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15″ MacBook Pro

Well it has been almost about 2 months since I bought my 15″ MacBook Pro and I have to say that though it’s been a process to try learn how things work differently on it than on my Dell PC I’m having such a great time playing on it. I have actually stopped using my PC for now because it has come up with a problem with the Internet Explorer and I just don’t have the time to waste to fix it. So now I’m using my MacBook Pro full-time and I’m happy since I have some really nice games which I downloaded thru the Mac store. I can basically do most of the things that I was doing on my PC and there has only been a few things that I had to get use to which is the key board and how to use some of the buttons that aren’t on my PC.

It’s a very slick 15″ MacBook Pro though if I were to get it in a different color than the sliver color it might make it look interesting with that Apple logo that lights up whenever I have my MacBook on. I haven’t actually taken my MacBook out with me because I don’t have a cover or sleeve or case for it yet and even if I do get one for it I’m not sure I want to take it anywhere with me since it is a really expensive. I’m actually getting us to using Safari since I was able to download my Yahoo! Bookmarks and exported it to Safari with a few problems that I eventually fixed. Now I have everything that I need on my MacBook so I don’t even really miss anything on my PC except maybe my Microsoft programs but that I could work around. I’m not going to buy the Microsoft Office for Mac since I’ve heard such negative reviews along with those positive reviews. Besides that if I really need to use Microsoft Office I can always do what I’ve been told might work out for me which is using Parallel or Boot Camp to use Windows on my MacBook.

Since buying my MacBook I’ve been really thinking about getting back to my writing and I have heard from a lot of writers about his Mac app called Scrivener which helps you get your manuscript organized. I also helps you to make your manuscript ready to be sent to a publisher or to just make it in to an ePub that you could download to Amazon or Barnes & Noble or whatever other eBook retailer you may desire. I’m using the free trial that is offered on their website to get familiar with the program before I give in and buy the $45 app from the Mac Store. I actually got a $100 gift card from Apple when I bought this MacBook which was great because those game apps I bought from the Mac Store as well as some of the music albums I used my gift card to pay for them. I still have some money left on it and I’m thinking if I should use it to buy Scrivener but I have to be really sure that I will be able to use it properly.

So it’s been several months since I have written on the blog even though I promised the last time that I would really try to get back to writing up reviews again. It’s just been a very hectic time with the Sandy Storm just messing up have the city which included my office building down on the South Street Seaport. I have never stopped reading so I have a lot of books that I could post reviews for but taking the time to writing the reviews and posting them here on the blog is something that I don’t seem to have to mental energy to do. I hope that with some time inspiration to write a review will hit me and then maybe I will get back to doing my live podcasts with all of the new authors that I have recently been discovering at least new authors to me as well as new authors to the writing industry.

Well it’s time for me to get back to procrastinating with other things while I think about writing my romance novels or book reviews.

Old Trouble in the New Year - Part 1

Well as you can tell from the large badge above it’s the New Year’s Writers Rumble at Terry Kate’s Romance in the Backseat that is hosted by romance author Erin McCarthy and I’m one of the contestants! I actually am committed to winning this contest because I finally am going to sit down and finish a story that I start. I wrote the story called Old Trouble in the New Year and if you click on the badge above you will be taken to the first part of my story. Read it as well as my competition, Louisa’s Makeover, so that you can in the end vote for who is your favorite. I hope you like the first part of my story and vote for it! Also I found out that you can vote for my story once everyday until the polls are closed so please vote, vote, vote and vote!

Old Trouble in the New Year - Part 1

Well as you can tell from the large badge above it’s the New Year’s Writers Rumble at Terry Kate’s Romance in the Backseat that is hosted by romance author Erin McCarthy and I’m one of the contestants! I actually am committed to winning this contest because I finally am going to sit down and finish a story that I start. I wrote the story called Old Trouble in the New Year and if you click on the badge above you will be taken to the first part of my story. Read it as well as my competition, Louisa’s Makeover, so that you can in the end vote for who is your favorite. I hope you like the first part of my story and vote for it! Also I found out that you can vote for my story once everyday until the polls are closed so please vote, vote, vote and vote!

I recently joined up with this up and coming romance writers group called Romance Writers United, which I joined up because it was 1) for free and 2) it is a a group that can become something big and very useful for my writing career. It’s pretty easy to join up and all you have to do if you have a website or blog is to put up this pretty cool banner on your website or blog after you send in the information they asked of you. Here is their mission statement that I got from their website:

Romance Writers United (RWU) is an organization for the development of a positive community, working from the philosophy of abundance as opposed to competition. Our mission is to help bridge the gap between writers of romantic fiction, agents and editors; to support, encourage and promote our authors in the pursuit of publication. By working together, we can make a difference.
Membership is open to all romance writers, both published and unpublished. Members participate in a spirit of creative cooperation, coming together to share knowledge, skills, and resources to promote and build careers as romance novelists.
They also have this pretty cool forum to chat and promote your self and you published, unpublished and work-in-progress work. The founder of the group even asked me to write up a column called The Voice of Romance, for the website about all the current and upcoming releases and current work-in-progress both by published and unpublished members of the group. I’ll also be writing about any current or upcoming releases of others that I like to read personally. This is so exciting for me and I wanted to share it with everyone.
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Phoebe Jordan
Phoebe Jordan

Phoebe Jordan

I'm a part-time aspiring romance novelist, book reviewer and blogger. I've always wanted to travel the world and learn everything I can about other countries. Learning the Italian language is one way of trying to make that dream come true. Traveling will help me with my writing because I'll be learning about the history of the U.S., Latin America, England, Italy, and Ireland, the countries I find so fascinating while reading the romance genre. I read and review romance novels of almost every subgenre along with erotic romance, mystery, sci-fi/fantasy and young adult novels. You can find the reviews at my blogs, Talk About My Favorite Authors and Phoebe Jordan's Reviews. I’ve also started a live podcast show called TAMFA | Phoebe Jordan hosted on Blog Talk Radio. This show is dedicated to everything I love about romance and young adult novels. I love having romance and young adult authors live on my show to be interviewed and showcase their books. I plan to write contemporary romance, romantic suspense, erotic romance, paranormal romance and young adult when I get my writing career started with help from Keta. I'm not sure what genre I'll write to begin with since I love to read so many different romance genres.

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