Friday, September 21, 2012

Should I pay for more reviews?

The single review of The Wormhole Device on Amazon.com is killing me. Somehow, the one idiot in the world who doesn't know what a dash is manages to download The Wormhole Device instead of the book her or she was looking for, and then he or she thrashes our story because of imagined typos and grammatical errors.

Should I pay people to buy the book and provide reviews?

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Licking

The pugs are licking each other again. Beneath Donna's chair, the little one, Precious, licks the inside of brother Brutus' ear with gusto, the wet, smacking sounds loud but not yet noticed by Donna, who is absorbed in Facebook In another minute, maybe two, she will notice and upbraid them, again, futilely reminding them that they should not lick each other so much.

The pugs will stop and listen when she speaks, appearing to listen and, possibly, understand. Only they don't understand: when she turns back to her computer, they will lick each other again. They are, after all, just dogs.