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July 2018

1st
11:43 pm: LibertyCon is the BEST, you guys. I am not kidding. It is now my favorite convention.
2nd
03:23 pm: I swear to Dad if I don't make it home on this flight I will literally cry. I started in…
04:41 pm: Also, I totally forgot to put the battery back in the TV remote in the room. My apologies to…
10:01 pm: Annnnnnd home. *collapses into a puddle of goo* - 2 comments
3rd
06:28 pm: And I seem to have brought a mild case of Con Crud home with me. Considering that my symptoms…
4th
03:07 pm: ADVENTURES FLYING STANDBY--the Mixed Blessings Version. + Made it home from LibertyCon in one…
08:54 pm: Well. This final read-through isn't going to do itself. Con crud or not, I've got 20K words to read…
5th
12:01 am: Got about 20% through Noah's Arc before it got dark enough for the fireworks. Set the better part…
10:54 am: So, this case of "con crud" might actually be a case of "airport crud" brought home by the Hubby.…
12:19 pm: Halfway through my final read-through of Noah's Arc...
04:33 pm: Well. Look what just hit my inbox. Price to Pay - PROOF FINAL.docx Ahhhhhh. *looks it over* I…
05:52 pm: Yeah, I made all of these punctuation choices on purpose because of the way I want those sentences…
06:51 pm: And after careful consideration, I have decided to leave this directly-quoted prayer in Noah's Arc…
07:41 pm: And Noah's Arc is DONE. ...now I get to format it for ebook and print, along with "Piles of Cash…
6th
03:56 pm: I just got a hilarious robo-call telling me that my "Microsoft licenses" have expired, it's an…
11:05 pm: You know, it's kind of disheartening to go on eBird and look at what everyone's seeing in Utah and…
7th
05:48 pm: BOOGITY BOOGITY BOOGITY, LET'S GO RACING, BOYS.
08:44 pm: I just showed the cover of "Monster Hunter: Saints" to my loving child. His immediate response was…
10:39 pm: So I had to go to Wally World for piggeh food, and I was wandering down the DVD aisle (as one…
8th
01:18 pm: Looks like our Plan for the Day is to have an early dinner and then head out to the Bear River…
01:44 pm: So... the gauges in your car may be lying to you. I just found this out, though the Hubby knew…
11:43 pm: Photos from Julie Frost's post
10th
03:32 pm: Got stalled on a bit of dialogue that needed changing now that I actually know what happened in…
07:30 pm: And DONE. And sent. And now I've got another file to go over, for a different story. At least this…
08:51 pm: Edits on "Doc Borden's Hard-Luck Hoss" tossed back to the editor. It will appear in the next issue…
10:50 pm: IT DON'T EVER GO SMOOTH.
11th
03:54 am: ...I *think* the thing is formatted for print. I have attempted to work in GIMP for the cover, but…
06:14 pm: Okay. I have dug my PaintShopPro8 disc out of the filing cabinet, installed it, and opened the…
12th
12:23 am: I think. I think... I think I might have a cover.
12:41 pm: Well. Here's attempt #1 at a cover. I am still not sure I like this font, but I don't really like…
02:23 pm: *bangs head on keyboard*
05:32 pm: And this is what happens when I get embroiled in a project. I lose track of time and forget to feed…
05:57 pm: Version 2.0:
13th
11:39 am: Take 3! I made the wolf redder, squished the title on top together, put some drop shadows on the…
03:57 pm: Take 4! Made the outline of the title a little less thick, and centered it. Tweaked the back…
06:12 pm: *bangs head on keyboard some more* My name gets lost on the thumbnail. So that's awesome.
14th
12:08 am: Trigger pulled. Files submitted to Amazon. Now I wait...
04:58 pm: HELP, HELP! I'M BEING SUPPRESSED!
15th
07:52 am: "We’ve reviewed the information provided and we are happy to inform you that your book will enter…
04:28 pm: Got back from birding at Farmington Bay and Antelope Island to find that "Pack Dynamics: Phases" is…
09:04 pm: Species count today: Farmington Bay: 32 Antelope Island: 15 To be fair, we didn't do as much of…
16th
07:13 pm: Can You Identify These 80s TV Shows by Just One Image?
17th
08:14 pm: So, yeah, the latest Jurassic World movie is a big stupid bundle of fun. Leave your brain at the…
18th
01:14 pm: "Files are checked within 24 hours to ensure your setup information is correct and your files are…
03:07 pm: Yeah, I've had it up to here with websites that promise me a certain timeline and then don't…
08:46 pm: WOOT. Apparently my files are approved, so I just ordered the proof copy of "Pack Dynamics:…
19th
02:20 pm: Inboxes cleared. LTUE form filled out. Stuff sent to guy who's going to interview me for his blog.…
20th
10:36 am: Gallery of Curiosities #3 is live, with my story "Doc Borden's Hard-Luck Hoss." It's a weird…
02:20 pm: So I figured out how to do a digital proof while I'm waiting for the physical copy. Lo and…
22nd
10:19 am: All righty. I've uploaded a file to Amazon with (hopefully) no typos this time. Their review should…
23rd
03:38 pm: Files approved (yet again). Now I wait for the dead tree proof. I should probably also gin up the…
07:06 pm: Because I have to host it someplace in order to post it in this other place, here's the front cover…
24th
05:00 pm: Julie Frost
05:28 pm: Hat-tip to Jamie Robertson and Kary English.
25th
01:39 am: i.gifer.com
04:20 pm: MFW I see someone in the grocery store wearing a shirt that says "Nothing phases me." I felt like…
08:44 pm: Used Kindle Create to make an ebook file for Pack Dynamics: Phases. Since the dead tree version…
26th
08:53 pm: Shipping status of my proof copy of Pack Dynamics: Phases is "Transferred to Local Post Office for…
27th
02:48 pm: The handsome and hardworking Steven Southard has interviewed me on his blog, Poseidon's Scribe!…
03:22 pm: I am holding... In my formerly nicotine-stained fingers... A physical copy of Pack Dynamics:…
05:15 pm: Okay. I think it's properly tweaked. Now to save everything as PDFs and re-upload the files to…
05:31 pm: And the files are uploaded to Amazon. Again. And of course the tweaks mean I have to re-price it as…
28th
09:27 pm: Photos from Julie Frost's post
29th
01:49 pm: My guinea pigs right now:
09:48 pm: Julie's cover photo
10:04 pm: Frustrating day of birding today, with a bunch of mystery birds out at Silver Lake. However, there…
30th
02:03 pm: So I just put fresh grass AND pellets in all three guinea pig cages. Fozzle and Killian went for…
08:38 pm: Man, I love when my story in an anthology gets picked as a favorite by a reviewer. It is the…
31st
08:11 pm: *blink* So I have gone from having one book on my table at events to having (soon) nine. Because I…
09:06 pm: Now I feel like I should be getting more collections out there too. Because I don't have enough on…