Here’s what happened in my life over the past week:
- My first book ended its ebook exclusivity period with Amazon, so I listed it on several other bookselling sites. It should have been a pretty easy process, but it didn’t quite turn out that way. Apple Books gave it a wonky title; I thought I’d take the book down until the correction I made took effect, but I couldn’t actually find a way to do so. Not what I would have expected given that I’m normally a big Apple fan. Then there was Kobo, who emailed me to say my book was published… except it wasn’t yet. Hmm.
- I upgraded to the WordPress business plan and have been spending copious amounts of time trying to figure shit out. I have no regrets, though, about going this route rather than self-hosted. I don’t do well with processing a lot of new information at once, and at least the business plan dumbs it down to a moderately accessible level. Still, reading about things like CSS and structured data makes my eyes glaze over as my depression brain says quite firmly “I don’t do that.”
- A post I did at the beginning of July looking for a few more contributors to my book has recently been getting a ton of views and likes this week. I’m not sure why a post that’s over a month old is so busy. And speaking of the book, Kindle Create is driving me batty. It’s the software used to create ebooks for Amazon, and it sucks. Grr.
- I’ve been dealing with a ton of fruitflies. They like to hang out and breed under the guinea pigs’ bedding. Because who wouldn’t love living with pee and poop?
- The weather’s been pretty hot here the last couple of weeks, and when it’s hot I sweat. If this goes on long enough, my electrolytes get out of whack, which throws my lithium level out of whack. This has happened before, and each time I don’t connect the dots until I’m feeling really dizzy and generally sick. So bring on the salty snacks and the coconut water. I used to use Gatorade for that purpose, but it turns out coconut water has lots of potassium without too much sugar, plus I like it better, so it’s a good substitution.
How has your week been?