I'm blogging at RU

but first I must rid myself of my unclean feminine scent. Now why is that so very much grosser than masculine scent? No, no, never mind.

I need to open the windows and let the lilacs (that are about a half a foot away from me) fill the room--literally since the bush needs to be trimmed. There are boatloads of flowers on all three huge bushes. And it's been hours since I mentioned the wisteria, right? It's only about ten feet away. Oh, and there are scathes of violets everywhere--between the bushes, all over the lawn (all volunteers). Their scent is less strong but I think it's even more wonderful. The tulips are blooming but they're a dead loss as far as smell goes.

Of course it's about 50 degrees, rainy and windy, but for a moment you wished you were here, huh? (Post Kate shower I mean.)

I think I'll blog about good author practices over at RU.

Comments

  1. Great article on RU, Kate--and not just because you’re talking about ME! LOL

    I've been a writer for many years and know the value of keeping things in perspective. One review won't make or break a book or its author. ;-) Creative people who expect everyone to love their work and are incensed when it doesn’t happen are living in a dream world. Most writers are “treated” to cringe-worthy reviews of their books on occasion. When it happens, we can choose to cry, whine, rant or hide and hope nobody reads the negative review--or we can take a deep breath and make the best of the situation. A good sense of humor is my chosen rejoinder. If I lost the ability to laugh at myself or a seemingly horrendous review, life would become undeniably bleak.

    While Karen’s diatribes can indeed be cringe-worthy, they’re also lively and humorous. I’d much rather face one of those than a dreary, lackluster, downbeat review written by someone who lacks the passion of their convictions. :-D

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  2. Daisy is my heroine! And today when I got a cringeworthy review of my own, I thanked them and talked about it at my blog but tried not to be personal cause even though it should be all about me, it isn't (damn!).

    I did take a moment and think about Daisy's response when I was blogging back at my own place but I never would have thought to be bitchy at the place that ripped my book. What would have been the point anyway? I would have looked like a bad sport and again, despite my disappointment that not everything in the world is about me, I have to think about the examples I set.

    It did remind me of an entry I read last year at another romance author's blog about how all reviews should be nice because romance authors were fragile flowers. Yeah. Whatever.

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  3. Yo Katie,

    I really hate to ask you this, but I'm going to ask anyway - can you tell me the code you use to put a line though particular text on your blog. I have no idea how to do that.

    By the way, I read your thing over at RU. Good one.

    Thank you, Kate

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  4. Reese - which blog? this one? I don't know--I might have done it now and then, but I have to look it up on the internet (html!)


    It might be just < del > but I'm not sure.

    Thanks for stopping by y'all. I wish I could give out rewards for blog hoppers who post. Maybe some kind of reward system like the boxtops thing for the school.

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  5. Oh, I love lilacs!! I have a few useless bushes in our garden (inherited from previously dull owneers) and I want dwarf lilacs for the very reason of wonderful scent and tons of flowers in Spring. Who cares if everyone else is allergic.

    Steal the cones.

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  6. Kate, you used that code in your RU blog. I figured it out, it's an s open tag and then close the tag. No problem.

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  7. Hmph.
    My lilacs are still puny.

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