Good Morning!

Dad bought tortilla chips with onion dip. See? This is what happens when people diet. They forget which chip goes with which dip. Blech! In other news, tortilla chips are sharp.

Back to writing goodness! Have a great day!


Words for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

I’m tired already, but I came up with this idea sometime after midnight (when all good and crazy ideas are born) to make today all about the words. I was tired then, too, but I had this idea that sleep would make me less exhausted. What can I say? I was a starry-eyes dreamer. And I still am. 🙂

Wish me luck! 🙂

Morning Calls

Morning’s close at hand. Got some writing done, and figured out a way to not leave any of the Bojangles barbeque sauce in the container. I mean, I couldn’t be wasteful. *Licks forehead and chin to make sure I didn’t miss anything. Now to just sit back and watch judge shows. 🙂

Outside–is well, dark. The sun hasn’t come up yet, but it’ll be up in a bit, most likely ready to heat up the sky and give us some proper thunderstorms tonight.

Stay safe, read goodness, and don’t waste barbeque sauce. 🙂

Review: Heart and Brain — For the Love of Words

Heart and Brain: Body Language The Awkward Yeti, Nick Seluk Synopsis “From the New York Times bestselling creator of the hugely popular Awkward Yeti comics comes the third collection in his Heart and Brain series. Heart and Brain: Body Language continues the adventures of the loveably conflicted sentimental Heart and rational Brain, as well as other bodily inhabitants like Gallbladder, Muscle, and Tongue. […]

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A Lovely Night

The days have been so dreadfully hot and humid lately, that tonight is a bit of a reprieve.

Cloud coverage crowds in on the ground, I’m the over grown grasses and the trees that have tangled and climbed through the summer to create this think under brus, that most nights might be oppressive, holding the best in close about the skin until one can’t think.

But tonight the wind, textured and balmy from earlier rains, pushes the hair back from my face and adds a certain something that relieves something deep inside of me.

I so love the night.

Queries, Rejection, & Self-Publishing

Joynell Schultz

For LOVE, LIES, & CLONES, I promised myself  I’d send out queries the traditional publishing route until I received ten rejections, then I’d self-publish. I know, ten rejections is not nearly enough, but I really want to self-publish. I’m interested in the idea of controlling all the aspects of my book – cover, editing, marketing, pricing, etc. In fact, I’d love to have the freedom to give it away free – if I want to.

Well, I’m sticking to my commitment to send out ten queries. I’ve sent out seven in the last week and received two rejections already… Only eight more rejections until self-publication. It’s a funny feeling – these rejections coming in aren’t discouraging. I actually feel relieved to see them.

I just heard of a program through Amazon, Kindle Scout. Anyone out there tried this? It seems like a hybrid between self-publishing and traditional publishing – but I…

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To Have And To Hold by Lauren Layne — A Published Romance

To Have And To Hold by Lauren Layne Discovering her fiancé is an international con man just moments before they exchange vows devastates celebrity wedding planner Brooke Baldwin’s business—and breaks her heart. Now a pariah in Los Angeles, she seeks a fresh start in New York City and thinks she’s found it with her first […]

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