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Thursday, 30 August 2007

When a plan comes together...


Swift of Heart - review
This is a nice and endearing story; your basic love conquers all, tale of two people who are meant to be together forever no matter what the obstacles. Even if the obstacles came in the forms of a spiteful woman and a maniac from Mac’s past, both which added a nice suspense element to the tale. I enjoyed the secondary characters of Amy, Stephanie’s sister and Alex, Mac best friend. They definitely rounded out the story and the ending left it open for a story between them in the future. Overall, a humorous, quirky and fun filled read.

So this morning I was up at 3am. Why? Am I insane? Sometimes – depends on what time of the month it is, whether the moon is full and if I have access to an adequate chocolate supply or not. Anyway I got up to participate in a chat on Love Romances e-book cafe. The chat started at 2pm EST USA time which is bloody early Aussie time - 4am to be precise. I was up at 3am to make sure I was relatively awake for said chatting. So after much coffee and face slapping, I sat down to chat. I typed a welcome-how are you all and expected a response. Nothing. Uh-huh. Was this a bad sign having no one to chat to? And where were my posts going? Hmmm....I soon discovered Yahoo was having what we would call in Australia a ‘hissy fit.’ Basically it refused to play as it was in a mood. So there I was all prepared and nothing. Zip. Nada. The big goose egg. Everyone was emailing me saying what is happening? My response was stuffed if I know. Don’t you just love it when a plan comes together?

Anyway, undaunted – takes more than a bloody computer system to beat this little black duck - I posted regardless. I posted lots of excerpts. I also asked lots of questions and answered them myself as no one could get in to answer them. This worked out to be a good plan as later when Yahoo came up and I was at work all my posts came flooding through. Yes, I was initially pissed off at Yahoo but then I thought Is this the worst thing that could happen to me? The answer was of course no. So why stress over the small stuff. By the way – a huge thanks to Dawn at Love Romances e-book cafĂ©. She was marvellous with all us frustrated, whiny authors. Thanks mate.

Guess what? Skippy, my demonic assistant, got the arse…er…that’s fired in Aussie speak. I was upset. No truly I was. I had it in the office sweep that she would get sacked 4:32pm Friday, not 2:38pm Monday. When she told me she had been sacked I said I did not see that coming. Well I didn't. Who knew they would do it on a Monday? Usually they make people work the full week then sack ‘em. Anyway, as expected she did not go easy. I am sure the thing about us all turning into one legged toads was meant as a joke and I don’t think there is another space to stick what she suggested where she suggested – or maybe I am just not flexible enough. So, the demonic one has gone. The smell of sulphur has gone. No more burning yellow rage filled eyes glaring my way. I will miss her. Why? Because I have to do her work until they fill her place. This cuts into my ‘me’ time at work – my writing time. But luckily I have managed to shove several jobs sideways - I can be incredibly charming and persuasive when I need to be - so I was pleased with that.

Have you read Kelly’s response to out serial blog on www.kkirch.blogspot.com? It’s in response to Anny’s sexy scrabble game on www.annycook.blogspot.com. Hmm…what will I do tomorrow? Watch this space
Go ahead: Live with abandon. Be outrageous at any age. What are you saving your best self for?

9 comments:

Molly said...

Have you based a character on Skippy yet?

I'm sure they'll hire someone just as annoying to take her place:)

Or maybe even (gasp!) someone you actually like? Ha ha...

Kelly Kirch said...

There would be no fun in hiring someone she likes. What would the office plebs do for entertainment? No. Shifting work is good. They all feel badly that you are swamped, help out, and let you type.

My husband is doing housework during his coursework breaks. I'm typing away all day. Works for me too.

anny cook said...

Well, I for one, had a good time reading all the posts on the chat yesterday. I haven't laughed that much in a long time. As for Skippy, they will no doubt replace her with someone equally colorful.

Molly said...

I did too:) Let's hope my hubby keeps working for several more weeks, so I can go on a spending spree at EC...

Molly said...

Are you ready for this? My release date is now November...I guess I can cancel the signing at the end of September...Let's hope it's before Homecoming at the college...hey, the bright side to this is it'll be out before my birthday:)

Amarinda Jones said...

That's handy as I have your Amarinda interview in November.As for Skippy - they are going to hire a man they know. No, no reason to get excited as it's a nepotism thing...it's about to become a boys club. Amarinda is looking for another job

anny cook said...

Oh, man! You're sure he's not trainable?

Kelly Kirch said...

Give him a week, AJ. Nepotism it might be but you still have to SEE if he has a great butt and trainable qualities.

Amarinda Jones said...

Ah girls? Get a grip...he's just a man and I'm not looking for one great butt or not.