Downton Abbey – Series 3

Coming to the USA – January 6, 2013. We can hardly wait.

We’ve been savoring the reruns of Series 1 and Series 2 to while away the time until Maggie Smith meets Shirley MacLaine.

The UK followers – please don’t spill the beans about Series 3.

Love, Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham (Maggie Smith) – one of her looks is enough to scare a burglar.

Matthew and Mary are preparing for their marriage – or are they?

Bates must be rescued from prison – or Anna will be despondent.

Is Mrs. O’Brien getting soft?

Have a cup of tea and let’s get on with it!

Marketing-A Quandary

Writing is love and is compelling. The torturous path of publishing and selling is an added negative. Yet, in today’s world, the author must do marketing. It is not a natural road.

Many writers are loners. Barricaded in their lairs, they only come out at the end of 1,000 words. When writing consumes most of the hours in a day, how must they find time to market their wares as well?

Some writers, it is true, are extroverts and marketing thrusts them on a welcoming stage. But for others, cramming marketing into a full writing day is exhausting.