Thursday, August 29, 2013

Update on all fronts

First of all - kitten.
Bertie is being a kitten. She tries to escape her playpen, eats everything I put in front of her and is passionate about string. She beats up the blue bear and the brown mouse. The broken leg does not seem to be hampering her in any way.

The adult cats still hiss at her. In a way, keeping her contained is easing the transition. By the time we can let her out (soon! please!) the other two will have, at the very least, become accustomed to her.

She's getting very frisky.
Every morning, as I eat breakfast, we play a little clip hockey on the desk. Until she decided she could squeeze under the monitor and escape. She's very playful and inquisitive. And hates the playpen. I'm not sure if we can keep her contained another 2 weeks as the vet had suggested.

Next - Unintended Consequences.

The ebook is available from Kindle or Smashwords. The print book is taking a little longer. I am having a lot more trouble with the formatting than I did with White Lies.  And the cover needs to be redone. The requirements for covers has changed. I need to up my game a bit. I'm planning on working through a couple of tutorials for Gimp this afternoon. Hopefully, I will have all the bugs worked out by next week.

Finally - End of the Lines, the work-in-progress

I was very excited to get back into this story. Unfortunately I lost a couple thousand words of work when the external drive died. I read through what I'd written so far and can see some areas that need work. I am also adding a couple viewpoint characters.

I am always torn between tinkering with the completed bits and powering through to the end. Since I have added new characters, I think I need to start working them in. Then maybe I'll try to power through. Get all the bones down before I flesh them out.

Provided a kitten doesn't get in the way.


  1. Will your kitten rescue become a subplot for any story you are writing?

  2. I'm sure it is bubbling away on the back burner. I don't have plans for it immediately, but who knows?