Yes Snoop is not having an easy time of it. First it was thought the lump over his eye was a severe sinus infection, but it keeps getting bigger, so the thinking on that matter has changed. Don’t know what to believe now, but it isn’t good. Then he decided he wasn’t going to eat… or drink… not good either. Blood tests taken… and shipped off… results came in… he has pancreatitis… not good, but after a week of force feeding and fluid injections his weight is back up and he is eating on his own again. Yes, I nag at him. I told him he is going to get better, yes, I may be in dept for the next year. Sigh.
On a more positive note… there is the story of UPS (Yes, THAT again) and the shipment of collector cards. They were to be delivered on Thursday, and there were 5 packages (tiny ones) … Three showed up yesterday. After them telling me they were in Missouri (don’t ask). The other two are still coming, last seen broken up into 2 shipments… one headed to me from Windsor, the other from Concord... I still can’t figure why they sent them on a tour of the USA. It would have been sooo much easier if they would have been shipped together, not to mention that I would be sending off about 8 parcels in the mail. They are saying Wednesday deliver, maybe.
Sarah got ill, which is going to push back the publication of First Contact a couple of days… that on its own is not the end of the world… Becca probably won’t have time to format it until Wednesday or Thursday anyway. Then we have to get the back cover made up… that is Cora’s work. Then there will be ordering the proof and having it shipped. (Yes, you guessed it… probably UPS again) If the proof is good I will be looking at putting the order in for the first printing. MAYBE as early as the 27th, allow a week or so for delivery… First week in December. The boxes are ready and waiting for that last book… some are quite large, as the orders for accompanying mugs were plentiful. Love the look of some of those mugs.
Well, going to make this quick, I have more things to do today than I want to think about, but those are the breaks, as my one bro used to say. I have almost reached the 85% mark on ‘For the King and Elven Empire’, which means I could be finished writing it by the time the copies of FC get here in Dec. I think I will work on the Novella after that… Surrounded by the Light. Which, oh by the way, I have a cover for. As for the rest, I will begin work on ‘Integration’ (more seriously), in the new year. Should be interesting, especially now that the story is beginning to form more clearly. Book 3 is coming in clearer than book 2… go figure. Book 3 will be called ‘Hunter’s Challenge’ and will be coming out in 2016. Which reminds me, it is time for me to settle down and update my Goodreads page with upcoming novels... that means writing synopsis’, which I hate... necessary evil. Wish me luck, and stay warm... hoping to have good news to share by this time next week.