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July 31, 2018 - 11:19 -- Admin

Golden Minute has finally dropped on iBooks. Not sure what the issue was, but having given the Fruit Company exclusive pre-order status, I found myself yesterday staring at a content management panel which said the book was available in 51 countries, when it wasn't showing up anywhere.

Frustrating much?

The Golden Minute: Launch Day

July 30, 2018 - 13:56 -- Admin

Used to be that launch day meant a piss up. A publisher shipped thousands of copies of your baby off to hundreds of bookshops. You chose one to 'host' the launch, you invited all your friends, and your publisher spent many thousands of dollars more on grog and finger food than they could ever hope to recoup in sales at the event.

These days not even publishers do that. We all just work the algorithm.


July 10, 2018 - 12:28 -- Admin

I know it's late but I finally got to the movies to watch Solo last night. I've missed all of the big releases in the fist half of the year. Haven't caught a single Marvel episode. So it was nice to finally find the time to get out.

Real time editing

July 4, 2018 - 15:33 -- Admin

It's not very productive (quite the fucking opposite actually) but I do love the beta edit part of a book. It's like watching a manuscript become sentient as it appears to edit itself in real time.

On the other hand, getting your nose rubbed in your mistakes is no fun.

On the other other hand, it's better than having that experience in public.

The free kilo

June 25, 2018 - 14:41 -- Admin

JB at walking desk.

Stepped on the scales this morning. I really wasn't looking forward to that. I'm afraid I ate my way through about six months of depression last year, and a chronic back problem (two discs at the base of my spine fusing together) really restricted the amount of exercise I could do.

I was kind of expecting to be up around the 103 or 104 kg mark.

A year

June 22, 2018 - 16:20 -- Admin

It was the first anniversay of my dad dying, earlier this week. I took some time off to think about a few things. I called my mother, who'd gone down to Sydney to stay with my brother for a fortnight. And I worked.