Tuesday, October 31, 2006

E-Book Update:

Rare daytime post:

The challenge is met! Today's the day that the fabulous Paperback Writer is posting our free eBooks for the world to enjoy.

Here's the link.

Mine's the fourth one down -- it's alphabetical by name -- and my beloved sister is just one up from that. Two very different genres, and if you read them both, you'll see that Sis has the most beautiful writing style, where mine is...a little less pretty.


Anyway, have fun reading! I'm sure there's some good stuff in there.

Okay, back to work!


At 3:17 PM, Blogger Joely Sue Burkhart said...

Hmmm, well, I don't know about "beautiful" but thanks anyway. *g* Who needs pretty when you can have sardonic grit and wit??

At 5:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awww, you're both awesome! And I'm the closest to objective!

*dons 'Rabid Burkhart Fangirl!' shirt and waves Chiefs flag*

Hope all is going well in your writing worlds!

At 5:44 PM, Blogger GutterBall said...

You silly monkeys. Sis, your words are beautiful, and I'd trade my grit for pretty if I could. I both envy and admire your way with words.

And Zo, you're such a sweetheart! *pets beloved Chiefs*

I dunno if snark and grit is enough to stand me apart from the masses, but it's definitely my style and I can't really help it. It just is.


Word ver: abfeguns - the projectile weapon of the future that doubles as personal training equipment.

At 8:05 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

Hey girl! I read your story and I LOVED IT!!!! OMG!!! I think that is going to resonate with A LOT of people. (eyes sharpened pencil carefully...could I use this as a weapon? Oh yeah! LOL) I read Joely's too and you are right she has a gift for fluidity in her stories. You kind of float along with her don't you? But there is room enough in the world for both, because sometime you want nuts and sometimes you don't...right?

Anyway, hope you're doing better and kicked the crap that was trying to sabatoge you!


At 8:16 PM, Blogger GutterBall said...

I dunno if I kicked it or not, Michelle. Sometimes I feel just fine. Then, out of nowhere, I'll just be zonked and achy and cranky. It's bizarre.

I'd almost swear it's mono (I had it back in college, and egads, I don't want it again!), but I can't imagine where I would have gotten it. I don't know anyone who's had it lately.

I got nothin.

Thanks for the kudos, though. I kinda like that story. It's...fun. In a twisted way. Heh.

Sis's story is beautiful, though. She has such a knack for the prose, for making it weep or sigh for us. Beautiful stuff.

At 7:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

g-ball, I just finished reading The Office Mercenary and I have to be honest, no BS. It is funny, quirky, savvy, creative, sick (just the right amount), and many more adjectives my limited vocabulary can't come up with right now. It is, by far, the best short I have read in a very long time. Are you writing a full length novel around the Office Mercenary? You really should.

At 10:46 AM, Blogger GutterBall said...

Wow, thanks, JTC! That means a lot coming from you!


Actually, TOM started out as a full-length novel, but it just didn't have the oomph to make it 380-some words. When I saw a short story competition, I jumped at the chance and it fit just right.

However, it might well become the first chapter in some kind of office-to-office killing spree. Woot! The possibilities are endless!

At 10:47 AM, Blogger GutterBall said...

Um...pages, not words. Geez.

At 10:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just finished reading your sisters short. I have two thoughts on it: 1)Wow. and, 2)I shouldn't have read it at work! I'll have to sit here for awhile. -JTC

At 11:42 AM, Blogger GutterBall said...

Heh, she's great, ain't she? She always amazes me.

At 10:35 AM, Blogger Joely Sue Burkhart said...

Giggles and blushes, I'm glad at least two people have read it! I agree fully on TOM too. It is sick but hilarious and witty and well, the words escape me. Kudos, Sis, and I hope you do expand it someday!! Thanks Michelle and JTC for reading us both.

At 8:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, boy, The Office Mercenary was just wicked!

I took time out from the madness that is NaNo to read some of the challenge pieces and wow, what a great story you've written.

Given how much I hate being called 'Jaye-Jaye', I can relate to Rae.

I can see Rae starting up her own business as an office mercenary to rid the world of ***holes in the office.

Excellent piece.

At 4:52 PM, Blogger GutterBall said...

Thanks so much, JP! *glows* I appreciate you reading and even more appreciate you stopping by to say what you think. Taking time out to actually leave a comment, good or bad, is always muchly appreciated!

I'm terribly fond of that story. It's just so...macabre. Always a good thing.

At 9:24 PM, Blogger zeep said...

hey there is this you? its Zak..been wondering where yer @? hit me up if its you..Z


At 9:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey munchin. found this spot on google. i'm scared to read very much though. no tellin what you've said about me!

At 11:58 AM, Blogger GutterBall said...

Holy crap, is that MOM?? Wow!

Naw, this one's clean of parental influence, Mom. *grin* My frustrations are taken out on work instead of family. Heheh.


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