All right...the aforementioned little black and white furball so far has not thrown a temper tantrum about the removal of the second litter box. I don't think he's happy, but he's not issuing rapid-fire complaints at me.
Could be he's happy because there's been lap time? I've had more free time since Saturday when I uploaded the files for his book to the printer and distributor. It's already gone live on Amazon for the Kindle version, but it'll probably be a couple of weeks before the print book is available. I haven't seen a proof copy yet and the distributor won't release it until I do. And given that there's already been one minor hiccup with the cover, a proof will likely be delayed for a couple of days.
The hiccup really was a small one; the front cover image lapped over the spine by about the width of a hair. I could have told them to leave it, that's fine, but when I looked at the original file I spotted a typo on the back...might as well use the opportunity to fix that.
Because I opted for 90 days of exclusivity with Amazon for the digital version, it won't be available for the Nook for a while. I went with that because sales through Barnes & Noble only accounts for about .5% (that's point-five, not five) of our overall sales, and giving Amazon exclusivity for 90 days opens the book up to a few markets at a better royalty rate than we would have gotten.
So yeah, you in India...buy the book to make it worth it.
While we wait for the proof copy of the print book--there will be signed copies available--I'm taking a few days to do fun stuff, like taking my motorcycle in for repair (it eats batteries), and then getting on the Trikke (because I got a new one and it's RED), but I'll head back to work on Thursday or Friday.
I'll be suffering Starbucks withdrawals by then, I'm sure.
And before you ask, no, the next book is not by Max. I've had a project on the back burner for almost a year and want to play with it a little bit. I have most of the story swimming around in my head...b ut I don't have character names. I'm really close to assigning them numbers instead.
Or I'll name them all after friends.
Which one of you wants to be the bad guy?