Blogging about corrections, color, cookies

C: Corrections, color, cookies.

Despite the fact that I’ve blogged more recently (you’re shocked, I know), I’m busy writing. I’m making revisions on a forthcoming story so my mind keeps going to that. Corrections, ugh. Yes, I too make typos. It’s part of life. So right now, I’m going through and making those corrections. The other c-topic on my mind? Color. I’ve been participating in the April event my friend puts on for the nail community, so Mainly blue. For this month, I have a lot of blue nail polish. :)

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My husband likes the sweet stuff, though, so this seemed a good addition. topic.

 

(and now…cookies!)

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Sorry I didn’t actually get a chance to bake any. That’s where the corrections and the writing gets in the way.

I guess I could add to this topic, my new book’s title falls in the C’s. :) *hinthint* Stay tuned for that. So…that’s my boring ole C topic this week.

A is for author and….

So as usual, I am late. It’ April, so I’ve been thinking more about the Paint it Blue for Autism, event than anything.

Best laid plans, and all. But I wrote two already so I thought I’d get posty.

 

A) Author
I am an author. I’ve been writing for damned near my whole life. I’ve been trying to get published since I was 19. (that feels like damned near my whole life). Up until last two years, self publishing was never on my radar. I was always trying to get that elusive contract. I have it now, along with several other books (*whispers* self published) and I’ve learned I actually enjoy self publishing, so I intend to do it for as long as I can. Yes, I  know we’re not supposed to (omg) talk about our authoring but that’s so silly to me. Would you tell a mother not to talk about her children? I am an author. I hope you like my…stuff. LoL

I’m also an amateur photographer. All the time, really. Sometimes I piddle with photoshop, just to see what I can do with the final pic. Like so.pinkfresco

So A…doesn’t equal multi-talented, but there you go.

 

The Return of Spring

Or as we sometimes like to call it here on my blog, flower Friday. Yes, I know some of you are still suffering from the snow, but there’s hope in the forecast. Spring is on its way. I have the pictures to prove it.

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Yes, my amaryllis (??) popped. (I think my favorite part of this pic, is the unopened pod on the left-hand side. I don’t know why, it just looks like so much potential, doesn’t it?

I have quite a few of these flower around the yard, and some in such small pots, I’m worried they’re going to tip over. Maybe if the weekend weather holds, I’ll get out there and see what I can do about it. So, how about you all? Any signs of spring out there other than here?

Tiresome dribble | Tampa Bay Times

I read this article, and laughed out loud. The moral of the story, spell check is *not* your friend. Read on….

Every time I write a column criticizing the misuse of English by “citizen journalists” on the Internet, I get two kinds of reader response. The first are letters of applause, often from prim grammarians pushing their own pet peeves. The second type is scolding me for being a prim grammarian, such as this letter from reader J. Meyers….

read more via Tiresome dribble | Tampa Bay Times.

Peering into the end of the year…and books.

Good morning everyone. For those that celebrated Thanksgiving, I hope you had a great holiday. Are you still full? I feel like I am! *lol* In the meantime, I am not sure about whether or not I’ll be hitting the shopping circuit for Black Friday. I think (again) I may make something for my gifts this year. Haven’t decided on what yet (Or rather, I’m not telling, for those on my shopping list who may be reading….  *covers the palantir*

hehe. The other subject of this post is that I and Passion’s Sacred Dance and my new (Christmas) release Murder Upon A Midnight Clear are  spotlighted in two places today, at Girl Seeks Place, and Ex LIbris (where I also have a giveaway). My thanks to both for hosting me today. Please stop by and say hi. :) Have a good one, and if you’re going out to *cough* enjoy black Friday, remember…kindness goes a long way. :)