The Blood-Red Pencil
My post on where story ideas come from is up today at The Blood-Red Pencil. I hope you'll stop by and see the oddball ideas that came out of a recent meeting with my local critique group.
I'm excited to have Alex J. Cavanaugh here tomorrow as he makes the rounds on his virtual blog book tour. His sci fi novel, CassaStar, is scheduled to release on October 19th. Many of you already know Alex as a blog follower who visits often and regularly leaves comments.
Last Weekend in San Francisco
Just got back from a quick weekend in San Francisco to visit the grandbaby (and her mom and dad, too). Short trips are hard, but being around an energetic and happy 18-month year old made it totally worth the effort.
This weekend I'll be at the annual retreat for members of Northern Colorado Writers. We're taking over the Wagon Wheel Bunkhouse at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch. Each writer has a private bedroom and many have private baths as well. There's a kitchen and huge community room for group events. And best of all, we get to eat our breakfasts and dinners in the ranch dining room. It's a great getaway with large chunks of enforced quiet time to focus on writing projects. I'm looking forward to getting a lot done.
What I'm Reading
I'm finishing up those two books I need to review. Next up is a mystery for fun: The Koala of Death, the second book in Betty Webb's new Gunn Zoo series.
And the Most Annoying Thing Ever
I built my website with Yahoo's SiteBuilder. All of a sudden, SiteBuilder will not let me save changes to the pages or publish changes to the site. The next step will be to go into the site's file manager and see if it will let me make changes there. Unfortunately, I first have to remember how to do that since I've been relying on the (formerly) user friendly SiteBuilder so long.
This is not a good week for the computer devils to strike.