Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Good Winds vs Bad Winds... current times

Oh, darling Big Kittens, the winds of change are upon us, so it feels to the Kougaress. The Good Winds battle the Bad Winds in an epic tornadic war that hits us all in one way or another. Even if your house isn’t directly struck, your neighbor’s is, or sections of your community have been demolished by the beastly weather. And it goes on and on.
Ah, yes, the Kougar is penning away on her WIPs, despite not being part of the exceptionally popular NaNo... or write a 50,000 word novel during the month of November... certainly a marvelous idea and a great opportunity to write that novel you’ve been dying to get to, or simply get your bumpkis in gear.
Sadly, this Big Cat author’s idea on how to help her leg heal faster and complete BRANDED BY THE TEXANS didn’t work out... yet. It might never work. For one thing having dial-up and no modem is a problem. And, yes, if a UPS modem does the job, gee, everything on flashdrive can’t be used because stupid MS Word won’t recognize Word Perfect, even when it’s a .doc file.
Yowl-truthfully, moi despises MS Word, the way it’s setup and all the hype to buy this and that... and the fact that it feels like a damn leg trap. Hell, monkeys could create a simpler, easier to use program that doesn’t treat the user like a kindergartner... plus, if enough bananas were offered, yeah, that’s it... the monkeys could create a program that is rewarding to use rather than a punishment from Satan.
Yep and sinister meows, moi wishes one of Mr. Bill’s malaria vaccine mosquitos would bite him. You all can speculate on the end results.
Not to mention it would take fifteen hours or more to download any useful program. Not to mention you have to use an external CD/DVD thingie... yeppers, pass the deadly peppers... it’s all about money, money, money and getting it from you by hook or crook... not a good product at a good price.
Okay, if moi was tech savvy, yeah, she could probably overcome all this crap... maybe, she would have known better... but she’s not and desperation can cause mistakes, expensive mistakes... le sigh...


Authoress news and mews ~

A HUGE YOWL OF THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO VOTED FOR ~ CURSES WERE STRANGE BEASTS ~ in the Dorchester/Textnovel contest ~ smooch, smooch, the Kougar adores you. ~
Yep, moi is planning on offering some of her Serial Flash Fiction at TextNovel, this week ~ The Graveyard Dagger ~ ~

Love horses... meet romance author, Francesca’s Kwintus ~

A Horse with a Heart

Falling in Love

He was coming down the long side of the arena the first time I saw him. Big and bay and muscular, he had an elegant, easy walk and a confident, somewhat debonair allure. His broad forehead and kind, golden eyes were enhanced by a neatly plaited forelock. He wasn't a particularly big horse, but he was round, compact and well-proportioned, and his thick, strong neck was shown to advantage by a set of perfect plaits. His tail was thick, long and glossy. But what struck me most about Kwintus the first time I saw him was the perfectly symmetrical heart-shaped white mark on his forehead. Okay; geometrically speaking, the white mark is actually more of a diamond shape. But to me it will always look like a heart, probably because I fell in love with this horse the moment I laid eyes on him. He had something special; a charisma, a presence, a gentle and endearing "cuteness" that made me feel happy. I glanced at Olivia, my fifteen-year-old daughter, hoping she felt the same way. I knew my eyes were sparkling, but were hers?

Would you like to find out? The rest of the story, including photographs of my very special Kwintus, is on my website at ~ ~. Come and take a look. Oh, and leave me a message on my guestbook!

Lots of love,


"Mucho Caliente! - Wish upon a Latino Superstar"

An effervescent romantic comedy


Now ~ FIRST! just for the big cool cats ~

Happy Courtship on another Earth

X-Serial Flash in Two Hundred ~ Sylva and Zeke’s story continues...

Part 311 ~

Sylva surfaced, telling herself to remember. She might be able to use dream travel as a way to visit her Earth. Zeke still held her, his embrace warm, but looser. Shifting her position a bit against his better-than-paradise body, she listened to the slashing rain and the shouts of thunder in the distance. She listened to her cowboy’s rhythmic breathing. She’d never felt happier. Before drowsiness could take over, thoughts crowded her mind about her new life. Setting them aside, she intentionally blanked her mind. There was no use trying to think now. Not when she was still so tired.

