My Book Rating System

My book rating system is based on 5 stars. The book must be rated at least 3 stars for a review.

3 Stars: Good story, good plot, good writing.

4 Stars: I was wowed, but something about the story fell short of perfection.

5 Stars: I was either drooling, on the edge of my seat, or falling in love.

If you would like me to review your book, please contact me at

Friday, May 27, 2011

Welcome to Dale's Place!

Welcome to Dale's Place! I'm an indie writer, and an avid reader. I must say, though, as I toggle through other sites and see what other people are reading, there are a LOT of books out there I haven't read yet. There doesn't seem to be enough hours in a day!

Typical Dale Day?

5:45: Alarm!!!!
5:55: Get the rump out of bed and go straight for coffee
6:10: Threaten kid #1 who isn't out of bed yet
6:20: Make sure kid #1 is prepared for the day (mostly, this means money)
6:25: Shoo the kid #1 out of the house for the bus
6:30: Get into the shower
7:00: Rouse kid #2 out of bed
7:05: Get dressed for work
7:15: Remind kid #2 she's supposed to be up and dressing.
7:20: Pack kid #2's lunch
7:25: Finish getting ready for work
7:35: Shoo kid #2 out of the house for the bus
7:40: Speed to make my own bus for work
8:10: Spend next hour on bus writing
9:00: Arrive at work
10:00: Work
11:00 Work
12:00, etc etc: work work work
5:40: Catch bus home where I spend the next hour writing
6:45: Home!
7:00: Make dinner for the fam-damily
8:00: Clean
8:30: Read
10:00: Bed

Not much time in there for reading OR writing!

So, what's your day like? How do you squeeze in that prescious reading or writing time??

1 comment:

J.C. Martin said...

Hi Dale! Pleased to meet you! I'm fortunate enough to hbe a martial arts instructor: 4-and-a-half days a week, no paperwork and work to take home. That gives me at least an hour or so a day--in between housework and caring for hubby and three dogs--for writing. :)