Monday, August 20, 2012

Anonymous Comments - Or Spam!

I get my share of anonymous comments that are written in Cyrillic or list a site telling me I should check out and visit (of course I don't). They show up in my spam filter and I delete them. But sometimes I get comments that just confound me. Such as this one (which I received on my post Feeling Numb):

This is the type of manual that needs to be given and not the random misinformation that is at the other blogs.

Huh??? This isn't the only time I've received one of these bizarre comments. So what is this person selling? What is the purpose of this comment? Is it just to hog the "airwaves" with junk?

Sometimes I really wonder about spammers!

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In other news…

I sent out MY SUNNY VAMPIRE (Book #3) to the editor who requested it. I should hear back in 4-6 weeks (yes, I got a response stating she received it – yippee!). I sure hope she likes it. I sure hope she likes it. I sure hope she likes it. (If I say it in threes, it comes true, right???)

Wrote nowhere close to 10,000 words last week (and I won't embarrass myself and tell you how little I wrote), but I did revise my short story down to less than 5000 words. It originally had over 6000, way too many for the contest I want to submit it to (which is through my RWA chapter and for members only). Urgh! Next, I'll get some readers on it and see if it works. I have until Sep 15 to send it in. I think that's doable now.

And if the short story doesn't win? Then I may just turn it into a book. I like my characters and wouldn't mind getting to know them better.

So, with those two projects out of the way, I can devote all my time to ALIEN DESIRES (Book #5). Now maybe I can get those 10,000 words written this week. We'll see…


7 comments:

The Spooky Whisk said...

I love editing or revising and all that good stuff. Go you for getting it down and good luck with the contest.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Thanks, Ivy. I like your name change!

The Spooky Whisk said...

Thanks, I do it every Halloween. Then for Christmas I change my picture to a Christmas one.

It's fun.

LD Masterson said...

Good luck trimming the short story, and with the contest. I'm in the middle of doing that with one of mine, for the same reason.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Linda - I've already trimmed the short story. Now I'm just checking to see if it turned out okay! I really liked the way I began it before, though. See, this is why I write NOVELS! Oh well... I'm just looking for a chance to get my name on a book!

Jennette Marie Powell said...

Good job on trimming the story! Mine is too long, too - and it still needs emotions and description layered in. So I'm not sure what I'm going to do. I saw your question on our loop, but never saw anyone give an answer, so I'm not sure what's going on with the anthology at all. If you know something, email me? Either way, good luck, with both this and the submission of Sunny!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jennette - I did send you an e-mail. Hope you got it okay.

I did trim the story and got lots of feedback. Hope it doesn't grow again when I get back to editing! Urgh!