Well, I did it again. Against the advice from a few bloggers I know and trust, another weekend passed and I was a ghost. Everyone tells me that in order to create a successful blog with a loyal following you have to write something every day—even if it’s only a few sentences. It seems that my weekends are jam-packed with obligatory duties and domestic tasks. Before I know it, Sunday evening bushwhacks me and I realize I haven’t written a word. No excuses here; merely a lame explanation.
- Alex, my 16 year-old cat suffering from kidney failure, seems to be doing better. Her appetite has improved and her demeanor seems normal. On Thursday, my wife and I are consulting a holistic veterinarian, hoping that she can recommend gentle treatment for her condition.
- My new Toshiba computer has a defective CD/DVD drive. When I tried to install Microsoft Office and placed the CD in the drive, it sounded like a 747 was rumbling down the runway! I brought it back to Fry’s Electronics and swapped it for a new one and it seems to be fine. I considered switching loyalties and investing in a Mac Book, but I’m here to tell you that a comparable Mac costs four times more than a PC. Personally, I can’t believe that Mac’s are four times better than PC’s, so I don’t think there’s one in my future.
- Got a call from my editor at Amazon Encore. We made a publishing deal with a small Asian country (can’t spill the beans quite yet). It’s nowhere near the deal we made with the European publisher; however, ANY deal in Asia may give my novel more exposure in the Asian markets and if we can solicit some interest in China or Japan, the markets there are huge.
- Spent all-day Friday at a meeting near LA. Four hours on the road to and from, and 6 painful hours listening to the boring drivel of issues about which I couldn’t care less. I hate to be a whiner, but are they kidding me? Imagine sitting on an ass-numbing plastic chair and watching 7 Power Point presentations with figures and graphs and pie charts and statistics. This meeting was supposed to be a “Team Building Event”. But in truth, it was more like the cure for insomnia.
Okay, time for me to earn my keep.