Got my two novels up as Lulu books.

Stock covers…will take some more time to design the covers.  Pretty happy with that as a way to “be” a writer.  Of course just by writing, I am a writer.  I actually like the idea that there is no “publisher”, no “agent”.  There’s no money, either, but yet the whole thing is under my control.  I like having my own text in LaTeX format and making my own PDFs in Unix.  The book industry should make it possible/easy to update the text in a book without losing your product code #, web page links, etc.  Do you lose reviews on Lulu if you unpublish/re-publish a book?  Tired; not doing covers now.  Off to manage small things, like dishes, and drinking water, and watching TV.

Things Said in Dreams

Camp Lake

Just re-did all the italics, having moved from Google docs format to LaTeX, so hopefully I got them all.

Got my two novels up as Lulu books.

Stock covers…will take some more time to design the covers.  Pretty happy with that as a way to “be” a writer.  Of course just by writing, I am a writer.  I actually like the idea that there is no “publisher”, no “agent”.  There’s no money, either, but yet the whole thing is under my control.  I like having my own text in LaTeX format and making my own PDFs in Unix.  The book industry should make it possible/easy to update the text in a book without losing your product code #, web page links, etc.  Do you lose reviews on Lulu if you unpublish/re-publish a book?  Tired; not doing covers now.  Off to manage small things, like dishes, and drinking water, and watching TV.

Things Said in Dreams

Camp Lake

Just re-did all the italics, having moved from Google docs format to LaTeX, so hopefully I got them all.

Engine running clean. Post-catharsis.

Organized all my digits :: got a new hard drive (thanks Mom!) :: got my websites and files and physical possessions in order.  Losing weight.  Only about 12 pounds to go.  Hardly drinking soda, maybe one Coke per month; otherwise food is clean.  Dreamed last night I drank wine.  Going to run in a minute.  Project-wise, got everything off the table.  Stopped looking for agents and publishers..can’t find any yesses..screw it, I love to write, I can do that without anyone’s help or permission.  Put TSID and Camp Lake online.  Not dicking around with query process anymore.  Cleaned up C code.  Worktable is clean, figuratively.  Have time, protection, and energy.  Clean slate.  Oh, and really done being tangled up with stuff that’s been tangling me up, mentally, my dad and my last work.  The fact is we have nothing to do with each other anymore.  For me to pretend that we do, doesn’t make sense.  I’m in an empty place, a full place.  I feel good, my body feels good running and lighter, and I’m not closing doors or damning people, but my boat sails more lightly after having cut a couple lines to let others float as they will.  They’re not dragging behind my boat anymore.  Now to run.

Engine running clean. Post-catharsis.

Organized all my digits :: got a new hard drive (thanks Mom!) :: got my websites and files and physical possessions in order.  Losing weight.  Only about 12 pounds to go.  Hardly drinking soda, maybe one Coke per month; otherwise food is clean.  Dreamed last night I drank wine.  Going to run in a minute.  Project-wise, got everything off the table.  Stopped looking for agents and publishers..can’t find any yesses..screw it, I love to write, I can do that without anyone’s help or permission.  Put TSID and Camp Lake online.  Not dicking around with query process anymore.  Cleaned up C code.  Worktable is clean, figuratively.  Have time, protection, and energy.  Clean slate.  Oh, and really done being tangled up with stuff that’s been tangling me up, mentally, my dad and my last work.  The fact is we have nothing to do with each other anymore.  For me to pretend that we do, doesn’t make sense.  I’m in an empty place, a full place.  I feel good, my body feels good running and lighter, and I’m not closing doors or damning people, but my boat sails more lightly after having cut a couple lines to let others float as they will.  They’re not dragging behind my boat anymore.  Now to run.