Book Trailer For Not Nice and Other Understatements

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At last! Newsletter subscribers got to see this last week. If you don’t want to wait for news and want to be in on giveaways, previews, and exclusive tidbits, sign up for my newsletter right over yonder –> I don’t spam. That would be rude.

Not Nice is in the final stages of the re-haul, and honestly, it feels really good to tweak her out to her highest potential. And because I just love putting shit like this together, behold the book trailer!

Not too shabby, eh? So much fun. Let me know what you think in the comments :)

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Booty and Old Age

Diamond on music sheet

I think I’m getting old.

This doesn’t really make me as sad as you might think.

Case in point: I just watched the new J Lo video, “Booty”. There goes four minutes of my life I’ll never get back, but hey. That’s on me. Horror of horrors, there’s even a version featuring some other “artists”, a couple with famous big booties. Whatevs.

First of all, I will readily admit I’m a pop music junkie. Can’t help it. I love all types of music, and that includes such gems as Spirit in the Sky and The Monkees. I also love me some Mumford and Sons and Of Monsters and Men. I even love me some Sir Mix A Lot.

I have playlists of nothing but mindless dance tunes, hits from every decade, the blues, rockabilly, classical–and that’s only the tip of the iceberg–I have to stop there or I could be here all day. I love music, period. Sometimes it speaks when I cannot.

I love it all.
I love it all.

But the latest by Lopez? Yeah. Not so much.

I really felt my age when the first thought popping into my head was, “I wonder what her kids will think of this video?” I KNOW! She has a boy and a girl, right? Jeezum, what a message she’s sending them both. I, for one, would not want to see my mother, at any age, bending over and showing the world everything but Jesus and the Apostles. Just saying. Not a picture I want in my head. And not to be a real bitch, but the woman is FORTY-FIVE years old. When is she going to outgrow the clubbing persona?

And be crabby and old, LIKE THE REST OF US.
And be crabby and old, LIKE THE REST OF US.

Okay, I might be a teensy bit jealous of that bod. It is slammin’, I’ll give it to Jenny from the Block. But come on, now. Girl, you are not twenty any more. Are you really still grabbing men from the dance floor and giving him what he asked for? Do you want your daughter to do this? It sounds like an interesting way to catch a social disease at the very least.

There’s nothing to the lyrics but a lot of ass. That would be all right if the music carried the lyrics, but such is not the case. So you really have a lose/lose situation here.

I’m not saying you have to act a certain way when you reach your fourth decade, or that you have to dress a certain way, either. To each their own. I’m all for expressing your sexuality any way you feel is necessary to your happiness. Still, it feels like to me this is the video of a woman who is desperate to hold on to the remnants of her twenties and that’s just sad, to me. Especially since the music sucks. I bet she thanks the Universe for autotune every day of her life.

What do you think? Am I just a crabby old lady? Let me have it.

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I Love Book Trailers

This is probably not normal drumming. But who am I to judge?

It’s true. I love book trailers and I cannot lie. I love watching them, I love making them. I don’t really care if it’s “fashionable” or not, don’t really care if it’s trendy or not. I probably should, but I think it’s well-documented by now I don’t really march to a normal drum beat. Whatever “normal” is supposed to be. Heh.

This is probably not normal drumming. But who am I to judge?
This is probably not normal drumming. But who am I to judge?

I just know what I like.

So yes, I am working on a book trailer for the re-launch of NOT NICE AND OTHER UNDERSTATEMENTS. Squee!

Want to see it? SURE THING! Just sign up for my newsletter over yonder -> and next Friday you shall behold first, before all others!

This newsletter will be strictly about my writing endeavors, giveaways, and new releases, which means you’ll probably hear from me a LOT less than your mother. Promise.

And no bitching, either. WIN/WIN!

Yes, swag is on the way. I love swag almost as much as I love book trailers. So sign up! If I become too annoying you can always tell me to KNOCK IT OFF, RIBKEN!

Thanks :)

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NOT NICE Gets An Update

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I’ve had plans to publish another collection of flash fiction for quite some time, but waited until I had enough time to devote to the project, you know? So I’m happy to announce STILL NOT NICE or THE STRANGE PLANET INSIDE MY HEAD will launch on or about November 1, 2014. It’s an important anniversary to me, and I’ll share the details of why when we get closer.

Come on, now! Patience is a virtue!

In the meantime, I wanted to spruce up Not Nice and Other Understatements so she can hang with the new chick on the block. We have a SPANKING cover by the talented Melinda VanLone, and bonus material which did not make it into the final publication.

And since I just can’t wait, here’s the new cover:

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How cool is that? I’m very pleased with it.

I also have another surprise…but you’ll have to sign up for my newsletter to see it first :) I do put out a monthly newsletter about editing, but this one is strictly for new releases and special tidbits for my own work. Trust me, you won’t be spammed (spam is gross in ANY FORM) and you’ll most likely get a newsletter a mere few times a year. If you want to keep up with my blistering publication schedule (okay, that might have been a tiny bit sarcastic) sign up for notifications of new releases and who knows? At some point I may just throw in a plastic rocket! BECAUSE I’M CRAZY LIKE THAT!

I really am. I wouldn't lie to you.
I really am. I wouldn’t lie to you.

Let me know in the comments what you think of the new cover, and stay tuned for more shenanigans!

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Welcome, September!

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It’s no secret I’m not a fan of August, so imagine my glee and joy to rip that particular page off the calendar to expose…SEPTEMBER!

Breaktime

Well, not really time for a break because the train really never stops rolling, right?

So what have I been up to?

I’m in the process of updating this site dedicated to my writing endeavors, and Word Webbing for editing. It’s a monumental task, but progress is being made.

I’m always busy with editing projects, which I love. Busy is good. But I’ve also been putting some steam behind certain writing projects. October 15th will see a re-launch of Not Nice and Other Understatements, with a delicious new cover by the incredibly talented Melinda VanLone, a new intro by the lovely Patti Larsen, and some bonus material not included in the original publication. It was time for a face lift :) Stay tuned for the cover reveal–subscribers to my newsletter on Word Webbing received a sneak peek. *Hint, hint*

It’s my little book that could. Not Nice was recently translated for a Chinese publisher, and I am incredibly thrilled about that.

November 1st, a special, personal anniversary, will see the publication of Still Not Nice, or the Strange Planet Inside My Head. I’m really excited for this.

And, by popular demand, it looks like at some point next year my evil feline overlord, Athena the Hun, will be featured in a volume of our conversations. Yes, we have conversations. Don’t play like you don’t talk to your pet. The difference is for me I’m usually trying to talk Athena out of eating my eyeballs or devouring my soul. She’s pretty evil.

Look at this face. My soul AND eyeballs are definitely on the line.
Look at this face. My soul AND eyeballs are definitely on the line.

Somebody hold me.

I have taken quite a break from blogging, and I’m looking forward to getting back in the swing. More updates as they happen, along with whatever happens to pop into my head.

I know, that’s a little scary to me, too. Heh.

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