Good Morning

Still not ready to post the review for Colony in a Nation, but I am here and it is morning:)

Great weekend! A bit of gardening, an evening of BBQ and game playing with friends, and some relaxation:) A meeting that was set but my author couldn’t make it, which was a disappointment. We are at the end of the edit, so just accept/reject changes and then some last editing on my part and the manuscript is done:) We are both looking forward to that.

Speaking of game playing, you all have to try Farkle. It is an amazing game. Sort of Yahtzee with a twist. Fast and you can steal scores. What more do you want when you are playing with your best friends?? 🙂

Well, daily it isn’t

Well,  did I say I was going to do this every morning before work? Yes, yes I did, and no, no I didn’t do this every morning before work:) Woke up late, and didn’t have time. Best laid plans and all that. I will try harder.

It is now almost midnight, so that might count as first thing in the morning if I stay here long enough! Earlier, I had a message from an author I read. Her book was pirated and on a site for way less money than it was on her official site, and that can cause a huge price drop. Something about comparison pricing. So, all of her readers headed over to the pirated book and left a review that stated no one should buy this because it was a pirated copy. Took about 3 hours and the copy up and disappeared! Great news for the author and pretty empowering for her loyal readers. Piracy of books, music and movies is still a huge problem, although I think it is getting a bit better. There is now some sort of digital thumbprint on the copies that can show where they came from, at least in the movie theaters. I heard they can actually trace the phone that recorded the movie illegally. That and patrons are policing cell phone use in theaters. It drives me crazy when I am sitting watching a movie and someones phone is shining, or flashing. Movie etiquette needs to be taught at school for pete’s sake, and for my sake apparently:)

It seems like people, not all people to be sure, have this small bubble around them and for some crazy reason think that what happens in their personal bubble is not apparent to anyone outside of it. That can make observing an interesting pastime:)

OK, I am out for now. My bed is calling me.

Third post!

Wow, I am up to three posts. Go figure. Today I am squeezing this in before work, and I will add to it later. I have decided that I need a set time to put my thoughts down on…well, I was going to say paper because that is the normal ending to that beginning but I guess I have to change that:) There are a lot of sayings that are being changed and updated due to the digital world. I am going to have some examples here along with some suggestions for the changes needed. Let me know if you have any to add!

Books galore!

Ok, so doing a blog is not easy! I wanted this to be about the joys of reading and writing, with some of my new business of copy editing thrown in. Please be patient as I get this going regularily:) This is also going to be a bit less formal than copy editing would be so expect smileys and some mildly blue language!

The Journey Begins

Writing is difficult. It involves certain amounts of both vulnerability and strength to put your thoughts, your story, on view for all to see. The process from writing to publishing is long and has many paths. For a lot of us, being an avid reader is part of being a great writer. When my children were young they were involved in a D.E.A.R program—Drop Everything And Read—that was very successful at school and at home. At a sometimes surprise announcement over the school intercom, all students and teachers were informed it was D.E.A.R time. Everyone would stop what they were doing/teaching and read for fifteen minutes. Student could read what they liked, and a lot of them brought comics or magazines for their fifteen minutes. I loved that idea and copied it for home. With slightly less success, but still it was a great bonding time and a great time to see the kinds of reading material my kids would pick. For the most part they have stayed readers in their adult lives, although now I have less info about what they read, and that may be a good thing:)