Friday, May 29, 2009

Friday, May 29, 2009
Waxing Moon
Pluto Retrograde
Mercury Retrograde
Rainy and cold

I’m glad the weather’s not hot; I’d love not to need the air conditioner for a few more weeks. But I am getting tired of the rain.

Thank you to Lori Widmer, Michelle Miles, and Colin Galbraith, who sponsored the first stops on the DIXIE DUST RUMORS blog tour. I’ve had a great time with you!

Lola, thank you so much for those suggestions about running Windows on the Mac. I will see what I’ve got! I still haven’t explored everything that came with it. I have Word for Mac, and a Customer Care person (hey, they actually help you when you call tech support, unlike Dell/Microsoft), suggested there was a way I could quarantine Windows and run it — I think that’s the Parrallex program you mentioned (quarantine — because, yes, Windows IS a disease. ;)).

Spent the morning writing and marketing. Spent the afternoon on client projects, working on interview questions, and getting out a submission. I also spent quite a bit of time updating my clip file. It’s annoying and time intensive, but it makes it easier in the long run when I pull together pitch packets.

The problems with UHaul continue because I have a storage unit with them. It’s not a one-shot rental; it’s an ongoing problem. I’ve managed to close out one of the units and move everything to a much better facility up here, but I’m having trouble with the other one. Believe me, once this is sorted out and my belongings are safely out of their grasp, I will never do business with them again. I rarely say “never”, but, in this case, I do.

I’m hoping to have a fiction-centered weekend, and also do some reading for fun. I need to sort out some projects. The “found” novel is actually only 2/3 done, so it has to take its place in the queue. I’ve got some other stuff to get done before I can concentrate on it.

Decent morning’s session on the Matty book. Okay session on the serial. Both were a struggle today. I was not in the mood to write, so I had to dig down and get out my quota for the day. Today was not a day I could take off.

Thinking about how I want to redesign the Devon site and the Freelance Ink site.

Got to catch up on mail, etc., and then it’s back to the page.

Devon

1st Draft serial: 6,127 words out of 50,000

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4 Comments

  1. I’m getting the itch for a re-design, too. I think they’re good, once in a while!

    Have a great weekend!

  2. and a Customer Care person (hey, they actually help you when you call tech support

    Isn’t that awesome? 🙂

  3. Um, I had a hilarious experience with Apple recently that made me wonder about their record keeping. *G* Sorry to hear the situation with UHaul won’t be solved immediately. I use VMware Fusion to separate Windows from my Mac OS. I almost wish it would rain here again, it’s 83 and feels much warmer.
    I hope you have a good day and sending good thoughts, just because.

  4. Brandy, I thought about VMware Fusion, but decided I liked the features of Parallels better.

    Devon, here’s a link to it on Apple’s site so you can check it out (but you might be able to get a copy cheaper somewhere else): http://store.apple.com/us/product/TS967LL/A

    And here’s a link to info about Boot Camp: http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/bootcamp.html

    Hope that helps. I totally understand about quarantining Windoze. 😉


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