Monday, April 18, 2011


Yet more proof that Patrick is FAR more likely to write away like crazy than to take care of piddly things like layout and art that NEED to be done before products can be released. It doesn't matter how much I have written if I don't get the layout and artwork put away.

The website is back up though (not that anyone but me probably noticed it was down). Turns out my host shut it down and sent me a notification about it (which I received 5 minutes after discovering the website was down, so maybe it wasn't down long). Basically, someone tried to log into my account 125 different times in a period of 3 minutes--ie. some sort of hack attempt. No idea why, but the tech support guy that talked to me about it said that maybe they were going to try to use my email host to send out spam, someone testing hacking software, or it was simply a kid trying to mess around.

In any case, the host provider took care of it all, including reports of the data of the hack attempt filed with the FBI. Honestly, I thought it was pretty cool that they responded so quickly and diligently for my little website which I am sure is barely a blip in their income stream.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Tax Time Approaches

Well, still working away and looking like I should be ready to "re-launch" on or before the Tax filing deadline here in the USA.

Right now the plan is to have the Sparks intro ready (stand alone), ALL of the previous releases updated so that they do NOT include the old Sparks introduction (this actually means more work than it sounds like as the title pages need to be re-done for all of them), AND a special release containing a variety of Tax Collectors. The special release is looking somewhat art-free at the moment but we'll see what I can do.

I was planning to make the Tax Collectors release (real title pending, I have several choices) free, but now I am thinking of making it something like 99 cents with a coupon for 99 cents off another GU release. I haven't really decided exactly what to do with this one.

The next release(s) after that should include a small City Streets book about Herbalists and Healers and a Tavern Denizen's release. When I get a bit closer I will be updating the GU website with more information (shooting for Tuesday 4/12 for that, but we'll see what happens).

Friday, April 1, 2011

Still Working ...

Well, I am just about ready for the re-launch, the problem right now is having new products ready too. I don't, and I don't want to "spring into action" until I have the primer ready, two additional products fully completed (one for later release) and a minimum of one more 80%+ ready.

Needless to say, I am not there yet and oak pollen is NOT helping things along.