Friday, August 20, 2010

Basic Update--A whining day

Crazy, frustrating times. "Calamity's Child"'s publisher has vanished into the ether so I have no idea what's going on with the promotion and distribution of the book.

Been sorting books for the book drive and will have the first 15 boxes or so going out in the next week. (more on that when it happens)

And I need geek services. With internet only through my long-suffering library, I keep coming back to the conviction that there has to be a cheap, simple way to get net access even though I live without cable access or a telephone line. Cell phone towers are up and I can even get 'net through my phone (though expensive and little bitty). So, how do people off-grid get the net? There's got to be a way and I think I'm just a little to luddite to know the latest tech. (Suggestions appreciated.)

That's all I got. I ain't dead; I'm just really tired and over half-way done with a book I don't even know if the publisher still wants or not.

Sorry for whining. Some days complaints are all there is for news and it's been too long since I updated.

3 comments:

Keanan Brand said...

Yeah, well, we all have to whine and whinge a bit. I've just been complaining about computer ailments.

Hope your hunt for a publisher is successful! I'm on the hunt for an agent.

By the way, are you going to continue telling the Calamity tale via RGR in its new form?

Jeremy said...

This is where you should be:

http://www.mobile-broadband-reviews.com/sierra-wireless-mercury.html

There are others, but this one seemed good enough to get you started on your quest for the right carrier. Happy hunting.

EDd

MKeaton said...

Keanan, CChild should end in the last "regular" issue of RGR. The book wraps up with the chapters "Ava Maria" and "Object Real" and I think the plan is to put both in the last issue. It's a serialized novel rather than a series so it does all come to an end. Thus far, there's no talk of a sequel.

And Jeremy, thanks that does help. I knew they were out there but didn't know where to look. Now if I can find a plan I can afford, I'm all set.

MK