Tuesday, November 04, 2014

RIP my Old Computer (maybe)

I feel like I got back in the swing of things yesterday. I even accomplished everything on my to-do list, including housework. I still have some things to wrap up, including the author publicity questionnaire for the new publisher, which is pretty extensive. It feels like an employment application for a job with a high security clearance. I was having to dig around to find the names of all my foreign publishers because they want complete info on all my past books. I still have some work to do on that because I need to dig up review quotes from those books and articles that have been written about me in the past. They're compiling a dossier on me!

Then I need to start going into PR mode on the new books. And start writing another new book. That may be a pain because my old computer seems to have died. It was only ten years old, so I don't know what the problem could be. I just wrote on that one and used it as a kind of jukebox, so it's more of an inconvenience than a panic situation. I do have the system discs for it, so there are a few things I may be able to try to coax it back into life. There are a couple of files I want to grab. Everything important was backed up to the main computer, but there were a few things where I jotted down some information that I'm not sure got transferred, and I created a few playlists that aren't on the main computer. Mostly, it's just nice to not have to disconnect and haul one computer around the house. I can keep one off the Internet entirely for fewer distractions. This may spur me to finally get an iPod or even upgrade my phone to an iPhone (probably not the new one, but one of the previous generation phones that's now cheap) so that I can also use that as a music player to plug into the stereo.

Speaking of new book, it's now available for pre-order. Here's the Kindle version.  I suppose that also counts as a cover reveal if you follow the link. I'll do an official reveal later this week. It's also available for pre-order at the Apple store, but I think you have to go within their app rather than having a regular link.

So, I guess this is a real thing now and I have to let people actually read it. I've been working on this book since 2009, so it's been a long time in development.

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