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Friday Photos: No Words-old barn, house, church, and a Happy Go Lucky music video for all y’allses from Me’ses. . .
Now go kick some ass . . . write your ass off, edit your ass off, – shoot, knit your ass off! Just live live live a kick-ass life! (and if you didn’t read the post below, and you don’t like cussin’ then do like I told my facebook buddies – pretend the cuss words are cute lil bunnies. Later y’all.)
(My brother went home today *sad face* so now time to get back to work. I’ll have some photos/video of our Great Smoky Mountains Train ride soon! – Loved it – I have become a true “Train Person” now :-D )
|summer issue of Rose & Thorn|
|my Kindle – pants on maybe|
I finally downloaded some books on Kindle, and began reading one last night. I never thought I’d like it as much as I do, but, I will also say there is a quality missing from it that only print books give me. I will continue to buy print books, of course. Still . . . it’s kind of cool . . . ungh . . . dang.
What about you all? Have a Kindle yet? What do you think about it?
|my AH LAWD face|
This morning I almost walked out of my house without pants on. Yep. I have been so distracted and discombobulated that I thought I put on my pants and went to open the door to go on my cove walk and something felt wrong – haw haw! Um, Kat! Put on your danged ole pants. If I don’t get this book written soon, I may exit the house Nekkid!
My pea-headed brain thinks it may be time to cut back this blog to once or twice a week. I know how saturated we all can feel with blogs and facebook and twitter, and, doesn’t seem fair if I keep churning out posts and want you to come read when I can hardly ever get me arse over to your blogs anymore!
What about y’all? You thinking of cutting back? Or have you? Would you “forget” a blog that only posts once or twice a week, or would that help you with your own time and visiting?
|new coon that’s come visiting – he’s dark with silver – never had one quite this color, purrrrrdy-he’s not wearing pants|
|walking on Riddle Cove Road sorta down behind us-but with pants on :-D haw!|
What I really don’t want to do, unless you all tell me you’d like me to, is to write “Writer’s Advice” or “How to . . . ” because I see so many others doing a much better job at it than I could. There’s enough advice out there without me chiming in, right? But if my chaos is boring or uninteresting, I want to make a change – so . . .
Am I boring you all? Would you like to see a change? Or do you think my chaos is just fine? Do you wonder if I’m wearing pants right now? (yes I am -haw haw!)
|view from porch-with pants on|
One quick thing you should read if you are a writer, or even if you are not: I had a big old laugh over this article (lifted from Nathan Bransford’s blog who lifted it from Lisa Brackmann) – Author Promoting Book Gives It Her All Whether It’s Just 3 People Or A Crowd Of 9 People. Haw! I’m still laughing at it!
I love Calving & Hobbes – isn’t this just how we wish we could be? this confident? Sometimes we have to fake it to make it, as the cliche goes, right? Sometimes we just need to feel this danged good about ourselves. Let’s start our own “WE RAWK” club.
|wish I had an old typewriter like this! Writing, with pants on|
Now that I’ve shared my Monday Chaos, I’m off to sit on the porch–with pants on–and work on VK III.
|not whale back but another ancient secret place|
This weekend is supposed to be warmer than we’ve had in . . . I don’t remember; sometime in fall? It may heave up to 50 degrees. If so, I’m going to hike up to the secret place where Whale Back Rock is and do a Sweetie reading right there. If you’ve read Sweetie, you recognize Whale Back Rock – it makes several appearances, and is based on a real boulder. It takes at least an hour to get there, if I remember right – been a while since I’ve hiked up there. It’s serene and lovely and ancient and undeveloped. I hope it stays that way. If something “big” ever happened with my books, I’d buy up as much land as I could to protect my Killian Knob and surrounding mountain area to protect them from further development.
Someone’s comment reminded me to say that I’m going to record the reading at Whale Back, so people can watch/listen/see :-D.
My musician brother Michael has made me some music – his interpretation of Bluegrass/Celtic music (he plays rock). It’s a contemporary take and even has Fionadala’s hoof beats in it! He named it “The Saga of Virginia Kate” (The Graces Novels). I put a sample draft video with his music on my FB page, and hope to have a trailer or some kind of video made from it soon that I can post here. If you want to hear it, just ask and I”ll send you the link, or go to my FB page. My other musician brother, Johnny (who plays jazz/blues), is creating his interpretation and I’ll be using it for videos as well. So exciting! I have gifted brothers.
Okay: I have some ARC copies of SWEETIE that BB sent me to use as I wish! An ARC is Advance Review Copy; it was also my Galley Proof – the galley proof is what my publisher’s send to me to read for One Last Look before it is published -that’s the last opportunity I have to read for errors. As well, those copies are what are sent to reviewers, because they are printed in advance of the actual publication date and are printed more inexpensively (though it’s hard to tell really). Whomever gets one of these copies knows that it usually will contain errors. At this point, however, there aren’t changes to the story, only nits and typos and last minute things, like for example, in the Sweetie ARC a name is wrong towards the end (has Billy instead of TJ), and et cetera.
So, if you review books, contact me and I’ll send you one. If you don’t review books but have always wanted to, then go ahead and contact me, or, place your request with your email in the comments section. Of course, if you hate it, pretend I didn’t send it to you *LAUGHING* okay, I’m kidding *laugh* I’ll give them away until they are gone.
Now, y’all go have a great day and a wonderful weekend!
I scheduled this post to go up automatically to finish uploading the fall photos I took while walking about Haywood County this week–the others were published Wednesday (below).
I am now in Portland, Oregon visiting my son, daughter in law, and little Norah Kathryn! I have been looking forward to this since I left them at Christmas last year . . . way too long. I simply must find a way to visit more often and that’s that. Thank gawd for Skype.
In the little log house, Two Dogs, Ghost Dog, and GMR are enjoying the absence of my tornadic vortex . . . um, I mean, they miss me terribly already *teehee*
Enjoy your weekend.
I may post some pics while in Oregon. But, if not, I haven’t scheduled any other blog posts to go up and will rarely open my mini laptop while there, so don’t forget me *grin* You all are what keeps me connected to Out There when I’m In Here.