S.A. Garcia's Mutterings, Whimpers and Rants

S.A. Garcia's Mutterings, Whimpers and Rants. World Domination by 2020. Or 2025. Probably never.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Lovely review for "To Save A Shining Soul"

A positive 4 star review for my comedic tale about demons, hell, religion, and major heavenly screw-ups.

To Save A Shining Soul Review

Monday, July 25, 2011

The Word Smexy

What is this word? I just noticed it popping up here and there. Smexy. Why? The word sounds like something needing to be scraped off your arm. "Yuck, you've got smexy on your arm!"

The urban dictionary defines it as "a cuter way to say sexy." Cuter? I think not. Try grosser. This word ranks with carcass as a word that makes me cringe.

When I first saw this word on a m/m site, I thought "OK, weird, perhaps it's a way of indicating m/m sexiness." Then I saw it elsewhere which tosses my theory into the mud.

Something tells me the same person who coined the stupid phrase "head-hopping" created "smexy." I'd like to find that person and treat him/her to a candle light dinner featuring me in a foul mood.

Nothing smexy there.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


A highly logical spider spun a simple web across my back screen door. She's having a grand old feed on a june bug. I hope she nails a few hundred mosquitoes.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

My Writing Spot

Do people wonder what a writer stares at when writing? Here's my summer distraction, my flowers. They are lovely, smell grand and soothe me. Unfortunately they can't spell or offer advice when I'm sitting here in a quandary. That's fine, I know they want to help.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Sleepy Bee in Bee Balm

When we first moved to our old house, I planted a beautiful bright red bee balm. Over the years I suppose the bees have naturalized the plant. Now it blooms a faded magenta, but the bees, hummingbirds and butterflies love the plant, so I let it go nuts each year.

I love watching the bumblebees prepare to sleep under the top spikes. Tonight I decided to photograph the one poor bumblebee as the cutie readied to sleep. What an adorable fuzzy face!

Hope my little pollinator is not too annoyed at me. The crazy hot weather demands daily garden watering sessions. If someone stings me tomorrow I'll know who is pissed at me.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Can't Please Everyone

The Dreamspinner group has been buzzing over reviews. Face it, authors love to wonder why a person made certain declarations about a story, especially if others were generally pleased with the writing, characters and other things near and dear to the word geeks.

I'm no different. I look around, read comments and restrain from replying. When I first read something that stings, I grumble, write a reply, delete said reply and say what the hell, some like chocolate, others like mint. I need to find the folks who savor mint chocolate mint.

Trouble is this last review I read made my fingers twitch. Granted it's early morning, I am tired and should be sleeping. But there you go, that's what I receive for peeking before I place my head on the pillow.

But when someone disparages my characters, I go into tiger mode. Yeah, that's what has my tail twitching.

Again, so what. 

Logical mind will keep whispering those words in my ear as I sleep.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Friday, July 1, 2011

Nadal vs. Murray at the Wimby Semis

Here's hoping Nadal triumphs. Last night we watched Hammer Sci-fi flick about a radioactive mud monster attacking Scotland. We started a whole fantasy about Andy Murray turning into a radioactive mud monster and melting everyone at Wimbledon in order to win the title. Our story became more interesting than the British flick.