Curse you, retrograde planets!

I am not hardcore into astrology—but I definitely notice when we’re entering a Mercury retrograde period. That’s when things that would normally go smoothly are more likely to go awry, particularly with respect to communication. This is one of those times. Mercury goes retrograde (appears to start moving backwards, from Earth’s perspective) on April 9th, [...]

ART 53, Pulitzer edition, part 5

This Is Fifty-three, Pulitzer edition, part 5   With my replacement copies yet to arrive as of today, and no indication that they might be arriving tomorrow, I decided to tell Mercury retrograde to go screw itself, and mailed the copies I have to the Pulitzer folks. I included a note, of course, because that’s the kind [...]

ART 53, Pulitzer edition, part 2

This Is Fifty-three, Pulitzer edition, part 2 I should have known that the only copy not affected by the problem described in my previous post would have its own problems…   To wit: blotchiness in the lighter areas of most images. Here are a few examples, starting with a side-by-side comparison (the proof is on the left; [...]

ART 53, Pulitzer edition

This Is Fifty-three, Pulitzer edition Argh! I should have known better than to try to do this while Mercury is retrograde, but October 1 is coming up fast, so I wanted to allow for plenty of time for stuff to get lost, re-routed, delayed, and/or whatnot… Thanks to a friend of mine who stepped in to [...]

ART 53, day 62

This Is Fifty-three, day 62 Up at 3:30 this morning because I had pizza last night—but that’s another story. I am at the computer early because Smashwords notified me that my file required attention… Argh! The old size dilemma. One big problem I have with e-books is that there is not much consistency in the way [...]

ART 53, day 61

This Is Fifty-three, day 61 Working on the e-book edition today—which means working in Word (I really must check out Scrivener one of these days). Usually, I start on the e-book edition before I upload my files (at least, that is what my memory is telling me…)—but this time I made getting the print edition finished [...]

ART 53, day 60

This Is Fifty-three, day 60 If it’s not one thing, it’s something else. This one is on me, though. While trying to get around all these other obstacles, I missed one page where the end of one line of text somehow got cut off. So, I have fixed it, and am now uploading my interior file again. [...]