R.I.P. Wireless Keyboard – Hello New Art

Well, I wondered if it would happen. It finally did. After several million words, my Microsoft 1392 Arc keyboard up and died. One night it worked great, then I picked it up the next day for a new writing session… And nothing. At first I thought the batteries died. Changed them, and still didn’t work. Could be bum new batteries, right? So I found two more batteries from a different pack. Nope, no go. Tried many ways to re-establish communication with the computer. It isn’t just a connection issue. The little light for the caps lock won’t even come on. Tried manipulating the area where the batteries went in. Restarted and ran diagnostics on the computer, just in case. I …

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June Summary

Oh my. What a June. First the external wireless keyboard went out. More on that in a blog post (with pretty pictures!). Then the first chemo appointment ended up with it all getting cancelled and Mother Hen ending up in the emergency room to find out why she was bleeding. Which turned out to be a bad bladder infection. We went home with meds and she recovered. All good! I got in some good writing and art in (with restrictions. See post about the dead keyboard). So, we go back 2 weeks later for chemo. She’s doing well, other than we’re all hot from the heatwave going through Arizona. Aaaand, the chemo knocks her for a loop. All of a …

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June Goal Update

6841 new words this week, which is a great start to the month! It started out slow but built up as the week went. I’m now in the last 1/3 of the third “The Enigma Watchers” book. Also managed to get about half of the fourth “The Enigma Watchers” book outlined. I’m really hoping to finish that up this coming week, as I need to get writing on it the moment I’m done with the first draft of book 3. Finished putting in the copyedits of “The Legend of Crazy Uncle George (Salmon Run – Book 8)”. Now need to get busy formatting and publishing the thing. 😛

June Goals

Something new. Each month I have a set of goals, with the goal to update where I am with them at the end of each week. Hey, this section is called “Writing Blather”. I think this qualifies. 😛 NOTES: I cut down the word goal for this month, as I already know it will be a busy month and I need to get a few things done before July. The July words will make up for it. 😀 JUNE GOALS: 30,000 new words Finish first draft of the third “The Enigma Watchers” book Finish the outline of the fourth “The Enigma Watchers” book Finish the outline of the fifth “The Enigma Watchers” book Finish the outline of the sixth “The Enigma …

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New Release: When the Skies Fell (The String Weavers – Book 6)

A return to the one place she should not go. A band injury forces Kelsey Hale and her team to return to space station Sanctuary, the last remaining Weaver refuge among the multiple Universes. Not a good place to go considering the Weaver Council wants to take away her Weaver band. Kelsey turns the risky visit into an opportunity to learn more about Professor Hadrian’s ultimate plan for his Phoenix Eggs. Only one other person might know: Dr. Rozelle Mallard, his former aide and traveling companion. Professor Hadrian arrives on Sanctuary to heal his own band injury and he will do anything necessary to keep certain information forever secret. He knows of a way to silence Rozelle while also stealing …

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