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Thanks for all your comments! I’m pleased that y’all were as fond of the movie as I was. And I finished the carrot cake — now I just have to make the yellow cake with chocolate chips and two layers with chocolate frosting in the middle and vanilla frosting on top. For Kidlet Of The Highly Specific Requests, of course. ———— It’s Friday! I have to make two cakes. Take Kidlet to a play date. Have a birthday party. Deal with the implosion of my December babysitting schedule. Write a book. Prepare for the holidays. Talk to various people about various things on various schedules. GAH. Also, I only have ten minutes before the sitter leaves and that’s it for today, so this will have to be quick. Watch this movie! It makes me so happy. I’m not even going to tell you what it’s about. IS THAT NOT THE BEST THING THAT’S EVER HAPPENED? Okay, that’s all I’ve got. It isn’t much, but be glad you’re getting anything. Or don’t. Either way. I have to go make a carrot cake. Tell me what you think of the movie in the comments — or anything at all! — and be entered for a $10 gift certificate to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or iTunes, winner’s choice. I’ll choose one commenter randomly tomorrow morning. Have a great weekend!
Happy Wednesday, everybody! Am I the only one who’s starting to feel the encroaching December Pressure already? I have a January 1 book deadline, which means I’m constantly counting and recounting how many days are left between now and the end of the year. IT IS NOT ENOUGH DAYS. Meanwhile, though, the writing is going very well. My Alphasmart experiment has been a fantastic success — between the Alphasmart and the cheater projects, my writing productivity is improved and I’ve got my confidence back. Yay, outdated technology! Before I do the recommendation, a quickie Roman Holiday reveal. Here’s the copy for next Monday’s episode, Blindsided: In Episode 3 of Ruthie Knox’s eBook original serial, Roman Holiday, Ashley has led Roman across state lines in an attempt to save her home. And he’s about to learn just how wily this wild child can be. With his Escalade buried up to the axles in Georgia muck, Roman Díaz will do whatever it takes to put his Florida development back on track—but it never occurred to him that Ashley Bowman would start fighting dirty. Ashley figures all’s fair in love and war—and this is war, right? It can’t be love. Love doesn’t involve blackmail. So why does blindsiding Roman and forcing him to do her bidding make her feel so wrecked? And don’t forget to stop by the Roman Holiday Forum to talk about the episodes! There’s a lot of super interesting conversation and analysis going on over there, and I don’t want y’all to miss … Continue reading
This week’s winner is Justine! Thanks to everyone who commented. ———— Oh, hey, Friday again! How did that happen? This was a week of things coming in the mail. I now own snow boots, for example — stylish snow boots — because I realized last winter that every woman in Green Bay has stylish snow boots, and I’m the only one who either laces up my heavy gray North Face snow boots or — far more often — leaves the house in winter wearing running shoes. I am tired of running shoes. I have to do between four and eight dropoff/pickups of Kidlet at 4K this winter, and by god, I’m going to do it wearing stylish boots. The mail also delivered me an AlphaSmart 3000 yesterday, which was sort of a bizarre purchase. It’s bizarre, right, when one buys electronics that are no longer being made or supported? Particularly when one buys the oldest available version, used, for $20? I wanted a device that would let me type my stories away from all the distractions of my computers. I got that. I used it twice this morning, and liked it. You know who else likes it? Yeah. How did I not see this coming? Kidlet would like to type on my new AlphaSmart thingy ALL THE TIME. When I was his age, my mom had a Brother word processor with an LCD screen on which you could type four lines of text, check and correct it, and then hit … Continue reading
It is possible this isn’t my week. The sitter was forty-five minutes late today, and I’m trying frantically to catch up on my various obligations so I can get back to writing, which, blessedly, that has been going very well. But I didn’t want to miss the chance to recommend a book to you, because this book, you guys. I have been waiting to recommend this book forever. Here’s the blurb — A Spy. An Airship. And a Broken Heart. After losing her husband to a rogue French agent, Charlotte Moncrieffe wants to make her mark in international espionage. And what could be better for recovering secret long-lost documents from the Palais Garnier than her stealth dirigible, Gossamer Wing? Her spymaster father has one condition: He won’t send her to Paris without an ironclad cover. Dexter Hardison prefers inventing to politics, but his title as Makesmith Baron and his formidable skills make him an ideal husband-imposter for Charlotte. And the unorthodox undercover arrangement would help him in his own field of discovery. But from Charlotte and Dexter’s marriage of convenience comes a distraction—a passion that complicates an increasingly dangerous mission. For Charlotte, however, the thought of losing Dexter also opens her heart to a thrilling new future of love and adventure. My experience with steampunk is limited, but I don’t think you have to be a steampunk person to love Gossamer Wing. I think you just have to be willing to go on an adventure. Because Gossamer Wing has adventure in spades — … Continue reading
It’s release day for Roman Holiday! Episode 1, Chained, goes on sale today, which means it’s time to hit the road for an epic romantical serialized adventure that begins in the Florida Keys. Click the book cover to read a description and excerpt, or choose a vendor below to buy it now! Newsletter subscribers will be getting a release-day interview today with a special giveaway; check it out if you’re interested, and feel free to subscribe! Also, don’t forget to check out the Roman Holiday Forum. I did a special video log thingy for the release today where I talk about pilot episodes and characterization, and there’s already a lot of interesting book chatter happening. Thanks to all my fans for reading and supporting my work. I’m so grateful.
This week’s winners are Melinda, Melody, and Sally. Thanks to everyone who commented! ———— I just had this moment of OH HOLY CARP IT’S FRIDAY! I don’t know what day I thought it was, exactly, but I forgot the giveaway. Now I have to do a double concentrated EXTRA exciting giveaway to make up for it! I shall. Just you wait. So the thing that I’m gleeful about today is this graphic I made for the Roman Holiday Forum last night, which is silly and … okay, frankly weird, but I like it. Look! Graphic! Feel free to grab it and put it on your own website or just stare at it with satisfaction, like I’ve been doing. And also, did that help remind you that Roman Holiday is coming on Monday, and I have a forum to talk about it at forum.ruthieknox.com? Come and check it out! Even if you haven’t got your hands on an advance copy like some, you can join us in the thread about Acts of Desperation, where we’re mostly telling embarrassing stories about ourselves. This will get you all primed to read the book when it arrives on your e-reader Monday morning. In other Roman Holiday news, I’ve got a trailer! It’s got a cartoon bulldozer and everything. Check it out! Y’all probably know this already, but the serialization of Truly on Wattpad is completed. The entire story is up there now through the end of the year. You can read it on the website or download … Continue reading