Monday, October 18, 2010
It happened. It really, truly happened.
My writing partner, Chloe Cole and I finished Three to Tango, packed it up with a bow on top, and sent it off on a little journey. Then we waited with bated breath for any news from our little traveler. Hoping to hear what everyone wants to hear - that their baby was safe and found a new place to call home.
Then the postcard came. Our darling little Three to Tango found a wonderful new home with Loose Id!
This is Chloe's seventh book and my first, and I'm, well, I'm still doing the Happy Snoopy Dance! I'll be doing the dance until my legs give out and buckle underneath me.
Did I say WOO-HOO yet?
Sunday, October 3, 2010
I don't follow the latest trends. I usually turn left when everyone else turns right. I prefer the lesser traveled roads, and have some sort of ingrained aversion to jumping on the latest craze bandwagon. I won't jump off a bridge just because you do.
When everyone was raving about CDs, I held out with vinyl and cassette as long as possible. I didn't buy a VHS player until, well… actually, I never did buy one. I do have a DVD player, but have no interest in tivo, Blu-ray or even Hi-Def. And don’t even get me started on the current 3D rage. So not going there. Even cell phones. I refused to get one until it proved useful for safety reasons on a three-month 'backroads' USA road trip - haven't had a landline since. So, when eBooks and eReaders hit the scene, I kept my nose firmly planted in printed paperbacks.
Until I discovered a whole new world of books available via electronic media only. I've now become an eBook addict, I must admit.
Sitting at my computer all night, after I'd been sitting at a computer all day, was doing in my eyes, back, neck, and my knees were cramping from being bent under a desk all day. Probably wouldn't have been so bad if I could have hauled my laptop into bed with me to read by. But, it blew up a year or so ago and I haven't had the need to bother getting it fixed.
I happened to mention in passing on a GoodReads forum I follow that I was "thinking" about getting one of those Kindle things, and author Kari Gregg, jumped in singing its praises. I was completely sold on her enthusiasm alone.
The next day I went to the bookstore to pick up the latest in J.R. Ward's Fallen Angels series when I realized, 'doh!' it releases on the 5th. But, what was the first thing I saw when I walked in? A big display for Kobo eReader. On sale. Okay, the Universe has spoken - its meant to be. So, I took the plunge.
Now I can only say to anyone on the fence about getting one what Kari said to me: "Get one as soon as you can. You won't regret it. If anything, you'll kick yourself for waiting so long. I certainly am."