April 2019 was the Official Promotion Month for Lady by the River book (Official Book ). The book did well on the Amazon seller’s list during the give-away days – but I am not going to elaborate on that because what REALLY matters is the book itself – and the joy of getting it finished and shared. PAGE is here
Sorry if any reader was worn out from ten-day book promo posts. Appreciate the support.
Anna’s copies of the Lady by the River. The biggest thing to share about April 2019 as book promo month was how delightful it was to “finally” REACH the point of “being ready” to promote this uplifting, encouraging self-help resource. Sometimes a book needs work and the content is not ready – other times the editor is not ready – authors had edits – or the contributing editor wanted a new edition (winks). So to reach the point of having it ALL line up – finally – was a personal joy that is a top highlight of my life. That is a big claim – eh? Well it is true. And so if you are working on anything that has been “long in the works” – maybe I could encourage you today – to not give up – to keep chipping away – to get help if you need it – or to force a deadline and maybe make things happen – or to just pause and (try to) come back refreshed. Wherever you are at – take a deep breath, stabilize, smile, and maybe think of the arduous journey I had getting Lady by the River to the joyous promo month of April 2019. FINISHED ARRIVED. It came for me – perhaps a little late – but according to what timetable??? Maybe it was right on time for things we cannot see…. So come on – stay at it – do what you need – but don’t quit. It is okay if you have times with little or NOTHING to give – don’t feel all heavy about it. Problem solve and wait it out and then make a plan and get moving. Just “bite the wax tadpole.”
The top Priorhouse post for that April 2019 Lady by the River book promo – and for the month of April in general – was the post “BITE THE WAX TADPOLE: 5 Reasons I Like Blogging & Lady by the River 5 of 10( ). I created this image (with the hungry tomato hornworm) to possibly share in an April book promo post, but it was never used. So here it is. Thanks again to Ali ( HERE ) for the “Bite the Wax Tadpole” phrase. Let’s live, people…Let’s stay a little hungry and enjoy our life for the good, bad, and the ugly – and the delicious. It is the only life we have so let’s embrace it and extract what’s good. here
Here is another image I did not get to share in April. Actually took the photo to show Su the paper straws. Nice. Also wanted to show this beverage because she has shared this month about martinis and spritzers…. 🙂 – I think this was my third time trying moonshine – I know I have tried it once or twice before – not sure- either way – the Swift Creek bartenders served Bell Isle Moonshine mixed in with limeade. Such a clever drink to serve at the musical “Bright Star” – and hubs and I decided to just share one – it was REALLY STRONG. Ally Bean
Some comfortable couches for PULL UP A SEAT ( ). Speaking of Ally (with that moonshine image) she also noted how often museum chairs are not always comfy or inviting (I agree) – and so today – my friends – I have two comfy couches (it is TWOS-DAY after all) – I invite all of you to join us on these comfy couches (not all at once tho) -and it looks like vino is on the menu instead of moonshine. week 17
April is also a commemorative month at Priorhouse. Both of our dear doggies passed away in the month of April. Commodore Cody (golden) passed in 2016 and Sir Steven Paul (black) passed in 2018. Cody’s passing was the hardest for me (so unexpected) and Steve’s was more of a relief because we were ready – his health took a huge decline his final year. The bloggers that come to mind for their sweet support with Cody’s passing are YC, Mahesh, and Bushboy. I first met Bushboy because of his beautiful Rooster photography ( ) which connected to my post ( here ). Thanks again to them and to all of you who interact and bring your presence and essence to the blogosphere. here
Speaking of dogs, I have had this fun dog-walking photo collecting digital dust I do miss having dogs, but thankfully other people’s pets and pet posts bring some pet love our way. 🙂
April’s Rhino image for author Tish Farrell. I shared this image in the April lens-artists #40 post ( ). The reason I am sharing it here is because this still cracks me up. One day I was doing some work and started laughing, asking myself, “Did I really put a photo of Tish Farrell in the eye of a Rhino?” I sure did. And isn’t this the kind of stuff that keeps life fun. Isn’t this what we call “ here biting the wax tadpole” – just doing what we do…. It sure is.
This stuffed animal image is for author Trent ( here ). Trent shared that he is currently reading Snoopy comics and so when I saw this stuffed animal with the Easter 2019 wares – it made me think of him. I submit it for his weekly smile this week. That reminds me of this week’s comics… ready?
Comic #1: This comic reminded me of Trent – and all writers – HOWEVER, it also reminded me of the Paris Fashion Show I was able to go to this month! I enjoyed seeing the crazy clothes – Um, well I mean — I joined Alison at a PARIS Fashion show through her blog post ( here ). Merci, Alison. And do check it out because it is a fun post.
Comic #2 for TWOS-DAY
Song for the month of April 2019
“Don’t Stop the Rock” was my jam of the month.
I was a little more than halfway through the Lady by the River promo posts. Prepping the next one and felt all that “finally here at promo time” joy.
Then…. Youtube picked this song to play – (how do I thank “AI” ha).
As it played – I realized I knew the song from the 80’s – butI have not heard it in forever – almost wasn’t sure if I knew it…. – and then… it led to a happy dance (I have not had many true happy dances in my life – even though I do like to dance – this was different). Right there in the office – bustin’ some ugly “white-girl” moves – the spirt was high and I also released a lot of sitting tension. Oh dear Lord, thank you for April 2019. Thanks be to God for the many wonderful gifts amidst life’s setbacks and delays.
Care to join in with the Changing Seasons?
Go for Su’s entry and more info. here
That is all for April 2019.
Thanks for reading (or skimming) and see you again in May.
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