Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Heartfelt sympathy to victims of Hurricane Sandy...Tropical storm Sandy...winter storm Sandy.

Wishing help and resources for you ASAP.

Was stunned by the New York City falling crane.


Be Safe.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Ten Steps to a Positive Summer Writing Experience

Pen and Paper by Quisur at flickr

Lyndsey Davis on writing: First, write it down, and then, get it right.

Easy to say. Harder to do. And now I’m in summer. What about August writing? The double entendre intended, am I simply writing in the month of August or writing with a profoundly erudite bent? This blog leans to the former, though I have had my learned moments.

With the summer’s heat and vacation time drawing family activities away from the normal work routines, August creates its own challenge for a writer. Acknowledging my dear friends down under, you can fill in your summer seasonal months where needed.

So what's a writer to do?

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Monday, August 1, 2011

Smiley Options for forums

I'm getting addicted to smilies on forums.

I found these sites which aid my ability to personalize a post.

http://www.clicksmilies.com/ (check out their smilie generator)


Stargate Smiley Courtesy of The SciFi World

Friday, July 15, 2011

No More Computer Woes for a Few Days

As computer woes follow me--and have all of my life with a PC--I have emerged from my last series with my less than six months old computer. So they replaced a new hard drive and a new keyboard and speakers.

Laptop destruction

One would think I use the computer for a battering ram or taken a hammer to it instead of sitting in my zero gravity chair with it on my specially designed laptop table to allow cool circulation.

But the hard drive is in place. Thank God for my external back up drive, cuz the dropbox and Mozy and Norton didn't work. Yes, I used all of them because I've been through this before.

I am learning that the deeper my files, the longer the path and the hard drive won't copy a long path. My inane way of creating relational sub-files is not helpful when it comes to hard drives. So I am trying to find back ups of my files I can'thttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif locate. Yes, I backed up some to disk and some to an obscure email address. It's like hide and seek for adults.

In the meantime, I have also been participating in SavvyAuthor's bootcamp and revision hell, cranking out the word count. Did more than my NaNo last year. Wrote 14,546 words in one day--my all time high. Of course, it was down right silly, when I went back to edit those last sentences written at the end of the day. Gobbledegook I believe is the word for it. :D

I was borrowing laptops and computers where I could. Hit and miss and lacking continuity for signing in. I didn't have all my sign in passwords. I've changed that, too. Prepare for the mishaps. I should've been a boyscout.

Well, I hope this finds you well, and for those that write, may your words slide through your fingertips onto the page in brilliant style. I am sure I won't have any computer woes at least for a few days. LOL

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

I did it! I WON Script Frenzy

I put my inner editor on hold and wrote frenetically. 100 pages, 30 days.

I'm not alone. Many others have been successful at it. Congrats to them all.

Now the editing comes into play...but put it aside for awhile. Then the edits begin.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Script Frenzy and National Poetry Month

While I'm working on a YA novel (WIP) and taking off time to enter my first Script Frenzy,

I was challenged to write a poem a day for National Poetry Month 2011.

I like poetry. Silly stuff. Good stuff. Rhymes and rhythms. Irregular and regular. So, I started (late to the party of course) but decided to blend my interests. et Voila!

A combination of Script Frenzy with National Poetry Month 2011

Script Frenzy Virtual Write-In

At a virtual write-in for my script
My fingers across the keyboard skipped.
The pages mounted, literally ripped
From my mind and to the page they zipped.
I hadn’t meant my first draft to encrypt
But at first read I should be closed-lipped.
Or dare I say, the fluff needs to be chipped
Away so all but the kernel is stripped.
In future, I hope to be better equipped
And someday good champagne will be sipped
When producers, directors, and actors are gripped
By the emotions, the action--the thrill of my script.

Monday, April 11, 2011

20 Best Positions in Bed


So I was eating lunch, and it hit me like a ton of dry cat food.


Belly rub time.


They said it would never work.


I just felt like hanging around.


Salad, anyone?


I saw the other baby doing it.


Life is better in twos.


Nobody messes with my baby, but me.


If I lie on the floor, they think I'm a rug, so I move up high.


I am pooped.


Just testing your shoes for ya. Close fit, but comfy.


This yoga position is called ...zzzzzz


I hope I'm not double parked.


So, how long am I supposed to play dead?


Mom said, "Adapt. You're big. You have to adapt."


I was going to rest my head for just a minute.


It's fun to wrap oneself up with a bow, but the wait can...zzzz


It plumb tuckered me out, but I got my mouse.


Cuddle time


Don't let anyone tell you different, power naps work.

A friend e-mailed me the photos, I wrote the captions. Hope you enjoyed and it brought a smile and maybe a chuckle or two.

Please leave your suggestions for a caption.