Saturday, August 4, 2012

Saturday Six for August 4th

1. I've been a bit paranoid recently with the scare of bloggers being sued over using other people's pictures on their sites. It's frightening to think that could happen. My new Saturday Six pic is my son's most recent painting. I love the color! My new "anthologies seeking submissions" pic (as seen yesterday) is a photo of my son. My Wicked Wednesday pic has always been my own creation. I've seen other bloggers doing the same thing. Seeing some personal photos has been fun, actually, but not in the mood of the paranoid moment.

2. Our new AC unit is up and running! Woo-hoo! Just in time for one of the hottest nights of the year last night. Is the unit whole? No. The guy still have to put in the kit for the furnace part, but I think we can live without heat for a bit. Heh.

3. I'm excited about the FEARLESS release week next week! Currently, all the sellers seem to have it up and for sale except for CreateSpace. I haven't had time yet to fix what I need to do on there. Hopefully I'll get to it this weekend.

4. Every year in November, I participate in NaNoWriMo. I love it! I plan to do it every year for the rest of my life. This year, though, I've considered using the month to catch up on the writing I missed in July. I'm way behind schedule. Of course, my muse will have none of that talk. A brand new shiny idea hit me hard the other day and came with an amazing first line. It's a superhero story and it made me laugh. If it sticks with me, I think that will be my NaNo story this year and my current project will have to wait that month.

5. Gen Con is coming up in two weeks. Before I had my son, I'd go every year and do a ton of writing seminars. This year, Brandon Sanderson is the author guest of honor. We can't afford to go four days this year, but we'll be going on the Sunday for Family Day. There will be stuff for the boy to do that day, and I can get a chance to visit with some of the writers. I even have new business cards to match my blog's banner.

6. No plans for the weekend except to pick up some groceries and catch up on my networking. Maybe I'll get a minute to write some more of my steampunk short story.

Have a good weekend!


  1. I think your Saturday Six picture is super cool!

    I need to have a physical copy of Fearless in my hands, so I hope you can get it ready on CreateSpace soon! :D

    1. Thanks! I hope to have it on CreateSpace soon. Their customer service is pretty bad. I feel like I'm working with a bot.

  2. So jealous... wish I lived closer to attend Gen Con. You've almost got your air con... yeah...:) I just had the worst, longest week ever... so glad it's over.. I can finally relax and catch up on everything...

    1. Maybe the convention your husband goes to next year can be Gen Con and then you can come too! :) Aww, I hope you're enjoying your weekend after the horrible week you had.

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  4. (Please ignore my previously deleted comment, I only wrote half of what I intended to before hitting publish - I need more tea!)

    Fantastic Saturday six. Yay for the AC being fixed!

    I downloaded Fearless the other day, can't wait to read it, and can't wait for the blogfest to start. :D

    Oh, your NaNo idea sounds excellent, I can't wait to hear more about it.

    It's great that you still get to go to Gen Con, I'm impressed they have a family day. Enjoy your time there.

    1. Thank you! Gen Con is an all ages friendly convention. I really like that about it. They start kid programming at six years of age, but for Family Day they have giant Legos and boffing rings and climbers. Lots of fun stuff!

  5. Yes! Glad you finally have air.
    Big shout-out for your book and blogfest scheduled for Monday.
    Even with only one day, you'll still get a lot out of Gen Con.

    1. Thank you so much, Alex! I'm loving the air. I slept like a rock last night.

  6. Yay Air Conditioning!!

    The whole blogging/pictures/HOLYCRAPWHATHAVEIPOSTED thing is a scary prospect. I still have to finish going through my old posts and replacing the pictures there. Kristen Lamb started a WANA group on flickr for authors to share their photos for use. I'm going to be getting a lot of my pics there from now on!
    I still want to go to GenCon so bad, but I don't know if I'll be able to. Even just a couple of weeks away and my schedule is still uncertain.
    Now, go enjoy that AC!

    1. That is a really great idea by Kristen to start up the group. I'll have to check it out, and I'll happily add photos to it. I'm totally enjoying the air. I slept so hard last night! I know what you mean about uncertain schedules. Gen Con is right before school starts too.

  7. It's grocery shopping for me this weekend as well. I hope you're able to get in some writing time. :)

    I've been out of the loop and hadn't heard of the pictures thing. Do you have a link where I can read about it? I think I'm okay because I use sites that allow their pictures to be posted elsewhere (with credit and link), but I'd like to be sure. Thanks!

    1. I think you're safe if you use sites like that. I don't know a specific link to the article as I read it on people's blogs myself, but I'm sure you could google it. Have a great weekend!

  8. Oh I'm with you on the image paranoia. I had to trawl through 436 posts to check they were kosher (on top of all my other committments at the moment), but I think all is well. I love the colours in that painting.

    I've just read Chapter 1 of Fearless and I was totally draw in and wanting to read on to find out what happens.

    1. Thanks! My son got off his black phase and used a bunch of colors for that painting. *LOL*

      Yay! Enjoy Fearless! :)

  9. So glad your AC is up and running. It sounds like you have a lot of good things coming up!

  10. glad to hear you're AC is working! And I'm super excited for you with the release of Fearless nearing. And I'm done using pics off the internet, too risky.

    1. Thanks! I just hope no one else gets in trouble for using pictures on their blog. I don't want it to start being a trend.

  11. Happy art thou for having a working AC...that must explain your writing fury...congrats and good luck with your plans :).

  12. woohoo to having AC again! and bloggers are being sued? i haven't heard about this. uhoh.

    1. Yeah, bloggers are being sued for using photos that aren't theirs. It's ridiculous. It seems like certain folks haven't heard of fair use on the internet.

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