Another Round of Random Friday Free-For-All

I’ve been writing down my thoughts as they hit me. A little inspiration, a little snark, a touch of sarcasm, all totally random:

A friend shared this with me and I warned her that I was totally stealing it because sometimes, it’s so totally true! “I will make you happy,” said Life. “But first I will make you strong.”

Yanni or Laurel? The science behind this is interesting and truthfully? The first time I heard it on the morning news, I heard Yanni very clearly. Later, I heard it on my phone and I heard Laurel. The blue or gold dress? That puppy was gold and white all the way!

Have you heard about Cockygate? A little-known romance author somehow slipped a registered trademark request through the massive (and sometimes both lazy and stupid) bureaucracy for the word “Cocky” and then issued take-down notices. Amazon complied. LOTS of people, including lawyers got involved. It apears that someone else is trying it with the world “Forever” with regards to romance novels. Yeah…one of the big boy publishers has a Forever imprint. I hope they’re on top of this, along with all the authors with the word in their titles and series titles. They should all be filing objections. Oh, and at RWA’s insistence, Amazon reinstated those titles.

Speaking of Amazon, they’re killing the Kindle World platform. World creators are scrambling, as are the authors who wrote in those worlds. That includes me. I’ve written in four worlds. Each author is doing something a little difference. Amazon swears that if a reader bought the book, it will remain in their library. Some books may be republished and I suppose some sort of disclaimer will be involved stating the book was previously part of Kindle Worlds and you might already own a copy. It’s a total mess and just takes more time when I have a butt-load of deadlines to meet. 🙄

So, the Daily Caller went onto a campus and asked students who they’d rather date, a convicted felon or a Trump supporter. Given today’s political climate you can guess at the majority of answers. Works for me. We need less young and stupid in the gene pool.

It’s funny how high-level business negotiations are so much different from political ones. Been there on the sidelines a time or ten, very glad I was only an observer/note-taker rather than one of the negotiators. Politicians are totally clueless and so are so many who are going into melt-down. That’s kinda fun to watch too. I’m all perverted like that.

Today is the gateway to summer. Here in the States, I hope most of us will pause in the celebration of lakes, pools, and BBQs to remember those men and women who died serving our country so that we can celebrate lakes, pools, and BBQs.

Have a safe and sane long holiday weekend here, and a safe and sane normal weekend elsewhere. Who has plans?

About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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2 Responses to Another Round of Random Friday Free-For-All

  1. Hey, Life? I’m pretty happy, so you can stop making me strong now. I never listened to the Yanny/Laurel thing. Idiots should not be allowed to copyright words (and idiots should not be allowed to work for the copyright office). That whole ‘Amazon dropping Kindle Worlds’ thing sucks. I hope everything works out for you with it. :hugs: Don’t get me started on the little socialist training camps that are our supposed institutes of learning. I hope you have a nice Memorial Weekend (used to be just Memorial Day, eh) and I won’t forget.

    No big plans here. I’ve got to finish the notes for SU today and get rocking on those this weekend. I’ve got five new books on my Kindle to read and a pile of new used books to dive into. My anemone bulbs finally shipped, so there are 50 of those to plant when they arrive. (No clue when they’ll ship my hydrangeas.) I’m staying away from the lake because it will be all peopley this weekend. Ew. Got some spreadsheet stuff to do. Exercising. Pretty much the usual. Long weekends don’t mean much around here. Such is the life of writers and cats. ;o)

    • Silver James says:

      *eyes cat snoozing on the fleece blanket atop the stool next to my desk* This is true. I need to exercise too. 😦 Got on the scales for the first time all week. I’m at one of my highest weights (not THE highest but not far away) and what pisses me off is that I’m trying to eat really healthy and cut all the bad plus calories. Sucks to be me. :/ Ah well. I’ll have to fit in time to hit the gazelle. At least I can listen to my book and not feel too guilty.

      Yeah, big weekends like this make me REALLY glad I don’t live at the lake. 😆

      Hang in there and happy editing. 🙂

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