Saturday, January 19, 2008

Word Verification

"Find out who you are and do it on purpose." - Dolly Partin

I hate them. Seriously. Most blogs or whatever have them so masked now you can't read the stupid things (and, no, that has nothing to do with my eyeballs). Plus, it's just a pain. Seriously.

Thanks to each and every one of you who have taken word verification down! I <3 you in a big way.

Just saying.


So, last night we were watching hockey and there was this commercial... and well, I had to put it on my website fun page -- go forth and watch (turn up your volume first). I thought it was really funny!


That stuff I said about the cover of "One Love For Liv" yesterday? Forget it even came out of my mouth (my fingertips?). Turns out that Samhain doesn't like illustrated (or "cartoon") covers, so this one won't be used. Sadly, I also just found out that the cover artists are only supposed to spend a certain amount of time on each cover, and mine has exceeded hers (wouldn't it have been nice if the moratorium on ilustrated covers had been passed down to the cover artists so that mine wouldn't have wasted her precious time on one we couldn't even use?), and so I'm more than likely going to end up with a cover I don't like very well. We'll see. My really sweet my cover artist (seriously, she's the sweetest, nicest, most patient person who responds to emails in a flash...) says she'll take a little extra time to see what she can work out for me this weekend.

Welcome to the real world of publishing. I've heard from more than one author about how much they don't love their covers.


I really, really loved that illustrated one. I still have it as wallpaper on my computer.


Okay, I worked on my fantasy yesterday. Not as much as I would have liked, but some.

I'm a little busier at LASR than usual, and will be getting even more busy starting today. You see... I have two "AABHs" (all-around-big-helps) who do a lot of the grunt work: uploading blurb requests, uploading the reviews, general correspondence, etc. One is without computer access (since last week) for an unknown period of time, and one has had TWO family crisis's (crises? crisises?) happen to her (poor sweet thing) and will be unavailable for a while.

Life happens.

Still, I have hopes that I'll be able to work on it regularly. Of course, ask me if I have any idea what I'm doing (uh, no), or if I remember all of what Jen and I brainstormed the other morning (un, no again -- I didn't write it down, and I can't retrieve that chat because we weren't in Google chat).



You Are a Dreaming Soul

Your vivid emotions and imagination takes you away from this world
So much so that you tend to live in your head most of the time
You have great dreams and ambitions that could be the envy of all...
But for you, following through with your dreams is a bit difficult

You are charming, endearing, and people tend to love you.
Forgiving and tolerant, you see the world through rose colored glasses.
Underneath it all, you have a ton of passion that you hide from others.
Always hopeful, you tend to expect positive outcomes in your life.

Souls you are most compatible with: Newborn Soul, Prophet Soul, and Traveler Soul


Allie Boniface said...

Wow, that really stinks about your cover! I had no idea the artists had a time limit...strange.

Sarita Leone said...

It sounds like you've got your hands full! Sending good thoughts your way. :-)

And that does stink about the cover! :(

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Okay, my word verification is coming down today. You're the second blogger who's written on this during the past couple days, lol.

Glad you worked on your fantasy! Bummed about your cover.

Hey, it's Saturday! Yay!

anno said...

I'm sorry to hear about your cover -- what a disappointment! I love your quote for today, though. Hope you're staying warm!

groovyoldlady said...

I'd be tempted to design my OWN cover.

You and I are, apparently, kindred spirits or souls or whatever.

Make sure you take a chocolate break every so often in the midst of all that computer work!

Brandy said...

Sorry to hear that the cover you like won't be used and that they have a time limit. But, it seems as thought the cover creater will work with you and that's something, right?
About the word verification, I'll try it off for a day or 2 just because it bugs you. *g*

Have a good evening!

Melissa said...

Hugs on the cover woes. It sucks, but I've been there myself and the less energy you spend on it the better.

I'd take down the word verification, but the last time I tried it I got so many spam comments it wasn't worth it. Sorry. Might try it when I'm home again, but not when I won't be on my computer that much.

Dru said...

Bummer about the cover. Could you share the cover with us now?