So I'm officially on maternity leave and I've been spending my days looking for freelance writing work. While J is at preschool, I browse the internet, searching for my big break. I'm trying to break out of the teen industry and into parenting publications, but I'm so not disciplined when it comes to freelancing. Right now, I've got the tv on and my mind is wandering. My most productive times are at night when I can't sleep, but don't necessarily want to get out of bed to scribble in a notepad.
Anyway, in my web travels this morning, I came across a really cool website I thought some of you might be in to. It's called BookCrossing and it's a free site that tracks used books "released into the wild".
If you've got a book you don't want anymore, go to BookCrossing, register it and list where you're going to release it (a coffee shop, a park bench, pretty much anywhere). Other folks use the site to search for books in their areas, go hunting and, voila, your old unwanted book is now in the hands of an intrepid explorer.
Cool huh? And, if you're an author, it's a neat promotional tool. Whenever you're out and about, release a copy of your own book into the wild and post it on the site.