Monday, April 2, 2012

Eye Invasion

Well since my last post I've received another rejection letter from an agent. So far I have sent to 9 agents and received 2 rejections. The response time is anywhere from 2-6 weeks so I'm sure the other rejection letters will come in a timely manner. :P

I have made a few changes to the novel since sending out my queries but it shouldn't make that big of a difference.

In the meantime I'm working on a "Platform Challenge" through the month of April. Hopefully this will help me build a platform as a writer and create a following. This will be essential for selling books once someone has the good sense to represent the novel. ;)

As for my daughter well she has cut her first 2 teeth and has decided to try the "walking thing". My husband and I couldn't be more thrilled. It is bittersweet, with her first birthday fast approaching. The time seems to have flown by and it just seems faster with each passing day. She is definitely the sunshine in our lives.

In my pregnancy, all is well! This is the part where feeling crappy is par for the course but it will pass soon enough and we will have grown our little family by one! And barring any craziness and colic it will all be worth it! :)

This one will have to go into the technology category... but consider eye tracking devices in your computers and cell phones that will read your thoughts.

The way you read a sentence how your eye lingers on a word or even in in a split-second you reread a word. That is all taken in and calculated to find out what it is you are thinking. Apple has already applied for a patent. The devices will have a front facing camera so that they can catch the quick and usually undetectable movements of the eye.

And all for what? You ask. All in the name of advertising... well at first I'm sure but who knows after that.

Granted that this technology will probably not be available for another few years but it certainly is going to change the game for a lot of people and their internet use. Privacy issues are headed for a major breech!

Well boys and girls this is one of the ways where science and technology can go from amazing and helpful to downright scary and intruding!


  1. Hi, Claudine. In addition to being a fledgling writer, I work part-time setting up websites for people. I mainly work with WordPress and I'm not really familiar with Blogger. Your template (theme, whatever they call it over here) is very unusual. I'm fascinated by the layout as much as what you've written. I don't understand the comment id requirement though. Still, you are off to a good start. I don't think you need to stress over posting on a daily basis. The important thing is to be consistent. I know I don't have time to check all the blogs I follow on a daily basis, but I appreciate it when I know what days there will be new posts so that I can make a schedule.

    1. @Mamaw Thank you for your insight! I really appreciate it being new to the blogging scene. I will try to post on Mondays and Fridays to start off and we'll see where it heads from there. Thanks again for you input and for following!

  2. Claudine,
    I admire anyone who has put themselves out there enough to even be considered! Sorry it wasn't the answer you wanted, but I'm sure it will come. Good luck on the next query.

    1. Thank you Sheila! Hopefully I'll get some good news soon! And Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  3. Hi Claudine,
    Thought I'd stop by and check out your blog! Looks great! Just gotta keep on keeping on!