This is week one into my new schedule, and I have to say it feels great trying on something new and different!

As with any new venture, it can make a person a bit nervous as our toes leave that diving board-but once we're mid-flight, there is no turning back.

We become Yoda: Do or do not. There is no try.

Generally, my Sunday afternoon/evenings were spent by writing my tweets for the week and posting them on Hootsuite so the week's communication would be covered. I'd spend another day getting all the writing contest information together for my Wednesday tweets. There went two days out of my schedule.

Yesterday was the first time in a looooong time that I had free time, since I'm no longer on Twitter (as of Monday). What did I do with that extra time, you may ask? I read a few chapters in an ARC, worked on a Barbie doll house I'm building, watched a movie and made a batch of no-bake cookies for my husband!

I'd like to make one thing clear, though. I'm not bashing Twitter! I loved being on Twitter! The writing community there is fantastic and I actually would recommend to anyone who is a writer to check it out. The connections I made there were out of this world helpful, educational, sharing, and all-around wonderful. I have nothing but good words and happy wishes for the entire writing community in Twitter.

The only reason I left Twitter is because of time. I wasn't able to keep up with Good Reads or Your Book Launch, my writing projects and all the reading I want/need to be getting in. (Anyone who knows me on a personal level also knows that I'm an avid Bible reader and whenever my personal Bible reading or study time begins to even hint at getting nudged into a corner, that's when it's time for me to readjust things. I could see that was about to happen so I had a talk with myself and here we are.)

After having time to get into Good Reads yesterday, I realized I'd become a member of two history groups there-Writing Historical Fiction & Historical Info for Historical Fiction Readers. I joined them a long time ago with high hopes of being involved and really getting into it, but alas, that did not happen. Now that I am focusing more on Good Reads, though, I am going to dig in and see what these two groups are actually all about.

I also joined the Good Reads group, Colorado Reads. Seems fitting, seeing as the trilogy I'm currently writing is based on events in the Wet Mountain Valley of Colorado.

If you're a member of one of those groups, I sure wouldn't mind someone reaching out to me and showing me the ropes on how to get started, by the way. Just sayin'.

Well, party people, I am off to the salt mines. Time to get in some more editing on Rebellion in the Valley, due for release October 30th.