Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Upping My Dates

So to bring everyone up to speed with the latest happenings with moi and moi's significant other, here's what's been going on.

1} The wife (aka Joanne) made it through surgery with flying colors. It was an outpatient thingy and we (meaning moi and thou) spent about several hours there. We got there around 11a and because Herr Doctor was running a little late, thou didst not go in until 1:30p (surgery was scheduled for 12:30p). I made roughly three round trips from Newington to Middletown (each drive totaling about 45 minutes or so) and we didn't get home until roughly 6:30p. Staff was very excellent and thou has a follow up on the 23rd for removal of sutures and another cast.

2} I switched gears with my writing yet again, and if you haven't followed my various updates on Facebook (author's page and personal page), I decided to self publish a very small trilogy of short stories that will total a shade over 11,500 words. The trilogy is tentatively titled "A Trilogy of Love" and I plan on doing it through  Smashwords. I download their very handy dandy formatting guide over the long July 4th holiday and hopefully by the next weekend, I'll be doing a boatload of formatting in preparation for August release date. I also opened up an account with iStockphoto, so that I can come up with a good cover, which after I mail in the required amount of money, I'll purchase and do a cover reveal.

The main reason why I'm self-pubbing this trilogy is that I'm still undecided about whether or not I should still continue to query my novella, and by doing this, I'll have something else out there with my name on it for people to use and abuse.

And thus, summer has officially arrived here on the mountain, where it was so hot and muggy this weekend that sitting in the shade of the mountain was a lot like a mouse trying to find shade under a blade of grass.


  1. Good news about the surgery. Glad it came out good.

  2. I'm so glad it went well. It's hot and muggy here, too. My hair was soaking wet from perspiration when I finished my afternoon walk yesterday.

  3. You must have been able to get Joanne up the stairs and into the house with minimal difficulty because you didn't mention any problems with that, as you feared. I'm glad her surgery went so well. A swift recovery to her!

  4. Charles: Thanks. Its definitely something I don't want to repeat any time soon.

    Lynn: Thanks. It was so unbelievably hot and muggy that sadly I spent most of that July 4th holiday weekend indoors.

    Debra: When we got home, Joanne was alert enough to walk to the stairs w/o too many problems. She wound up going up the front stairs on her butt, then my brother-inlaw and myself helped her into the house.

  5. Let me know if you find that blade of grass. Glad Joanne is doing well - let me know what you think of Smashwords. My bro suggested that as well, even though he has done absolutely nil on the book he illustrated.

  6. Summer has finally arrived here in the UK too. We are having wonderful hot weather, but it's likely to only last for another week so all we Brits are making the most of it, and I have the the sunburnt arms to prove it!

    Glad Joanne's surgery went well. :)

  7. M: I tell ya, it's been wickedly hard to find that blade of grass right now. :D

    I will definitely let you know about Smashwords. I know a few writers who use it and are quite happy with it. I may wind up splitting my time between them and Createspace simply because Createspace has the option of doing your book as print first, where Smashwords doesn't.

    Joe: We're smack dab in the middle of a nasty sticky heatwave right now, and I'm not too thrilled about it.

    And I have the slightly sunburned head to prove it here. :D

  8. I'm happy to hear that the surgery went well. I hope Joanne has a speedy recuperation.

  9. Pleased to know that your wife's surgery went well. And wish you lots of luck with your trilogy. It sounds ambitious. Many thanks.

    Greetings from London.

  10. S.R.: Thanks, and she's hoping too as she's facing a bummer of a summer with this ankle.

    ACiL: Thanks, and I like to think it is (the e-book that is) but so far, things have gone relatively smooth for me.

  11. So glad your wife's surgery went well, G. Hope her recovery is just as smooth!

    Yeah, humidity sucks. We got a little break from it the last few days, but it's supposed be back again with a vengeance. Totally draining.

  12. Talon: Thanks.

    The humidity has finally tapered off, so there's hope that this weekend will be a goody.


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