Vote for Red! then Analyze This

Red by Kait NolanFirst up, we need to talk about Red and DABWAHA again. In the tournament, Red’s up for voting between 1pm-1am Eastern. You don’t have to be signed up and it’s totally not hard. This is just some poll-style button clicking. You just go to the website and start clicking buttons.

In this round of the tournament, Kait Nolan’s Red is up against Kendare Blake’s ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD. I haven’t read it, but I heard there’s cat killin’ in it, so I’m thinking your choice is pretty clear. A vote for Kait Nolan is a vote for an author who would never kill a pet. (No, seriously, she has this thing about it. Don’t get her started.)

This 1pm-1am window is the only time you can vote on this particular match-up before the tournament moves forward. For the love of Kait, would you please help her get to the next round?

Up next, analysis of me.

Oh wait, I can’t believe I just invited this.

Well, anyway, I continue to try to find balance in life. My daughter’s at that age where she’s very interested in what Mommy’s doing. But, if you’ve read my books, you know that’s not bedtime reading for my second-grader. Now Miss Briar is not a doll fanatic, but she’s not completely disinterested, and it’s one of those things we can mess around with together. So I’ve been trying to get back into that a bit, and I’ve put together a new site for that stuff that’s more manageable than what I had before.



One of the things I’d love to have over there is a page to showcase each of my dolls (or at least my favorites) with pictures, specs for fellow collectors, and whatever bits of their bio–personality, history, etc.–I’ve come up with. I did one yesterday. And then I also made it a blog post.

Then I realized that this is exactly what I should be doing for the Talents. Creating a character reference page for this site has long been on my to-do list. It would be nice to have the names on that page linked to other pages with more in-depth bios. It could be a lot of fun! Plus, every time I did a new page, I could take the info and make a blog post out of it, and thereby allay some of my non-blogging guilt.



So I immediately started searching about for Joss-like imagery, got them all uploaded, got on my dashboard here and opened up the screen to create a Joss page.

And totally froze.

What was I going to write? How was I going to write it? What angle? What perspective? What to include?

Friends, I am so often crippled by my own perfectionism, it’s not even funny.

Well, I think I just analyzed that myself. But if you have anything to add regarding, perhaps, why it’s so easy to write a whole page about Ciara but I can’t write about Joss who…only exists because I write about her…

Bang. My mind just exploded. A little bit.

In other news, you may notice I have some Add to Cart buttons around the site. A by-product of the dolly business is that I have to deal with digital products in a more hands-on way than I do with the ebooks. So as long as I was doing set-up on the new doll site, I thought I’d experiment over here with the ebooks. If anyone ever chooses to buy them this way and I get any data, I will eventually report on that.

Thanks for stopping by, and don’t forget to go and vote for Kait and Red. Do it now, before you get distracted.


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2 responses to “Vote for Red! then Analyze This

  1. I voted for Red!

    I used to be a perfectionist. But I got over it. LOL Seriously, life is a lot happier when you take some of the pressure off yourself. It took me many years to discover this. I still have problems in some areas, but some things I just have to let go of. You can do it! And then you can get that Joss page done. And there will be much awesomeness!

  2. Yay! Voted! Blogging about it now!

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