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Two Book Give Away--Contest Ends 10/15/09
Winner Announced: Kayla! See post below for full details!


Melissa Rose

What Do You Listen To When You Write?

Monday, July 30, 2007

Another Small Victory

Today I finished the card return.

That small sentence does not do justice to the menace and mess which consumed my life for the past four days. Picture flipping over cards and matching the five digit skew number with one on a returns list. Now picture doing that when you have a issue with reversing digits and letters and knowing you have to check it three times to be sure. Add to that there is no order to the cards, and that where you think there might be order from the person handling it before it became your project, there is nothing but pockets of chaos.

That has been my life, 8 hours a day, for the past four days.

My kisses from Christ for today were another sale of "The Restorer" (yay another customer hooked up with a good read) a sale of "Crime Scene Jerusalem" by Alton Gansky (one of my favorites) and talking with three favorite customers. I also got to tell two customers about Isle of Swords. Down side? I got yelled at by a customer because I wouldn't let them return something they'd bought two months ago (return policy is within 30 days) *Sigh* such is retail. At least they didn't throw the thing at me like last time.


Pais Charos said...

Ugh - customer service. Loads of fun. *rolls eyes*

everlastingscribe said...

Normally I like customer service, but this day I was looking to not come back to work. Ever.

Pais Charos said...

Yeah, I've had days like that.

Poll Results

What Do You Notice First About A Book?
RESULTS! Closed 11/11/09

My attention's always grabbed by the cover-53%

I look on the spine for the author's name-6%

The thicker books are the one that grab my notice-26%

I open the book up to the middle and burry my nose in the pages, sniffing. Scent is important-0%

I flip the book over, ignore the cover and the spine and get to the book blurb-13%

Pick Your Weapon! RESULTS! Closed-11/03/09

Hand and Half Sword-16%
Long Bow-25%
Pen-25 %

What Kind of Fan Are You? RESULTS! Closed-10/22/09

Shy. I like reading books but I don't want to meet the authors-15%

Avid. I've read everything my favorite author has written!-38%

Curious. I've e-mailed my favorite author or left comments on the blog and asked them questions-38%

What Kind of Word Smith Are You? RESULTS!-Closed 10/15/09

I focus on setting-22%
I focus on dialogue-22%
I focus on action-22%
I focus on characters-33%

What Kind of Reader Are You? RESULTS!-Closed 10/07/09

I try and guess where the story is going to go-44%
I read the book and think how I would have written it differently-0%
I race through the story, riding the words like a rollarcoaster-22%
I race through the book and then go back and read my favorite parts again and again-33%

What Kind of Writer Are You? RESULTS!

Character first--1%
Plot First--4%
Balanced Between Plot and Character--5%
All Over The Place--5%

So All Over The Place and Balanced Between Plot and Character tie for the win! All I can say is that there must be some wicked stories out there. I can't wait to read them!

Scribe is Listening to:


Chronicles of Narnia Prince Caspian Sound Track.

Books on CD: The Moving Finger Read by Martin Jarvis. Original story by: Agatha Christie

Scribe is Reading:

I am? COOL!

I'm apparently referring to myself in the third person too. Go figure.


Nightmare's Edge by: Bryan Davis

The Invention of Hugo Cabert (Caldecott Book) by: Brian Selzinck-FINISHED. Mind blowing! Every storyteller should read this book.

FEARLESS by: Max Lucado-FINISHED. Excellent!

NLT Chronological 24/7 Bible paperback
NASB Online at Bible Gateway


Psalm 49

Psalm 49
A Psalm of Repentance

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I tell stories all day long. Some with my pen, some with my keyboard and if you can find me, buy me a coffee and I'll tell you one too!