Monday, October 15, 2018

Wikipedia dreams

I've always been intellectually curious.  That can sometimes be a peril, particularly when I'm browsing Wikipedia.  Sometimes I'll start on one page, but then I'll get sucked into the various links, and before you know it, I've got a dozen Wikipedia pages open in various tabs and I'm reading about something I never intended to read about just a few minutes ago.

My conscious mind loves new information.  Like I said, I'm intellectually curious.  My subconscious mind, though, my id, doesn't like having so much new stimuli stored in my head.  And my id gets its revenge when I slip into sleep.  That's when all the stuff I was just reading about gets mashed up into a horror show.  Yes, my id gives me Wikipedia-inspired nightmares out of spite.  Bad id!  Bad!

If I could remember all my nightmares, I'd have enough story material for the rest of my life.  And it would be the craziest, awesomest stuff, too.  But I rarely remember.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Second draft is done

I've finally finished the second draft of book 3 of Wheel of Fire.  It's 120k words and change.  I ended up re-writing the ending a couple of times because something wasn't working, and I can't move forward until I figure out what it is and fix it.  But I think I've got it now.

Next step is the mobi edit.  This is basically just line editing, so it should move along at a steady clip.  That's my hope, anyway.

Onward and upward.  For Homestead!  :D

Friday, October 12, 2018

Updated sidebar

All my books are now available at Walmart.  I've added the links to the sidebar.

It looks like Walmart isn't going to allow free ebooks.  I hope that changes.  For now, though, it means Clouds of Venus will remain a non-free book at Kobo and Walmart.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

No problems here

Hurricane Michael blew through quickly and relatively harmlessly.  All is well.

My heart goes out to the families of those who died, though.  Last I heard, there was one fatality in Florida and one on Georgia.  The latter was a little girl who was killed when a tree fell on her home.  Man, I hate that.  Condolences to those folks.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The rain has begun

I guess I won't see the sun again for at least a day, maybe two.

No strong winds yet.

Anyway, I'm still around, hurricane or no hurricane.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Thanks, readers!

Thanks to everyone who purchased my books during the latest promotion.  I hope y'all enjoy them.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Patty Jansen's 99-cent book sale

All books are 99 cents.  My own Cities of Mars is one of the featured titles.  Check it out:

These promotions are a great way to try out new (to you) indie authors.  Please take a moment to browse the selection.

Thanks for reading, and thanks for supporting independent authors.