The new Pulp Writer site has been getting lots of attention and compliments all over the web now. Thanks to wonderful fellow bloggers out there, it's been mentioned at the following sites:
Writing With Style. Melissa is a frequent contributor here and I so appreciate her enthusiasm over learning about pulp fiction. She also brings up in her post an idea of starting up a fiction magazine in the style of the old pulps. Now before you say, "Ok, that's being done all over the place right now," yes it is - but most of these magazines seem to be targeted to male readers with a focus on science fiction, adventure, zombies, etc. Melissa is talking about starting up a magazine targeted towards that other 51% of the population. Who would that be???/ Oh yeah - WOMEN!!!! I love this idea. It has definitely put a BEE in my BONNET.
Dave Lewis over at Davy Crockett's Almanack says some very nice things about the web site here. He's also bought a copy of "Murder on the Hoof" and I'm anxious to hear his remarks.
Bish's Beat also heralded the new site here. Paul Bish is a successful novelist and all around great guy with a very popular blog, so I'm flattered and pleased that he would post something about Pulp Writer.
Don't forget that Saturday is the National Day of the Cowboy. The Autry Museum is sponsoring what looks like a helluva a shindig on Saturday - here's the info. All kinds of presentations, food, crafts and fun will be around. I love how the museum put this post on the page:
The Autry encourages visitors to dress for the occasion. However, NO firearms of any kind are permitted on the property.
How can a cowboy be a cowboy without his .45??? Seriously, it sounds like the Autry knows how people in L.A. can be - a little TOO enthusiastic about dressing in costume.
The Sherriff's Posse will be there all day as well (probably to make sure that everyone follows the rule mentioned above).
Sounds like a lot of fun. Unfortunately I will be home, digging up plants. But I WILL be honoring the Day of the Cowboy by having the drawing for the Wild West Weekly issue. I'm going to make my friend Karen be the one to pull the name out of the cowboy hat.
One last news item: Annie's had a horrible week. First she was limping for a few days, which happens occasionally with her as she has a weak joint in her front left leg. When this happens, she has to have complete rest. No exercise whatsoever. Which means that I have to cut down her food so she doesn't get any fatter than she already is. So not only is she limping, she's hungry.
She's also getting bored. She's getting so bored that she's started to do what she does best: chew and lick obsessively. She's done this since she was a puppy: one day I came home to find that she had actually licked the CARPET until there was a HOLE in it. Now, she has started to chew on her tail to the point that it's bleeding. No, she doesn't have fleas either, because they just got their meds. She's done this before; after the last trip to the vet, they told me she needed her tail shaved and gave me an antibiotic cream, that'll be $400 please. So now I do it myself with hydrogen peroxide and store bought antibiotic. Which works fine....as long as you don't leave her alone too long. Today I came back from an appointment to find her tail worse than ever. Here's Annie now......
The good news is that her limping is almost gone and she's definitely happier. Although I don't think she was too happy when I started to take the photos below...maybe it was because I was laughing so hard I was crying. William Wegman, move over.
"The Last Gunfighter Ballad" by Johnny Cash
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