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-- Calvin, The Days Are Just PackedLooking for roommates for Botcon 2013! Note me for details
Happy New Year, DA.
Welp, looks like the new year is trying to start off, not with a bang, but with a whimper on my end. In less than twenty-four hours I've managed to lose one of my flash drives (with the latest chapter of Glory and Honor,
my partial draft of the Chromus Rift,
and other writing on it), took a spill outside that's left my hips and butt sore, and to top it all off Jazz is giving me problems again. In the middle of doing my morning routine of checking e-mail and DA and Facebook messages it decides to go black-screen on me and give me a "Beginning Dump of Physical Memory" message. Ack.
Luckily, I looked up "dump of physical memory" and it doesn't appear to mean that my laptop is trying to wipe its own memory (I don't think anyhow). But the information I'm getting online is contradictory and confusing. Some sources say it's dust in the computer, others say it's a registry error, still others say it's a problem with hardware failing or having errors. Blargh.
Guess it's a good thing I got an external hard drive for Christmas. Going to back up my stuff, then sometime soon take Jazz in to our local computer repair guys and see what they can do. I'd rather let an expert deal with this than try it myself and muck something up beyond repair.
My New Year's Eve was fairly boring. My mom and her friend went to a dance, and my brother and his friend went to our church's youth party. So it was just me and the animals home alone for the evening. I ended up just watching My Little Pony
and trying to comfort Chi Chi when fireworks started going off outside and freaking him out.
As for plans for 2013? Well... don't know if I have a New Year's Resolution, really. I did manage to meet last year's resolution of getting a healthy start on my original novel... I guess this year's will be to finish it? I'm sure my flash drive will turn up soon, and if it doesn't, I have another copy of it on my computer (and will soon have a third on my external HD once I get it installed and working). And once it's finished, the "fun" part will begin -- revising, editing, getting people to proofread it for me, and otherwise polishing it for publication.
Then from there it's off to research my next step. A lot of published authors I've talked to try to talk me into going the self-publishing route, but I dunno how well I'd be able to market my own book -- I'm not an aggressive sales-person. I may try the traditional route, then go self-publishing if that fails. We'll see, I guess.
If all else fails, Amazon.com has a publish-on-demand feature, and lets the author set the price of the book. That's one option, at least.
Still looking for BotCon roomies -- I have one lined up but wouldn't mind a few more. Ping me if you're thinking about going and need a room!
Have a new journal feature before I go. Yay, Cossie...Art Feature -- Cosmos