Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Chapter Three is now online for subscribers
The URL and access information is going out to subscribers right now. As usual (because believe it or not, the mailing list is STILL acting up...), if you haven't seen access information by the morning of April 27th, please email me and let me know. Thanks.
*collapses quietly in the corner*
(By the way: if you're a subscriber, you may get an email that's empty. Wait a while and another one will come along that's not. Sorry about this -- I accidentally hit the wrong key and dispatched the message before it was ready. A weakness in the software means it's not possible to catch these mistakes. Mutter...)
Saturday, April 22, 2006
(sigh) More craziness...
Well, the local craziness continues (the most exciting part of it being that my ear problem is back -- half back, anyway: I still have one working ear, and with any luck the other one will put itself right in a day or three). Meantime, I continue doing the tidying-up work on chapter 3 of "Big Meow", so that'll go up tonight.
One other minor annoyance: since importing my old posts into WordPress from Blogger, I can no longer publish correctly to Blogger -- I keep getting this:
"004 dk.eos.net.FtpError: Login incorrect."
There are various (purported) fixes available for this...I'll start trying them after I get this chapter work done.
Friday, April 21, 2006
Trouble at t' Mill
Saturday, April 15, 2006
Todat's happy New York cat story (nonfiction, fortunately)
In a purr-fect ending, a miner with a heart of gold...rescued Molly the cat last night.
After spending 14 days stuck in the guts of a 19th-century West Village building, New York's famous fur ball was safe and sound and eating sardines.
The kitty cornered in the wall had drawn such widespread attention that she had become the city's newest attraction, touching the hearts of locals and tourists alike.
...Between yesterday and the day she got stuck (April 1st), here are some of the ways they tried to get her out:
- Humane traps baited with mackerel
- Entreaties from cat therapist Carole Wilbourn
- Mewing kittens
- Tiny video cameras
- Recordings of whale and gull sounds (That was supposed to help how? Someone please explain that to me. Especially the gull sounds....)
- Pet psychic Maxine Albert
- Removing bricks from landmarked building
- Drilling holes in same (Before removing them, I assume.)
- Animal Care & Control officers
- NYPD Emergency Service Unit officers
- Catnip (Yes indeed, when all else fails, try drugs... [eyeroll]))
Monday, April 10, 2006
Chapter Two of "The Big Meow" now available to the public
The chapter is available in Web-friendly HTML, Adobe .PDF, and MobiMate/MobiPocket .PRC formats (for the Palm OS and other PDAs).
Chapter Three is scheduled to go online for subscribers on April 21.
Sunday, April 09, 2006
We've got the necessary subscriptions: thanks! Chapter 2 goes live tomorrow
Friday, April 07, 2006
Chapter Two goes public April 10th, but we still need some subscribers
Chapter Two, however, has not yet hit its break-even point for public release. We need at least seven more full-novel subscribers for it to do that. So if you're a recipient of this message and you haven't yet subscribed, this would be a great time to do it! We're investigating the possibility of running a matching-grant challenge over the weekend, but nothing has been finalized...so if you haven't subscribed, don't wait: just go ahead and do it. The button is on the Basic Subscriptions page at http://www.the-big-meow.com, and I'll be installing a new button on the weblog for those who're coming in at Chapter Two and need links to the original chapter as well.
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
Today's incredibly dumb thing that I did...
Many apologies, everybody. It's accessible now. (And I had a chance to get at it again this morning and remove some typos that squeaked through.)
If you're not a subscriber and you'd like to see the chapter before it goes public, now's the time to go to the Big Meow subscriptions page and choose the option that best appeals to you -- single-chapter or full-novel.
Monday, April 03, 2006
Update: things running a little slower than planned
The page you'll be directed to is a placeholder page only: the chapter won't be up until late tonight. Sorry for the delay, but as sometimes happens, over the weekend, Life Occurred. (Nothing serious. But things are running a little slower than anticipated, that's all.)