Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Back Up and Running

I have a new-to-me PC to replace my old PC that died two years ago, and the big laptop that just recently died.  The new machine is a refurbished former business machine, and seems to be doing a great job so far.  Did you know that Linux can run a Windows virtual machine that works almost as well as a real machine, and both operating systems can run on your actual machine at the same time?  Amazing and mind boggling, both.  So I now have Windows to satisfy the publishers who want any and all manuscripts submitted as a .doc file created by a genuine Word for Windows program and not by a clone like OpenOffice, and I also have Linux to satisfy the huz, who prefers Linux as an operating system.

Plans to release my previously-published short story for e-book readers are underway.  I'm one title page, one disclaimer page, and one cover illustration away from an actual release of the story for your e-book readers, so stick with me and I'll get it done ASAP.  Yes, I'll be doing the cover art myself, so we'll see how that goes.

My general plan is to release it on the Autumnal Equinox.  It sounds like a reasonable plan, provided the cover art doesn't prove trickier than I already suspect it will be.  I've done all the interior illustrations for all of the Pookatales Press books, so I think I can come up with something that will work just fine.  And given the Tarot-reading background of events in the story, I think I've got just the idea to suit the story.