It’s -2F (-19C) as I write this.
Yesterday, it snowed almost eight inches. The news said six, but I touched a ruler to the ground so I know better. It took me over an hour to clear my driveway and sidewalks and when I came back inside my left ass-cheek (the windward ass-cheek) was numb and I had a runny nose.
The cats also kept a vigil at the front window while I was shoveling snow to make sure I wouldn’t accidentally succumb to the elements.
As of now, I’m seriously considering using one of those tin foil blankets in my Bug-Out Bag to keep warm. I have my heat cranked up high but it doesn’t seem to enough to keep the cold at by. Only paranoid space-heat could possibly keep out this chill.
Was there supposed to be a song here? I don’t know. Maybe.
I sang this really loudly in the car by myself when I was trying to get to work through the snow the other day.
Driving at twenty-miles an hour had never felt so dangerous.
I read a book called Metaby Tom Reynolds. I’m pretty far out of the intended age group for this book and the plot, characterization and pacing are very simple and straightforward. However, the book did the most important job any book can do: It kept me entertained.
I can imagine having read this in junior high and remembering it fondly years later. Recommend if you’re looking for something you can finish in a couple of hours and leave you with a smile on your face. Highly recommended for your adventure-loving children.
Made substantial progress on another story this week. Very substantial. Also did some work on the big compendium stuff and I’ve got prospective covers. I’m going to make two volumes, one for fiction and one for non-fiction. I’m actually doing that per reader request, as I had originally intended just to glom it all together. However, since slamming them both together would result in a book of the approximate length of the Bible I get the need to split it up.
I’m not going to be doing any edits to this. Other than a couple of name changes with find and replace. And I think I mentioned a trademarked product name somewhere in there. But you’ll be getting it in essentially the same form as it was on my website.
If you were promised free stuff for life from me, you will still get it.
Likewise, if you donated and I promised you I’d give you stuff equal to the value of your donation.
I know you weren’t promised that when you originally made the donation but it feels like the right thing to do. And makes me look way more generous than I am since there are only twenty or thirty of you I have to keep that promise to.
I’m intending to publish them for $4.99 a piece in the Kindle store exclusively.
Titles will be “Dunce Upon A Time: The Complete Fiction” and “Dunce Upon A Time: The Complete Non-Fiction.”
Covers will be by the excellent Nare (more on that later).
This Structure Is Stupid
I don’t know why I started doing it. Reading, Writing, Arithmetic? I’m going to stop now.
Any special requests for the big collection stuff? I’m going to be writing a forward to each one. I’ve also got other stuff I can throw into it for bonus content.
Just let me know. The purpose of these are to please you, not to sell.