I really wasn't sure I'd make it back in time for my Thursday post. We had humongous storms rage across most of Texas. We got anywhere from 4-6 inches of rain in one downpour. I should've known my internet provider was going to have equipment damage. You can almost count on it.
To rub salt on an open wound, Best Buy called me. (these are the people who were working on my old computer) The poor beast had 126 viruses!
The good news: They fixed it and it runs good as new.
The bad news: I paid a small fortune for a new computer.
At least it didn't cost me anything to fix the old computer. I opted for a warranty with the new pc that's good for any three computers.
I had stopped by Nadja Notariani's blog the other day and she was musing about how to price her next book. It's been on my mind as well.
The computer and the subsequent internet problems put my next two new releases at least two weeks behind. I'm looking at mid April now. I plan to raise the prices on The Frugal Way books sometime this year.
Don't worry. I'll be giving people plenty of notice to buy at the 99 cent rate for a while before I raise them. And it won't go up a lot. Maybe another dollar.
There are other things on the burner to coincide with the releases, but I don't want to introduce one thing without another, so I'm left juggling them until the time is right.
I got a very nice review from Cecile at All I Want and More Books for Chain of Souls. Poor Cecile. I wanted to mention the review way back when but it came out in the midst of my computer catastrophes.
And apparently, Mark of EvilDM fame hates me because he bestowed the Versatile Blogger award. :o) People nominate me for this award all the time, but there's really nothing interesting about my life that you probably don't already know. But do read his post at The Open Hearth because it gave me plenty of chills and thrills. Tarantulas. That's all I've got to say.
I really liked Shelley Munro's post this week on commenting. You cannot gauge a blog by the number of comments, though I would say I do gauge a blog by the quality of comments. If all I see are fast, empty comments I know those people only did it to make an "appearance" rather than to interact.
Not that we'll have something deep and meaningful to say every time we comment, but I've been on the blogverse long enough to know who's doing the drive-bys and who really has relationships with people.
Do read Shelley's post and chime in with your opinion.
It's been a heck of a month, and most of it I'm sorry to say was pretty miserable. And to put icing on that pity cake, I have a birthday coming up next week, only Greg won't be able to spend it with me due to work obligations. (Those of you who don't know, hubby and I live 300 miles apart.)
He'll make it up to me when he finally does make it home, but I'll still miss him. If my friend, Mel is willing to make the drive, maybe we can go out that day.
So if it's okay with the universe, can I start having a normal life now?
Stop by and visit all the nice people I mentioned today. But while you're here, tell me what's going on with you. What's the biggest thing on your plate this week?