Saturday, June 29, 2013

Wait for it

Patience. It's a virtue, they say (whoever 'they' are). It is something that is incredibly important to living. Without patience, I would be very frustrated all of the time.
Take, for example, with this new book that's coming out: The Missing Kitten. I'm waiting for it to get back from two proofreaders (who are much, much busier than I) and I'm waiting for the cover to get done (by someone who is much, much busier than I). Unless I want to do everything myself (which would give you, the reader, and incredibly inferior cover and edited book), I must wait.
How about another example: When milking cows, they sometimes don't behave very well. The flies bite at them, so they whip their tails about to keep the flies away. Since I am in the way of the tails, I often get whipped. I could get angry and get upset. Or I can ignored it and get flyspray to keep the flies away. (Flyspray, brilliant invention.)
My point is this: don't get angry at the person, look for the root of the problem. When I flyspray the cows, it rids them of the flies, leaving me free of their whipping tails. If I help my brother with his jobs, then he will be free to work on my cover, giving me what I want. Amazing how that works, huh?
So, Patience: it's a virtue, it's important. Because sometimes you just have to wait for it.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Speculative Fiction Throughout Time and Space

Hello Everyone! Guess what? There's going to be a blog marathon! A blog marathon, with different people posting each day about one unified topic!
Not here. Sorry, I'm not that organized (yet). Still, I am involved in it (somehow I got roped into the whole thing...).
The Marathon is called 'Speculative Fiction throughout Time and Space' and the theme is speculative fiction. Here's a link to the schedule and blog where it's being hosted: Speculative Fiction Throughout Time and Space
I hope you head over there and check it out. My post will be up on the 9th (or that's the plan so far). There will be a post every day in July, so make sure to check that out.

This is Jesse Rice, over and out.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Missing Kitten

I was out weedwacking today (yes, I was literally wacking weeds), when I came up with all sorts of ideas for the second book in The Kitten Mysteries series. It's gonna be great! Seabert's going to...
What's that? You don't know about the first book in the series? Oh. I suppose I should start at the beginning then:

The Missing Kitten is a book about cats. Rambo is one of the main characters. He's a fun-loving cat with a great imagination. When he finds out that his friend Seabert the kitten, is missing, he figures not too much is wrong. Sometimes kittens go exploring, no big deal. Yet, when he looks into it, he finds that it is a big deal. A kitten turns up dead and Rambo must work and sacrifice to save his friend, and more, from destruction.

Sound interesting? I hope so, because it's coming out soon. That's right, my book is coming out sometime in early July. There, I said it, now I must be held to it. The Missing Kitten will be out by early July. I hope you're ready.

Monday, June 24, 2013


Welcome, readers, to my blog. This the place where I talk about stuff on my mind, stuff spilling out of my mind, and my books: published, not yet published, and never to be published. I hope you have fun here and I hope to keep this somewhat active.

Look for my new book The Missing Kitten coming (hopefully) in July!

That's it.