February 16th, 2015

Happy Mattress and Sheets day! Also My story in New Smut Project!!

Today is Presidents day. It is somehow related to Washington and Lincoln's birthdays. Therefore, logically, it the holiday when we are supposed to buy new towels and sheets. See how it works? If I were better citizen I would be out at Ikea right now buying new textiles.

But we have bills which have to come first. Maybe I can throw some money around by Patriots Day (It is the 18th of April since you ask, rude bridge and all that. Not sure they actually celebrate it in New York.) Massachusetts has that and also Bunker Hill day which is June 17. Chicago has Casimir Pulaski day. I guess New York would have to have Capitulate-to-the-Briitsh-Light-Everything-On-Fire-Then-Run-Day. And that would just be silly!

No snow here from the latest big storm. But it is very cold, squeaky-snow cold, hard to breath cold. That kind. With the wind it about 0F. Hazel has to be bullied into her coat before going out. She has not got much coverage underneath. She does not mind the cold very much, but eventually she begins to shiver. She does mind the salt on the roads. It makes her feet sore. Some dogs wear rubber boots, but she will not tolerate them. We bought some for her once, but she just staggered around in them looking miserable and betrayed!

The Two Books from New Smut Project are up for Pre-Order. My story is called 'Red, Right Returning' and it is in the one entitled 'Heart, Body, Soul.' It is my first venture into the 'we actually give you money, and you can be in our book.' I am beyond excited. I hope you all like my story, and all the other stories too. Here is a link.

http://newsmutproject.tumblr.com/

In the meantime I am working on a revisit of some bits of Navyboy stories. I stalled out going forward, so I am going back and filling in the bald spots, kind of the way you do when you frost a cake or decorate a Christmas tree. You have to stand back and squint and look for what you may have overlooked the first time.

So I am having fun with that. Meanwhile Kit and Kyd are percolating. Blurp!!

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Do you ever do the sunk cost thing with books? I got a book free on Kindle yesterday from the Amazon loan thingie. This is a good deal for me because it acts like a library and allows me 10 books at a time. I just swap some out. Like a library, too, it is hard to tell what you will get.

So I just spent six hours, more or less reading a book that I will not name. It is an author I never heard of, but I thought I would give it a try. I would have had more fun slamming the car door on my own head for six hours.

I don't even know why I read it to the end. I kept hoping it would get better.

There was nothing wrong with the subject. It could have been interesting in the right hands. I have seen it done well. This was not done well.

I will be happy to exchange it for my next book!

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Pursuant to my last: and yet how delightful when a book is a really good one.

Just started a bio of Nelson which is funny, kind, informative and clear. I have been reading an hour, HN is still a mid. I can see him in my mind so brightly, all of life stretching out ahead, with ups and downs, as we all have only in his case, huge ups and huge downs.

I. think this book may teach me a lot.