Saturday, November 9, 2013

Look, I know I'm easy to irritate...

So,  I traded in an iPad today.  It was an original vintage 64GB version that I took on my honeymoon.   It was a great piece of hardware that had reached the end of its useful life to me.  I mean, sure - I could have saved it for my 5 month old son to "enjoy" in a year-and-a-half when he is allowed to have "screen time".  (Incidentally, that is a bitch, because I love screen time.  I live for screen time.  Now I just let him drool on me instead.)

So - Target has this great deal where I can trade in the old hardware for a $200 credit.  Fantastic idea. I would have bought something else from them right then and there had they had anything I was interested in purchasing.  (Seriously.  They were down to 2 iPad 2's and dust bunnies.)  SO, I took the gift card and walked out happy.  

Then I learned that there's a way to turn that $200 exchange card into a $200 Amex.  I thought.  "OK.  I'll do it.  Then I'll take my Amex and run over to Google for a Nexus 7!"  

But, no.  That is not possible.  You see, you cannot buy a Nexus 7 from Google unless you use Google Wallet to do so.  I will not use Google Wallet.  They have a very poor track record.  

So - I guess I'll just sit on my pretty cash card and wait for the iPad Mini Retinas to show up at Target.   Or somewhere else that would take a prepaid Amex card.  

I was going to give you money on a long-shot Google, but you completely blew it.  I imagine I would be just as irritated when I learn that I have to use "Google Wallet" to buy anything from your crappy app store as well...  

And about the book...  The kid is sleeping now, thus so am I.  My writing gear is kicking in again so please don't give up on me.  The second book is getting better and better.  


Thursday, August 22, 2013

What have you got in you today?

As my readers have noticed, my writing output can be highly variable.  Some days I'm +3000 words, some days, there's nothing in there.  There's a complex equation that involves mindfulness divided by lack of sleep, times angst, and stress, plus or minus my commitment level and self-esteem status.  I haven't outgrown my princess stage.  I would love to sit down and be productive each and every time, but that is not my reality.  As such, I need to be realistic about my timing for Starweaver's Dawn.  I was homing to complete the manuscript by the end of August, but that is not going to be realistic.  I'm  adjusting the deadline to something I hope will be achievable with my current life and work commitments.  I am going to commit to writing every day though.  So, there is hope.  September.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Starweaver's Dawn is nearing completion.

I've given myself until the end of August to complete the manuscript for Starweaver's Dawn.  I knocked out 1700+ words this morning and I'm going to try and match that this evening.  So, don't give up hope!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Undisclosed location

I'm insane. I should be out playing in the sun. Instead, I'm working on Starweaver's Dawn!


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Designed to fail

If your website can't tolerate blocked tracking cookies, it is broken.

It also means that someone in your web engineering team probably lost an argument with someone on the marketing team.  That person on the marketing team, and their nearest adjacent vice-president, should be fired.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Hey! I'm still writing.

I don't know where I've been for a month or so.  Existential limbo is the most accurate approximation of the intellectual location.  Whatever.  The creative doldrums have passed and I'm storming into Starweaver's Dawn with meteoric vigor.  I'm committing to a digital release date sometime in September - but I'll do better if I can.  (Particularly if I can stay away from Diablo III...)

Thank you for reading!

-Jeff

Thursday, April 12, 2012

I'm going to start publishing the word count for Starweaver's Dawn.

So - without further ado: 12121.  It's been challenging for me to balance my "day job" with writing. Whine, whine.  I know every author has those issues.

Thank you to everyone who has purchased Starweaver's Retreat.  I am working hard on the sequel and I really appreciate all of the positive reviews on Amazon.com.  I promise I will be taking the advice given there to heart.