That week flew by, and I spent more of it doing paid software development work than I’d planned. It’s fine. It’ll all balance out.
I did make some good progress on ticking off the irritating administrative tasks I’ve been meaning to get to for a while – things like rationalizing my book pricing levels across the various publishers (which today involved trying and largely failing to understand how the FUCK Google calculate the amounts they discount books by. Just make the price the damn price, eh?).
I also recorded myself reading chapter one of The Eye Collectors in readiness for its paperback launch, which was a bit scary but also quite a lot of fun. I’m still, also, fiddling around with the starts of about five possible novels. Which is also enjoyable, but I’m going to need to focus at some point.
I did a pretty good job of sticking to my rules as outlined a couple of weeks back – although I fell into a pit of gloom a couple of times seeing all the thousands of glowing reviews and sales some other authors seem to be able to magically acquire. Yeah, they probably make sacrifices to dark gods or something. Don’t compare, don’t dwell. Fear is the mind-killer.
I also got ahead of the curve and made a start on my MA. I do know I’m going to absolutely flipping love doing it…