Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Back to Writing Again

After five days of transferring files to my new laptop, I have everything I need to get back to writing. There were more than a few hiccups along the way, and there's still some apps I need to install. However, the only things left are my entertainment files, music, movies, books, etc.

But the big thing is finishing the three short stories I meant to complete last week before the old laptop started acting up. For those who have been checking on a daily basis, I haven't set up the preorder for Too Many Fish in the Sea (Justice Thalia #5) since I have not finished it yet.

Spells and Sleuths, the first of the rewritten Millersburg Magick Mysteries, is done, but it won't be released to the general public until the Kickstarter backers get their copies. And that won't be until I finish Analyze Me and Demons Run at Halloween. It's easier, and fewer headaches for both me and the backers, to send out everything at the same time.

And I do have a hard deadline to get everything finished. I considered retreating to one of our local Starbucks (yes, the second independent store has opened in our town) in the mornings. However, smoke from the Canadian wildfires has flooded the area again, which makes going outdoors darn uncomfortable.

*sigh* Just when I start to feel comfortable going out in public again...

Friday, June 23, 2023

Alas, Poor Laptop!

I tried to get the last of the Soccer Moms written before I had to do this, but the end for my current laptop is nigh. I'll do another round of backups before I move my work folders over to the new laptop,

I hate having to get used to a new laptop. The software engineers move stuff just to move stuff.

So, if you don't hear from me for a while, I'll be in my office. Probably swearing up a storm while I try to get all the applications to work correctly!

Friday, June 16, 2023

New Release - Death in Double Mocha

The last novel in the Soccer Moms of the Apocalypse series dropped yesterday. Death in Double Mocha is currently only available through Amazon. You can read it via Kindle Unlimited or buy the ebook or paperback.

After it's 90-day term on KU, it will be available at other retailers along with the rest of the Soccer Moms series.

Dani Elante’s alter ego Death felt the wrongness of the dead rising, even though the world rejoiced in the return of their lost loved ones. But she shoved her reservations aside when her deceased husband comes back to her and her son.

Can Dani find the courage to put the dead to rest and stop the Apocalypse? Or will Satan convince her to let Heath live, and as a result, destroy the universe?

Amazon, all countries

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

All Physical Packages Shipped!

It took me nearly a month, but all the books and goodies from the Soccer Moms of the Apocalypse have been shipped! I can see my fireplace again!

What's left?

I've got digital stretch rewards to finish:

- The Spells and Sleuths paperback interior has been delivered by my formatter, so one last proof on that before uploading the ebook

- The audiobook for Apocalypse, Not Now! has been delivered by my narrator, so proof that

- Finish writing Analyze Me and record the audiobook

- Finish writing Demons Run at Halloween and record the audiobook

And I need to finish all this before I head west for a writers' retreat in July.

I think I can get it all done. I hope I can get it all done. I want to start on a new project for Camp NaNo!

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Almost There If I Can Breathe

Yesterday afternoon, I finished packing and labeling the last dozen Kickstarter boxes to be shipped. However, I didn't make it to the post office today.

Northwest Ohio is under an Orange-Level air quality alert from the wildfires in Ontario and Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The photo above from the Australian wildfires a couple of years ago gives you an idea of what our supposedly clear blue sky looks like right now.

I've been dealing with itchy eyes and a stuffy nose since I ran a bunch of errands yesterday morning. I'll need to dig out my pandemic masks before I take the last boxes to the post office tomorrow morning.

I really, REALLY hope we get the rain forecasted for Sunday.