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Christine Cook
Christine Cook is a writer, a military officer, and an avid knitter.
Interests: writing, knitting, crocheting, CASTLE, LinkinPark, Evanescence, Siouxsie and the Banshees, reading
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COMING UP ON THE WEEKEND And a holiday weekend, at that. Memorial Day weekend is always a bittersweet affair to me, since it's really to commemorate those whose lives have been lost in battle. But at the same time, it has come to mean the onset of summer and of... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2015 at Christine Cook's blog
Boy, it's been a long time since I last blogged. I have every intention of changing this, and actually updating here more often. For the moment, let me update a few items, and we'll go from there. First, I think since I last posted, I published a new d'Arcy W.... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at Christine Cook's blog
JUST CHECKING IN I'm near the end of the NaNoWriMo experience, and this year's been another good year. Granted, I still have 10,000 words to write, but I'm on track to finish on time, or preferably, a little early. So, it's all good. Meanwhile, I still seem to find time... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2013 at Christine Cook's blog
SIX MONTHS? REALLY? Well, okay, it's been "only" five months since I last wrote a blog post, but still. Time to get back on the bandwagon. November is, of course, NaNoWriMo, so I'm busy at work on the next in the d'Arcy W. Carter series, called PROPHET WITHOUT HONOR. This... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2013 at Christine Cook's blog
As a US Army Reservist, summer is almost never weeks and weeks of free time. No, summer is the time for annual training, or in my case, for the training periods for the US Army War College. I get to do this work starting next week, so this week, I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2013 at Christine Cook's blog
Those who know me well would ask why on earth I would need to honoe Worldwide Knit in Public Week. After all, it's rare when people see me without knitting in my hands. By extension, since I am "bi-craftual" or as someone else said, "ambistitchual," I think it should also... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2013 at Christine Cook's blog
If I continue to go in rotation on my subjects, it's the day to discuss my most recent marketing efforts. To be honest, though, I'm a bit stalled, so there isn't a huge amount to report. But for what it's worth, here's what I'm doing at the moment: 1) I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2013 at Christine Cook's blog
Now that I'm done with my National Novel Marketing Month, it's back to business as usual. The only problem is, how do I choose which project to focus on this month? It's bad enough that June is a month when other job responsibilities crowd in and make writing difficult. But... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2013 at Christine Cook's blog
A little over a week has gone by since my last "books I'm reading" post, so it seemed to be time to report again. In some ways, my list this week is similar to last week's. That's what I get when I select a little tome like WAR AND PEACE... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2013 at Christine Cook's blog
Rotationally speaking, it's time for a personal time post. So, since P was in a crew regatta in Canada this weekend, I figure I can write about the trip. Not a lot of writing got done this weekend, that's for sure. The heats started on Friday, so the team left... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2013 at Christine Cook's blog
In January, I wrote a blog where I said I would try to write about 7 topics on a rotating basis, so it amuses me that today, of all days, was the day I turned to the one titled, "Organization Issues and Progress." That's because today, of all days, I'm... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2013 at Christine Cook's blog
While I have been in the military for more than 25 years, I often think the majority of my friends and acquaintances have no idea that this is the case. Most people don't ask me how my army career is going, or even what I'm doing there. Perhaps this is... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2013 at Christine Cook's blog
I'm not sure I've actually ever blogged about current or recent projects in my knitting and crocheting life before, but the truth is, knitting, crocheting, and other crafting are a big part of my life. So, I will break with tradition and report today on what I've been doing with... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2013 at Christine Cook's blog
I am a big fan of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and all its "subsidiaries," so a few years back, when I felt as though the one part of my writing career that kept dragging was selling my stuff, I decided it was high time to have a National Novel... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2013 at Christine Cook's blog
I chose this topic since at the beginning of the year, I thought I'd try to address a set of topics on a rotating basis, and this one's the next on the list, but honestly, my head is more on marketing than on writing this month. That's because May is... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2013 at Christine Cook's blog
I realize that Goodreads is now the place where I track the books I'm currently reading and have read for the year, but I haven't blogged about it recently (okay, haven't blogged much recently in general) and it's one of my rotating topics still, so I will do a bit... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2013 at Christine Cook's blog
RESTART... Since it's NaNoMarketMo, which is my own invention (National Novel Marketing Month), and since I have news, I have decided it's time to restart this blog again. First, the news: GUESTS OF THE GUNMEN is published, and is available on Kindle. I'm working on the other distribution venues. As... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2013 at Christine Cook's blog
QUICK POST TODAY Since I seem to be back to my old tricks of not blogging for months on end, I figured I needed to put in a quick appearance, and then scoot off again. Here's what I've been up to: 1) Reading: I have been reading pretty consistently so... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2013 at Christine Cook's blog
As I sit here watching the Inauguration, I thought I'd take a minute to do a blog. I often feel overwhelmed with all that I have to do, but that's not a good excuse for not getting to the blog more often than I do. I don't think apologies are... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2013 at Christine Cook's blog
There are times when I feel as though I have so much to do, I just can't keep up with life. I've been feeling that way a lot so far this year. What with editing one book for the publishing company I have a contract with, editing a galley proof... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2013 at Christine Cook's blog
I looked through my list of possible topics I'd like to cover on a semi-weekly basis, and personal time just jumped out at me today. So, for better or worse, that's what I'll cover today. Not having any agenda for this topic, I think today I'll create a travelogue of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2013 at Christine Cook's blog
One of my New Year's resolutions this year is to keep up better on my blog. A former boyfriend of mine got the number 4 slot for best blog on innovation or something to that effect, and this has served as impetus to jumpstart my blog. I would say I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2013 at Christine Cook's blog
Dan, I can't believe I haven't been on since October. I'm a bad girl. There's no way I'm going to remember all the books I've read since I was last on, but I'll do my best in just a minute. Meanwhile, I will wish everyone a happy end of the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2012 at Christine Cook's blog
I fear my life is becoming so busy, it's hard to keep up with the blogging, but I keep trying. Since last I posted, I have finished at least three more books. There's a chance I finished more than that; I just can't remember anymore titles. So here's the list:... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2012 at Christine Cook's blog