Yearly Archives: 2011


Greetings from my bed…

If it’s not one thing, it’s another. Two weeks of traveling for business as well as pleasure, catching up, launching a challenge at the fanfiction archive and general life living have run me down. I’m sick. *hacksnifflesneeze* I’m hoping that after a lot of rest this weekend I will be back in the usual groove. Or… I will have established a new groove…? The benefit to being bed ridden is that I can read to my heart’s content. Between Nyquil induced sessions of passing out. YAY! Catch you all next week!



Rooted Nook Color- I feel like it’s brand new again!

Rooted Nook Color- I feel like it’s brand new again!

I’ve had my Nook Color for nearly a year and have been happy with it but lately have been wondering how I could spice it up some, since it had limited web browsing. B&N helped by launching an app store, but many of the apps are too expensive (especially when they come stock on my phones). $1.99 for a calculator? Are you MAD? Plus the B&N app store isn’t varied at all.  It’s much like having 500 cable channels but there’s nothing to watch. So I took the next step and ‘rooted‘ it.  Rooting basically gives you SuperUser access to be able to change the User Interface and add options […]



Catching Up!

It’s been a whirlwind week at Chez Jones, and this week is going to be a bit of one, too. Therefore, I got no writing done. Not really a big deal since I have zero ideas and nothing I’m really working on ATM. Im  fresh out of ideas, so maybe this is a good time for another one of those breaks I’m so famous for. I did a lot of flying and a lot of waiting in hotel rooms, so I got some reading done, so much that I am two books ahead of my GoodReads goal for 2011! Woot! I only have 10 more books to read to hit […]



DIYMFA Saturday Prompt

DIYMFA Saturday Prompt

Today we did a prompt based on a photo. We were to pick one and answer a few questions and then write a 500 word scene. I wrote it, but it didn’t go so well for me. I had a hard time coming up with a story line, and then once I did, and wrote it, and edited it, it evolved into something I didn’t intend to write, at first. As to of this sparked a longer story… nope. It was all I could do to get these words out. I don’t particularly have a connection with the person in the photo that I chose. It was difficult to determine, story […]



Kindle Fire or stick to my Nook Color? A comparison…

Kindle Fire or stick to my Nook Color? A comparison…

It’s no secret that I’m a Gadget Geek. I own two Smartphones, a laptop, a DVR, and an eReader.  Rather than look at shoes and skirts and jewelry and makeup, I’m interested in the next big thing coming down the Tech Pipeline. This week, social media has been all-twitter (pun intended) with the release of the Kindle Fire. I ignored the announcement at first because I went with a Nook Color instead of a Kindle for specific reasons. I’ve recently heard rumors that Barnes & Noble may have a Nook Color 2 in the works and now my interest is piqued! Note:  I’m a Geek, not a Nerd. :)  I’m […]




DIYMFA: Collecting Characters

DIYMFA: Collecting Characters

Characters  are my favorite topics to talk about, because I love a character I can sink my teeth into. A well-rounded character will have an entire history his or her own and I will know them like the back of my hand, to the point where I can predict what s/he will say or do in a certain situation. This week we’re talking about our characters and how we collect them. Do we have a grouping of people hanging out in our heads or on paper waiting to be written? Are they stolen from real life and pieced together? My writing style is usually plot driven, mostly because I have […]



The Sunday Snippet: Trapped By Everything He Is

The Sunday Snippet: Trapped By Everything He Is

Haven’t done this for a few weeks, so here’s a snip!   This is from All I Wanna Do, a novel length serial about the ultimate fan girl fantasy– meeting, dating, and falling in love with a member of the band… except that it’s not as glamorous as one might imagine.  In this scene, my lovebirds have had their biggest blowout yet and Serena has temporarily moved out, expecting JC to come after her. But he doesn’t and now she’s stuck. This conversation is between her and his brother:



DIYMFA: Learning From The Masters- Reading List

DIYMFA: Learning From The Masters- Reading List

This week’s prompt is more of a list. Actually, it is exactly a list, a reading list of books from several categories: Competitive– My WIP’s closest competition Informative– Research books and those that match my WIP in subject but not exactly genre Contemporary– This list will likely flux the most. It is basically what sits at the top of my TBR Pile- new and exciting books in my genre that I can’t wait to read. The Classics – Self explanatory. I find I’ve read more of these than I thought I had. I picked a few I’d like to read but I’m sure this list will change as well. I’ve […]