Friday Ketchup Blog ~ Interview, Booklaunch, Naming Inanimate Objects

Extra long audio interview up on Zombie Popcorn Radio. You can get it as a podcast too. We never actually talked about zombies, but I may have let a few other tid-bits out accidentally over the course of such a long interview.

Books Inc has officially announced my Blameless book launch party in San Francisco, on Yelp! no less. Correct me if I am wrong, Gentle Reader, but I believe this is my first Yelp! appearance. I am chuffed as I associate Yelp! with good food, and thus am delighted to be a part of it. (If I were a food I’d be a Raspberry Pavlova with clotted cream.) I do hope to see some of you there.

Otherwise, I am plugging hard away at Super Secret Project F. I know it doesn’t look like it’s advanced a lot from the counter down below but I did a major revision, and then separated out the outline, and that took a chunk out of the initial word count. I’m excited about this project and I do hope it sells and that I will be able to tell you all about it soon.

The most exciting thing in my writing life, Gentle Reader has been the semi-transition to use of a Notebook computer. I got myself a cheep little Samsung to take to Australia with me but haven’t actually used a PC in about 10 years. (I’m a Mac girl by cultural indoctrination.) He is named Gimli and we are getting along remarkably well. So far I have only screamed at him twice. Which is good, for me. I tend to name all my computers so that I can scream at them properly. (I think it’s rude to scream at inanimate objects if you don’t call them by their name.)

All my computers are named after characters from the Lord of the Rings (my Mac is Pippin). All my iPods have been named after pickled foods, my latest is Cornichon. The cars are named after types of mushrooms. Don’t ask. I’ve heard some pretty nifty inanimate object names in my day. A friend had a blue minivan named “The Blue Banana” and another had this massive old Volvo wagon called “Proud Mary.” What about you, Gentle Reader? Do you name your stuff? Heard any good ones recently?

Gail’s Daily Dose
Your Infusion of Cute:
Pretty lace lanterns and how to make them!

Your Tisane of Smart:
Best furniture ever
RomFan says, “The characters were written beautifully, with enough wit to keep my attention glued to the book. This is one of those books where I stay up all night because I can’t sleep until I find out what happened.”
SPOILER ALERT! Changeless blurb gives away ending of Soulless. Gricel says, “…I will just add that I really enjoyed the Egyptian plotline and am tickled that so many strong women appear in this series–even the flighty Ivy has some strength of character, if only as a result of her continued insistence on favoring ridiculous hats…”
Out September 1, 2010! Even bigger SPOILER ALERT! Really, DON’T READ THE BLURB ON AMAZON if you haven’t read the other books first.
Heartless: Rough Draft done. First draft with first reader. Final draft due Nov 1.
Super Secret Project F: Under revision.
CAKE in Space: Trunked.
See table of contents here.
Short story turned in. The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance 2 available for preorder.

Quote of the Day:
“The act of writing is an act of optimism. You would not take the trouble to do it if you felt it didn’t matter.”
~ Edward Albee

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  1. Danielle said:

    I always name my cars with a historical car based pun. My current car is Boudicar, and my parents car is Tutankcarmun. Oh, and my best friend named my laptop Jesus because it saved her when her own laptop died. People always roll their eyes and call me weird … nice to know I'm not the only one who names inanimate objects!

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