Tuesday, June 14, 2011

View from Martha’s Vineyard

Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Waxing Moon
Saturn Retrograde
Pluto Retrograde
Rainy and damp

I started feeling very New-York-style stressed out yesterday, which is not a good thing.

A lot of it has to do with 1and1, the incompetent webhost. They “upgraded” the mail system — I still can’t download my mail to my hard drive, and now I can’t be on it to sort/purge/file the mail for more than 3.5 minutes at a time before my “session” expires. Which means, unless I’m writing very short emails, I can’t respond to emails in real time, either. They are such a fraudulent organization. I have GOT to get to Cape Mac and have them pull everything, so that I can move web hosts. I can’t lose tens of thousands of emails, and I can’t print them all out. I HAVE to be able to download them and store them. Right now, 1and1 holds them hostage, telling me there’s an ‘ftp error” and I can only use Outlook, which I can’t use on this computer.

I want to get safely moved off their site. And then, I will continue to press fraud charges against them with the appropriate authorities.

I’m really over Payloadz, too, as far as the ebooklets go. They change the links without telling me, and then people follow the only link I know about and can’t get the booklets. So I’m pulling all of them off Payloadz in the next few days, reconfiguring the writing booklets, and will re-release them in a few months through another venue. I’m going to put them into one package, and add tip sheets and other information into it. It will be a combo pack, but also have additional information. I’m also working on another book, but I think THE WRITER is already using the title I wanted! 😉

Class started. It always takes a few days to get people settled in, but people seem excited by the concept of having to write 1K/day and that they’re not in it alone.

Worked on some articles. Didn’t finish enough. Did laundry. Went to the dump. My back is going out again, which is disturbing. Stretched out the back. The neighbor mowed more in the rain, and edged — but not on my side this time. Sorted through stuff that accumulated by the big chair in the living room, so it’s cleaned up for company. Worked on stuff for the Mermaid Ball. Still didn’t hear a word about the baking, so baked two batches of traditional toll house cookies and two batches of lemon bars. I will plate them and wrap them to drop them off later this morning. Made up the downstairs bed, where I’ll sleep for the next ten days, giving Costume Imp my room. Finished most of the material for Confidential Job #1.

This morning, I’ve got more laundry going. Stripped my bed and put on the linens for Costume Imp. Dealt with the garden. Switching stuff around in different rooms that I need for the upcoming visit.

Wrote 2195 words on SPIRIT REPOSITORY, which I’m using for the class — I’m writing along with the class. Did all of chapter 7, which was a big break-through, although I thought the first 400 words were going to kill me. I was just choking. And then it clicked into place and was fine.

I have a LOT to do today, including finishing my first post for Writers Vineyard and scheduling it, dropping off the cookies, getting in some food, and clearing off some writing deadlines before I go pick up Imp at the drop off point.

So I better get going!


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  1. I hope Imp has a fab visit and that you have lots of fun. Let him sleep in, though. He’s on vacation! 😉

  2. Uh-oh on your back going out again. But, I’m glad you were able to write! Best wishes for a lovely visit with your friend.

  3. “Can only use Outlook”? They sound like pirates to me.

    You seem to be teaching more and more these days – and it’s a good thing as you get so much from it.

    Keep an eye on that back – don’t want it ruining your flow! 🙂


  4. No way to move your email operations to Google? Can you forward? If so, that may be your solution. Oftentimes online mail sites allow you to forward your folder contents.

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