1 April 2024

by | Apr 2, 2024 | Random Thoughts, Writing | 0 comments


The post time on this will most likely say April 2nd, even though I’m starting it on April 1st. Does that matter in the grand scheme of things? No. Not one bit, but I thought I’d mention it just the same.

Tempus is coming along very nicely. It kinda sat throughout most of March, because my creative mind took a bit to figure out how the climax was going to unfold and connect to the rest of the story. The little bastard finally got off the see-saw and figured it out, so I hope to finish it soon. I know I’ve said that before (and part of me says I should just not say anything about my projects beyond what they are), but this time should be the time it matters. I’m really liking the climax my creative mind has presented me, and what I’ve written of it so far has been a lot of fun.

I made a post a while back about booting up my Windows gaming box to be a hypervisor (in addition to a gaming box). It is great for that, but I ran into a little hiccup with the plan. It works great while I’m here, but when I’m not here? Not so much…

Since I already have Parallels on my MacBook (where I’m typing this right now… or should that be write now? 🤣), I put Ubuntu server VMs on it. However… I ran into an unexpected problem. When I close the main window of the VM, it suspends the VM by default. It took some communing with Google to locate the solution to that head-scratcher, but my Web Development VM will now run in the background like I want it to do. I’m running it as test for the next few days to see what if any additional battery draw there will be.

I don’t run my MacBook on battery often, but when I do, it’s nice to be able to do that.

Depending on how this test run goes, I may scale back the resources Web Development can have, but I’m not sure what good (if any) that would do.

Tomorrow, I am returning to Publishing Hell. I (finally) finished proofing the audio for The Shepherd this weekend, and Tia did an awesome job as always. It took me so long to finish that proofing job that I’m sure both Tia and her sound engineer thought I was dead or senile.  🤣

As soon as I finished The Shepherd, I rolled right into proofing the audio for Hyperion. I am ten-ish chapters into it, and I absolutely love Tia’s delivery. Either I’ve gotten better at giving contextual notes that let her improve her performance, or she has gotten better since we first collaborated on It Ain’t Over… all those months ago. I suppose it could always be a little of both.

I’m hoping to have Hyperion‘s audio proofed and back to her by the end of this week, so I can get it in the publishing pipeline, too.

Let’s see… what else?

After I finish Tempus, I think I’ll roll right into finishing Colfyr. That’s the title that follows The Shepherd. I’d like to have it finished before I publish Shepherd, but I’m kinda itching to get Shepherd published. I’ll turn that one around in my head for a little while and decide how I want to do it. There are (as with all human experience) pros and cons for each option.

After Colfyr, I’ll have to decide between Denver Devastation and Tribunal. Right now, I’m leaning toward Tribunal, because finishing it will allow me to write the first three books of Draco Investigations (Denver DevastationWitness This, & The Canadian Eagle) back to back and get them published as quickly as possible before hopping to something else… maybe Book 3 of Shepherd Security Services.


That’s what’s in my mind at the moment. Tomorrow will be a super-busy day, so I need to close this off and head to bed.

I hope the days treat you and yours well.

Stay safe out there.


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