Out of Office: The Prince of Darkness

Posted: 10 April, 2015 in Uncategorized
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Trigger Warning: boring personal shit

I meant for this post to be short ‘out of office’ message to explain where I am, but I figured halfway through I could use it as a short something to cover a few things.

First, no posts this week due to technical difficulties. My computer didn’t so much as die as suffered a serious stroke.
[For any of you technically inclined, I have a Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro which was visited by what turns out to be a fairly common problem with the model, affectionately named ‘the Lenovo Prince of Darkness’. It’s not under warranty so I’m trying to find a work around]
I didn’t want to write posts by phone and just for a fun turn of events, Delphi’s computer lost use of a portion of her keyboard and now she resorts to a point and click keyboard app, which I am just not patient enough to do. I’m trying to keep my first world problems in perspective.

This has set everything back a bit. Posts are delayed about a week, but I hope to have a few out soon in short succession to make up for it. Work on the book is now a little more behind because I hadn’t backed up the master copy for two weeks. Mostly what it delayed was work on the video project because I needed the screen and camera to work and had hoped to get rolling with that this week.

I don’t know how long it’s going to take to get the pc working again. I need some new hardware just to figure out what’s wrong and then may have to order new parts, none of which I can really afford right now, so I’m at the grin and bear and focus on something else stage.

On the upside, a friend was able to pull my files off the hard drive and I got an old computer functioning again [I was so close to throwing the thing away. Among other reasons I did away with it, it has no battery, so for now I have to stick next to an outlet.]. I can at least get some work done.

As far as the book goes, I have to be honest, I’m not going to make the very ambitious release date for which I had hoped, but I made significant progress in the past few weeks and I’m happy with where it stands. I really want to tell you what all that consists of, but can’t because spoilers.

I read my short story, “Goddamns and Sex”, at an event this weekend to what I think was the biggest live audience my fiction has ever had and it went really well. Enthusiastic, positive feedback and a desire for more. So there’s that.

I also thought I’d use today’s post to show off some pictures from last December:

The old PC I’m using next to the book:


Covering the first wall on day 1:


There were these guys to keep me company:


Sneak peak reveals the names of a few characters:




what my notes look like/why it takes awhile to turn it into something readable (spoilers…sort of):




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