Sunday, July 11, 2021

The vampire is (nearly) loose.

Are y'all tired of me talking about The Atherton Vampire yet? If so, sorry -- I'm doing it again.

But this time, I have excellent news. Amazon announced a few days ago that Kindle Vella will launch this coming week. And Jerry's tale is in the queue and ready to go. If you're in the US, and if you have a Kindle app on your phone or iPad, try this: Open that Kindle app, go to the search function, and type in "atherton vampire" (yes, in quotes; no, it doesn't need to be capitalized). You should get a result that looks like this (although the resolution should be better):

Clicking the link gets you an error message right now. But sometime this week, I'm told, it'll work. And then Jerry Atherton will be released upon an unsuspecting public, muahahahaha.

Well, you won't be unsuspecting because I've told you about it. 

Oh, you know what I mean.

Anyway, I'm making outstanding progress on the second Atherton Vampire story for Vella. My goal is to write one episode per day for Camp NaNo this month; today I'm at almost 17,000 words. So I should be able to start publishing episodes of the second story as soon as all of the episodes of the first story have been released. 

It also means the first Atherton Vampire story will be published as a regular Kindle ebook around the fall equinox in September, with the second story released as an ebook just before Halloween.

All this, and I've started a part-time job, too. I'm working for the New Mexico Legislature as a legal proofreader again, but the hours are a lot more forgiving right now than they were during the legislature's session last winter. Which it looks like I will be doing again this coming winter. Which is good, actually, because I'm buying a condo and the extra money will come in handy.

To be honest, a lot has been happening lately. And the rest of this summer is going to be busy, too. This is how retirement is supposed to work, right?


I hope you haven't forgotten about the hearth/myth Summer Reading Challenge. There's still plenty of time to increase the number of books on our list that you've read. You can find the list and the rules here. Good luck, and happy reading!


These moments of anticipatory blogginess have been brought to you, as a public service, by Lynne Cantwell. Get vaxxed!


-blessed b9, Catalyst4Christ said...

Gettn vaxxed? Bad news.
Why? Gettn vaxxed will
keep you outta Heaven.
Im not; Im planning on
being Raptured, dear.
I rely on Psalm 91.
And. So. Should. You.
I'll keep you in my prayers.
Ever since

Lynne Cantwell said...

You're new here, aren't you?

Are you familiar with the modern-day parable of the Christian whose house was endangered by floodwaters? First the fire department came by with a boat, but the man said, "I'm not leaving -- God will protect me!" So the fire department left.

The waters rose higher. The man had to climb onto his roof to escape them. At that point, the state sent a helicopter to rescue him, but the man said, "I'm not leaving -- God will protect me!" So the helicopter flew away.

The waters rose higher. The man was swept away and drowned.

When he reached heaven, he asked God, "Lord, I believed in You! And yet You let me drown! Why didn't You save me?"

To which God replied, "I sent you a boat and a helicopter!"

My question to you, now, is this: What if God sent the vaccine?