Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Each week I ramble about something or other and hope somebody takes the time to read it.  Do you?  I don't know but I do know I have visited -- the silent types obviously since they never leave a message. Do I question this?

Not really.  But, I continue to blog a ramble in hopes of striking a cord in a reader to have them make a comment.

So why did I title this one 'Hopeless' you ask?  Simple.  I am a hopeless case.  I currently have about six projects I'm working on just in the writing field.  And my mind is racing with other ideas I don't even have time to put to storage -- in other words, write an outline so I don't lose the idea.

Right now I am working on a short story about Barry Hargrove, my lead character in "2012: Timeline Apocalypse" entitled "The Lunar Orchids" in hopes of getting it published at Smashwords soon.  Plus I'm working on another short story for Barry Hargrove entitled "Eternal Blood" and I'm working on a short story for Barclay Havens, my lead in my Pangaea novel I am publishing later this year.  Need I mention that I'm also working on "The Voice" from 2011 NaNoWriMo -- yes, it screams from time to time wanting attention.  Remember me mentioning Pangaea? Yes, I'm working on that, too.  And, well, there is another project I'm working on but I'm not saying what it is -- at least, not just yet.

In addition to all my writing, I'm also very busy with marketing.  I've read 3 marketing books (currently on #4) since Christmas and am attempting to institute many of their suggestions into my current marketing plans. 

And we can't forget social media.  I mean, consider all the time needed to be spent on Twitter and Facebook.  I have 1 Twitter account but I have 2 separate FaceBook accounts, plus GoodReads and Wattpad accounts which I've been ignoring a lot lately.  Now they want me to join LinkedIn, and about 3 or 4 other social accounts.

Does anybody out there realize I have a wife?  Kids?  Grandkids?  A life beyond the computer?

And that is why I say it is hopeless.  There are only 24 hours in a day and from what I'm seeing, I need about another 83 hours in each day to get all the stuff done.

Did I mention that I also do a weekly writing tip (www.bobnailor.com/words3.php) and this blog.  These things don't write themselves -- contrary to popular belief.

Today I cheated.  I spent about an hour working on gardening.  Yes, as the weather gets warmer, my focus shifts to growing things outside.  I need to take cuttings of the red mandevilla and start different seeds for flowers and vegetables.

Sunday I was passed a book to read -- "This Present Darkness" by Peretti.  I think I'll start on it tonight as soon as I finish this blog entry.

And again I make the offer... I am making a special offer on my novel "2012: Timeline Apocalypse."

Order a signed copy of the paperback book from www.bobnailor.com/book_2012.php and I will send you a coupon for a FREE ecopy of my novel "Three Steps: The Journeys of Ayrold."

Order a copy of the paperback book from http://www.amazon.com/dp/0982477708 (forward me a copy of the sales receipt to "bob AT bobnailor.com" - get a coupon for a FREE copy, as above.

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This offer is for a limited time only; good until Feb 26, 2012; the coupon is good through Feb 29, 2012.

Now exactly what is "2012: Timeline Apocalypse" about? Obviously it entails the end of time, the Mayan calendar, Mayan gods and enough twists to keep you guessing who is who and what is what and why it is all happening. Do you actually want me to tell you the end? Of course not, but I will tell you this. If you saw the movie "2012" -- well, my book ain't nothing like that!! Let me put it this way -- Kulkukan will shake his tail and the ground will shake. We only think we know what ancient artifacts are; it isn't until we find their true use that all things become clear.

Until next I ramble on...


  1. How are you doing, Bob? New follower here. Speaking for myself, I just am in a constant state of re-evaluation. I have an 11 hour day job which means I have precious few hours to devote to everything else. Do what you can. It's tough, but people are reading our words. How amazing is that?
    Take care,


  2. Hey Bob,

    I am currently working a full time job and trying to get into the writing realm. So time management is absolutely critical for me. I hate to tell you what to do, but J would definitely suggest at least thinking about cutting down on your number of projects. In my opinion, if you are working on 6 projects at once you will get 6 okay results instead of one or two great pieces. But you may work differently from me. I know I have to plan break time (my vice is video games, not gardening) or I will feel like I wasted time.

    In the social realm, it may be best to likewise pick a couple of formats (Twitter & this blog) and then just export your work to Facebook, etc.

    My favorite Peretti is the Visitation. That book becomes haunting near the end.

    -Dean Bodean of Black Ratel, blackratel.com

  3. Bob the Rambler here... I work on several projects, bouncing from one to another as I get the inspiration. When I get 'writer block' I move to another project which allows that project to mold in the back of my mind until it fixes itself THEN I pull it back up and work on it. Perhaps I mis-quoted when I said I'm working on six projects -- I'm rotating 6 projects. LOL.