I guess we all have the vew of spendng too much unproductve tme n socal meda. What I try to enforce myslef nto s fxng mnmum amount (or tme) of wrtng I have to complete that day – only AFTER t s completed I enttle myself the rght to appear n facebook, twtter and get to e mals. Do not know f t wll work or not, but at least I make sure that part of my tme at least produces somethng to be shared later on.

    • Jim Bessey says:

      I love your dea of “wrtng frst, socal second,” An,
      It’s a tough rule to follow sometmes, but you’re rght n that at least “somethng” gets done frst.
      I do beleve that socal networkng of many knds, used wth clear objectves n mnd, can be surprsngly productve. In fact, sometmes the results of apparently casual conversatons can be astoundng, leadng to lfelong frendshps and/or benefcal busness arrangements.

  9. Very mpressve artcle, Jm.

    There are days when I don’t get onto Facebook … and as far as LnkedIn or Twtter or …. any of the other socal stes are concerned, I rarely vst them. I fnd t a task to have to keep up wth many stes. However, when I am on Facebook, I spend some tme gong over posts and commentng. The support system I fnd at Facebook as a wrter s ncredble and that s one of the man reasons I hang out there.

    At Facebook, I am also a part of a very strong poetry group – the Tanka poets. There we have a daly wrtng exercse called the Tanka prompts. We wrte our Tanka and post them there; most of them wrtten spontaneously. Qute a few of my poems have been publshed n ther anthologes at CA, and hence I fnd Facebook-tme very rewardng, as I learn somethng new everyday.

    So to me, t all depends on what knd of pe we want versus what knd of pe we are forced to have. I fnd many wrters forced nto socalzng n the hope that ther work wll sell for pennes a page vew, that s, IF ther pages are vewed as expected. It’s a gamble. Works for some but not for all. My opnon s that before we venture out nto networkng our wrtng that doesn’t have consstent ncomes, we should get back to square one… and ask ourselves why we wanted to be wrters and what our ntal dream was when we stepped out nto the wrtng world. If t was only for artcles, then so be t – stck to artcles and market them at SN stes. But f you wanted MORE, then maybe ts worth your tme to work on achevng that objectve – of gong beyond artcles to BOOKS, or plays , or the more educatonal work that so many Unverstes and Colleges prde themselves on possessng.

    I am not aganst socal networkng. but not havng an objectve and then hopng t would pay off to spend a great deal of tme at such stes doesn’t work for me.

    • Jim Bessey says:

      Thank you, Mandy.
      You’ve made some wonderful ponts. I’m not “aganst” socal networkng ether. In fact, t has changed my lfe and ntroduced me to an ncredble group of talented wrters I would never have met otherwse.
      You ht the nal on the head about “not havng an objectve and then hopng t would pay off.” You can’t acheve much wthout settng goals and plottng a course. “Hopng” good thngs wll happen by accdent smply because you are “there” rarely works out well.
      I’m sure many of us wholeheartedly agree wth your statement, “The support system I fnd at Facebook as a wrter s ncredble and that s one of the man reasons I hang out there.”

  10. Love the pe graphc – Bravo. I have worked to lmted my tme on socal meda and try to set a tme lmt each day – but try to do some every day. I get so tred of seeng ‘junk” out there and am bored slly wth most socal meda. I have unsubscrbed to lnkedn groups that were cloggng my emal nbox and lttle of nterest. It does have t place but spendng too much tme and not lvng…not an opton.

    • Jim Bessey says:

      Thank you, Jane!
      I’m sure LnkedIn groups are tons of fun f you are drectly nvolved n them for personal or busness reasons. You’re rght, though, about those ples of emals. I had to swtch to “weekly dgest” format to cut down on the deluge.
      “Tme lmt” s a great dea, one I’m sure I’d volate daly. Usually I just keep pluggng along untl my eyelds get too heavy.
      Funny, too, that when I’m wrtng or edtng a new artcle I’ll suddenly realze that 3 or 4 hours have gone by, seemngly n a flash.

  11. Ths s a great artcle Jm…and t made me realze somethng. I probably spend 75% or more of my tme wrtng, 15% on lfe, and 5% on FB and other socal meda. The remanng 5% s daydreamng, plannng, and ‘dong essental stuff’. I lke the wrtng part of the pe best, but t’s really out of whack consderng lvng LIFE should be what t s ALL about. The baker says t needs adjustment. “:)

    • Jim Bessey says:

      Well, really Raymond, you forgot about SLEEP!
      And dnner! Yes, The Baker s rght, especally when cookes have emerged from the oven.
      The realty of whatever our personal pes look lke s that we have all made real and valuable connectons wth other people by usng the power of socal networks. There’s a lot more to t than reconnectng wth old classmates you never lked n the frst place, sn’t there?
      One day soon, Raymond, I’d love to actually meet you n person, my frend!

