This is my third post in four days, wow! Unfortunately, the first two said nothing about writing, so here’s a token on-topic comment. The day before I left on my trip, the dam burst and I added 2,900 words to a chapter in progress, then managed to write a couple hundred more and start editing… Continue reading A few words about WordPress
Dear blog readers, you are being used!
Confession of the day—I’m a vampire. If you've followed this blog for a while, you've probably figured out I write many of my posts ad hoc—in essence they're Tweets with no character limit. Often, not always, I write these posts because I need your help. I need you to help me sort out what I… Continue reading Dear blog readers, you are being used!
All ye, all ye outs in free!
And if you grew up saying, “Ollie, Ollie outs in free!” that works too. Yesterday, Rebecca came out of lurking to let me know she reads my blog through Google Reader, but never comes here to leave a comment. Her first ever comment was like a surprise gift. (Not that I lead a pathetic life… Continue reading All ye, all ye outs in free!
Pickles and Googles and Blogs, oh my …
Okay, so I bought this huge (5-pint) jar of dill pickles and, of course, there’s not enough room for it in my refrigerator. The jar says REFRIGERATE AFTER OPENING –in all caps, so you know they’re serious, but in typical rebel fashion, I questioned why. As I do with all my important questions, I googled… Continue reading Pickles and Googles and Blogs, oh my …
What do I have to lose?
I entered two contests this week. One is where you enter your first 250 words for a Secret Agent to see if they’re hooked enough to ask for a partial. The other is where you enter just your first paragraph for the same prize. I don’t expect to win. I entered because I’m not comfortable… Continue reading What do I have to lose?