Thursday, October 5, 2017

My version of Twitter

I got my business cards.

Seems they were at the local UPS store. They were about to be shipped back. Good thing I found that email. Next I'll check all my emails and not just my yahoo account.

Book Fest is closer. 14 days.

I handed out a few and the people I gave them to said they were nice cards. I did them myself on

I do my book covers on Canva as well. I like their site. You can do lots of things there.

I also got my hair cut. It was getting long so I had it cut in what used to be called a Duck Tail. I don't know if they still call it that or not but I've got complements. The back is cut in a v shape and the sides are short with a bit of bang in front.

I'm going to be broke when the Fest is here. So either PB&J or chicken salad sandwiches for me.  I wanted to say at the hotel but I also didn't want to uproot my cat again.  Leaving him for the time I'll be at the Fest is bad enough, though he's used to me being gone all day Sundays but I didn't want to add being in a strange place to me being gone. And the money thing. NO MONEY=No HOTEL.

I'm thinking about doing a raffle for the Fest. More about that on my book blog.

Thursday, September 28, 2017


Well, I'm waiting on the business cards from Vista Print.

They said 7 to 10 days and today was the 10th day. I can't find the email that they sent. So maybe a hacker got me? Who knows? Money was taken out so...

My internet connection is weak right now since it's the end of my cycle and all my 4GTE is gone. I tried to watch the live video on the Book Fest Facebook page and it kept buffering/stalling. So I quit watching.

Anyway the Book Fest is getting closer. 21 days.

So all I'm doing right now is waiting.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Writing Area

So here it is my new writing area in my new apartment.

I still got to get it in some order but everything is together. My story ideas are in the crate, the business stuff is in the file holder and misc. is in the bin under the desk.

And a jar of peanuts is  waiting for that midnight craving.

The office is in a corner of the living room/kitchen area.  So lots of distractions but not enough room in the bedroom for the desk.  Not that my bookcases/books are distractions as well in the bedroom. :)

My cat Toby is still getting used to the new apartment and sometimes jumps up into my lap for some loving attention. I think he thought I was leaving him when I moved as he was the last to be taken to the new place.

Ozark's Book Fest is getting closer. I'm just glad I moved before it happened. I don't think I could handle both at once.  I had a little money so I ordered business cards from VistaPrint. My old ones are so out of date and not very attractive. I love the design on the front but the back was bad.  However both cards will be on my table at the Book Fest.

I decided on a costume for the Book Character Party. It's a supporting character in a series of books I read years ago. I don't think anyone will figure out who she is. Though she was the main character's Doctor Watson in the books.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Idle hands

Well, I like this theme better for the blog.

I put one of my short poem stories here. A Visit Home. I wrote it about 8 years ago. It was parse and parsel with a longer story that I wanted to turn into a series. The longer story Along Silence is unfinished of course. One of my sci-fi's. Look under pages for link.

I also have a series (the Timelost) that is associated with said story that is made up of standalone stories.  More of my Sci-fi's.

My hands were idle to I messed with this blog. You know what is said about idle hands. :)

For the Ozark Indie book fest I was thinking about getting new business cards and maybe one other promotional item.  There are some nice looking pens as well as some key chains. I don't know which but right now I'm leaning toward the pens and key chains. Or maybe just a bunch of pens. 

The book party is not extra but comes with two day tickets and author table.  So I got to figure out who I want to be.  Book character. Hmmmmm.

I think I'll call this my idle blog.  :)

Tuesday, August 15, 2017


Saturday the 19th The Library is having a Con. I think I'll go.

One thing down.

Gotta think about next month's finances.

And October's.

So many things are coming at me. I don't know how I'm going to get everything kosher.

September I got to also take my cat to the Vet for his yearly check-up as per Housing Regs. I might have to get him shots this time. So that's extra.

And I got to pay my fines, taxes, and business stuff next month.

As I said lots of things coming at me.

October is Ozark Indie Book Fest.  I got a half table for the exhibition hall and small half box of books. I'm going to have to have some money to eat lunch for those two days.  There's a costume party Saturday night and I wonder if it will cost extra.  On the website it don't say. 

I put one of my dragon stories progress meter here as you can see at the bottom of the page. I'm going to work on it off and on while I write Deadly Flames, the second book in my vacation companion series.  Sometimes I get stuck in writing and need to clear my mind and this will do. 

Still don't know what to do with this blog.  So I'm just chattin'.

Saturday, August 12, 2017


As you can see I messed around with this blog.

I still don't know what I want to do here.  I'm still just gliding along. 

I finished the Beverly Connor books I have. There's two more of her Diane Fallon ones I don't have yet but I really enjoy the seven I do. 

Just this week I went through my books and got rid of quite a few. I kept Connor's, Poirot, Holmes, The Count of Monte Cristo, and a couple of The Warlock In Spite of Himself books since they're my favs. I also have two Pern omnibuses, four Star Commando books, a few Andre Norton books, some supernatural romance, and a handful of horror books.  Streamlined my larger bookcase.

I had already gotten rid of all but the two upright bookcases and a smaller 2-shelfer.  

I have my author copies of my four books on a self of the second upright bookcase.

My two story idea diaries are in the smaller 2-shelfer next to my bed so I can write any dream down that might make a good story.

And my headboard is a bookcase.

So I got enough space for new books now.

I'll have to look up some books I've wanted on amazon. May be I can get them this time.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Why this blog

This entry is just a bit of chatter to start it off.

I felt the urge to start another blog. Maybe I'll put my other books here. The ones with my sci-fi and dragon themes. 

Or maybe I'll just chatter. :)

I really don't know why I started this blog. It's not as if I don't dutifully write in my main book blog every week and I publish Toby's pics when he does something interesting.  The Alliance blog just sits there since I'm not writing anything in that bit right now.  So I really don't need another blog.

I was just going through words and stellar came up. I clicked on it and sidereal appeared. Another click and voila sidereal time. Then the click was in my head and I had to set this up.

A compulsion almost.

Maybe something's coming.

Anyway, I got a new blog. :)