Lord bless Charlie Mops, the man who invented beer

Meant to get an InfoDump out today; that didn’t happen. Meant to update the coming attractions page; that didn’t happen, either. Meant to get with SRM end-of-year bookkeping — nope, not that, either.

Well, jayzus, woman, what did you do all weekend?

Last night, Steve and I made pizza. That was fun. And more fun had in the eating of it.

Let see…today I got MacDuff the G4 onto the desk and rigged out with a monitor, keyboard and mouse to call his own. Haven’t squared him up with the Cat Farm internet connection yet –could be I got a bad piece of Cat5 cable. Hah! We haff oder cables. My ghod, don’t we just.

What else? Configured, compiled and uploaded Allies: Adventures in the Liaden Universe® Number 12 to the Kindle and the Nook stores. As of this writing, BN is lagging behind by two ebooks (Allies and Halfling Moon); they were doing server maintenance this weekend, so I’d look for Liaden ebooks in the Nook store sometime Monday afternoon.

For those playing along at home, Liaden chapbooks currently available in electrik format are: Two Tales of Korval: Adventures in the Liaden Universe® Number One; Allies: AitLU Number Twelve; Halfling Moon, AitLU Number Sixteen; and Skyblaze: AitLU Number Seventeen.

The reason for the out-of-sequence choices is that Skyblaze, Halfling Moon, and Allies contain stories that may make the Ghost Ship reading experience slightly richer. We hear from Toni at Baen that the Ghost Ship eArc may hit Webscriptions sometime during the coming week.

Um, I got all geeked out about the fact that the Liaden Universe® is Number One in the GeekSpeak Magazine List of Top 13 Recommendations

What else did I do? Various bits of housework. And I just now finished printing out the galleys for The Crystal Variation, which is due back at Baen no later than May 2. That’s just under 1200 pages to be copyread, for those keeping score. Yes, I do believe that the omnibus edition will be shipped with its own wheelbarrow.

Oh, and I did some very minor bits of work on George, creeping along into the depths of Chapter Fifteen. Go, me.

And now? Now, I’m calling a day, going to go find my husband, a sammich and a glass of wine. Perhaps there will be reading outloud. That would be pleasant.

Progress on the Book Presently known as George
35,575 words/100,000 OR 35.58% complete

“Two nos in the course of one meal is rather too many,” his mother noted. “Especially for so short a meal as breakfast. Pray strive to limit your use of the negative until at least tomorrow lunch-time, my son.”

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