What I’m Up To These Days

I finally have Secret Admirer up on pre-order. It’s set for May 7.

This was my first time using Draft2Digital (D2D) for one of my romances. I have been using D2D for the short stories and YA thrillers. I didn’t really have to do much for formatting on those because they are short, and the longer stories were formatted by someone else. I am used to the Smashwords “meatgrinder”, so when I did my Smashwords system to upload to D2D, there was a snafu that kept showing up at the very end of one of my chapters. I spent a couple of hours trying to get around this without reformatting the entire book again, but it failed. So the other day, I finally bit the bullet and started over from scratch on the entire format. This time, I took into account the issues I ran into with D2D. Thankfully, that version turned out just right. Every time you go with a new system, it takes some time to learn it.

I will say the nice thing about D2D is that it lets you modify your interior ebook so that you can have a couple of fancy fonts and chapter headings. It also gives you the links to each retailer. I like both of those features a lot.

If you want to pre-order this book, here are the links:


Barnes & Noble




I did put it on Google Play, but it doesn’t appear to be live yet in the store. I will get this out on AI audio on Google Play as we get closer to May 7.


Making Paperbacks

I’m going to focus on getting paperbacks set up through D2D now that I’ve removed them from KDP. (KDP is an extension of Amazon. D2D still puts paperbacks on Amazon. I got sick and tired of KDP messing up the look of my books. D2D’s quality is a lot better.)

Anyway, I have 78 paperbacks to do to get caught up with my romances. I have a total of 97 romances written. Secret Admirer is my 98th romance. 🙂 This will be a nice side project.


A Joint Blog Coming

I have decided my main goal at this point in time is to have fun with my books. While I have story ideas, I am going to slow down in writing. I’ll keep writing, but I’ll have less books coming out, at least for this year. I haven’t written anything since the beginning of January, and I don’t feel like I’m ready to get back to those stories. I’m just tired. It takes a lot out of a person to keep writing all the time. Even though I’ve given myself breaks and had a routine that worked, the pressure to keep at it has taken its toll. I need to step back. I have finally given myself permission to write when the muse, so to speak, strikes.

But I still want to be active online, and I still want to talk about books and do fun things with the books I’ve written and am writing. I think sharing a blog with Janet Nitsick will be a lot of fun. We’re working on setting it up right now, and we’re trying to think of things to make it engaging. I’ll share more about this in the near future.


Still Homeschooling

I enjoy homeschooling. I almost became a teacher. When I was a kid, I used to play school with my little sister. So this is fun for me. 😀

About Ruth Ann Nordin

Ruth Ann Nordin mainly writes historical western romances and Regencies. From time to time, she branches out to other genres, but her first love is historical romance. She lives in Omaha, Nebraska with her husband and a couple of children. To find out more about her books, go to https://ruthannnordinsbooks.wordpress.com/.
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5 Responses to What I’m Up To These Days

  1. Good luck with the new book. I hope it does well.

  2. I might have to pick your brain at some point with D2D when I publish my next book. Maybe I can avoid some of the snafus!

    I don’t blame you for slowing down because you’ve had a lot going on. You might feel like picking the pace back up someday, but it’s good to relax.

    • Sorry I didn’t answer sooner. Pick my brain all you want. I hope I’ll be able to answer sooner when you do. LOL I can’t believe how crazy things are.

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