Zeke moved restlessly inside his dream, searching for those who hunted his Sylva for her psychic ability. Flash pictures of those he knew were connected to the Secret Circle and others he didn’t know rose up before his gaze like shooting targets in an advanced training session. Next came a review of everything that had occurred, especially with the Long Walker. Within his unconscious mind, Zeke realized that somehow the Long Walker was the key to his protection of his wife. Feeling her stir, then slip back into slumber, he let himself remain asleep. His dreams shifted to his ranch.
Part 1 - 15 ~ see blog ~ January 15th Cometh, then Part 15... and before...
Part 16 ~ 310 ~ see the Kougar’s prior bloggies... or the Passionate Ink forum, the FREE READS page ~ ~ OR! Now available on The Romance Studio Forum, January through September 2009 flashes ~ ~ Click on the FORUMS
Monday ~ the Kougar blogs ~ A bit of romance for the devil...
Saturday ~ Linda Blanche ~ Regency Halloween ~ great fascinating info!
Friday ~ Serena blogs ~ Bump In The Night ~ “So it’s that time year again, the time when fear is the currency and we are all chomping at the bit to buy some!”
Thursday ~ Courtney blogs ~ Halloween Hooligans Recap ~ “I have posted in three different blogs the answers to three different questions about how the Halloween Hooligans feel about different Halloween things.”
Wednesday ~ the Kougar blogs ~ Halloween Adventure and the Top Ten Reasons...
Tuesday ~ Linda Acaster: Torc of Moonlight ~ “Do we ignore the history so close beneath our feet because it is dead, or because we fear it might rise again?”
Monday ~ Chelle blogs ~ People do scary things... ~ “By scary things, I mean not nice things, dangerous things - evil even. And we writers capitalize on those nasty doings.”
Sunday ~ Keta and Tara: Joaquin's Realm
Friday ~ the Kougar blogs ~ Halloween Inspires My Wilder Nature
Thursday ~ Steph B ~ The Romance of the Zodiac ~ “Astrologers have explored the heavens since early Greek and Roman times”
Tuesday ~ Kaye Munro ~ LET'S ALL WRITE PARANORMAL! ~ “October is such a grand month for everything paranormal.”

Tuesday ~ the Kougar blogs ~ Are ShapeShifters Grateful? ... and Darius Speaks
Monday ~ Francesca blogs ~ Selling Myself ~ “So on Saturday (after working my shift at the library) I drove to a nearby city to visit an upscale adult store to make a purchase.”
Friday ~ Serena Shay ~ What Were Your Most Memorable Halloween Costumes ~ “Here we are, the day before Halloween and like most years, I'm down to the wire.”
Here we are, the day before Halloween and like most years, I'm down to the wire.
Thursday ~ WHAT SCARES YOUR SHIFTERS? By Pat Cunningham
Wednesday ~ Crystal blogs ~ Favorite Halloween Movies ~ “Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays, the one time I break down and allow myself a scary movie.”
For the next part of the Never-Ending Story by the Kougar ~ When you see it, say ‘Rachel’ ~ “Kallyn flew faster, yet saw nothing ahead of her, except the driving sheets of rain.” ~ RomanticSynonymous ~
Volcano’s Angelic Forecast for this week ~ Siren-BookStrand blog ~

No! Internet Two... Resistance is victory...
PLEASE! Darling KitKats, if you have any thought about taking the flu shot/swine flu shot, please! Read the insert first, not just the info sheet.


Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving...
May your most romantic dreams come true...

Wind-flung kisses from the Kougar...


Savanna Kougar said...

Hi to myself.

Serena Shay said...

((hugs)) and a howdy do!! I'm bummed to hear that the leg is still giving you fits. More positive energy coming your way lovely lady...

LOL..."the monkeys could create a program that is rewarding to use rather than a punishment from Satan." Sorry, not sure how to help as I love my Word and would be lost without it. :)

Savanna Kougar said...

Hey Serena ~ yeah, I thought since it was XP on Acer that a .doc file would work, even though I use WordPerfect. No, Microsoft Word won't recognize it... not to mention the way MS Word is set up simply doesn't compute for my brain.
I used Open Source on my sister's computer that my nephew installed when I was working at her business... much easier than MS Word for me.
However, everyone is different.
THANKS! for the good vibes. At least, most of the soft tissue injury has healed, but then the icky skin condition is worse.
Sorry, too much info... it's just that it's disheartening to try to solve problems with not a good result.
Blessings to you!