THOUGHTFUL THURSDAY: New Things Coming Your Way…



I’m a firm believer the day you stop trying new things is the day you stop growing as a writer and as a human being. I worked on lots of new things this year…some great…others not so great. But all came with a lesson to learn.

I feel like I’ve grown in my writing as well. My original goal at the beginning of the year was to post five days each week and for the first ten months of 2019, I managed to stay consistent. But Fall came along and my life went into hyperdrive with three books lined up to be released October, November, and December! By the time the holidays came around I got the news I would also have another book coming out in January, as well as two more books in the HISTORY’S MYSTERIES series.

With the sudden flurry of manuscript and publishing deadlines, I’ve had to give some serious thought to my blog and I’ve come to a decision I hope is agreeable to my followers as I strive to balance the many career pans I have on the fires in my life.

Beginning January 6th, I will be cutting back on some of the blog posts and shift some of those weekly posts to a quarterly newsletter. This helps me continue to connect with my wonderful readers, but still gives me the opportunities I need to hit my writing and publishing deadlines.

I will also be testing a new post series that I’ll reveal with the new year…;-)

If there is any particular type of posts…Monday’s TALES FROM THE BAYOU, Tuesday’s FLASH FICTION, Wednesday’s BOOK NOOK REVIEWS, Thursday’s THOUGHTFUL THURSDAYS, or Friday’s WRITERLY WISDOM…that you want to continue to see on a weekly basis instead of in a quarterly newsletter, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW!  

And if you are new to my blog, or visit but haven’t “followed” me yet…it might be time for you to leave your email so you can get my quarterly newsletter and keep up with all the latest Story Catcher Publishing news including more contests scheduled for 2020, updates on each new title being released in the HISTORY’S MYSTERIES series, as well as other goodies I have planned for the new year!

Counting down the days to a new year and a new surprise…






Donna's Books

Looking for a way to spend that Christmas cash? Gift cards burning a hole in your pocket? Books always make a great gift! There’s everything from inspirational essay journals to picture books…young adult fantasy novels to historical fiction chapter books. Something for everyone on sale now through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books A Million, and other retailers. HISTORY’S MYSTERIES: Ship of Dreams can also be found at the Titanic Museums in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and Branson, Missouri.




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Best selling, award-winning author, Donna L Martin, has been writing since she was eight years old. She is a 4th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo by day and a ‘ninja’ writer of children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna is a BOOK NOOK REVIEWS host providing the latest book reviews on all genres of children’s books, and the host of WRITERLY WISDOM, a resource series for writers. Donna is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators and Children’s Book Insider. She is a lover of dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection. Donna’s latest chapter book series is called HISTORY’S MYSTERIES. Book One, Ship of Dreams, is available in eBook and print form from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books A Million, and other online retailers. Also, coming to the Titanic Museums in Branson, Missouri, and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Book Two, A Chocolate Train Wreck, was released in November.

Donna L

Hybrid award winning author; aspiring sketch artist; and 4th Degree Senior Certified Taekwondo Instructor. Host of BOOK NOOK REVIEWS. Member of SCBWI. Mom to fabulous son and adventurer delving into the tricky world of indie-publishing.

6 thoughts on “THOUGHTFUL THURSDAY: New Things Coming Your Way…

    • December 28, 2019 at 1:41 am

      Hi Andy and welcome to my blog! I’m honored you thought your followers might enjoy one of my posts. Thanks for sharing!

  • December 27, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    My favorites are Monday/Thursday/Friday. I can’t wait to see what’s new! Happy Holidays!

    • December 27, 2019 at 7:47 pm

      Hi Rinda! Thanks for your input. I’m still working on which posts to leave weekly and which to shift to the newsletter…?

      Thank you for stopping by and come back any time!

  • December 27, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    Tales From the Bayou must stay. I have spoken! I mean please consider keeping the Tales From the Bayou….or else! Or else I’ll miss it.

    • December 27, 2019 at 10:56 pm

      Lol, Janet, how can I resist such a thoughtfully eloquent request ? .;-)

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!


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