Saturday, July 30, 2011

It's all the RAGE!

It truly is all the rage! It is amazing and an awesome way to network with other writers and people of like minds and interests. What is "it", you ask? It is Google+. "It" is going to revolutionize the way we communicate with each other.

"Is it like Twitter?" You ask. No. Twitter only allows you 140 characters to say what you want to say. 

Is it like Facebook? No. It is MUCH more than Facebook. It is everything that Facebook is NOT! Facebook is more of a family and close circle of friends thing, with drama, and girls with duck faces, and silly games. I suppose that Facebook is fine if you want that sort of thing

Google+ is much more. Google+ has none of what Facebook has. Google+ is a REAL social NETWORKING thing. Are you a writer? Do you want to communicate with other writers? Easy, go on Google+ and create a circle for writers, search for writers, add those writers to your new circle. You will start getting posts from those writers as they post to their circles. The cool thing is, those writers don't have to add you to THEIR circles, or, they can. Most do. Before you know it, you have a whole new circle of friends.

Are you into photography, or the occult, or fluffy bunnies? There are circles for that, if you create them. The possibilities are limitless. It is a real NETWORK!

Don't take my word for it, though. Why not get in on the fun? It takes an invite to get in at the moment, because it is still in Beta, but you are in luck. I have invites! Want one? It is as simple as asking for one in the comments of this post. Leave an email address for me to send it to, and you are IN!

C'mon guys...get in on the new generation. Just DO IT!

More later.

Friday, July 29, 2011

YAY! WiP has begun and other random thoughts...

"Killing gets in your blood. Once you have done it a few times, it becomes second nature to you."
I have started my first draft of the story that I want to tell. I wrote almost 500 words today and am psyched that I have started it. I thought about it, let it rattle around in my brain for weeks, and mulled it over for days and now it is time to put up or shut up with it. I got tired of just thinking about it and talking about it and posting on forums about it and decided to just go head and start WRITING it! 
DAMN! It feels kind of liberating! It is like I now have something to look forward to every day. It give me a purpose. LOL. My only hope is that one day, I will actually see it in PRINT!
Speaking of seeing it in Print, I was reading JA Konrath's Blog last night, and he seems to think that the printed book is about to go the way of the Dodo. He thinks that books are going to be strictly on the Kindle and other e-readers before we know it. This will probably just piss me off, simply because I like to hold a book, flip the pages, smell the ink. I will never be able to do that with the Kindle. 
Now, don't get me wrong...I think the Kindle is an awesome invention, and I think it has its role in reading, but I just don't want it to take over. I LOVE going to a bookstore and looking through the books to pick out what I may like to read. I LOVE that. I simply can not do that with the Kindle.
More later, guys!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

One week in...not a word written.

It has been about a week since I said I was going to write more. I haven't written one word towards a story that has been banging around in my head. Kinda sad, but I have a great excuse...I have been sick.

My diabetes has acted up a bit and really scared me the other day when I took a BG reading of 458. A normal blood sugar reading should be between 80 and 120. Yeah. 458 was NOT good. I have been concentrating all of my efforts on getting that reading down to a more respectable number. I have been really slack in trying to keep this disease under control. Ignored it. Now, I can't ignore it any longer.

I am going to start my story tonight and will try to do at least 1000 words per day on it. If I do 500 words, I will be OK with that, but the goal is 1000.

More later.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Oh much has happened!

Hey guys. My last post apparently was a lie. A lot of things have happened since I wrote it...namely, I came off of the road to be at home. Started a new job selling cars. Worked it for a few months and didn't do bad, but there were just not enough customers coming to that lot. So, last one know the rest.

Now, here I sit. Im starting my photography business that i have always wanted to do, and Im writing again. I feel like such a loser. I neglected everything I was doing since I came off of the road. Im not in a real "mood" to write, or blog, or do much of anything, really. But I have to do it.

To keep my sanity, Im going to write more often now, I think. I have plenty of time now. LOL. Maybe this blog with actually liven up a bit. Yeah...think Ill give it a new paint job and dust it off.

More later.