[New Post] The Daily Post . Bad Signal

Those nice people at the Daily Post have really done it now with their Bad Signal’ Assignment. “Oh man, I hope Olivia hasn’t checked my voice mail. My friend, Sally, called and left a message about my newest book, she just bought.  I’ve been writing an adult trilogy about the Sanderson family, and some other people.  My newest series is a family saga, stretching over about twenty-three years, so, of course, the peopling varies. Olivia was upset, thinking we were still in the prototype stage of that series, and we probably should be, since I’m sure I didn’t catch all of my errors, prior to self-printing. Olivia is still going to be bent out of shape, and she even likes the story. But she’s a perfectionist. She said I should pay an editor, instead of doing everything myself. I told her, I’m broke, and am playing catch 22 with fate. One day, when I’m back on my feet, I’ll reprint, then I hope the first printing will be valuable to anyone lucky enough to own a copy of this version.I keep hoping I’ll run into a big wig, publisher who thinks my Brides trilogy is the bees knees, and will want to reprint the story under their banner. Right now, the first printing is available for sale for both books 1 & 2, warts and all, on Amazon.com. Olivia is too busy being mad due to her competition to care why I self-published behind her back. I might have to spank her if she doesn’t straighten up and act like an adult. I wonder how old orples have to be, to be considered an adult? Who would I ask?

Olivia and Oscar have just found out Brides has been published.

Olivia and Oscar have just found out Brides has been published.

Back to my dilemma. What on earth am I going to tell Olivia to appease her? She and Oscar are my sidekicks. Besides, Olivia can be difficult when I hurt her feelings, which happens anytime she not in the spotlight. I think I’ve created a monster. For anyone unfamiliar with what an orple-keeper (me) has to put up with, you should check out ‘How Orples Came To Be.’.

[New Post] The Daily Post . Photography 101 . Connect

In keeping with today’s Daily Post Assignment, I couldn’t think of a better way to connect with others than to borrow a photo from across the pond, and connect with a friend in England. Here, for example, the orples, Olivia and Oscar, are reaching out to Gerry. He has given us permission to play in his blog and travel with him, from time to time. Come join us, and if you’d like to connect with the orples, prey tell. They love to play with both old and new friends as we surf through blogland, meeting new people along the way. In the meantime, I told you we were headed your way, Gerry. You didn’t believe us did you? No telling where we might end up next. For now, remember that photo that you took going into The New Forest? Here it is again.

Sharing adventures with Gerry in Great Brittan.

Sharing adventures with Gerry in Great Brittan.

When they saw your sign, the orples were reminded of their trip to the James river, overlooking the rocks from the tower, a couple of years back. I think you accompanied us on that trip? If not, just click here, and We’ll take you down memory lane since you were so kind as to have allowed us to visit on your blog. And if anyone wants to see what my other friends are up to click here, for a walk into the world of orples. This post was a Daily Post challenge—the subject matter was signs.  That’s kind of cool, huh?