Sunday, April 26, 2009

Rawk and Roll

Another crazy week...

If you haven't already, you still have a chance to enter Robert Swartwood's Hint Fiction contest. Kinda like flash, but 25 words or less. Ha! General Electric couldn't have made fiction more efficient! Robert is getting some great press on this deal as well, stop by and check it out. Cool literary prizes, and special guest judge Stewart O'Nan.
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After all of the drama 2009 has brought so far (including Amazon wins with Kindle2, Amazon loses with selective search results, #queryfail, #agentfail, and, believe it or not, #failfail), it's been a pretty quiet week (at least in my neck of the desert). 

I did just learn that local author Vicki Pettersson will be the speaker at the May Las Vegas writer's meetup, which should be cool. I scanned her bio, it sounds like she is a wild-idea-turns-into-writing-career example, and I would imagine has some good stories and/or insight on the industry.
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I am still behind on reading blogs this week...work has been a big steaming pile of no fun, and lots of little roadblocks keep popping up. One of them is Outlook, or, as I've gotten to know it: Look out! Its RSS reader sucks, and I'm done with it. I spent an hour yesterday porting all of my feeds over to Google Reader; hopefully it will actually provide updates that are correct (there are a couple that it would just totally ignore, and I thought there just weren't updates...hopefully that's done, and I can get caught up with ya'll again!). 

I'm curious what everyone else uses for RSS readers?
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The girls went shopping today, and I rawked out on my novel...rawk==about 2,000 words for me these days. Which puts me at about 3,000 for the week, which does not rawk at all. 
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What's cooler than getting a box from Amazon? Getting a box from Amazon full of skeleton parts. In my house, Halloween planning starts, oh...about January. Is that bad? That seems bad.


8 comments:

Catherine J Gardner said...

I wonder what the mailman thought about that delivery. :)

Jamie Eyberg said...

I have never had much use for RSS feeds. Maybe I am just not smart enough to use them.

K.C. Shaw said...

That may be the coolest picture I've seen all year. And 3,000 words in a week isn't too bad!

Aaron Polson said...

I love the picture. It lets the imagination run, um, wild...

I just switched to Google reader and I'm very happy.

Robert said...

Thanks for posting about the contest, Jeremy. And the only RSS reader I've ever used has been Google's, so I can't compare it to anything else, but, like Aaron, I've been very happy.

Natalie L. Sin said...

Everyone updated this Sunday, exactly when I was feeling warm, fuzzy, and distracted ; )

abrokenlaptop said...

2000 words totally rawks. And what an awesome contest! I love short shorts.

katey said...

I mean to answer your question and must've seen something shiny, or an open box or something.

I use Thunderbird for RSS and Email, and it doesn't give me any issues... usually.