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So it’s been almost 2 years since I last posted on the blog but it’s been a crazy two years since I’ve gotten a permanent office job in downtown Manhattan. When I last posted was about two months after I bought my 15″ MacBook Pro and I am still loving it much better than my Dell laptop that I bought a few months earlier than my MacBook Pro. I still use the Dell once in a while when I need to use the Adobe Acrobat program to make fill-out forms for work. My MacBook Pro has been such a great purchase even though I had to spend almost $2,000 for it. It took me a bit of time to get use to some of the changes from my PC but in the long run I have had almost no troubles with which is the total opposite of my experience with all three of my previous Dell laptops.

Recently I got a message on my Facebook Fan page from Lisa Watson who works with RT Book Reviews about doing author interviews on my Blog Talk Radio podcast show. I wasn’t too sure about doing it since I haven’t been doing any author interviews on my podcast except for that one author interview with Susan H. Crowley in July of 2013. But I decided that this was an opportunity that I shouldn’t pass up since I really need to get back to what I use to love doing which is reading book that I would post reviews about and interviewing romance authors of all genres about the books that they write. So I think from now on I will try to get myself back into the rhythm of writing book reviews on the blog but like I said it has been a long while since I’ve done it so bear with me please. I’ve also been updating my websites with new information but as you know maintaining a website takes a lot of time and mine hasn’t been updated since I started it in 2010. I’ve done a few maintenance updates with the information that I have since changed but I’m using some of my free time from work to get it all done.

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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!

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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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