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Tea Pot Coach

A Moment of Personal Reflection

Let me tell you a little something about myself, Gentle Reader. In my closet there is a little box labeled "Spare Parts."

"Why, Miss Gail," you say. "This sounds either creepy or kinky."

Sadly, it is neither. It is simply that when I get a new piece of clothing I take the spare thread (from sweaters) and extra buttons and I put them in a tiny plastic jewelry bag. I label the bag with a sharpie detailing the make and a personal description of the item to which the button/thread belongs. This I carefully place into the Spare Parts Box.

I am also the type of person who sorts through the Spare Parts Box regularly and removes those baggies belonging to items of clothing I have donated, gifted, or consigned.

This should tell you a whole lot about my character.

This should also tell you that asking me my opinion on the inner workings of the publishing industry would be met with a highly arched eyebrow if incredulity if A. this were not the internet, and B. I were not physically incapable of arching an eyebrow.

Your moment of parasol . . .


Gail's Daily Dose
Your Infusion of Cute:

Your Tisane of Smart:
In which I do an extensive and loquacious blog on How to Make a Proper Pot of Tea: Being an Essay based on Hearsay, Family Tradition, and Opinionated Preferences. "Let us talk about tea. That great and fateful, that wonder of all wonders, that calmest and most civilized of drinks. I have been pleased to note, of late, it is making a comeback at steampunk events in particular."
Your Writerly Tinctures:
On earning out. I still think it's a big deal and a mile marker for an author.

Timeless: Second draft back, working 3rd draft.
Secret Project F: It is ALIVE!
Secret Project PPA: Only a twinkle in my little eye.


BIG FAT SPOILER ALERT! Really, DON'T READ THE BLURB ON AMAZON if you haven't read the other books first!

French review of Soulless concludes, "Bref, un bon premier roman que je vous conseille sans problème, surtout si vous voulez passer un agréable moment avec Mademoiselle Tarabotti."

And an Italian interview has also dropped.
Writer's Coffee Chat: Intervista a Gail Carriger autrice di Soulless.

Quote of the Day:
"Don't agonize, organize."
~ Florynce Kennedy

Comments

I fully approve of the whole of this entry! *clap clap*

P.S.: I used to be incapable of raising eyebrows, but years of practise have now made me quite famous for lethally arched brows. If you ever feel bored, practise with the help of your hands!
I fear the pot of tea how-to link is blank.
I share your concern...something is amiss.
Thanks! I fixed it.
Lovely post. I'm not quite so organized, I'm afraid. I do keep that type of thing (and random others) but making sure they go when their antecedent item goes almost always slips my mind. So I'm always finding little bits and bobs and wondering (or remembering) to what they belong.

By the by, that corset in the infusion of cute is stunning! I can't imagine what it must feel like wearing it (well, I can, and it all comes out "I can't breathe!... Gasp!"), but it is gorgeous.
Miss Gail, you are wondrously and fearfully organized. I take the little cards with the spare yarn and buttons and throw them in the drawer with the bags of buttons for my sewing and/or crafts projects. Once in a blue moon, I go through the drawer and clear out buttons I don't think I'll ever actually use. At least they're in baggies by color, type and a few other dubious categories...
Oh lord, you always have me in sitches Gail.