Saturday Status 11/26/11

I hope all my fel­low Amer­i­cans had a great Thanks­giv­ing! I spent mine mak­ing a bunch of noise sur­round­ed by my huge fam­i­ly. The best part is…I still have a whole pie in the fridge! Good times.

Work in Progress News ~ This week I’ve been going over my very first book, Wyoming Solace. I want to rework a few scenes before Lin­da, my edi­tor over at Samhain gets a hold of it. There’s an entire plot thread I decid­ed to remove. It might short­en the book some, but I think it will be a bet­ter sto­ry in the end. I’m only about 13 of the way through. I hope this doesn’t take me too long, because I’ve got new sto­ries beg­ging to be writ­ten!

Indus­try News ~ One of the scari­est things to pop up in a long time, SOPA—the Stop Online Pira­cy Act—an anti-infringe­ment bill that’s work­ing it’s way through the U.S. House, while its com­pan­ion bill PIPA—Protect Intel­lec­tu­al Prop­er­ty Act is in the hands of the Sen­ate. Oppo­si­tion has gone viral, with over a mil­lion emails hit­ting Con­gress. SOPA would give con­tent own­ers the abil­i­ty to shut down access to “rogue” sites, force Web reg­istries to block entire domains, and force banks and cred­it card com­pa­nies to stop doing busi­ness with sites accused of sup­port­ing or induc­ing infringe­ment, with just a court order. This would mean no more pic­ture shar­ing across the web, it could affect book excerpts on author sites…it could get real­ly ugly. Even Wikipedia would be in dan­ger, and I don’t know about you, but I LOVE my Wiki.

Search Term of the week aka How Peo­ple Found My Web­sites ~ I found it a lit­tle inter­est­ing that peo­ple found my site by search­ing for “silky red ted­dy” and anoth­er group of folks found Olivia by Googling “red satin back­ground”. Coin­ci­dence? Yeah prob­a­bly.

What I’m read­ing ~ I read two short books last week, one is Revealed by Lis­sa Matthews. It’s book three of a tril­o­gy, but I didn’t real­ize that when I pur­chased it. Luck­i­ly the book stands on its own, I just missed a bunch of the sex­u­al ten­sion and first meet­ing of these two.  I might just go back and read the oth­er two now. And yes, one does wear a kilt. This is the halting/awkward begin­nings of a D/s rela­tion­ship between these two guys. I enjoyed read­ing their dis­com­fort. I also read a quick­ie by Vivien Dean called Tis the Sea­son. This one felt more like the begin­ning of a tril­o­gy, as it left me beg­ging for more. Two divorced dads meet after a school func­tion for their kids. I real­ly liked these two char­ac­ters, and would love to read more about them –hint hint, Vivien.

Hero Quote ~ This is actu­al­ly inter­nal thought from Cody, the hero in Wyoming Solace:

You did it. You let her go. Con­grat­u­la­tions. Now get your ass back on your horse and get the hell out of here.

Favorite Song of the Week ~ Okay, it’s the time of year where I break out the Christ­mas music! So you’ll see my faves here for the next six weeks or so. This one is great, it’s by Straight No Chas­er, a twelve man acap­pel­la group. They have such fun with this song.

That’s it for me. Have a great week!

3 thoughts on “Saturday Status 11/26/11

  1. Mar­ty and Alex were fun, that’s for sure. And you’re right, there’s so much room for more. I hadn’t actu­al­ly thought about it too much because I have so much on my plate right now, but now that you’ve got my brain work­ing, I can see it hap­pen­ing. Damn it, Alan­na. Why do you do this to me? 😉

    I’ve had my Xmas cds at the ready for weeks now, just wait­ing for Thanks­giv­ing to get past so I can play them. My kids will hate me in a week’s time, but I don’t care. I love this time of year and all the music that comes with it.

    1. Hey Vivien! Thanks for stop­ping by. I did love those guys. I sat for a few min­utes after read­ing the book and imag­ined some more chap­ters on my own 🙂

  2. Hus­band and the eldest had to work through the hol­i­day, but I did take the youngest ones with me to see fam­i­ly. Oth­er than miss­ing part of the fam­i­ly, it was a great time. Glad your hol­i­day was great, and YUM on the pie.

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