Sunday, July 17, 2011

ROW80 Update, Mr. T reads Twilight, and Newsletters

Hello fellow bibliophiles! It's Sunday, and for readers and writers alike, that means progress reports.
Friday: editing/revisions on Blake House 
Saturday: 1730ish words on my current work-in-progress. I know, I was surprised, too! But hey, I'm not going to argue with the word count fairy.

"I pity the Lion
that falls in love
 with the Lamb"
Thursday was a bust because I had a twelve hour car trip that day. I thought, "Twelve hours! My Kindle can read to me! Books! Yee hah!" (Ok, not "yee hah.") But it was way disappointing. Mainly because having the Kindle read to me was like listening to a half-literate robot. It insisted on pronouncing "wrong" as "wry," for instance. But I got used to it because I was just that desperate. Then I started thinking, what if Kindle started offering expansion packs so that it could read to you in different voices? Some GPS systems do this. There's even one with Mr. T. I would totally pay to hear Mr. T read paranormal romance. I can just hear him reading Twilight. Or maybe Pride and Prejudice? I could die happy, or at least highly entertained.

On the book front, I finished the first in V.J. Chamber's Apocalypse trilogy, The Stillness in the Air, and I'm reading Stacey Wallace Benefiel's Glow right now. The Zellie books were some of the first YA Indie books I discovered. I admit to reading this one slowly because it's the last (sniff) and I really hate to see it end. 

Thanks to those of you who've signed up for my newsletter. I'm getting ready to send out the first batch this week. If you haven't read the second Gifted book, Darkness in the Blood, make sure to sign up because I'll be sending out a discount code where you can pick it up for .99 cents. I'll also be releasing the previously super secret suppressed prologue via newsletter to any interested fans.

Since I missed Thursday, I have to make word count today or fail in my overall weekly goal of five days a week. I'd better go buckle down. Thanks for stopping by, and have a great week! (Or else, fool!- Mr. T.) 


  1. Stacey Wallace BenefielJuly 17, 2011 at 11:45 AM

    Dude. How do we get t-shirts made of the Twilight quoting Mr. T? That is some funny, right there.

  2. I know a guy. He might totally go for it. I'll shoot him the pic, if I ever stop giggling like a 12 yr old.

  3. I can't stop giggling over the thought of Mr. T reading a paranormal romance.

  4. I know, right? It's branded into my brain. Someone should make an ap where you click on Mr. T and he spouts random paranormal romance quotes. I would buy it in a heartbeat.

  5. 1730ish words....brilliant! You have got to love that word count fairy!

  6. This was so the laugh I needed right now!! Snoop Dog does a GPS voice too, and I recently saw an interview where he was talking about how he took liberties with the MAKE A UTURN, gps is getting angry because you keep GOING THE WRONG WAY dialogue. I'll have to find a link - it was fantastic!

    I would buy the Mr. T app too! That would be an awesome end of RoW80 reward lol!

    Good luck this week :)

  7. Dude, if you can find a way to make that happen, I would totally buy a program where Mr. T reads to me at night.

  8. LOL, count me in for the Mr. T app. I can't stop laughing at that image! Brilliant!

    Good luck with the rest of your goals this week!

  9. Heh heh. Thanks, everybody. It's now officially the next day and Twilight Mr. T can still make me giggle. He's a keeper. At the very least he could be an official badge. :)

  10. I'm always surprised by author's voices when they read their own books. Michael Chabon's Summerland is particularly worth listening to on CD, if you get the chance, EVER.
    I think we'd all be surprised at what a great job Mr. T could do. :)