Software Issues

The Day – 9-20-20 Another chilly day yesterday, though nowhere near as bad as the day before. I decided to try an experiment I’ve been contemplating. My goal was to get Dragon Naturally Speaking for Windows to run on my Mac via Parallels. The first part of the project went great. Parallels was easy to download and worked like a charm. So far so good. Next Dragon Naturally Speaking. This is where things went sideways. I couldn’t get the stupid download manager to work. No matter what I tried, it refused to download the software. After two hours of scouring Read more…


Dark Nocturne Review

The Day – 9-19-20 Yesterday got off to a chilly start. I woke up to 30 degrees and frost. Not a hard frost, just enough to turn the grass white. My flowers all looked okay at least. I also had my first fire of the year. There’s really no better way to take the chill off than a nice wood fire. I spent the morning working on business stuff, mostly setting up two new facebook ads. I’m not the best at advertising so we’ll see how they pan out. After lunch I watched an episode of Deadliest Catch that I Read more…


The Chamber of Eternity Live

The Day – 9-18-20 So yesterday was a bit of mess. I had errands to run plus I took my mom to the hair dresser, or at least I tried to. After picking up supplies at Sam’s, we went to the mall. First we were early and nothing opens until 11:00. Once we made it inside, we discovered her salon had moved out of the mall to heaven only knows were. The second one we tried had a line out the door. The third had also moved out of the mall or gone out of business. Suffice it to say, Read more…


Rough Draft Finished

The Day – 9-17-20 Well it’s finally done. The first draft for The Heart of Alchemy is in the books. Or the hard drive in this case. There’s still editing and post production which will no doubt take a couple months, but the heavy lifting is finished. I think this might be the hardest book I’ve ever written. The worst part is I don’t know why. The whole process was the same as always. Can’t blame the pandemic since I’ve written four other books since it started. Shrug. I guess it’s just one of those things. Hopefully the next book Read more…


The Hidden Tower Audio Complete

The Day – 9-16-20 I had a quiet day yesterday and got a ton of work done. My audio book is now uploaded everywhere and actually available for sale on Kobo. ACX will take longer to approve it for Audible and Amazon. I hope not too long, but I’ll let you all know when it’s out there. Kobo did a great job getting the book approved so quickly. Anyway, audio stuff took up my whole morning, but after lunch I made it to my writing desk around 1:00 and managed 7! pages. All have left is the epilogue and book Read more…


Another Busy Day

The Day – 9-15-16 So yesterday was really busy. I had a morning appointment to get my car serviced which took an hour and a half. And was that ever a boring hour and an half. All the drinks and snacks were gone. The chairs were all six feet apart. And they had crappy pop music blaring on one side of the dealership and Friends reruns on the other. It felt like my brain was going to melt and run out my ears. Even worse, they were half an hour late taking my car in, which dragged things out even Read more…