Seren is starting off the week right with some catnip, I’m getting caffeinated, and it’s the first day of a new month–fresh start, right? By now the laptop travails should be resolved. The replacement mother-luvin’ board arrived, the techno-miracle workers at Best Buy installed it, they called to say it worked great (YEE-HAW!) but did I want them to run full diagnostics while it was there? Feeling generous and relieved, I said, “You betcha!” And yep, my virtual tail was a-wagging. (I may need those ears, too!)
And two days later, the mother-lovin-board (new one) gave up the ghost. Gak! So now it’s been sent on to the Best Buy uber-wiz-bang folks. And I’ll be shopping for a new just-in-case laptop so I’ll have a backup in future. Oh, and before there’s a re-run of all the well-intended urgings to MAC-ATTACK, I’ll pass and here’s why. I already have two working desktops, music writing software, photoshop, audio-recording software and more running on existing machines and I need ’em all to “play nice.” I have no time/energy for yet another learning curve with my deadlines. So while I’m sure the MAC would be a magic wand cure for all-that-ails-the-tech-world, I just can’t afford the time/$$ investment.
I’m excited to announce that my Cat ComPETability book is now available in PRINT! And to celebrate, you can enter for a give-away for a paw-tographed copy of the book. Meanwhile, I’ve once again crossed off major must-do’s so that this month will be one devoted to fictioning. Remember that tonight (and EVERY Monday night!) you can listen and call in with your pet questions on my new CAT CRAZY radio show.
Monday Mentions is the mash-up-day of all the neato-torpedo writer links and videos, pet schtuff and bling and writer-icity crappiocca collected over the past week. Lots of fun pet-astic videos at the bottom, too. For new followers to the blog, welcome! and you can expect more cat and dog specific schtuff later in the week on Wednesday and Friday. In honor of APRIL FOOL’S DAY, one of the topics below is less than truthful–can you guess? The answer is clear at the bottom (don’t cheat!).
Agent-Assisted Publishing & Amazon White Glove from the awesome Melissa Foster
Website Hosting–Info You Need to Know from Jami Gold
Congrats to the Thriller Award Nominees!
Were you right? Here’s the scoop on what’s bogus and why!
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