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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?

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Doesn't Everyone .. .

Have a shelves full of old looking boxes, lion headed wall sconces, iron lanterns, old keys, ancient looking crosses, tall candle sticks with bases made of gilt winged lions, and fabric so rich and dark that it catches and holds the light like the lining of an elven cloak?

Huh, I guess not because I got a call today (my day off) to pretty please ''Bring in all that really cool stuff you use for signings so we can use them in the front window of the store for the Author's display."

Naturally I refused.

No, I rounded up the goods and carted them over to work, delighted that they want to make the front window a display for the signing and slightly bemused over the fact that no one else had items that could be used. I spent most of the morning running errands and found that one of the local craft stores was going out of business during my running. I stopped in and snagged some gorgeous home dec. fabric which I will use on the signing tables for $3.50 a yard. Normally it would have been $9.99. While I usually have some type of fabric to put over the surface of the rough work tables, I had to buy more because I gave the last bit to an author who had a signing in April. No matter, I got oodles of the really pretty fabric now and not only is it pretty there is enough to cover both tables (I still find it funny to split the authors the way the owner wants and no, it doesn't take a whole lot to amuse me) which will bring cohesion to the set up.

This afternoon I spent working on projects. One is completely done (and hanging in the store front window) one is 98% done, one is 56% done and the final part to this project is at least upstairs where it can glare at me till I start working on it. I'll be watching movies, writing, and working on projects tomorrow. I still can't get over this 'two days off together' thing. I feel so spoiled.


WayneThomasBatson said...

Hmmmm...I might just need to hop on over to EC to check out the store front window.

OR, is that kind of like looking in the closet on Christmas Eve? ;-)

everlastingscribe said...

Hmm, it might be, seeing that I finished the item for your books first. But then, you can only see one side of it in the window. ;) So peaking will only reveal *half* of the surprise.

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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