Monday, September 20, 2010

This, That and the Other

Just a few thoughts that passed briefly through my brain.

1. I mistook Julia James for Julie James and thought I'd discovered a whole backlog of Julie James' Harlequin writing. I don't even know if she wrote for Harlequin, but I never hesitated.


See, this Greek alpha asshole hated his ex-mistress because she married his brother for the money when the asshole refused to let her get pregnant. Or something. Of course, she ended up pregnant anyway. And when he turns up in her life again after 5 YEARS!!! she's a total wimp, falls right into bed with him and I'm going ARRGGHHH!!, Ms James - how could you DO this to me!

Oops. Wrong James. I apologize profusely to Ms Julie and to make it all better (for me) I'm reading Just the Sexiest Man Alive. Lord, I hate it when I do things like that. :-(

2. Why do they make things so complicated and difficult. All I want or need is a simple Word I can use for my stories. It used to come with the computer. Now, if you want the Office suite you have to put out a couple hundred extra dollars. I think not. This may be the shortest writing career in history.

Actually, I was trying to be funny. I'm going to download a free Word thingy and hope Windows 7 and/or my computer recognizes it. It/they don't recognize the Word 2003 Lori sent me. I've been informed it's because it's too old for Windows 7. Isn't that age discrimination? I'd almost learned to use that Word too!

3. Sarah at Monkeybear Reviews did a review of Courtney Milan's newest book and I want it! Her first book was meh for me but this one sounds more up my alley. Lot of books coming out for which I lust. Patricia Briggs, Kate Elliott, Deanna Raybourn, Meljean Brook, Nalini Singh.

Oh lord, better finish my WIP; doesn't look like I'll be having any time to write, lol. (If you believe that, I have this bridge ...)


  1. Carolyn. Look for Open Office. It has programs you can download that behave very much like the Office apps, but it's free.

    Check it out here.

    I bet you were scratching your head with the confusion between authors. I would have been so annoyed to find I'd wasted my money on such piffle.
    I don't like that Greek alpha billionare asswipe trope at the best of times.


  2. Oh mmy goodness. I was talking to my friend at work about the Word problem and she also said Open Office is what she uses.

    Great minds Ms. Cheryl.

  3. Okay, that was the one recommended by my editor, so last night I downloaded it and that all went just fine.

    When I tested it though (sent me an email with an attachment) it failed the test. Windows 7 and/or this computer didn't recognize Open Office and I couldn't find it listed. If you just 'open' a doc., it opens automatically in the Word 2010 Starter, so I tried to 'save', but had nowhere to save it to!

    Bah. And pah! Gonna load up on flashdrives and do lots of backup, just in case this Word 2010 Starter disappears one day. >p