Thursday, January 27, 2011

Mish Mash

DOH!!!! And I have a fail here!  I am supposed to be doing the HOT blogfest and thought it was TOMORROW, so my pics are on my camera AT HOME... Come back by TOMORROW and see my MUGS!


So I am over at Burrowers, Books and Balderdash  today advocating for the word SNUCK.



Me Being Helpful! (What? I can be helpful)

Elizabeth Spann Craig worked with a software engineer to come up with this SEARCH ENGINE FOR WRITERS!!!!  You know how you Google something like 'synopsis' and about 80% of the hits have nothing to do with what you want? This reverses that, so ALL are related to writing and some much higher percentage are exactly what you're looking for!


Editing FAIL

So in Kahlotus Disposal Site I have a PRIMARY character (Helen, my ghost) and two secondaries... Serena (the invisible girl) and Allan (one of the teachers at the reform school). In round one I must have ALTERNATED Allan and Allen. I did find/replace Allen... I SHOULD have done find/replace (space)Allen(space). I am finding chAllange and fAllan in my novel *rolls eyes*


ABNA News

I finished this round of EDIT last night and just have a final polish of my EXCERPT left before I am going to just call my entry GOOD. Well maybe not GOOD, but DONE. I've also had a fabulous friend agree to READ it (who will go nameless, as I know she's busy but MAN I appreciate it, as she is one of the few writers I know who takes a DARK REALISTIC YA angle, so I know her perspective will be insightful.

When I am totally done I plan to:
Clean the cat box
Clean the bathroom
Watch Girl, Interrupted with my daughter (I've been reading the book, too)
Write a fan fiction update for each of my ongoing stories
Polish LEGACY (thank you Leigh for feedback to help here!)


And... It's THURSDAY! You know what that means!!!



Have a great time anticipating your weekend!!!

28 comments:

Old Kitty said...

Ooooh thanks so much for the search engine link!!!

I remember during my first edits of my current wip discovering I replaced - I think it was Adam for Peter for some reason!! LOL!!!!

Good luck with your final polishing!!! How exciting!!

Enjoy your day too!!! Off I go to get very NAKED! Take care
x

Chary Johnson said...

Nice link. Finally, a search engine that pinpoints exactly what you're looking for!

Jessica Bell said...

LOL. Yep, Judy Garland should have sung Get Naked, not Get Happy ;o)

Jen Daiker said...

So I stopped over for the Hot blogfest but what I got was just as awesome!!!! Love it!!!

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Thanks so much for the mention for the search engine, Hart! I appreciate it. :) Good luck with all the things you've got on your plate today!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I bet it's more than good, Hart!

Hart Johnson said...

Jenny-yeah, I've had characters totally change names, too... this one has a nurse that had 3 names in the first draft.

Chary-it's fabulous, isn't it?

Jessica--exactly! You should record it that way...

Jen-OHMYGAWD~! I totally had my days mixed up! Inexcusable, really--I have it in my little calendar!

Elizabeth-it is CRAZY useful! I sent a friend there to look for contract stuff this morning!

Thank you, Alex!

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

first, i'm excited about that search engine. Second, I love me Girl, Interrupted, both the book and the movie. Third, whenever i do a replace, now, i always first replace the word with a XXXX just to make sure i don't run into the problem you had. I did that once and i never want to do it again

Su said...

I was going to go naked today, but they threatened to kick me out of school... :(

gideon 86 said...

YAY Hart,

Good luck with ABAN....

I have one more tweak to go.

Michael

SY said...

hmm im pretty excited for the search engine for writers super cool
- Sy

Colene Murphy said...

No mug?! Tease. Great stuff though!

Mary Vaughn said...

So is the last banner on your mug?
Good blog though as always.

Cheeseboy said...

So you need to hurry up and get done so you can clean out the cat litter? Sounds like the perfect motivation.

Jan Morrison said...

a mug would be boring compared to this. unless it had a naked guy on it. hot.
I'm going over to start my in depth look at your excerpt. hope I'm not too late...

Arlee Bird said...

Search engines can be so annoying when you're in a hurry.

Lee
Tossing It Out and the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2011

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

I like the work snuck, so I’m glad it has an advocate.

Elizabeth’s site is really helpful – saves so much time weeding through the other stuff.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Elizabeth's new site is a great idea!

Ann said...

That is a great link! Thank you, I have added it to my favorites. Will check back to see your mug!LOL oh I am amusing!

Myne Whitman said...

I came for the mugs but the search engine link is very helpful, :) Thanks for sharing.

iZombie said...

i too stopped by for the mug, and found it was get naked thursday... i just scared my neighbor while getting the mail.
Jeremy
[iZombie]

RosieC said...

Oh, we have all done the search-and-replace thing at one point or another. I always laugh when I find the randomness in the middle of a word. Sometimes it's good to giggle at ourselves.

Thanks for the info about the search engine. That's super cool.

Good luck getting the rest of your editing done. I haven't seen the movie, but it's on my Netflix queue. Someday. Hope you enjoy it!

Helena said...

So both you and I make our regular TO DO TODAY lists. The difference between us? You actually take your list seriously and get things done. Me? I make daily excuses.

M Pax said...

Great link! Thanks. Yay on the editing progress.

Raquel Byrnes said...

You're so funny! I follow Elisabeth Spann Craig on Twitter and she is so helpful! I love her posts and retweets!
Edge of Your Seat Romance

Holly Ruggiero said...

Oh, the evil find and replace. So helpful, so evil.

erica and christy said...

(um, don't tell anyone, but I thought it was tomorrow, too.) #idoepicfailbetterthanyoudo.
erica

LTM said...

Nekkidness!!! And you're very welcome, you snucky thing. :D