It’s a family thing – Jeeping and hiking and probably melting into a canyon somewhere along the way.
It’s an awesome bit of planning on my part really – what better way to celebrate the release of Magpie’s Song than to ensure I’m in the middle of nowhere with limited internet?
Well anyway, yes. Tuesday is the date – I am hoping to at least get a couple of posts and social media things scheduled but to be honest, the way things have gone this week, I have my doubts. I sort of envision the next few days will be less Fury Road and something closer to the peyote scene from Young Guns.
You know. This one:
Yeah. One can hope, maybe.
Eh. I’ll post some pictures up on Instagram – it should be a really good time – I’ve never really been to the midwest except for Vegas a few times, and I’m not sure casinos really count. So I’m excited to see what there is to see.
And speaking of WTF, I apologize in advance for any issues with this website. Something happened with the back end yesterday and I attempted a restore but it crashed part way through and now I’m missing images from posts and pages and fuck all. I spent about 3 hours today trying to get it back together, but should you stumble across a post or a page that is clearly in need of some attention, let me know so I can try to fix it. No idea what happened, but it’s a mess.
I had been hoping to set up a Rafflecopter to do a book giveaway on Tuesday and if I can get that figured out while I’m traveling, I will – but I’ve already spent too much time looking at code and my brain is fried so I’m going to give it up for now. (Psst – > if you’re on my mailing list, your chances of winning will be higher than if you are not….)
Oh, but hey – Amazon currently has the paperback version of Magpie’s Song up on sale, so if you wanted to buy a hard copy, now is the time. 😀
Between all that nonsense and my AC dying and turning the house into a mini inferno (good desert training? Maybe? At least it will be a dry heat and not the armpit that is Northern Virginia in the summer) I’ve gotten about 2 hours of sleep in the last 3 days and I am running on empty. (But I can sleep on the plane I guess…)
In other news, I got my edits back for Magpie’s Fall and I’ve got about a month to turn it into something that actually reads like a book and less like word vomit, but as I’ve mentioned in previous posts, this is apparently how I do things. Write crap, polish into something shiny and chrome. Rinse, repeat. Rewrite maybe. Not the most efficient, but it is my MO so that’s just how it goes.
Also, after a 2 month hiatus, Fox & Willow is back online – Aimo and I really appreciate all our readers giving her the time needed to heal from the tendinitis and we look forward to continuing this story. I’ve got the script drafted for Chapter 4 – fair warning it’s going to be very sad. I’m sorry.
Witness me, yo.