Sunday, 12 October 2008

With Special Thanks

CompCopyof Sand

This post has dual reasons. One to convey my excitement at receiving my comp copy of issue 2 of Sand which contains my story ‘Through the Warped Eye of Death’, along with stories from Bruce Cooper, Patrick O’Leary, Eric Pinder, Sanford Allen, Fred Warren, T.J. McIntryre, and Kevin M. White.

With special thanks to Edward Lupak, the editor; and Aaron Polson, flying-monkey wrangler.

Secondly, it is to thank Mark S. Deniz for introducing me to Windows Live Writer which enables me to write posts both to my new LiveJournal Blog and original The Poisoned Apple blog at the same time. It even takes into account the themes of both. Very, very happy. I recommend using it even if you don’t have two blogs as it is much quicker to compose a post on than the blogger/livejournal template.

All I have to do is figure out how to add tags to my blogger account. I think I can do it for LJ.

13 comments:

Aaron Polson said...

Hope you liked the issue. "Flying Monkey Wrangler" just means I have all the dirty jobs...stapling, making copies...etc. Thanks for the mention.

Catherine J Gardner said...

Finding it sticking out of my letter box made my day. :)

K.C. Shaw said...

Getting comp copies is one of the best parts of selling a story, I think. That one sounds particularly cool!

Do you prefer I link to this blog or your new LJ blog? I'll update my page if you prefer the LJ one.

Catherine J Gardner said...

My blogger blog (ie this one) is still my main and much loved blog, I am only duplicating blogs over on LJ so that I can comment on LJ blogs that don't allow anonymous comments.

If one of them ever dies, it will be the LJ one not this.*

*Famous last words.

Jamie Eyberg said...

congrats on that story, I have tried and failed at that market my first try. (still trying to sell that story come to think of it) I didn't know that Aaron was our local monkey wrangler for that particular pub.

Catherine J Gardner said...

Next time you submit, offer Aaron some monkey nuts. :)

Jamie Eyberg said...

LOL. That is what we used to call kiwi fruits when I worked at a grocery store.

katey said...

Windows Live Writer

THAT is the thing I need! You're the best. I just started doing the exact same thing not last week.

Yay for comp copies :D

Catherine J Gardner said...

It's fabulous, takes about ten minutes to download and is so easy to use.

Barry Napier said...

I sometimes want to start up a 2nd blog but then realize that I have enough problems trying to think of things to put in my original blog.

Congrats on the inclusion in Sand!

Catherine J Gardner said...

I'm cheating. I will be posting identical posts to both blogs.

sruble said...

Yay for sample copies!

How does Windows Live Writer work? Right now I'm updating both of my blogs by hand, which can take a while if there are lots of links.

Catherine J Gardner said...

It's really easy to use. A little like Microsoft Word. You register each blog with it and it then checks out those blogs, and when you are composing a post it uses that particular blogs background, font etc. When you have posted it to one blog, you don't retype anything, you just click a button to change it to your other blogs style and post.

Download it, it's so easy.