  12. H Jm,

    Great artcle, great pe chart, great responses. I especally lke Raymond who spends 15% of hs tme on lfe. I see that I was the hghest n tme spent on socal meda at 50%. I have to say that, lke James, the socal meda s my ‘communty’ and not just a marketng tool. When I’m stuck wth a plot problem, when I just feel a lttle solated some days, I love nteractng wth readers and other wrters. When I was tradtonally publshed I dd many more speakng engagements and sgnngs so I saw real people. Now they are n cyber space. So thanks for gvng us a forum to dscuss the way we work. I feel lke I’ve had two lves as a wrter: Tradtonal and Inde. Both have been exctng and tme consumng and wonderful. :)

    • Jim Bessey says:

      Thank you so much for respondng, Rebecca.
      Your love of your readers has been clear to me snce the very frst tme I contacted you, just to say “loved your book!”
      By the way, I love your books! I know you have wrtten n more than one genre, but my favorte remans the Wtness Seres. Stll on the edge of my seat, ready for your next nstallment. Great wrtng, engrossng plots, and lovable characters — you do t all just rght, Rebecca.
      I chose you and each of the other four authors because I knew you all enjoyed connectng wth your readers (each n wdely dfferng ways, too). There was nothng scentfc about ths survey, of course. It was 50% fun and 50% ntrospectve.
      Thanks, Rebecca, for jonng n our conversaton.

  13. Same here, Jm, t would be great to meet every one of my wrtng frends and assocates–t would be wonderful to meet you too, bud. Socal networkng does have t’s benefts, no doubt about t, we meet some pretty good people and make excellent frends.
    Thanks, Rebecca Forster, I am happy to see someone apprecates the concept of enjoyng lfe n addton to wrtng . Wrtng CAN consume us completely f we allow t to do so; hopefully we not only become better wrters, but also become astute enough to recognze . potental dsaster. before t happens and take evasve acton. Even though t may not seem lke at tmes, there are valuable aspects of lfe that can be benefcal to wrtng whle you….get out there and lve too!

    • Raymond, A wrter MUST enjoy lfe. That’s where we get nspraton for characters, learn about the pacng of unfoldng stores, fnd out about real drama. I do a ton of stuff. I play on a compettve tenns team – whackng somethng clears the mnd – I love to travel, sew, qult. Always hangng around famly and gong to the moves. If a wrter becomes too nsular we lose that spark. I love the way you thnk :).

      • Rebecca, I could not agree more, characters do develop from the observaton of humanty, lfe as t happens, t’s legon of emotons, t’s fobles, fables and fantasy entwned wth cold, hard realty. Should we become too solated, we not only lose the spark and exctement offered that stmulates creatvty, but we also become ndfferent, alenated and ultmately lose access to the resource tself–whch s ncredbly valuable to any wrter astute enough to observe when gven the opportunty. It s an nterestng contradcton that the more we lve and the better we become at ‘lfe’, the better we should become as wrters too, but t takes ever more tme….ha! I lke your suggeston, whack somethng, do somethng exhlaratng and observe the reactons and lfe as you do… “:)

        • Whack somethng, make somethng. I’m bg on usng your hands when you’re a wrter. Create somethng you can touch or compete n somethng you can wn. It really changes your mnd set. You come back to the computer energzed. Sounds lke we’re on the same page LOLOL

          • Rebecca, I’ve always made a pont of gettng out to spend tme whackng and buldng stuff, explorng, prospectng and everythng else I can thnk of. I do get great satsfacton from ‘workng wth the hands’ –and gardenng too. Mundane physcal work can clear the mnd n an amazng way too–not a bad thng. Wrtng my blog benefts from varety mmensely -and for fcton— I tend to wrte my best dalogue whle dong mundane, repettve work that must be done. Lfe s what you make t, and you are absolutely correct-t energzes! No doubt we’re on the same page! “:)

  14. Great pe chart, Jm 😉

    My real job s n marketng, so socal meda s a bg part of that, whch probably makes me qucker than most n navgatng my way through the forest of socal stes out there.

    One thng I would recommend to you all (and I recommend t to all the small busnesses I work wth) s to choose just two socal meda stes (maxmum!) and focus on creatng and postng content and sharng nformaton on those. It’s easy to spread ourselves too thnly, and then not reap the benefts that we should be gettng for the tme put n.

    One of the stes you choose could even be a forum – one where you regularly nteract wth other forum members and are allowed to talk about, or post your new content.

    The two stes you choose wll be dependent on your blog busness focus and where your target market hangs out. And the one you fnd the most enjoyable to use!

