Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Cover Me Pre-Production

My book is now in the pre-production stage! Immediately following pre-production the publisher will send out what are basically flyers that advertise the book, its release date and all of my personal fantasies and fetishes. Ok, the last part isn't true but it sounded fun for a second. Íf you would like to receive this notice of production which should include where you can get the book and when, as well as a tad of personal information on me, then please email me your name and full mailing address and I will ad you to the marketing list.

Now for the real ball busting part. I have until November 8th to submit the final manuscript in full as well as take care of all the information that goes along with the book. Acknowledgements, synopsis etc. It's almost like being in college again, except this time I am getting paid and no one will be harrassing me 10 years from now about loans I can barely remember getting.


Monday, October 24, 2005


I finally found a temporary position to pay some bills with while I await the slow process of having the book published.

The really great part about the book is the opportunities for permanent employment the books advertising and marketing may provide me with!

Soon PublishAmerica will place an ad in our local paper. I'd be more then ecstatic to get a writing job offer because of it! We will see. Until then I am lurking here while I work!

Sunday, October 23, 2005

There is nothing to fear but...

realizing that the people you went to school with are now in control of the U.S.A.

I always think whenever I get on a plane that the people who are fueling the plane, fixing the engines and basically running the world now are the same goofy fuckers that walked around highschool with their flys down and toilet paper hanging off their feet. You may have seen these before but they are hilarious, and scary at the same time. These are reported Air Force 'Squawks'. These are the things that get reported and the solutions to the problems. Reading these just makes me wonder what might be going on in other places.

(P) Problem reported
(S) Solution

(P) Left inside main tire almost needs replacement.
(S) Almost replaced left inside main tire.

(P) Test flight OK, except auto land very rough.
(S) Auto land not installed on this aircraft.

(P) # 2 propeller seeping prop fluid.
(S) # 2 propeller seepage normal - # 1, # 3, and # 4 propellers lack normal seepage.

(P) Something loose in cockpit.
(S) Something tightened in cockpit.

(P) Evidence of leak on right main landing gear.
(S) Evidence removed.

(P) DME volume unbelievably loud.
(S) Volume set to more believable level.

(P) Dead bugs on windshield.
(S) Live bugs on order.

(P) Autopilot in altitude hold mode produces a 200 fpm descent.
(S) Cannot reproduce problems on ground.

(P) IFF inoperative.
(S) IFF always inoperative in OFF mode.

(P) Friction locks cause throttle levers to stick.
(S) That's what they're there for.

(P) Number three engine missing.
(S) Engine found on right wing after brief search.

(P) Suspected crack in windshield.
(S) Suspect you're right.

(P) Noise coming from under instrument panel. Sounds like a midget pounding on something with a hammer.
(S) Took hammer away from midget

(P) Aircraft handles funny.
(S) Aircraft warned to straighten up, "fly right," and be serious.

(P) Target Radar hums.
(S) Reprogrammed Target Radar with the words

jesus christ...

Monday, October 17, 2005

Cover Me - Dedication

When my publisher told me I could make a dedication I decided I would make a somewhat obscure one. It is hard to dedicate all that work to one person. It was a lot of people who inspired me to write those things down and send them to a company. So here it is, before the book is even printed, my personal dedication to the closest of my blogger friends who still keep up with me even when I disappear for a while. :)

When I was low, you lifted me up. When I felt like crying, you made me smile. When I wanted to be enraged, you showed me how much better peace felt. When I wanted to keep it all to myself, the endurance of our friendship showed me why I had to write it down. I hope one day you will understand how much your presence in my life has meant to me. I hope that day is today.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Eddie the Fearless Pit Bull Terrier

For my sons 16th birthday I wanted to get him something that would last a while. He is kind of at the age to be able to handle responsibilites that he couldnt before. So, I bought him a purebred American Pit Bull Terrier. I did NOT buy the dog because of the hype about vicious dogs, I actually bought it for the opposite reason, because in my opinion and experience, domestic animals are what you make of them. So maybe it is my fault entirely that I now have a pit bull puppy in my house that is

1. Scared to death to be alone for a split second.
2. Unable to sleep unless it is in a humans ass area.
3. Eats rocks, glass and chesnuts like they are candy.
4. Uses his paws like hands to cover his eyes when I begin acting insane and running around the house.
5. Is scared of cats.

I dont mean when he sees a cat he looks at it curiously and runs away. I mean he sees a cat and screams and cries until he is rescued by me or my son.

On top of that my son named him Eddie which I found stupid. That is until I realized that his canine friends in the neighborhood are named Frank and Sherman. WTF is with people giving animals people names. It just seems silly. What the hell is wrong with Hercules or Chronos!? Those are good strong names that people couldnt get away with using. The worst part is a good friend of mine is named Eddie. He is a short little flirty mexican guy I know that sounds pretty much like Ren.
Now every time I go outside to call for our dog, I'm always scared a perverted mexican guy is going to come running at me from around the corner.

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Damn Spam!

Because of the damn comment spammers I have had to turn on the verification on the blogs. Isn't comment spam like being virtually molested or something? It just feels dirty..

No means No!

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Yay Me~

American Publishers has accepted my manuscript and will be publishing my book as soon as I sign the contract. When the book is complete and in its published form I am sure I will be able to send a few copies to some of my closest and favorite blogger friends. Until them I am still virtually netless and missing you all immensely.
I cant wait to get this published and a few copies sold but for right now I have a big foot in the door. Pretty soon you will be able to go to and do a search for the book which is so far going to be called Cover Me (because they made me change the name from something I had settled on long ago) by Joy Lynskey!

Ohh I cant wait, all the good luck wishes must have helped. And once I get going on this, of couse Ill have some superfast mega humongous light speed connection in which I can return here to eternally harrass you all.