Wednesday, May 2, 2012
This is my first post since switching to the new blogger thingy. I have to use Google Chrome, and I don't like it. I swear these Google/Blogger changes are aimed at eFing me up. Really!!! I'll carry on with the rest of this post as if this SNAFU isn't happening.
I’ve had all of April to plan and write May InsecureWriters Support Group post. I didn’t. Well, I had lots of ideas I planned out in my head of course; but you know how it goes when you have a long deadline? You keep putting it off until all of a sudden you’re staring the deadline down in a week and you’re like “Holy crap, is it really time to get to work?” Finally it’s the night before and you’re wondering if you’ll get anything worth reading posted at all and still get to bed before going to the day job the next morning. So I've decided to do a sorta free-write and see what bleh comes out. Hopefully its coherent by the end.
I know a lot of you A-Zers are probably feeling that way too, lol. What a rush that was; I’m exhausted from watching ya’ll keep up. I took a blogger break – rarely posted (even that was more than I anticipated) and visited just a few blogs. I’ve seen this apology on a lot of blogs I’ve visited, but I’m sorry I only chose a few blogs to visit when I was lonely during my blogger break. (Thanks Jeff for catering to the lonely blogs.) With over 1700 participants in the A-Z Challenge, it was nice to see that SOMETHING was bigger than even our ISWG host Alex Cavanaugh.
Naturally, I thought of all my blogger friends who are stay at home writers, either by choice or circumstance, or those like me struggling to make ends meet and needing just.that.little.bit.more. I discovered this site through kpwriting.com; but once you spend the couple hours filling out the in-depth application, then submitting a writing sample of the company’s choosing, you get to pick from a number of writing job orders, your login and order search all happens at academia research.. A WHOLE LOT OF the orders at this site are academic, college level research papers, dissertations, and more often than not, on subjects that any geek/nerd would already have a vast knowledge/resource base to draw upon. There are even some orders that are nothing more than power point presentations.
Anyway, if you check it out, be sure you browse through ALL the tabs and links. Don’t be frustrated by the number of times they iterate the no plagiarism policy. If you’ve ever done any academic writing for a college degree, or written articles for journals/magazines, you’ll understand that plagiarism really is a problem outside of the world of social networking.
Speaking of changes in my writing focus; I’d like to announce that I’ve accepted an invitation from L’Aussie Denise to partner with her in co-hosting the Romantic Friday Writers Club. Now, I know many of you are getting a chuckle out of this because I’ve never considered myself a “romance” writer. To me, romance writers focus on that HEA (Happily Ever After) ending; and if you’ve followed me for any length of time (or read any of my published short stories), you know that circumstance is pretty much an unplanned accident in my normal writings.
Ah; I'm having some troubles accessing the saved links, and my battery is dying, and its after 2a my time. So, I'm done posting.
One last item though; Thanks to Aldea Alien for being my 400th follower. Yay, yay and way cool.
'Kay; I'm outa here and going to bed, then off to the day job all too early. I'll be visiting everyone later today.