Hey, remember when I used to post whatever came into my head on this blog, including haiku and other nonsense? Admittedly, that was when thirty-six people followed the blog. Over the past year or two, as more and more followers have joined me (thank you!) I have increasingly used this site as a place to post news about my books. Partly this is because whenever I think of something amusing to write, the likelihood is that I'll try to put it into a book. Partly it's because I have had a lot of news about my books.
I know that you like to know when there's a special offer on one of my books, and you're happy for me when one of them gets to number one on a bestseller list or gets a brilliant review. But I'm not sure if the balance is right - or, to put it another way, the relentlessness of book news book news book news and giveaways on here sometimes bores even me - and I'd like to get back to a jolly jumble of book news, cheerful nonsense and giveaways.
I'll be trying to learn German this year (I already have an O Level, which were the exams we used to take in the UK when we were around sixteen years old, so I won't be starting from scratch, though I can't remember much of it. I know that you put the verbs at the end and start the nouns with a capital letter.) So stick with me as I update you on that, assuming I make some progress. And assuming that learning German turns out to be funny. Otherwise, what's the point?
A friend told me about Memrise, a site where you can find all sorts of free courses, including language courses. The tagline for the site is 'Learn something new every day', which, of course, is terribly seductive and a very good plan for life. I have no idea what the courses are like... but who cares, at this stage in the year when we're all starting out with best intentions, so long as the hook is good?
Talking of links on the internet, have you seen this? Six Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Person? If not, do read it. It's all true. Thanks to my friend Suzanne Azzopardi for the link. If you can't be bothered to read it, essentially it says that you are what you do. So do something.
The next post coming up on the site after this is about a lightning deal on one of my ebooks. And then, after that, I might write plans for the new year. (Let's not call them resolutions.) Have you made any?
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