Monday, January 25, 2010

My Penguin is Confused

We had November in October, October in November, and now we are having March in January. I love Minnesota.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Saturday, January 16, 2010

More Book Trailers

This one is from...uh, I dunno. It showed up on YouTube. I like that they did it with an all-female cast.
While I'm at it, here's another trailer, this one for Sweetblood. Spelling issues aside, I think she did an exceptional job.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Sneedles?

I woke up to fog this morning -- the outside, in-the-air type, not the in-my-head type. When I looked outside, I noticed that the back steps were hairy. Snow needles? Sneedles? Never seen that before.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Word Clouds

It seems that the number of ways to waste time on the internet is boundless. This morning, I have been playing with word clouds, and telling myself that this is a useful pastime, as it will give me clues as to which words I might be overusing in my writing. Hah.
Here's a word cloud from my (January, 2011) novel in which Nothing Happens.
Notice that the words vampire, murder, magic, time travel, treasure, war, pregnant, divorce, chronic illness, aliens, dystopias, ghosts, guns, auto accidents, plane crashes, paranormal powers, drug abuse, rape, and death appear nowhere in the cloud.
In my other upcoming book, Blank Confession (November, 2010), Many Things Will Happen. Here's a word cloud from that novel:
Funny, they don't look that different.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Another Book Trailer

I just ran across this "book trailer" for RASH on YouTube. It's quite good! The person who made it surely got an "A" for his or her English project.