02 March 2009

How Can You Be Mad at This Face?

This is one of the reasons I haven't gotten around to the blog recently!  C'mon, look at those adorable little Mini Dachshund eyes!  You can't be mad at me now, can you?  A friend of mine rescued her from a neglectful home and now she's our little baby.  She's a bit needy at times, wanting always to be with you, to be touching you, licking your face, sitting on your lap.  But I can't refuse that little face.  Just.  Can't.  Do.  It.  So computer time has been challenging, especially since she always wants to be sitting on my lap, and when my hand strays for too long to type or move the mouse, she fusses.  She's getting better though.

Still, I can't believe how long it's been since my last entry!  I've gotten some writing done with Confessions.  Not a lot, but some.  Still some revisions and polishing going on with Sorry's Not Enough.  The erotica novel is basically on hold right now.  Just not enough time in the day!  I do want to get the corresponding blog up and running though.  I've set up the address, now I need to get some posts done and set them to publish at future dates so I don't have to worry about it.  I'm hoping to get some decent attention (and potential fans) with that blog, before the manuscript's even ready for an agent.  Can you imagine if I could go to an agent with the completed ms, a blog, and a built-in readership ready to go?  That would be awesome.

Meanwhile, real life is happening.  The day job is sucking me dry, but paying the bills.  I've started writing on HubPages, though I don't have too many articles just yet.  And I signed up for oDesk, but I haven't yet downloaded the software or bid on any jobs.  Should probably get off this dial-up and onto something a little more high speed so I can be more efficient while I'm online.  It takes me 20 minutes to get online and pay my phone bill for crying out loud.  I don't think anyone wants to pay me to work on my slow internet connection for their freelance writing jobs.

I'm still doing the Authonomy thing, too.  It's getting frustrating because Sorry's Not Enough is stagnating in the charts and playing the 'game' can get old really fast.  I'm hanging in there, though, hoping to get some good feedback I can use to improve.  So that's the update for now.  Hopefully the next one won't take me a month.  And maybe I'll have some more adorable doggie pics!