I’m just not up to doing Rogue Magic this morning. No, I’m not exactly sick. Okay, fine, I seem to have caught a very mild cold over Christmas. Slightly stuffy and feel like sleeping rather a lot.
I’m not going to sleep a lot. I’m going to work on Through Fire, and later today start going over Witchfinder’s edits. (Word of warning, Witchfinder WILL be taken down tomorrow or Sunday, all but the first two or three chapters.)
The indie sales have picked up and stopped scaring me, though I’ll confess earlier this month they had a weird pattern in which ONLY No Will But His was selling, but it was selling a copy a day. Still panicked me, because what if nothing else sold ever. (Oh, shut up. Like I’m the only crazy one.) But by the 15th, the distribution was the normal 20 to 21 titles sold, some with one copy, some with multiples, and the novels outselling the short stories by a mile and a half.
I have mastered Create Space (preens) so there will be printed copies of all these soon. So far only Death of A Musketeer has gone live, in tpb. Btw I have the first defective copy I ordered (loooong story, but there are a few obvious mistakes I missed online, including random capitalization attack in the blurb.) I meant to take it to the Huns-giving but forgot. So, next time we all get together (When shall we all meet again) I’ll have it as a fun giveaway.
My Create Space books are being designed with JASC paintshop nine, (When Corel bought it it took it more scrapbooking and away from “poor man’s photoshop) and GIMP and Word. It works. Yes, I could get Photoshop and Indesign, but considering how INTIMATELY I know these other programs, the ramping up for the possibly better programs is SO much work as to be not worth it. I’m following the rule of “Would you be better off writing?” The answer is “yes.”
I will be talking to Toni, btw, about putting up webscriptions versions of the three musketeer mysteries now out and also Witchfinder when it’s ready. I’d talked to her about it before, but I’m not sure exactly where it stands. (My fault. I got sick.)
This year has been largely a waste through getting sick, but the blog lightening up — even if I’m still blogging most of the time — SEEMS to be helping that. The common cold isn’t very serious, and might just be tiredness, to be fair. (I spent last week doing massive cleaning downstairs, and it does pull me down.)
Hopefully once I get things rolling properly health will recover and 2014 is “the year I finish things” and stop with the getting sick cycle.
I’ll try to do a chapter of Rogue Magic tomorrow, and then Sunday will be the roundup of news — possibly with an end of year thingy. Monday is the introduction of the first member of my Raiding Party. Tuesday is my New Year’s Resolutions.
I’ll find something for Wednesday. And then we’ll figure it out. Needless to say I’m still open to guest posts that aren’t from members of the Raiding Party, for when I find myself like today quite out of brain. So, if you’ve sent me one and I’ve spaced it, ping me again, and if you haven’t, come up with something.
And now I’m going to go shower and dress and do the cat boxes which smell… like catboxes.