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Melissa Rose

What Do You Listen To When You Write?

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

No AC At Work Today

According to the bank clock across the street from where I work it was 89 degrees today, and the thermostat inside the store read 85 degrees. Our antique air conditioner isn't cutting it in this heat. It can't cool the store and as a result I've told staff there (myself included) not to worry about dress code and to wear t-shirts. There's no other way to beat the heat and we are stacking the paperbacks like cord wood and piling concordances on top of them to press them flat again. Remember what I said about the optimum temperature for keeping books at their best? Well this is what happens when you can't maintain that 75 degrees of temperature. It was slow today too, and we got children's books inventoried as well as family, counseling, bible reference , and concordances finished. Also, I had to call tech support and sit in the stifling heat of the office to talk with the lovely tech support person (we really do love her, she's the best ever) and try several different things none of which worked. Through out the whole day, my mind was on the upcoming signing. It's as bad as my birthday or Christmas Eve! I can't help bouncing up and down with anticipation now and wondering what is going to happen. Hey, that's better than the dreaded knot in my stomach which is happening less and less, even when people tell me they can't come. Hopefully by the time the event is here, it will be all excitement and no wrenching gut.

Now, I'm off to ink some paper things with designs. Nice and vague still, don't you think?


Pais Charos said...

Hehe, I know what you mean about bouncing up and down with excitement. And the more and more I see pictures, the more I can't wait!

Man, it's gonna be awesome to meet you as well, Scribe, Saturday night.

Don't worry, Scribe, God will work everything out :)

everlastingscribe said...

:-D it definitely will be! I am really looking foreword to seeing you and your nephews.

Today I had someone ask me if I intended to give what I made for the signing to the authors. And before I could say 'yeah' they offered "Because if not, or if they don't want them, I'll take em all."

Which makes me feel good about what I made but then I'm going "If the authors don't want em?" ;) I know Wayne'll take his and if push came to shove he'd give em all a home. Ah well, we'll see on Saturday if anyone says 'no thanks'

Pais Charos said...

Hehe - I thought about making something for the authors, but I couldn't think of what.

The only problem, really, is I haven't read anything of Wayne's, Christopher's, or Sharon's yet. So I really wouldn't know what to make for them....

everlastingscribe said...

:-D If you go with swords, You can't go wrong.

Pais Charos said...

Hehe - they already have swords :P

I thought about making keychains, but I'm not sure if the guys would like that.

everlastingscribe said...

Trust me, anything that you make they will adore. Why? Because that's the kinda people they are.

You could do pouches too if you are sewing inclined. But really anything that you make they will love.

Pais Charos said...

I am sewing inclined, however my sewing machines are in storage until I can get my own apartment :( So, no sewing for me. *sniff*

We'll see. I'll come up with something :)

everlastingscribe said...

And they will love it. I'll have to remember to ask to see the gifts when you come down my way ;) You'll definitely see mine no problem.

Pais Charos said...

Heh. I'm almost finished with mine. I went to the store today to get some materials, but I didn't get enough, so I have to go back for more in the morning.

everlastingscribe said...

Oho, and are you going to be as evil as me and only HINT till you have pictures of them adoring the gifts?

Pais Charos said...

Yup! And besides, Wayne reads your blog. Don't want to give anything away :P

Meh, they're pretty simple, though. Not as elaborate as your artwork, but I'm pleased with them nonetheless.

Dell said...

Indeed, the summer heat can be quite problematic in the workplace, especially when one has to move around. It gets even worse if you have a broken AC reminding you of how hot things are...

-Dell Ledermann

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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