Author photos taken by Robert Abrams in Paris, France.



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Hello, I'm Rebecca Buckley, and I write books! Welcome to my blog. Here I'll talk about almost anything. Depends on the mood of the day. I'll also talk about publishing, writing techniques, and editing ... subjects close to my heart. So today, anytime you feel like it, feel free to jump in ... click on the COMMENTS link at the end of a post and give your opinion. If you sign in "anonymous" to comment, it's easier, just be sure you say who you are in the content of your comment.

Monday, May 31, 2010

UP TO MY EYEBALLS WITH ELECTRONICS

I'm surrounded by electronic equipment - big and small - and I'm not totally convinced it's all good, especially when one of them malfunctions.  I spent most of Saturday rewiring my computer and rearranging the components in order to be able to attach and use my flat screen TV (sitting on top of my desk unit) as a computer monitor whenever I want.  Success!  One of the reasons is that now I can download instant flix from Netflix and watch them on the big screen while lying in bed without purchasing a wii console (but that's coming next for the big screen in the living room - a wii). There is a possibility, however, I can use my mini-notebook to do the same without a wii in the living room, but I haven't tried that, yet.  Depends on the hookups. Another day.

So, here we are ... a wireless module to accommodate Linda's system in the library, a music system, CD/VCR/DVD players attached to all TVs, HP desktop computer, Apple desktop computer, fax/tele, Kindle, Blackberrys, iPods, iTunes, flash drives, portable hard drives, Studio 8 movie-making attachments, digital cameras and digital video cameras, recorders, and the list goes on and on.  Lotsa electronics!

I don't remember my mother and father dealing with all this stuff.  All daddy had was an 8 milimeter movie camera (film), a radio/record playing console, one TV in the den, a manual typewriter, and that was the extent of it.  My sisters and I had the little snapshot cameras - no computers.  We didn't even have disposable cameras then.  So all this electronic stuff has all come about in the past 50 years.

I wonder what the next 50 will bring ...

Friday, May 21, 2010

LAS VEGAS OR BUST!

Or is it busted in Las Vegas?   Or lotsa busts in Vegas?   Or ...

Regardless ... I'll be in Vegas June 17 - 20 for the PSWA Conference (Public Safety Writers Association).  I'll be representing R. J. Buckley Publishing on a publishers' panel, answering questions, etc. from the attendees.  AND will be advising and listening to pitches from writers who are looking for a publisher.  Might pick up one or two novels to publish ... you never know what terrific murder mystery writers will surface at the event, looking for a publisher.  

I also hope to get in some relaxing and fun time while there for three nights.  Vegas is one of my favorite U.S. cities, and I'm truly looking forward to it.   Will drive over, only a six-hour trip, taking books so it'll be easier to drive than fly.