Happy New Year to everyone who commented!This post is my reply to a few of the most notable comments. Thanks to everyone who dropped in!
maeclair – Glad
you enjoyed the post! Great to meet you. For your guest book comment: I am so glad that you enjoyed
the trailer! In November 2011, I tweeted excerpts from the WIP as I created it.
My blog itself also has some interesting bits about a few of the characters
from my series. I might leave a more direct post at some point in the future.
Perhaps it is my love of Hitchcock and J.J. Abrams that keeps my mentions of
the book so very cryptic. Life needs a bit more mystery. (Though I’m sure
someone will point out that it isn’t the best sales tactic.)
– Glad you liked my funny mini-story. I figured after all the captchas from a
blog hop, this would be amusing.
My to-be-read list grew quite a bit as well! I kept looking up books on Amazon
which intrigued me during this hop. After I had about 15 of them saved to my
wishlist… I realized that a family member had logged in to Amazon on my
computer and never logged out! I was on their wishlist instead of my own. Argh!
Tin (khriscc) –
Glad you enjoyed! Is Tin a nickname, short for something nickname, or your
actual name- because I love it!
peach_hugs – Ah,
you didn’t read carefully enough! The monster beat me. LOL. Seriously though, I
have asked the hosting site company if there’s a way to turn them off. They
said there is not. I like the math ones. I also think the “click on the
cat/flower/etc” ones are far better and easier on the eyes!
Katie Amanda –
You didn’t leave your email in your comment. It makes no matter to me, but I
know you can’t win the overall hop without it.
kvmatlock – Sorry
for the near scare! Have to watch out for us fiction writers that have dabbled
in the horror and fantasy genre. Probably should watch out for those of us with
actual swords on our walls and under our beds as well. [Note to zombies:
Swords don’t run out of bullets.]
deethomas291 – I
use Google Chrome when I blog hop. The rafflecopter tweet thing- there’s
usually a link that appears for 3 seconds after you post which reads “view
it on twitter.” Once one gets in the habit, it’s pretty easy to click
fast. That opens the tweet in a new window and ta-da, you’ve got your URL! If
this fails… find your tweet on twitter (the main feed page or your own page).
Move over to where the time stamp is. (Sometimes it has the date, sometimes it
says “10 sec” because you just posted it.) Click that. The tweet
opens and that’s your URL. Now you know and knowing is half the… uh oh, I’m
quoting an 80’s cartoon show again…
Ifightforlove36 – Why is it so much easier to lose keys,
pens, and minds than it is to lose weight?
koonie2888 – Ooh, adventure! Sounds like fun.
cristinegasser – I think I like your phrasing, but I’m
only mostly sure that you mean yourself. It’s possible you are from a culture
where polygamy is acceptable. You know, I haven’t seen any books from that
point of view… It might be interesting to read a romance where two or more
wives find a way to love each other. Can anyone name a good book which delved
into that topic?
~*Drea*~ – It occurred to me later that some of my
readers might not know that “the ball drop” is a reference to the New
York City Times Square celebration. Whoops.
M.C. bedsidelight – Glad you got the humor. I thought it
would be fun to do something short, sweet, and a bit different for this hop.
Jeannie Platt – Enjoy those books! I seem to spend a
lot of my reading time on magazines. I also have a habit of leaving books I’m
reading all over the house. (“OMG is that a book in J’s hand? Quick! There
must be some emergency to distract from this joy,” said the first person
in the house to catch me reading again. Ha ha. We did have two nice power
outages last year which allowed me to curl up by candlelight without
interruption. Yes, I’m the only fool who was happy about the blackout.) At
least I get a good reason to use all my awesome bookmarks! My favorite one
features Frodo and has the Ring of Power dangling from the end. My precious…
Carla planterofhope – That is a good goal which is harder to
keep than many realize.
JanD bituin76 – Some of them aren’t. The ones that have
pictures of tiny numbers on dirty walls taken with the blurred lens of cheap
decade old cameras however, I could do without. I feel that they have gotten
worse over the years instead of better, overall.
Mel bournmelissaa – I suggest Timothy Lake
in Pennsylvania (US).
jochibi – Sorry for confusing you. The blog
featured a humorous story where I was dreamer who battled a monster which
represented my feelings about captchas (the funny looking things which one
often needs to decipher in order to leave a comment on a blog post). I then
woke from the dream in time to see the New Year ball drop on television, which
is the most popular celebration event for the holiday in areas around New York City. I had
hoped to bring a bit of humor to the blog hop this time. I just felt like doing
something different. I’m that zebra that throws off the people who hear hoof
beats and expect to see horses.
Ann Roberts – On your
guestbook comment: Grab your torch and pitchfork! I understand about typos to a
point, but there are certain places that I feel someone should have caught
them. For example, I own a book for young adults where a curse word appears
because a character puts on a shirt… without the r in the word.
Ronda Tutt – On your
guestbook comment: That is so true! Hops can be long, so I suppose that is why
so many miss out on reading instructions and details. I try to keep my hop
posts short so that people feel less overwhelmed. Maybe next hop I should leave
a remark that anyone who doesn’t do a certain something will be punished… ha
ha, just kidding.