Saturday, September 24, 2011

New Blog

I started a blog on Wordpress. No, this does not mean I'm leaving Blogger. I love Blogger, and I have worked my tail off finding followers, but I also know that not all my followers read my blog on a regular basis.

Here, is the link for my new blog.

I love this blog. It's fun to write, and I hope you'll continue to read it. I'll do my best to keep it updated on a regular basis, but I also need to look to the future. It's frustrating to have two books I have to sit on until certain professionals have time to work with me.

In the mean time, I'm trying to edit a collection of short stories. I'd like to test run putting something on Amazon before one of my novels. Hopefully I can figure out the formatting. I sure would like to learn to do it myself because editing is costing me enough. I don’t want to invest more than I can recoup.

I get why publishers take so long to get a book to print now.

There are a million things I should be doing, but I don't have the time. I should be writing, but even that is delayed because I don't want to be in the middle of something and have to stop when the editor get to me.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

It's back to school time

Parents have been rejoicing and teachers too. Why not in this tough economy it's nice just to have a job, and for the most part teachers love their jobs. 

Take Mrs. Patterson, she's the science teacher, she goes out of her way; to teach science in a fun way, so what if she acts like she just fell out of the tree. Maybe she did, but that's another story. 

She tried to tell the faculty a virus has been recently discovered in Blarney (not sure if that's the real name).

"It turns children into monsters," Mrs. Patterson exclaimed.

"That pretty well sums up most of the students here," Mrs. Monroe said. 

Mrs. Patterson frowned. "If you tried making learning interesting like me, you'd see what a difference it could make."

"Fun? School is for leaning, not fun."

Mrs. Patterson face fell for a moment, but an animated grin split her face. "No," she insisted. "It should be fun." 

"The government doesn't call for fun just good MEAP numbers." 

"Putting more pressure on kids isn't going to help the numbers." 

The door slams open and students bob up the hallway toward them. 

"Told you so," Mrs. Patterson said. 

Just when you thought school wouldn't get any crazier. It just did. 

In the old days, you had popular girls, jocks, burnouts, nerds, and cheerleaders, but these days there are Goth kids, mental kids (kids with emotional issues), vampires, werewolves, zombies, and