Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Rainy and cool
I have an in-depth piece on Biblio Paradise about Wyatt as the heart of OLD-FASHIONED DETECTIVE WORK. It talks about the emotional throughline I’m building underneath the plot — I hope you stop by and drop a comment.
Yesterday definitely had its challenges. Getting another year older is always something to face, especially for women. The other pressures bearing down on me in this cycle made it difficult, too. But I had many warm wishes, from old friends and cyber-friends, and kept it fairly low-key. And I got my chocolate cake, so that’s all good!
Worked with students, worked on the book (but not as much as I liked), did some pitches. I’m trying to sort down the missing monies from clients, some of which are a month late now. Some of these clients have NEVER stumbled on payment, so when they say it was sent, I know it was , but tracking it down takes time I don’t have right now, because I need that money in the bank. I want to know where the money is when it’s removed from one account, yet it’s not yet at the other one. I know it’s earning money for someone somewhere, and I suspect that banks intentionally delay postings of incoming monies while hurrying outgoing monies in order to charge more fees.
Working through the stack of books I’m judging for the contest. Interesting stuff.
Through Fearless Ink, I’m now offering Author Services including help with cover/query letters and putting out media kits and press releases. Check it out here.
I had very little in the tank yesterday, and have to get back on track with the new book. I finished some research materials, which gave me some good ideas, and showed me where I have to fix a few things, but now I have to implement them.
Having problems with the trespassing neighbor. I confronted him yesterday and got yet more attitude. My only option at this point is to get the police involved. This has been going on for months. He has no right to be on this property — EVER — and his convenience doesn’t take precedence over my right to not have trespassers.
Rehearsal tonight — I need to gear up for that, along with taking care of some unpleasant business today.
I really need a break.