You've read this blog and likely think my life is an open book and how in the hell could there be any Secret Life, but secret lives aren't necessarily spy-worthy tales to tell or skeletons in the closet. Hell, those were outed years ago by my uncle and myself. It's how we amuse ourselves, I… Continue reading The Secret Life of Jinxie G, Part II
The next night is Girls’ Night Out, and boy do I ever need it. Killian’s not happy that I’m running off with the girls, but he gets it. Sometimes, you just need a night out with your friends. Once the last gal—Lillian—climbs into our rented limo, we’re off, and I sigh heavily because my best… Continue reading Sneak Peek: ASSASSIN, Take 3
...and now you can't login to your computer or website. People, slow down when typing your passwords before calling me to tell me you can't login. You'll get it wrong several times. Hell, I get it wrong at times simply because I'm in a hurry, rushing to get that password in so I can move to… Continue reading In a Hurry Much?
...in the form of ignorance when it comes to computers. So last week, I heard this from another cubicle: "There is a physical power button, ma'am . . . no, not the dell logo." And this was my reaction... It gets better... "Ma'am, what kind of computer is it? No. Do you have a tower?… Continue reading Hilarity Ensues…
I love that the clients/customers in the district who call me think that I'm this great and powerful sorceress, but it's really all just smoke and mirrors. They call, expecting me to perform miracles within the precious few minutes they have before their next class comes in, parents show up for a meeting, or prior… Continue reading Smoke and Mirrors
One of the hardest things for an author to do is rework an old story, one that's been sitting on the shelf gathering dust for years. The reason this is difficult is because your writing has vastly improved over the years, and to go back and fix all of your mistakes takes not only an outsider's perspective on the story, which is difficult in itself, but also a sense of humility and courage. Even if you have an editor look at it, there's still so much wrong with it. So why bother? You bother with it because it's still a story you love, just as much as every one that flows from your fingertips, and you want to share that story.
This will be the last post I number because I just don't feel like going any higher in the Roman numerals. Besides, they start getting really long after awhile. Maybe I'll add a date instead. This week's comment amused me, so I thought we'd use it. It's obviously a spammer for Pinterest, as the name… Continue reading Spam Comment of the Week X
Last May, I posted Conversations with Umi, right before Umi's birthday, which is May 6th (remember that, folks). One of the conversations involved Palm Sunday (look below post), which just passed last week. Since I had a complete JinxieFail on posting about Palm Sunday being on April Fool's Day *snorts* (and I totally wouldn't have… Continue reading Conversations with Umi – Part II