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Look. Everyone who is anyone has blue hair.
And frankly, it annoys the crap outta me. Because I’ve had blue hair for like, four years. Since 2011.
In 2011 everyone who dyed their hair a funky color dyed it pink. I was going to SCBWI-LA where I would meet many fab people, including people who I had become Twitter friends with. I wanted to be easily recognizable.
After I got home, I could’ve let it grow out. But I just like the blue hair—it’s not all blue, just a wide swath of it. I am not trying nor have I ever tried to cover up my gray. It is still clearly visible.
Anyway. I do not want people to think I am following a trend—sort of defeats the purpose of dying your hair a wild color, doesn’t it? So…
AMERICA! My hair was blue before the Kardashians even THOUGHT about dying their hair blue!
I WAS FIRST!
Hello, race fans.
I’m finally back, for good. Mostly. Let me tell you why my presence on This Old Blog has been sporadic, at best.
I’ve been busy.
Thing is, there’s only so much time in the day. So you gotta prioritize. When commitments or health or responsibilities or circumstances leave you a small window of time to write, do you spend that time on Pinterest? Twitter?
Well, heck no. You spend that time on your writing. Because a spiffy Social Media Presence is not going to get you published, only a spiffy manuscript will.
Thanks for all your kind words, it is a pleasure serving you people.
And so to pick the recipient of the KidLit Scoop 100th Issue Giveaway, I counted the number of comments and generated a random number between one and twenty-nine. (One being the first comment, two the second…)
Commenter #10 and THE WEINER AND CHAMPEEN OF VALUABLE PRIZES IS:
Thanks again for playing along, I had a blast.
Another post in the GETTING READY FOR SCBWI-LA-2011 series
TAKING ALL THOSE NOTES
So in-between meeting the hell out of all of you and passing out business cards at SCBWI-LA-2011, there will be workshops/lectures/talks/salons/confabs. And I will need to take copious notes, as I have used up all my memory brain cells long, long ago in a galaxy far away.
I can’t go the old-fashioned route of pen and paper. My hand cramps. I’m too slow. My handwriting is just this side of an earthquake readout. *whine*
While I love my laptop, it weighs approximately 3,000 pounds. *double whine*
But I recently acquired a leetle gadget that I will already be carrying with me…
But gosh. The keyboard is small. If I were Freckles McYoungest, I would have the fastest thumbs in the West. But since I’m not, I will just make do with:
IS THIS THE SPIFFIEST THING YOU’VE EVER SEEN IN YOUR LIFE???
It’s a bluetooth mini-keyboard. You can sync it to your iPhone 4 with no need of a dongle. I got this Targus model at RadioShack for 39$$. Cheaper than buying a netbook, for sure.
I downloaded Pages from iTunes for 10$. You can make whole documents on your phone with this thing, then send it to your email in a Word document. (Or PDF, whatever.) OH THE HUMANITY.
That tiny little stand came with my iPhone case. I think I’m going to put some foam weather stripping on the end to keep my phone from sliding off.
Yeah. A Life Hack.
OH WHAT NOW.