Testing, testing….the other day I spent several hours writing a blog post only to have lost it when I hit the Preview button. In fact, it disappeared without a trace, and frankly, I was extremely upset. Now, admittedly, I could have composed it offline instead of composing it on the site itself. However, my usual pattern is to compose at the keyboard (read: online) knowing what I intend to blog about (which is why I sometimes get off topic and digress). Before submitting it, I then read, edit, correct, re-read, edit, and correct again until I am satisfied even with my digressions.
The few times that I have composed on Word and uploaded it, I ended up trying to get rid of the extraneous formatting of letters and numbers associated with the file. Despite this, I am trying something new that was suggested to me. Thus, this is a test blog that says virtually nothing of substance.
Amend that, it does have some relevance to promoting writing and writers as I am the publicist for Drinian Press, LLC. One novel that Drinian Press publishes, McGowan’s Retreat by Rob Smith, has a new, updated cover. Please check it out and let me know what you think. Further, Rob Smith also has a new novel out, Sand Dollar Island. As the back cover of the novel says:
Not since The Little Prince have adult readers been so strongly invited to set aside reason to take a journey of the heart.
A nearly fatal car collision on a country road lands Jeff in a surgical suite clinging to life. His wife, Samantha, is there when he recovers consciousness, but he has another story to tell. The accident has apparently opened a portal to another world, a place where his physical injuries are simply a vague recollection of a different reality. The medical staff attributes his tale to brain injury, but he knows otherwise. How can he seriously convey his adventures in a place where talking animals are the guardians of humans? Jeff trusts his senses even when they draw him deeper into a dimension where he becomes a player in a game of nonsense.
Illustrated with sketches of a parallel universe, Sand Dollar Island’s impossible adventure takes perceptive travelers on a quest for meaning.
(Okay, based on this experiment, the test was a success. Now to re-write the other one.)
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Doctors without Borders
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