Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Today's Favorite Passage

"Do we have an understanding?" she shouted.
"We're communication experts," Arthur said, with an unsure smile. "But I think my left shoe understood you clearly."
She stood, took the three steps that separated them, and stuck a forefinger into his chest. He grimaced against the pressure she applied. Almost caused her to ruin the expression she struggled to sculpt.
"I catch you drinking beer again before your plan is finished I'll make a hat out of your scrotum, which I'll tan before I slice it off of you. Got it?"
"Got it," Reggie said for his friend.
His face was red enough to ensure he was sincere. The two backed out of the galley.
Paul said softly in his scratchy voice, "We aren't allowed to talk to our men like that in the Marines."
Regards,
R. Mac Wheeler
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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Pix -- Sunday Morning Hike

Overcast, 55 degrees; Woodlands Park, Tampa

 Figured you've seen enough of Molly in the water, this week.
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 Surprised the heck out of me that Lucy wasn't interested in the vultures






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R. Mac Wheeler
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Friday, February 24, 2012

Pix -- Fantastix Spring Day

Hot tip: You will take blurry pictures if there is a smudge across the face of your lens.
















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R. Mac Wheeler
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Thursday, February 23, 2012

mobipocket / html question

I've struggled forcing the first paragraphs of new chapters and scenes to a 0.0 tab.
I hoped that
style="tab-interval:0in">
    versus
style="tab-interval:.5in">
would do it. But nada.
Any recommendations out there?
Regards,
R. Mac Wheeler
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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Feedback for Novel Blurb, Anyone?


Toni Tegaris, a potty mouth eccentric scientist and owner-captain of a Galaxy class merchant vessel, with her fur-covered, alien co-pilot, fall into an opportunity to double-dip in a three-way, galactic struggle. They team up with the sexiest brunet in the Earth Union Navy. (Toni hates her. What little person wouldn't hate an Amazon warrior?)
Tyrants want Toni to pilot negotiators to a summit other kingpins don't wish to take place. The EU Security Agency wants her to be a mole. Spying isn’t her business, but her unique position could allow her to nudge the L1060 sector toward peace. There may be elements from all three sides who wish her dead.
She isn’t one to back away from a challenge or do anything halfway. Besides, she has an annoying tendency to follow what flops in front of her. This won’t be the first time she’s chosen a path disruptive to her personal peace and quiet. She must decide to risk everything to bring together men of peace, and shut out those more interested in creating empires.
Amid the intrigue, she must determine if the man her heart goes lala over is one of the Empire Builders willing to eliminate her if she becomes a liability, or merely a pawn himself? Is his brother as altruistic as he appears, or just another self-serving entrepreneur? His first gestures make him to be a kook. But he's at least as cute as his brother.
L1060 ACCORD is a sequel to PERSONA KORY MAE, followed by FIRST CONTACT and TAIL KICKER, coming soon. Strap on your seat belt. 

Regards,
R. Mac Wheeler
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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Pix -- Sunday Morning Hike

72 degrees; Woodland Business Park; overcast (expected to get wet, but lucked out)
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Regards,
R. Mac Wheeler
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Friday, February 17, 2012

I'm Happy With My Wordle



Do you Wordle your work?

This round is after my next to last edit of L1060.

I'm very pleased that I've cut down on my abuse of whimpy and over-used words. I still have a few here (like, just, looked), but nothing like years past. Woohoo.
Regards,
R. Mac Wheeler
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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Pix--Wild Dogs on the Loose

71 degrees and my old pups were panting like crazy. No wonder we don't go on these walks during ourFlorida summers.