Monday, August 1, 2011

Flying Fingers & what the heck is favicon????

Hi out there to old and new viewers of Muse--you know who you are!

Well, if you read Sabrina's post the other day, you know that I'm on vacation away from my job (driving transit), and I couldn't be happier. I've now got time to reach into my head and pull out all the stops and just write, and allow it to pull the aces, or rabbits out of my hat--or head . . .  whatever.

The third book was finished weeks ago--first/second/third draft--and so I've put it off to the side to rest. The fourth book was in me, and so I just let the thing take me. Sort of fun when things happen like this. I had so many ideas I had to take recordings, jot them down in another document (I always make separate NOTES documents for each book), and now I'm getting caught up. And then of course more ideas come. I even have the ending. Which is great. And I didn't even see it before, but now I do. I LOVE when that happens.

I've just re-vamped (I love using that word!), the blog here for my book, Vampire Ascending~The Book. I think it looks great. Those of you who've been there, thanks for stopping by. I posted it on facebook and I can see I had a lot of visits. This blog is all about the book, any blogs I've appeared on have been placed here, too. On the side-bar I've written small blurbs about each character you meet there.I changed the background too--it's sort of cool, a field of green wheat (looked like corn to me), and the sun has just set--which was perfect!

I'm hopeful I can do something special this month with my 1st book, but I won't know until later if I'll be able to. My birthday is at the end of this month--always hated it as a child because I was usually back to school (hated school, it meant all my little day dreams ended), and it's no different now since I drive NIU students around and thousands of students come back and it's like driving through an ant hill!--so hopefully I can celebrate it in a way that will include you guys. Let's keep our fingers crossed.

And as I've been getting all sorts of people telling me how much they liked the first book, Vampire Ascending, and can't wait for the second one, Vampire's Trill, I can report that my editor at Copperhill Media is half-way through edits. I may be getting these in a matter of weeks to okay and send back. I'm hopeful about the cover, too. Everyone loved the cover of my first book. I couldn't agree with them more. I know what I would like to see, but I don't know what they will find.

Speaking of Vampire's Trill, I've been working on that book's site here at blogspot. Not finished yet, so I'm not going to give the site out as yet, so be patient. Anyway, I noticed something at the top when I'm working in "design" you know where you add and arrange page elements? Does anyone know what "favicon" is. It's this little tab up on the top, left hand side when you're in designing your page. Does anyone know what this is and how to use it? I'd love to know, so PLEASE, if you have used this at all, tell me what it's for. I don't want to mess with it until I know. I'm hopeful that it will come into great use for me.

Okay, that's all from me on this Monday morning. I hope the rest of you are doing well, and have a good day!


  1. I'm clueless as to what Favicon is. Sorry.

  2. okay. Anyone else? I'll go and find out at one of my other blogs, and experiment, but right now I'm just waiting if someone knows.

  3. Congrats on your inspiration! I love it when that happens. Favicon is the tiny little symbol at the top of your blog on the left. Right now it's just a Blogger B. You can upload your own personal one but I'm not sure what the point to it is.

  4. Hey, Heather! Thanks. I, in the meanwhile went and searched this, and yeah. You're right it's rather worthless. so . . . NEVER MIND!


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