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Disappearing Pics, Writer’s Retreats, Pink Spyders and Critique Partners

So tell me, if you explore this WordPress site a bit, are the images coming through?  If I open and resave each and every post, the images are there for me, but within a day, they’re gone again.  It seems to be the imported posts from Blogger only, but if I were to upload every image from every post I’ve used in Blogger, talk about taking procrastination to new lows!  I have too much work to do on my fiction, so that will have to wait.  I haven’t decided to keep WordPress as my main blog site or to continue with Blogger.  I really, really like the organizational tools here, love the way I can change the extra pages in the tabs above but if I have to constantly mess with old posts, it might not be worth it. 

Do the images work for you?

In other news, the writer’s retreat was wonderful!  Mel Odom is full of fantastic information and he’s a lively, entertaining teacher.  I learned a lot about building fictional worlds and I’m happy to share that he will be sharing that workshop with the masses at this blog. Quartz Mountain Retreat Workshop.

Unfortunately, I picked up on the fact that he loves a lively, talkative audience and I talked too much!  I hate when I do this.  I think it’s because I’m kind of a social person in a very unsocial career.  I sit alone day in and day out working on a laptop and I have no plans to change that—in fact, if everything goes right, I’ll be typing away at this thing a lot more. But when I finally get out, there must be build up or something. I always tell myself to be cool, calm and laid back and I never fail to prop open my mouth and attach wings to my words so they fly… and fly.  I’m like the Rachel Ray of OKRWA and not nearly as cute. (g)

But, we did have a lovely gathering of support for fellow OKRWA member The Pink Spyder who is once again fighting cancer.  To see all the women and Mel wearing “I wear pink for the Spyder” items on Saturday warmed my heart.  See the section to the right for details on this fundraiser.

And since Rachel Vincent is saying wonderful things about me on her blog today, I must reciprocate by saying this working critique relationship we’re building is going well for me as well.  A fresh pair of eyes is necessary since we work so closely with our manuscripts – but a fresh pair of eyes that understands and relates to our vision of our work is priceless. 

Keep a lookout for upcoming photos from our Quartz Mountain gathering!


  1. September 18, 2006    

    Did you guys get any pictures of everyone in the teeshirts? I hate that I had to miss it. ;-(

  2. September 18, 2006    

    Hehehe. Rinda as Rachel Ray. I love it.

    Can’t wait to “officially” meet and let you talk my ear off. lol.

    I’m very reserved until I’ve been around someone for awhile, and then I can’t shut up. And I start talking really fast. It’s emberrasing.

    I’m with Rachel, too. As soon as I found out our company for the weekend couldn’t make it, I wanted to hop in a car. And then I got sick.

    Can’t wait to see all the photos. 🙂 Did Dana get to attend? Her not having a functioning computer sucks. 🙁

  3. September 19, 2006    

    We never got one picture of everyone but I did get a lot of pictures. So did Julia. She was taking them throughout the whole thing.

    The weird thing about me Heather, is I’m shy and worry to death before going to something, then I’m cool while there and usually talk toooo much. Then I worry that I acted like an idiot after I leave.

    Dana didn’t come either. She’s got a lot going on, but man, I’m missing her. I’m used to her being on the net a lot more.

  4. September 19, 2006    

    The retreat was wonderful! I had such a great time with you Rinda!! You are so not an idiot! You’ve got great perspective on life! Now get working on your alien witchcraft story!

    😉 Cindy

  5. September 19, 2006    

    I know. Everyone loves Rachel Ray, right? I don’t usually watch daytime television but I caught her first show yesterday and the lady was wired! I saw major similarities and figured out why my husband has a bit of a thing for her. Heh heh

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