Friday, July 30, 2010

Tucson: The next adventure

We've loved our 7 years in Albuquerque, but we've decided it's time to love another place. We have a contract on our house in Albuquerque, and we just learned our contract to buy a house in Tucson was accepted. We're excited! I walk into this house, and I'm happy. Love the neighborhood and the general area too. WooHoo!

Now we're hoping all the inspections and the myriad of activities involved in selling and purchasing a house go well. With some luck, we'll be in our new home before August ends. If you have any to spare, wish us luck!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Happy Birthday Tripp & Tasia

We don't know the birth dates of either of our rescued dogs, but today is the day we choose to celebrate their birthdays. They've already been on a neighborhood walk and then taken to the country where they could run.

Happy Birthday, Tripptasia!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I write like...

I stumbled on an interesting site, especially for writers. You input writing samples, and it analyzes your style and tells you who you write like.

I put in the prologue from my unpublished novel, Above Haldis Notch, which is a paranormal thriller/magical realism novel. It told me I write like James Joyce.

Then I tried various other sections from Above Haldis Notch -- single chapters, multiple chapters, and multiple chapters that included the prologue. Using early chapters, I always got the same response:

I write like
Stephen King

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

I did several runs using the last chapters and just as consistently got matched with Margaret Atwood.

For another unpublished novel, a literary horror/paranormal, psychological thriller I call Daeva, I tried various chapters and combinations of early chapters, and I always got this result:

I write like
Chuck Palahniuk

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

Using chapters closer to the end of Daeva, it again told me I write like Stephen King every time I entered chapters.

CLICK HERE to visit the I Write Like website. Who do you write like?