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A Mishmash of Stuff

The Life from Scratch Book Tour kicks off today at 9 am EST.  Go over to Write Mind Open Heart to see the master list on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  Haven’t read it yet?  Are you crazy?  Then go download it to your computer (no excuses — you don’t need an actual Kindle to read the e-book version), stop working for the rest of the day, read the book, and jump into the conversation.  See, I can solve all sorts of problems.


I found Blackbird Pie this weekend, and I love it.  I don’t even like Twitter, but I love the app.  If I spent more time on Twitter, I would add a Tweet each week to the Friday Blog Roundup.  I am trying to figure out how to use Blackbird Pie more while not using Twitter more.  Perhaps I can’t solve all sorts of problems.

[blackbirdpie url=”http://twitter.com/#!/stirrupqueen/status/42404277280448512″]


This was pretty much the most accurate description of how it feels right after you finish a manuscript and turn it in.  Replace blueberry blintzes with clementines and you have how I was after Life from Scratch.  And replace macaroons with crying-a-fuckload and you have post-Navigating the Land of If.  I am finishing a manuscript in the next day or so.  Let’s see what happens to the nervous system this time…


The March IComLeavWe list opens today around 9ish too.


1 HereWeGoAJen { 03.01.11 at 9:03 am }

In the Laura Ingalls Wilder books, they eat blackbird pie and claim that it is much better than chicken pie.

2 Chickenpig { 03.01.11 at 10:12 am }

Is your manuscript a sequel to Life From Scratch? Because if it is, I’m already excited!!!

3 aisha { 03.01.11 at 10:14 am }

Yay for book tours!!!!!! 🙂

So now that you’re a published author [many times over!] I have a question: What are your thoughts about people who get the book from the library? Does it feel like downloading it bootlegged fromthe internet since its not a sale then? How badly does it affect sales? I’m curious from a reader’s perspective but also as an aspiring published author myself some day.

4 Aramelle { 03.01.11 at 1:34 pm }

Oh please, please, please let the manuscript be the sequel to Life from Scratch! I can hardly stand the wait to find out WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?!?

5 Vee { 03.01.11 at 3:00 pm }

Blackbird Pie? I still can’t get my head around Twitter!

I still haven’t finish Life From Scratch , how hopeless am I?
Yay for finishing your manuscript.

6 Cattiz J { 03.01.11 at 3:25 pm }

Wishing you the best for the book tour!

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