Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Waxing Moon
Pluto Retrograde
Mercury Retrograde
Rainy and COLD!

First of all, Happy Birthday to my friend Michelle Miles! Woo-hoo!

Second, hop over onto her blog, Ye Olde Inkwell, and see the interview with Jenny Storm there!

Those darn cats! I woke up this morning, shivering, it was in the 40’s (Farenheit) here. The feather bed was pulled off and wadded into a ball at the bottom of the bed, with three little, furry faces peering out of it. Stinkers!

Yesterday was just a Murphy’s Law day. Went to the bank, went to the post office, did a big shop at Costco. They don’t carry Izze water anymore, which makes me sad, but I got to enjoy two cases of it after not having it for several years, so that’s the way it goes.

The afternoon was spent on client projects, following up on previous pitches, and sending out some new ones. The scam artists are writing better ads to draw you in, and then doing bait and switch. I usually just shrug it off, but one response in particular so enraged me yesterday that I engaged in debate. But, to counter-balance that, one of the follow-ups got an enthusiastic response and the possibility of future legitimate– and legitimately paying work – I’ll keep in touch with that one!

Had to go on the old PC to get on IE in order to invoice Confidential Job #1 — their invoicing system ONLY works on IE, which is a pain, and means once the PC is removed from the house, I have to drive to a library every time I want to invoice this job. Urgh. It took 65 minutes to do something that should have taken 3. Thank goodness I no longer have to rely on that computer.

Read a nice big chunk of my friend’s manuscript last night — finally. I’m behind. And I’m really enjoying it.

Good morning’s work on the Matty book and good morning’s work on the new serial. I’m hoping for a productive day. I have a lot of correspondence to write, I need to get some stuff over to an eBay service that will list/ship/deal with it for me, and got to get back to work pulling stuff off the PC. More client work this afternoon, and the back to my friend’s manuscript. I also have a manuscript of my own to get out the door today.

Better get back to work.

Devon

1st draft new serial: 3,087 words out of 50,000

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5 Comments

  1. I’ve seen those “Sell It on Ebay” stores, and I’ve been tempted. But what is their cut? Is it profitable? I HATE shipping stuff. Maybe because I’m lazy. 😉

    Hope you have a Murphy’s Law-LESS day today!!!

  2. I agree – the scammers are getting better at scamming. They suck you in with those ads, then inform you that no, they don’t pay $250 per small article, but $250 for ALL the articles they need. They can shove that!

    Happy Birthday, Michelle! 🙂

    So Mac doesn’t work with IE? That sucks.

  3. Thanks for the birthday wishes! And the interview is just great. 🙂

    Friday I’ll be getting the new book!

  4. I have Virtual Machine on my Mac. It takes a small portion of Mac memory and uses it for Microsoft. We did this so we could still use Quicken (the Mac version is funky) and I can get on IE that way if I wanted. You might want to look into that.
    Sorry to hear about your day yesterday. I hope today goes much more smoothly!

  5. I would recommend Parallels or something like that, which allows you to run Win on your Mac. I use it, and it allows me to use a programs that are Win only. It helps for a couple of things that just aren’t available on Mac. I’m using Parallels and it works really well. OR, since you have a new Mac, you should already have BOOT CAMP on it, which also allows you to run Win. But instead of running it simultaneously with your Mac software, you log out of your Mac stuff and log in to Windows. If you still have your old Windows copy (if it’s Win XP SP2 – that’s service pack 2), you could run it with boot camp and not have to buy any new software.


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