ROW80 ~ One Month Down

ROW80 ~ One Month Down

Full Steam Ahead! Whew, 30 days completed of my Round of Words in 80 days challenge. To recap – this is how I wanted my 120k words to shake out by the end of the challenge: CHARGED – complete. At least on version of edits complete. Book 2 – outlined, first draft complete. HACKER (short story) – complete. Last week frigging rocked. I met my writing goal every day, and made up a bit for the weeks prior. The new stuff seamlessly lined up with the old – – and added a stunning new conflict. This week I slayed the dragon of Resistance! Oh, I also started using Scrivener – it’s amazing. I haven’t used outlining software before, but this is the whole package – corkboard for index notes/outline that you can move around – word processor – ability to quickly grab sections that need to be compared, or edited together – – HIGHLY recommend. Next week’s gonna be just as Bad Ass – – you wait and see :) Writers: how did July treat you and your WIP? Jen Share...

Online Solar Estimate Tool

Have you heard about 1BOG? It’s a community of users working together to bring solar to their neighborhood at cheaper prices through quantity. Basically, the more users who are interested in solar, the cheaper the price. It takes a certain number of users in an area to tip a deal (think Groupon) and SLC is still lagging behind. Are you signed up for your area (tip the deal for your neighbors, even if you’re not interested…) Now they have a new tool to estimate your monthly solar savings. You input you address and it pulls up a google earth map, you outline your roof, indicate the compass orientation, and it tells you how much you’d save with solar generating a portion of your energy. Pretty cool. (At current rates, it will still take me 25 years to pay off the panels, at my $40/month savings, but as more people get solar, the price will continue to drop) What’s your savings? Online Solar Estimate Tool – Estimate Solar Panel Cost | 1BOG.org. Jen Share...

Awesome Vertical Garden

Not only is this an amazing use of up-cycling – but a genius way to use every available space. Love it. Jen Awesome Vertical Garden With Recycled PET Bottles At Poor Family Home In Sao Paulo : TreeHugger. Share...

Tuesday Train ~ July 26

Second Half. Anyone else feel like 2011 is flying by? We’re over halfway through the year, and I feel like I’m trying to grab water. I start my day with a ton of stuff on my To Do list, but by the end of the day I’ve only managed to add more stuff to the list. Guess I’ll just enjoy the ride :) Ride the Train! <a href=”<a href=”http://www.mymadmind.com/”>http://www.mymadmind.com</a>/”> <img src=”<a href=”http://i1027.photobucket.com/albums/y340/cwitgotoday/th_tt3.jpg?t=1282766687″>http://i1027.photobucket.com/albums/y340/cwitgotoday/th_tt3.jpg?t=1282766687</a>” border=”0″ alt=”Photobucket”/> </a> Tuesday Train is a weekly link-up hosted by My Mad Mind and The Survival Mama and The House on the Corner and With “Faith, Family, and Friends!” Here’s how it works: Follow all the hostess and co-hostesses (first through fourth spot on the linky) Leave a comment if you’re a new follower and I will follow back. Include the link-up button in your post! Link up your blog post for “Tuesday Train”. While you’re at it, be sure to swing over and see Boobies and the Follow Me Back Tuesday hop. Share...
Free Books!

Free Books!

BOGO Books? Most of you long-time readers know how much I <3 James Rollins, and I’m hoping you’re all addicted to him now too, what with this latest best-seller of his. JUST in case you’ve been stalling for some bizarre reason, I found a rockstar of an offer for you. HarperCollins is in the mood to give some goodies away, so right now, if you buy DEVIL COLONY (using the link below), they’re throwing in the paperback copy of his first Sigma novel, SANDSTORM, AND tossing in free shipping. I should be totally jealous of this deal, BTW. Go. Now. Buy. (I’m highly recommending both of these, seriously.) …and hurry, it’s only around until July 28th… http://www.bookperk.com/offer/james-rollins-latest-book-the-devil-colony. If you’ve already read them…what did you think?? Jen Share...