Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Stuff and Nonsense

I should have stayed in bed this morning.

It began on the Amazon forums. That's a crazy ass amount of whack-a-doodling. Those people are so freaking nuts. It's like a troll graveyard except the damned trolls refuse to die.

But what got me this morning was someone created a thread pointing out what she thought was plaigarism and was pointed out to her was not. And then (this is the wtf-uckery) mentioned how Janet Dailey had been accused of plaigarizing La Nora because she she kinda copied a paragraph or two.

I'm sorry. Can we all WTF! that one together?

She stole 2 stories outright and was found guilty in our legal system.

Now over on DA they're talking about self-pubbed authors rewriting their books after they've been put up for sale.

Okay.... WTF?!?!?!?!

For sale means complete. Not I finished my first draft and I want to make money. But it might not be done. Or it might. Depends on what kind of feedback I get.

Seriously, my bed looks really good right now.

Some really crazy shit in my personal life which I won't go into.

But we got a dog. That's him in my bed. Under my blanket. On my pillow.

Good thing he doesn't drool. Even better thing: he's banned from my bed so my daughter, her dog and the two cats have all moved into my daughter's bedroom and I got my bed to myself. Yes, After 11 years, I got my bed to myself.

I am not lonely.

Carolyn is supposed to have a/c back today so I'm letting her out of the basement. Also I can't afford to feed her anymore. That woman goes through a shitload of sweet tea and chips.

And I have my book with an editor and I started on Book Two (I'm doing my first series) and I tossed the whole thing because I realized today that I have the wrong heroine. So back to the beginning.

I really should have stayed in bed this morning.


  1. Okay, so they were all back in my bed last night but the dog didn't do a space grab until I got up to pee. Then he was in my warmth and on my pillow.

    I'll nap later. Pah!

  2. You are such a softy! Tsk, tsk and lol.

    Glad you found the right heroine - that could have ben very, very bad.

    Hurry and finish now, I want to read this one too.

  3. OMG - you should put up the cover - I love that cover, you find the neatest things. :-)

    PS: I have mold from the basement. Thank you very much.

  4. That isn't mold, that's dog drool.

  5. Can I join in the pity party? I just opened a cancellation of our car insurance for non-payment -- which was paid 2 months ago, and not credited to us by *their* error, which they were supposed to have fixed over a month ago. And we're leaving on vacation tomorrow, so I was already having an anxiety attack. I guess I can be grateful it's not the weekend...

  6. Willa, my car insurance is due on the 17th of the month and my car payment is due on the 14th. I always send them in at the same time, usually around the 12th.

    The car payment gets cashed immediately but every month I get a cancellation notice from my insurance for non-payment and a week later get a retraction notice.

    I don't know if I should find it funny or seek a better insurance company who won't waste so much paper.

  7. Lori, I would have a conniption.

    It turned out okay... just one hand not knowing what the other was doing. Which is not what you want from your insurance company. :-\