Friday, September 04, 2015

Oh, Man

This lovely video reminds me of how much I miss my old trusty Royal Academy (with narration and wonderful typing sounds, for those of you at work):

Typewriter Man from Daniel Lovering on Vimeo.

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Just Write



Today I'm off to write something new and post it online before midnight. Everyone inclined to do the same is invited to join me.

My link: More on Ghost Writer (click on the title to go to the .pdf), with new material beginning on page 117 (yes, I got up extra early to knock out some pages so you all wouldn't have to wait so long this week.)

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Image credit: windujedi

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Back & Books

I'm back from my catch-up hiatus, and the first news I got was that I scored this ARC from Library Thing's Early Reviewers program:



Since I'm a history buff who grew up in Florida, and loves the 1920s, I'm really looking forward to reading it.

I've also picked my book of the month for August, which was Running Wild by Susan Andersen. To give you the short version, this is a very well-written romantic suspense/romp through the South American jungle with lots of imagination and adventure, and I thought both the male and female protagonists were unusual and fun. I'll have more to say about this later on in the week once I get back up to blogging speed.

Finally, the book I've been waiting all year (and some of 2014, too) to read just released:



If you enjoyed author Anne Frasier's first two Elise Sandberg novels -- which were amazing -- you will definitely want to jump on this new installment.

So that's my news. What's up with you all?

Monday, August 31, 2015

Off to Write



We made it through the storm okay, and I hope everyone else in the strike zone did too. The biggest problem for us was the lightning, which got scary a few times. All of the unplugging we did kept me from updating PBW, and now I do need to catch up on some work, so I'm going to bail on you all for a few days. See you once I get caught up.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

You Animal You

My daughter loves animals, and during a recent vacation trip with her dad took some amazing pics of the critters she saw. Since I have three jobs to finish this weekend before this tropical storm hits us, I'm going to post some in lieu of a post:



I wonder if he thinks no one can see him.



Gorgeous. And maybe a little cranky.



This big guy looks sad -- and dreamy, too, in a strange way. Maybe it's the pink on his hide and the soft focus.



My writing animal!



Someone needs a baby carrier.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Officially Speaking

I have been booked by clients through the fall and into the winter now, which means I won't have the chance to participate in NaNoWriMo this year. So that's the bad news.

The good news:





I'm going to pep talk, cheer on, post useful links for and otherwise mercilessly nag everyone who does join in. :)

Friday, August 28, 2015

Have to Do

Art quilter Jane Frenke explains her process in this video, which includes many shots of her amazing work (with narration and background music, for those of you at work):

ArtVoice: Jane Frenke from Jack Kelly on Vimeo.