Thursday 15 November 2012


My Week in Facebook Faffing ...

Sometimes I speak gibberish to my dog. I'm sure it's what she hears anyway. :-)

Random people keep sending me poems on LinkedIn. Like 1 minute after accepting a request. Hint? That's not the way 2 get yr poetry read.

If someone says that your prose should not be poetic, in a story told in 1st person, because it's not a natural way of speaking, then you can respond with, "Telling a story in 1st person isn't natural, full stop. Who goes around narrating their life like that? But that's not going to stop people from writing books in 1st person, is it?"

Thank you for the suggestion to pay Vine Leaves contributors with Amazon gift vouchers, and making sure that I know Amazon is available in various countries, and for embedding the links into your note, because I'm sure I would never have found Amazon online if it weren't for your message. *rolls eyes*

Author Struggle No.3: New Release. Glued 2 screen. Check sales stats every 2 mins despite knowing they won't show up 4 hrs. #WritersLife

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm an official nominee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please vote! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Have always been, and will always be, in love with Ryan Adams' version of Wonderwall ...

Was going through my old "short story" files and found a doc titled "new stroy" ... yeah, nice spelling Jessica, and it contained only this:
“No,” said Ryan, hammering his index finger into the front of his bald wrinkly head. “Listen. Concentrate on ze beat.”
Made me laugh ... :-) I wonder what my intentions were with it. Because it's not triggering any memories!

Come on now ... I think there are enough book titles in the world that begin with "Shades of". Get a grip. Cut it out. Joke is OVER.

It's climbing! :-) Leigh, how is yours going? Are you glued to the charts as much as I am? I shouldn't have freaking looked. Now I can't stop! Grrrr ... It's your fault. You know that right? I saw your status about your ranking and you ... you ... you ... made me do it! LOL ♥



  1. Hi Jess - congratulations on the nomination ... been there and done that = voted. Just love your spotty dog - she looks delightful ... and I'd be cuddling her rather more often than doing work or getting on with things ..

    Enjoy - cheers Hilary

  2. Amazon. It ain't just a river anymore.

  3. Liked Matt's comment. Good luck on the ratings, Jessica. I see your big dog wants to be a lap dog.

  4. It sounds like it's been a colourful week :)

    Nice bald wrinkly forehead story opening! Classic!


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