I know last update I was struggling with Max and I almost thought we had reached the point where he would start getting better, but no. By Wednesday, he was miserable, and there was nothing left that we could do to improve his quality of life, so we chose to let him go. It's been hard on both of us, but we're doing better. Our vet and his staff were wonderful. And they provide cremation services. We've already got a spot picked out in the house for him to stay and I'll be doing a memorial grouping of pictures to hang on the wall above it. He'll be on the top of the bookcase he was never allowed to jump on (but frequently did when we weren't looking). All of his canned food has already been donated to a pet rescue organization.
But life must go on, and Max was always a cruiser-cat who never let anything bother him, so the best way to honor him is to cruise thru this and get back to life.
To that end, I finished the proof-edits for BloodFlow last night. Then I emailed the book to my Kindle for a final read-through. I'll be doing that today so I can format this for upload this week. It should be available for pre-order on the 13th, as planned.
I also got the new cover for Wish in One Hand this past week. It's awesome. And thanks so much to Maria Zannini for finding the flaw - we all missed a period. :gigglesnort: The E in B.E. didn't have one after it. Jessica fixed it up right quick and it's uploaded again. She's working on the print cover now. I'll be getting with her on the 14th to start work on the cover for In Deep Wish - due out in Feb/Mar.
In sales news, I don't know what's going on, but no one's read any pages in any of the three books in a week. Is Amazon having another glitch or are people just not reading much lately? :shrug: I know I'm not reading much lately.
I read one book last week - The Hitwoman Hires a Manny by JB Lynn. It was freakin' awesome and just what I needed to take my mind off everything.
I also made a cake. Because Max would want me to eat cake. Chocolate with extra thick chocolate frosting.
And I went into the woods. Wednesday morning, after we made the decision but before we could actually go to the vet's, I took my anger and frustration out on some dead trees. I did more in the woods yesterday - because it was cold enough to not worry about being bit by a snake. Trail 1 is now cleared halfway to the bottom of the property. I knocked over another dead tree - which was so rotten it snapped off at the top while I was pushing it. Yep, bonked me right in the head. Lucky for me,
Okay, that's about it. Any updates to share with me this week?