Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Writing is Fun, Writing is Hard

Spent most of last evening working on Chapter 1 of my WeBook - Unveiled. Check it out it's linked on this site. I'm sure it still needs work, but I am moving on to Chapter 2. Need an editor anyway.

I love writing and become so involved in this other world that I am creating I lose track of time, but on the flip side, it is really difficult, there is soooo much to consider - plot, sub plot, character development, grammar, pace, etc. My head is spinning! I wonder if all writers find it this difficult when writing their first book. Is it easier or harder on book two?

Monday, May 25, 2009

Good Listen/Read

Audio Books? I love em, what about you? An idea that probably started out for the blind but expanded it's audience to readers that in instances can't read, like while they are driving or having vision problems, or maybe they just want to reminisce and imagine they are listening to an old radio serial. I'm sure there are many more reasons for audio books, but given my choice, I still prefer to read the written word when I can.

Having said this, I want to share my latest find with you. Of course, this is not a new book, for most times I find my books long after they have hit the best seller list. I love to scavenger hunt online, in bookstores, thrift shops, and we can't forget the local and not so local library. Did you know that most Library's share books? If your Library doesn't have the book you need, ask them if they can find it for you. Anyway, I digress. The title of my latest, yet not latest find, is "Dragon Tears" by Dean Koontz. If you like a mystery, then you will want to check out this book. I listened to it on my trip to Fl and found it inescapable. Lucky for me, it rained a lot while in FL, so I was stuck inside listening and listening. I think the book took 13 hours or so to tell. It was dramatically read by Jay O. Sanders.

Warning, this tale is not for the weak of heart nor stomach. It is full of imagery - sometimes extremely unpleasant imagery, psychology, magic, and a talking dog - well sort of. And although it was written in the 90's - it manages to fit in Elvis nostaligia. I give it two thumbs up!

If you've read this book, let me know your thoughts, If you haven't read this book then what are you waiting for?

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Awesome Dog!

Monday, May 4, 2009

I want one!

Trying to go green ? I'm working hard at taking baby steps then I noticed this super cool eco pod - reminds me of a Hobbits house which I have wanted ever since seeing "Lord of the Rings" - What do you think?

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Time Management

Ok, Ive been working all day on getting organized. 1st lesson learned - do not start out your day online if you have other things to do. :-)

I still have sooo much housework to do that I will have to delegate it out in the week. Now is when I would really like to be like Bewitched and twitch my nose and have it all done. Maybe one day. I wouldn't bet on it though - I'm still waiting on the Robot Maid!

Blogging & Twittering

So Far, Blogging to me has been about a public journal, carefully edited. But, after reading other peoples blogs, I think I have a broader view of how I want to blog. At first, I wasn't sure if I wanted to continue blogging, after all I haven't been very consistent. Here it is...another but, you knew it was coming... but, I truly love reading the blogs I'm following and learn so much, that I can't help but want to share too. So, I will be keeping this blog. Done deal.

Now comes the hard part, there are all sorts of other places to blog! So, I need feedback. I like and am familiar with Blogger, but (yes, there that but is again), but my main focus on reading and writing have taken me to other worlds, ie; WeBook (writing), Goodreads (obviously reading). So, do I set up blogs at each of those sites to connect with a more narrowed audience for those subjects or do I stay with what I know?

Now, lets discuss Twitter. Twitter is something new to me and so far I really dig it, but how does it fit in with everything else? If you haven't twittered or tweeted - not really sure the proper terminology - you need to try it! Go to http// OK, so If I have trouble blogging, will I have trouble twittering?

Now, the insanity of all of this hits me! New Blogs + Twitter + E-mail?? And lets not forget myspace and facebook - which I guess I pretty much have. All of this takes a lot of how is the best way to organize it? I'm a complete organizer freak...If I'm not organized, I shut down and become a boob tube zombie, which is part of the reason I haven't been blogging lately.

Let me know your thoughts, in the meantime... I'll google it!