Monday, June 4, 2012

Have you heard?

You know that handy dandy 'replace all' feature in Word? Well, here's a story that'll take replace all to a whole new level...and put a grin on your face. I found the link at The Passive Voice, a blog that keeps everyone up to date on what's going on in the publishing world. Check the story out here. Let's just say it involves a little Nook-y. LOL. What'll they do next?

Also, if you're interested in reading through pitches, then seeing which ones ended up catching the interest of editors (and getting full requests), check out this link to the Entangled Publishing pitch fest that was held a few days ago at Romance University. The pitch is over, but being able to compare pitches and see which ones stand out is a worthwhile exercise.

Lastly, I turned off my word verification today (thanks to a post at Seeing Creative). I had no idea it was on, but I think my settings defaulted to it when Blogger's format changed. If it's still popping up, please let me know! And if you'd prefer not to have yours on, check out your settings. Word verification could be on without you realizing it.

It's the last week of school for my kids, so I have to run a pick up class party snack substitutes (the whole food allergy thing). I'll be sure to make time for blog visits though! See you around :)


  1. We have a full month left of school here.

    Lots of links to check out here, Rula. Off to make some stops.

  2. School was out here last week. Thanks for the links. Going to check them out now.

  3. That's a brilliant idea about checking out the pitches to see which ones appeal to the editors. That's better than having examples.

    I don't use replace after an accident in which involved creating new words because the find word was in the middle of another one. oops! :)

  4. LOL, loved the story at The Passive Voice--thanks for sharing, Rula! And good luck with this last week before school's out! I know your kids must be ecstatic! :-)

  5. I'm glad I turned off word verification, but man, those spammers have been hitting me hard and heavy. Blogger catches most of them, but I still see all their attempts. I wish they'd get a life.

  6. J.L. - Wow, a whole month? We're actually ending a week earlier this year due to schedule changes. Normally we'd have two weeks left.

    Stina - That has happened to me with replace. Now I check each word I'm changing. But this article made news bc of what Barnes and Noble did... :)

    Kathy - I read it to my sons and they had a good chuckle too :)

    Maria - I've been lucky so far, though I've had one or two spammers in the past. I'd be fine with w.ver. if it was actually readable, but I spend too much time trying to decipher it. Good luck with spam!

  7. Love the Passive Voice story. :)

    I hope lots more people take off the word verification thingy. I've been having terrible problems reading the darn things.

  8. Hi Shirley! I thought it was pretty funny.

    I agree about word ver...but I think the problem is a lot of people don't know it's on. It doesn't show up for the blog owner.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  9. Cool. I'll have to check out the pitches.

    This is the last full week for my kiddo. Just a few days left. Gulp. LOL

  10. Jennifer, this has been our last week too. In fact, today's the last day! I have only minutes left of freedom before the first bus comes. Ditto on the gulp ;)