Monthly Archives: July 2012
Quick post to say hi before I leave again. Two birthdays, a plumbing disaster, a bouncy castle fiasco, and a first round of edits later, and I can safely say it’s been a crazy week. 😀
I had an idea for Taken’s cover, so I’m waiting to hear back from an artist if it’s even possible, but I really hope so. The editor didn’t weep or throw a fit at the state Taken was in, so we’re still on track for that. I haven’t worked a whole lot on Purity or Taste, but we’re not this busy every week.
Oh, and Adversity is finally free on Amazon US. The others are still taking a while, and I know there are still problems with iTunes and B&N, but according to Smashwords, it will all be sorted out soon enough. Hopefully in time for Taken. 🙂
Also, I’ve been considering serialising a short novel on my blog, just so I can schedule something regular. Bad/good idea? Anyone think of problems that might pop up? I keep hesitating, and I’m not sure why…
And finally, we’ve discovered a small bit of internet access – slow, slow, slow – so I won’t be completely off the map in future. (But my replies may post half a dozen times). 😉
Back in Dublin to send Taken to the editor. Box ticked btw. Take that, WIP! (And thanks, betas. You all rock!)
Things I’ve learned in the new place.
- Everyone on the same stretch of road as us shares the exact same address – yet the postman knew exactly where to send the last tenant’s post, my post, and my OH’s post this week. Secret super power. *Nods*
- Our stretch of road is the only place in the village (I keep saying village in a Welsh accent) without broadband.
- The water is gank. Stupid iron. Even the filtered water is awful. No more nice green tea for me. 😦 I came home and had about three massive cups in a row just to make up for the disappointment.
- Never lie on the grass if you don’t like insects crawling down your top.
- Five minutes down the road in a rural place is not equal to five minutes down the road in Dublin city. Not even close.
- Everyone knows your car doesn’t belong there. People think it’s weird if you stay home all day, especially if you. Can’t. Even. Drive. *Shocked Eyes* I think I’m going to be the eccentric one in the village. Score! 😀
- School starts a half hour later than in Dublin. Yay!
- I can’t play football in a pair of converse without them flying off. Leaving them off is probably not the solution (see number 4 for a clue). Nor is letting the big dog play. Her head + my knees = crippling pain.
- Hurling is king. *Hides football*
- I am not a country girl. 🙂
The kids have learned what sunburn is. Even if they were convinced that the sunburn victim’s pink arm was caused by a bluebottle landing on him. They remain suspicious. My sun-cream obsession has now worsened. 🙂
Hanging around for a few days to get some bizniz done then I’m heading off again.
I’m back in Internet land until tomorrow (although I’ll be back again later in the week when I have to send Taken off to the editor), so I thought I should update here while I have a cup of tea.
So… now it’s looking as though I won’t have regular Internet access for the next year. *Cue hysterical laughter* I can occasionally access my email, facebook, etc. on my phone in the new place, but it’s sooooo slooooow and entirely unreliable. I’m mostly bothered about losing my reliance on Dropbox – I’m not the world’s greatest backer-uppererererrr.
We haven’t actually moved yet, but here’s our new view. Yeah, hello there, Irish summer. The view we’re leaving behind is of a couple of blocks of flats, so it’s kind of an adjustment.
See? That’s a big fecker of a field out behind our garden. There are a lot of them around. 😀
My brother has me terrified that this one will get mistaken for a fox by a farmer…
And this one is so not appreciating the move.
Look at the stress on her face. 😀
Anyway, I might write some blog posts and schedule them whenever I have Internet access. Hopefully, I’ll be able to keep in touch via Twitter or Facebook, but I can no longer guarantee quick responses. On the upside, no net equals less distractions, so maybe I’ll get more stuff done. 🙂
ETA: Forgot to mention – Smashwords are running their annual Summer/Winter sale. Some of my books are taking part.