Delicate Stuff

For those of you wondering, I didn’t receive an invitation to the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. I’m not terribly shocked, given the damning severity of the now-infamous Cordova/Windsor sushi incident of 2004. Such is life, I suppose. I guess I’ll wish them both a happy future and to beware of Parisian tunnels.

…too soon?

Oh, and about the chili thing yesterday? Made some and it came out a bit too salty. Take that how you want to.

I’ve been writing for average this week, which means instead of a mad-dash 20,000 word session (and then a week or two of absolutely nothing as I get grouchy and grow to hate the book) I’ve been trying to just hit 1,000 words a day. If I go past that, then great. But it’s been nice to be able to relax, let the thoughts percolate and still (potentially) get the first draft done in about 100 days without grimacing every time I open the file. It’s allowed me to crack 10,000 words written this week without any added pressure. Of course, 5,000 words on Monday was a good indicator that this was going to be a productive week.

I heard that the last short story of the Lawyers in Hell book was turned in. The cover is about ready to go, and I’ll know soon where I am in terms of placement in the book, as well as the release date. I’ve heard that And Injustice For All has gotten some good first remarks from people, which is always a good sign for the ego. You know, that delicate male ego that needs to be stroked to ensure that he is not crushed by a single negative comment. That one.

Oh, received a really cool thing in the mail this week. I picked up this thing called Square, which allows me to sell people my books at cons via credit card. They swipe their card into my credit card reader and it emails them (or texts) a receipt. As long as I have the free app installed on the device that is attached to my card reader (either a 3G or 4G phone, or laptop or tablet with wifi), I can now accept all sorts of credit cards at cons (this is especially helpful for when someone says “I’d buy your book but I don’t have any cash on me.”), which makes me all sorts of smartified. This also saves me the trouble having to have change on hand (I hate it when that happens).

So I’ll be introducing said device sometime at a future convention. Probably not LibertyCon, though. I don’t want to have to compete with Glennis or Mike.

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