    • Jim Bessey says:

      Outstandng advce, Ange.
      Our Author Challenge gang (see About Page) all got together orgnally on a wrtng ste’s forum, usng one of the Lounges. What followed were hundreds, maybe thousands, of posts and reples. Many of us stll talk to each other all the tme, because of that one forum. Forums can be VERY powerful for networkng.
      Thanks for sayng “TWO” and not some larger number, Ange. That’s reassurng for me, because I keep gravtatng to just two as my favortes, yet feelng lke I should “try harder” on more Socal formats. The problem s, every ste demands nteracton, followng and followers, and posts of some sort. Serously, there wouldn’t be enough hours n the day to do that effectvely and stll get anythng creatve done.
      You stated: “It’s easy to spread ourselves too thnly, and then not reap the benefts that we should be gettng for the tme put n.” –Exactly!

  15. H Jm,
    I prortze and work n blocks of tme.
    Gettng up early to wrte before anyone else wakes gves me a sense of achevement that I have attended to the most mportant thng frst.
    It s only after I have wrtten and had breakfast wth my partner that I attend to emal and socal meda.
    I try to prortze work n blocks of tme to try and ft everythng n wth socal meda beng last on the lst.

    • Jim Bessey says:

      You’re a smart lady, Prska!
      Some of my own best/favorte creatve works were done on Sunday mornngs whle my famly slept on, unaware. I love the quet and soft lght of dawn — so peaceful that you can concentrate perfectly.
      Thanks for a good and sold pece of advce. (If only I would learn to adopt t! -grn-)

  16. Hey Jm,
    Normally people just gve you an nfographc or bref commentary on an nfographc that someone else created. But no, not you. You had to gve us an orgnal nfographc AND valuable commentary. :)
    I’ll admt t took about 10 seconds to thnk somethng other than, “Man, that’s a funky lookng pe.” But once I studed the pe I got the context rght away and the mplcaton for me was pretty clear wthout any commentary.
    Ths sad to me, “If you don’t create, then there’s nothng worth mentonng on socal meda.” And that’s why I’ve ntentonally shfted a lot of my work tme from consumng to creatng.
    Awesome job on creatng somethng orgnal and nsprng other people to wrte about t!

    • Jim Bessey says:

      I’m humbled by your response, Joel, and rendered nearly speechless.
      Ths s the frst tme I’ve ever created somethng lke ths post, and the effort taught me some valuable sklls. Thank you, sncerely, for your knd words, Joel.

  17. Wow, well, my pe s defntely dfferent – both n good and bad ways!

    Good: my Facebook slce would be tty btty as would my twtter and emal slces. At frst I spent WAY too much tme on Twtter, but I’ve managed to moderate that a lot more recently.

    Bad: Not nearly enough wrtng tme. Though to be far, I have a tendency of wrtng n chunks of tme, gvng myself a whole “day off” here and there.

    • Jim Bessey says:

      Ah, but Km, you’ve left out your A-Lst Bloggers slce, haven’t you? (evl grn)
      I agree wth you: my best wrtng s done n “chunks of tme,” so I tend to envy those who wrte accordng to a dscplned schedule.
      One of my favorte authors, Robert B. Parker (now deceased), turned out sx pages a day, day after day. That’s how you end up wth 3 seres characters, a TV seres, and a stll-runnng TV-move seres (Jesse Stone, played by Tom Sellck).
      What do you do on your “days off”? –somethng outdoorsy or physcal? Also, do you have a method of socal promoton you prefer? –emal, for nstance?

  18. Aw, ths was a really nce post. In dea I would lke to put n wrtng lke ths addtonally – takng tme and actual effort to make a very good artcle… but what can I say… I procrastnate alot and by no means seem to get somethng done.

  19. Just one queston on Rebecca Forster’s quota:
    If 50% s Wrtng, and 50% s Socal Meda, then where do other actvtes (e.g. readng to get nformed,etc) ft?

    • Educaton s part of the socal meda work. Sharng wth other authors I know, followng twtter posts of nterestng artcles. Readng for pleasure has fallen by the waysde sadly. Vacatons are readng for sheer pleasure.

      • Great to see you, Rebecca. It’s been too long.

        I need to do some catchng up wth your most recent releases. Hope you have a wonderful holday and a joyous New Year!
        (And a bt of free tme for some lesure readng, too.)

        • Hey back, Jm. Just publshed Forgotten Wtness and then left town. Marvelous to have tme to read and kck back. But, as you know, you never really leave t all behnd. Inspraton everywhere, n every conversaton. Guess I’m not real good out downtme LOL. Have a wonderful holday and we’ll all ht the ground runnng n 2014.

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