Friday 18 November 2011

A Week in the Life of a Writer of Weird: The Comeback

Rediscovered how much I love writing and how much I hate eBay. I had a feeling that diverting my attention elsewhere would bring my want to write to the boil. Normal service has resumed. Although, I'd quite like to slip into abnormal service and avoid the glorious distractions of the internet. I'd also like to be able to do that without employing my pal Freedom--not that I've employed him this week. Oops! And wait, who knew Freedom was a man.

Oh for the glory days of my old FontWriter. But, oh man, I would not want to go back to the days of using a typewriter. Actually, I wouldn't really like to go back to no internet and no you guys, and I've made a wealth of new friends this week because….

Putting my email address (competition post) without adding the (at) (dot) business has of course led me to enjoy a wealth of spam. Note to spammers: I'm a writer. Writers don't have any money.

And further news on the contest: To all the Entrants, you are wonderful. Thank you all. And a special extra thank you for buying my little Barbed Wire Hearts and joining in my joy. I have a pretty little hardback book--squee.

I bought myself two glorious handbags this week thanks to a colleague--said through gritted teeth while battling the moths that escaped my purse--who told me about an awesome sale at my favourite store. Is it odd that I bought one of the handbags because it coordinates with my new book? Thought so.

Bring on the handbag spammers.

Thanks to Barbed Wire Hearts, I've resumed my Amazon stalking which is silly because the god Amazon created sales graphs so that you would know if a book sold. At least I think that's how it works. It doesn't however tell you if a hundred have sold if they all happen to have sold in one day. Although, I can assure you that a hundred have not sold. That would be ridiculous.

Now onto the weekend...


Simon Kewin said...

Sorry to hear about the spam ... but congrats on those sales!

Aaron Polson said...

Spam is so silly. I'm glad the store had a bag to coordinate with your book. ;)

K.C. Shaw said...

I'm glad you're back with us. Ebay's loss is our gain. :)

Cate Gardner said...

Thanks, Simon. And the spam is no trouble - it's what the delete button was invented for. :D

Me too, Aaron

I agree, Kate :D

Simon said...

Glad you're back on the horse, Cate. We need more words like yours.

v-word = peinge. Which sounds like something you could use in a story. Just sayin'. :)

Katey said...

God the amount of spam I get it just terrible... not so much email spam but comment spam. That's what I get for hosting my own site, though, I reckon -- my blogger site is relatively free of spam. Just -- urgh!

Yay for handbags, and hey, I 'spect my pretty hardback will be here today or tomorrow, too...

Bobbie Metevier said...


I haven't been around for awhile, but this book is on my Christmas list!

My email was taken over by spammers as well, to the point where I had to get a new email. I was getting like 50 spams a day and my email couldn't filter.

Glad you're writing.


Cate Gardner said...

Galloping along, Simon

Blogger is quite good at filtering out spam, Katey. You should join us...

Thanks, Bobbie and good to hear from you. Spammers suck.