I had another steady, busy day yesterday. I started as usual with the daily competitions. That took a lot of catching up after a week without internet, but now it’s just taking 10 minutes or so – long enough to drink a cup of tea while I’m doing them.
Then I moved on to the gig list for December, but I can’t help feeling I’m a week early. This is because I usually do it the last Wednesday of the month … well, I do it every Wednesday of the month, but I mean when I’m doing the bulk of the following month I usually do it on the last Wednesday. However, as the last Wednesday is also the last day, and as December is party gig month, I decided to do it this week. But I still feel a week early.
Next job was major book promotion. The Smashwords edition of Night Crawler had been rejected as “requires modification”, but in the space where they suggest what’s wrong with it, there was just an asterisk. I didn’t want to delete the book and have it go back to the end of the queue if there was nothing wrong with it, so I fired an email off to Smashwords.
They replied only a few hours later saying it was a mistake, there was nothing wrong with the book, and they’d taken another look and thought it “looks good”. And they forced it to publish.
This is the premium catalogue that gets it out there on all the major book seller sites. I can only do so much marketing myself, so I need those major book seller sites.
I killed 2 birds with one stone again after dinner and walked the dog to the vet. I was only picking up worming tablets, but I wanted to chat about the daily vomiting too, and they agreed there’s not a lot wrong with him and it’s probably just diet sensitivity. I’m trying a really bland food on him today, but they think he may also grow out of it.
Because they’ve not been done for a while, I also picked up worming tablets for the cats. Oh, was it fun in my house last night getting all 3 to take their medicine.
Domino was great as usual and just settled down for the evening, as usual. Holly threw a hissy fit, spat it out a couple of times, and then went out in a huff, refusing to eat her tea when I finally got it down her. And Rufus thought it was a fun game – but I think it gave him bellyache later in the evening because he was fidgety …
When I got back from the vet I was greeted with 2 rejections – a short story and a filler – but another acceptance by Ether Books. You can find the story here, The Bonfire Party, and the app here. (You need the app, and Dad, you still can’t get the app …)
It’s another FREE download for 2 weeks before it goes to sale.
Today is going to be proof-reading, reading and writing.