ice rivers's blog

French in the Background

A week or so ago I decided to exercise my lack in knowledge of the French language. I wasn't sure I was going to do it until I noticed the instrumental L'Amour Est Bleu was palying on our system and the title appeared. So i began merging my "french" with a fake Tale of Two Cities back story. I used most of the French vocab that I possessed, with a big thanks to Paul McCartney. Then I started to recall what went wrong in my education de Francais...

Took a break from Dosteovksy last night

and read from the humble e version of Full Filer and was as relieved as I was proud. My book is already a best seller as some of the best people that I know have informed me that they are reading/have read the book. When re-reading the book last night it gave me great pleaure to imagine myself "reading along" with those who have enjoyed the book. I'd come to a certain passage and think "Oh I bet she liked that part' or "I don't know if anybody...

Quiet......Too Quiet

It's quiet out here....Too quiet. I haven't heard much from ABC kin since I published my book and even less regarding my last few stories. Hope evrerybody is okay. The last three pieces I've written starting with Groomin' in Progress are continuations of a series of idea that just keeps developing and has more or less possessed my imagination for the last week or so and it shows no signs of letting up. The whole thing is going to end up one long...

Hobbs and Dobbs

Let’s go back oh five million years or so to the moment when the first alpha monkey learned to voluntarily contract the small muscles at the base of his hair follicles which caused the first intentional, political piloererction. His hair stood on end which made him appear a lot bigger than he actually was. After the bristle, he went semi-berserk and started making threatening moves towards every other monk in his immediate vicinity. The male...

Pandemic Publication

Well, this whole thing is real after all. I got my author's copy sent to me yesterday. Yup there's something magical about getting the publication in your hands rather than e format. My daughter and I had to learn how to do this from scratch and that's what I love most about it. For many, many years people have been telling me that I should get this story published or that essay published. I've had many letters to various editors published and...

Here we go

One of my stories has been chosen as the story of the week which always makes me proud, confident and humble all at the same time. Funny how the gears tend to clck as this week my book entitled Full Filler by Ice Rivers went into print. ISBN-13: 979-8601361705. The print copy is an upgrade over the ebook as the print copy includes a few photos and a bonus story. Delivery is becoming a problem apparently because of the pandemic. I'm trying to be...

Only Pneumonia

If I didn't/don't have the virus than I came/come real close. I'vd been sniffling, coughing, malaising and sleeping for almost two weeks now. Maybe I got lucky and it was/is only pneumonia cuz only pneumonia knows the way I feel tonight. I got flu shots and pnuemonia shots at the beginning of the season so whatever I had/have could have been worse without those shots which is a frightening thought. I don't think it's the Corona because I got it...

Turning pro

I write under the camouflage of a pen name in order to make it easier to tell lies about myself which is the great truth of autobiography. So whomever I choose to be I can forego vanity in order to relate embellished crimes and punishments that I confess to the public. Since I am no longer myself but rather the shadow of myself, I can no longer write for myself. I write for my readers and if it appears that I am occasionally writing for myself...

And off we go......

Ready or not, we're on Amazon. Yup, Full Filler by Ice Rivers is on the market. 95% of the writing has appeared on ABCtales. Pretty sure this first volume would not exist without ABCtales. It's a weird feeling. I thought that I'd be jumpiong around and going crazy...telling everyone about the publication....marketing...checking sales results but that's not the way it's happening. First off, I'm tired again nearly fatigue tired, nearly post natal...

Shooting the Engineer

There comes a time when you've got to stop fiddling around and shoot the engineer if you ever want to get the product produced. I'm about ready to turn the book loose and get it over to my designer and hope to get it published by mid-November. I'm either gonna call it Late Boomer or Late Bloomer Blarney. The title is important and difficult, like naming a band or an album. I've used ABC tales for my scratchpad and my inspiration. I'm gonna give...

Pages