Sep72011

In Which A grave Decision is Taken

I am having near endless problems with LJ. To the point where, Gentle Reader, I’d rather not blog at all, it is so very vexing to work with LJ + Lion + Firefox. Also, right now, I am in a Finishing School editing crunch and moving between computers plus a big trip on the horizon.

Before you comment . . .

Read this next bit . . .

I am not interested in a solution to fixing LJ.

LJ and I are finished as a couple. We are still living together because we share an abode, but soon, oh soon, the stuff will be divided, the papers will be signed, and the divorce settled. LJ has been sleeping around and picked up some nasty diseases. (The rumor is Russian ladies of the night.) Once was bad, but three times! I just can’t be with a partner who walks all over me like that! And now LJ is letting itself go, no image handling, new restrictions on appearance. Tut tut tut. I don’t mean to be shallow, but enough is enough.

Serious, though.

What is going to happen by the end of the year is I will be moving my primary Author Blog either to BlogSpot or something equally less buggy with a smoother UI and image handler. Right now, it is merely a matter of figuring out how to make a new program play nice with my website.

I will keep this LJ blog up and running as my backup blog, although no longer paid, so there will be side bar adds. It may cease to look as pretty, as LJ doesn’t play well with others and I’m intending to just copy and paste the code. There will be no more pandering to LJ’s needs.

I am sorry. LJ was once a good and faithful companion. When I was a lowly burgeoning archaeologist. When Soulless was nothing more than a twinkle in my little eye. But apparently there is some kind of seven year itch, even for internet relationships.

I don’t take this decision lightly. It requires a very great lot of aggravation to turn me off of my customary patterns of behavior. I’m a good a loyal user. I am a creature of habit and it will be a long, hard, and deeply felt break up. But it must be so. I hope you will all support me during this emotionally trying time. But I am a woman who has self published a short story. I am strong! I will survive! I can do anything!

Insert climatic Footloose music here.

GAIL’S DAILY DOSE

Your Tisane of Smart . . .

Timeless: Galleys done, Timeless now in production. The release date on Amazon has been corrected.

Etiquette & Espionage: The Finishing School Book the First: Slaving over second pass edits.

Secret Project PPA: Announced at WorldCon . . . coming soon.


BIG FAT SPOILER ALERT! Really, DON’T READ THE BLURB ON AMAZON if you haven’t read the other books first!

Book News:
The third part of my airship ambassador interview.

Quote of the Day:
“Coffee and liqueus should be handed round when the dessert has been about a quarter of an hour on the table. After this, the ladies should retire.”
~ Etiquette for Gentlemen, 1850

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  1. Dorie M. said:

    I like the choices for Lord Maccon and Alexia Tarabotti – I just reread all four books this week. They are an absolute delight every time I read them.

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