Thursday, February 23, 2012

Stuff and things

I called out sick today from work, and am trying to take it easy, so this is going to be a quick-and-dirty post. Have some bullet points:

  • This is not cool. Yeah, Amazon messed up. But the resulting abuse? Don't do that. Just because there are no repercussions for being a jerk online doesn't make it okay. That person you're heaping abuse and derision is still a human being, worthy of respect and fair treatment. Don't say things online you wouldn't say to the person's face with a surly rugby team at that person's back.
  • Has someone written a story yet about a team of hardy souls who go about avenging internet bullying? I'd like to read it. If not, I may write it. Hrm.
  • In happier news, I broke 40,000 words for the month on my current manuscript. I remarked the other day that I fell in love with the characters a little in a scene I wrote. Meanwhile, I sow the seeds of their destruction. There may have been an evil laugh as I typed that.
  • I'm thinking about doing a book giveaway with the February 28 post I keep touting. You guys, I'm looking forward to that post so much. I hope you all love it.
  • Josh posted his story about the time he met Stephen King. It's my favorite story of his. I make him tell it whenever I find out someone hasn't heard it, so I know it by heart. I still make him tell it.
  • I may have stretched myself a bit tight this month. SWANoWriMo, a readalong, a book club, and an advance review (which will go up this weekend), and I'm a bit worn out, which is probably why I'm under the weather. I'd say March will be less insane, but I can never count on such things.
How's your Thursday evening? Any plans for the weekend? Reading anything good right now?


  1. I think it's a little weird that I have never heard Josh's Stephen King story *L* But neat story!

    I'm meh about a book giveaway - mostly because A) Chances are I won't win and B) If I did win, I wouldn't get to read it right away since I'm buried in ARC's. Someday, I'll get caught up.

    I'm finishing up a pretty cool steampunk book, Cyrus Darian And The Technomicron. And I'm going to be starting The Hobbit hopefully tomorrow since that's the GeekMom Book Club (which is my pet project) pick for Feb. / March

    1. I know what you mean about not having time to read. My to-read pile is so intimidating, and it didn't get better when I got a Kindle.

      The giveaway would be a random drawing - one entry for commenting, one if you haven't read the author yet, one for spreading the link of my awesome thing. I don't anticipate a lot of entries, but I'm thinking I'll give more away if I get more than 25 people signing up.