Monday, March 13, 2006

Welcome to the sweet, crunchy jungle

I'm spending all day today reading the first draft of Bad Company, to find out if it sucks, and if so, to figure out how I'd go about reducing its suckiness. They say that the first time you read your novel all the way through, it should be in one day, if possible, so that you can get an idea of how well the story flows.

So no time for a long blog post this morning. Enjoy this fun and educational link about animal cracker ecology.*

*This link is not totally random. Eyes of Crow is about people having magic according to their animal Guardian Spirit. Late one night last week I had an idea of incorporating animal crackers into my promotional campaign, perhaps as giveaways at a signing or book fair. Lots of authors give Hershey kisses, but sometimes people just want something soothing, something that takes them back to their childhood. Something like animal crackers.

But wait: are they cookies or are they crackers? And haven't we been here before?

And now this note is longer than the post it was originally attached to. You just never know what kind of out-of-the-box, no-holds-barred wackiness will occur here at Jeri Smith-Ready's curiously named blog, "Jeri Smith-Ready."


I think in order to differentiate yourself from your blog, you should move your blog's hyphen to between "Jeri" and "Smith." Or you should dress only in italic fashions.

Posted by: Blogger Rob S. at 3/13/2006 9:36 AM

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