Friday, August 11, 2006

What's Up with the Boomer Chick

Just thought I'd check in and let you all know what's going on with me and why I haven't been posting much. I don't know whether I mentioned this but I lost the final draft of my promoting ebooks ebook, A Complete Guide to Promoting and Selling Your Self-Published eBook...and I panicked to say the least...but...my first draft which was being held hostage by my word program...long story...was still intact only I couldn't work on it because some table had become corrupted. I mean, word wouldn't even let me get IN it. But...it would let me print it out...so I had to print out all 110 pages of my first draft and then start over. But, all of that was needless worry because that first draft had quite a bit of information on it so I think I was able to get it in shape much like the final version which I lost. So, I've been spending the last three or so days rewriting a 110 page ebook. But, I think this ebook is tighter and I should still make my September deadline.

Also, my publisher wants the new soul mate book I wrote, The Soul Mate Triangle: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Soul Mate Relationship done in two weeks from...uh...last week. I would have thought that would be no problem but I didn't count on word holding my promoting ebooks ebook hostage. So, I've got to absolutely work on that after the week-end and have that done by the end of the week. She said that if I worked fast enough, it could be published around March or April of next year, so I guess I'll be holed up doing that all next week.

Speaking of March or April, I have to move my trip to California up to then instead of October. I don't know why in the heck I thought I could save for two big trips one month apart. The first trip is the first week of September when I'll take the kids to the Smokies. That'll be their trip to make up for mama going to Vegas. But, then, today in the news I heard it's terrible to fly because of the restrictions they are putting you through when you go to board. Because of what they found (not sure where...I think Britain)...people were going to blow up planes only they caught them...now we can't get on planes with toothpaste or anything liquified...even make-up...even books for some odd reason and I said no way was I flying without my books since I wanted to take some of them out there with me. I hear now you can have them in the cargo area, just not on board, but I can't imagine not having anything to read for that long journey.

So, we've moved it to March or April and we're leaning more toward April because the weather will be nicer. I wonder what kind of weather Las Vegas and Burbank has at that time of year?

Anyway, just wanted to check in and let you all know this.

Oh, yeah! Abraham Cherrix's next court date is on August 16, but it will air live on Court TV that day so you might want to check that out. I haven't talked to the family...been really snowballed with work...but will check on them soon and let you know how they are doing.

Okay, gots lots of work to do so stay cool and have a wonderful week-end!

4 comments:

  1. So happy to hear you were able to turn around the situation of the lost manuscript - but what an ordeal. If anybody can do it, you can. And I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of that.

    Sorry your trip is being delayed but April should be very nice for Vegas and LA. It's my understanding that only flights from London can't have anything onboard - I think you can still have a book and personal items on a domestic flight. I may be taking my own advice and planning a trip out west myself - sooner rather than later.

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  2. Thanks for the update, I hve been wondering about you.

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  3. The weather in LV should still be pretty good in April but if you go any later it will be really hot. Burbank would be good either month. I'd think March might be best for both locations but go when you can.

    I think Kathy is right on hand carried bagage. Just put it in a clear plastic bag so it is easy to see what you have, and no liquids or gels. You can take those things but they have to be checked, not hand carried. I haven't heard any problem with books although they might want to look through it to make sure it isn't hollowed out & carrying something inside.

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  4. I'd been wondering. I'm glad you are just busy, instead of sick or gone.

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