Meander 1- Contests. Starting in October, I become a contest judge as well as a writer and numerous other jogs. I judge in three contests. One has three parts beginning with reading just three chapters, moving on to entire books looking for the books that will go into the final stage. This is fun and also interesting to see that there are some books I love and some I hate. They are always published books. The first contest is for unpublished works and this is something interesting. What a joy to find pages that tease me to want more. The third is again published books and a preliminary round where a variety of sub-genres arrive for me to read. Have I found new authors when judging published authors. Definitely. Now I don't enter contests. It's not that I don't think my books are wonderful. I just don't enter contests any longer.
Meander 2 - I have nearly finished undecorating the house for Christmas. There are few more ornaments on the tree to take down. Some of them I can accomplish but others are too high. This year the tree is seven feet, a change from last year's six feet. I could stretch but I can't stretch that extra foot.
Meander 3 - The Goddesses of Solunda is moving, not as fast as I want but I think it will more smoother when I finish cleaning up the old and I do mean old manuscript and can work on beating the story into shape. I did receive the cover for the book. After some tweeking and changing the hero's picture the cover looks great. The hero and heroine are twins so there must be some resemblance between them. Hopefully it worked. I'm really not a cover person.