Thoughts while resting a bum leg

Ice packI’m sitting here with an ice pack on my elevated left leg (don’t ask–not worth your time or mine), and while I’m immobile I thought I’d share a few quick thoughts. If you haven’t visited the New SFR Pages lately, you might want to wander on by. Lots of great stuff by hard-working writers. Recent additions include works by:PandP

I like promoting books by other authors, but the truth is an awful lot of the writers I read don’t need promotion. For instance, I just finished reading The Annotated Pride and Prejudice: A Revised and Expanded EditionThe annotations added a lot to my enjoyment…but really, does Jane Austen need me to sing her praises?

Speaking of book promotion

Many of the authors I know obsess about promoting their books. Delilah Dawson has written a couple of great posts on the topic. I particularly enjoyed the first one:

One of the comments is wonderful, too: “What worked even three years ago no longer does.” Amen.

Tapping the ol’ toes

Finally, a piece of  music to make you want to dance. (That’s you, not me. Bum leg, remember?) The Sabre Dance made the top ten most popular tunes, back when “classical music” wasn’t automatically shunned by cultural snobs–so give it a listen!



  1. Will send you my cosmically-charged super-powered get-well-fairies. Loved the music. (There are stores here that use classical music to ‘hurry’ people along and filter out the non-purchasing lurkers.)

    1. Thanks for the well wishes, Kim. Playing Sabre Dance might make people shop more quickly, do you think?

  2. I hope your leg is on the swift-mend.

    I’m about to check out a couple of the linked articles. Yep, what worked three years ago… Nearly all aspects of the publishing landscape continue to shift faster than we can keep up.

    Love the Sabre Dance. I confess to coming full circle to classical only about 10 years ago when I couldn’t find decent “new” music to listen to. I grew up listening to classical–my dad loved it. But I ran as far and as fast from it as I could when I was a teenager. Thanks for sharing. 🙂 A toe-tapper for sure.

    1. You and I took opposite path, Teresa. I didn’t grow up with classical music at all,but in late high school and university, I discovered that I adored the beauty and impressive variability of the symphony orchestra. I’m not sure which came first–starting to play the oboe in high school, or love of the orchestra which led me to play the oboe.

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