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Step one – open shitty first draft.
2 print out in word draft mode, light colored ink. 3 put on extra
strong glasses and lamp. rewrite every single page until it looks
like it’s bleeding. Be aware that you might need a lot of physical
space for laying out the pages. clothespins are key. 5. type in
handwritten edits. 6. go back to step 2 and do it all again. lather
rinse repeat.

Step one – open shitty first draft.

Step two –  print out in word draft mode, light colored ink.

Step three – put on extra strong glasses and bright lamp. Rewrite every single page until it looks like it’s bleeding. Be aware that you might need a lot of physical space for laying out the pages. Clothespins are key. So are Post-It notes.

ugly stuff

ugly stuff

Step five – type in handwritten edits.

smells fishy to Barkis

smells fishy to Barkis

Step six – go back to step 2 and do it all again.

Lather, rinse, repeat.

everyone's a critic

everyone’s a critic

Barkis is not too subtle when he wants to go for a walk….

The secret? See below:

Barkis paid a visit to Dilly. They’re a matched set. Please visit http://www.thebigdogproject.org/

…but Barkis will do anything for me…

it’s 100 degress F today…barkis said no to a walk…

it's hot outside

it's hot outside

I don't feel like a walk.

I don't feel like a walk.

I'll just keep napping, thankyouverymuch.

I'll just keep napping, thankyouverymuch.

[photos courtesy of Jay’s cell phone]

Barkis lying low

Barkis lying low

smells like summer

smells like summer

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Would you please check out this training treat pouch? My friend Liz knitted it. Yes. KNITTED it. In a seed stitch pattern. She writes as well as she knits, too. I adore writers who knit. So does Barkis.

Sit. Stay. Good dog.

Sit. Stay. Good dog.

It looks much too cute to be filled with chopped up hot dogs, but hey. I didn’t make the rules.

(If you look carefully at the background, you’ll see a few of the ways we spoil Barkis. Double-mattress bed, check. Garden view accommodations, check. Reading material–including The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime–check. Plaid fleece blanket, check…)

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more about “Barkis v. bubbles“, posted with vodpod

 

 

Barkis v. the Crab of Doom. See more photos here

Put up yer dukes! Take that! Aaaannnd...THAT!

Put up yer dukes! Take that! Aaaannnd...THAT!

Today’s drawing is for a copy of the book of the moment, and a beautiful tin of relaxing herbal tea. To enter, just post your favorite relaxing beverage in Comments. I’m curious to see what we all like to drink (besides the obvious). Congrats to the winner of Saving Juliet! Marjorie’s name was selected by http://www.random.org. I’m guessing she will love this funny, funny book.

Barkis looks hardcore in his new sweater from Hoverfly:

what today's dobes are wearing

what today's dobes are wearing

No, really, he did. There’s something about those little copy edit flags he can’t resist. (A copy edit is an almost-final once-over on the manuscript. The copy editor indicates her comments and queries with sticky flags that say things like “she walked through the door 3x on this pg.” or “this is the 13th month of her pregnancy.” Somehow, the CE resists adding, “moron.”)

mmmm....so meaty

mmmm....so meaty

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