Monday, April 30, 2012

May Hiatus


I haven't been posting regularly so I'm going to finally admit I am up to my ears in writing and home projects. I've decided to take a May hiatus and...

1) Revise a novel for the umpteenth time getting it ready for submission, somehow it is never "good enough".

2) Wait and twiddle my thumbs waiting for a decision from a publisher who requested a full of another one.

3) Do some much needed minor projects around the house.

 Last year I painted the garage, it's really pretty all white and clean, but climbing up and down a ladder, cleaning paint spatters out of my hair from painting the ceiling, and spending a week "ooching and ouching" every single time I moved, cured me of big projects.

4) Struggle to accept the fact our drought is back after such a beautifully wet spring.

Everything green and lovely is beginning to wilt. We will offically start Stage 2 drought restrictions tomorrow on my assigned watering day.

I will still visit your blogs and wish everyone success in their writing endeavors.

Have a Marvelous May!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

If you haven't heard, the Department of Justice is accusing publishers of collusion in ebook pricing. This is going to be interesting to watch unfold and as a Kindle owner, I'm glad they are looking into this.

News links:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/bruceupbin/2012/04/11/a-ten-dollar-e-book-is-fine-at-twelve-bucks-its-a-vast-conspiracy/

http://betanews.com/2012/04/11/doj-accuses-apple-five-publishers-of-colluding-to-fix-ebook-prices/

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/justice-dept-sues-apple-publishers-152606457.html

YIKES!
I wanted to pre-order JKRowling's grown up book The Casual Vacancy, but the Amazon ebook price set by the publisher is  $19.99! The print is $21.00. I'm going to have to pass on the ebook version.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins


Having finished the first two books, I'm dragging my feet reading Mockingjay. Why? I don't want it to end!!!! I love the characters. They've become almost friends and my heart has been broken once which has put me in a nail chewing alert. 
                                                                                     
The one thing that I feel would have made things better is that the three books should have been one polished book instead of a series. At times I feel that parts of the books are just filler and I get impatient with those parts, but that's just me. And my only criticism!

For readers who want action, blood and guts,heart tugging moments, struggles between good versus evil, and kids that are amazing, this series meets those needs and much more.