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06 June 2019  1300

After a crash course in HTML coding, I believe I have the website mostly up and functional.  Since I was pulling much of the text out of a database, and trying to parse out the database code from the text, well, some words got eaten somehow.  Mostly, the were "were, was, her, for, who and why".  I have no idea how that happened.  If you happen to catch a missing word here or there, that's why it's not there.  I'll be checking things out over time and fixing them as I go.

The centering issues are now fixed.  That was a result of the HTMP code not understanding what I wanted, so I beat it up with multiple copy and pastes from the one page I got right, and adjusted tops accordingly.  It's not "perfect", but it's functional.

26 May 2019

I started a 4 book per year goal in 2017 and have been able to keep it so far.  This year, though, things may be different.  I'm used to a stable home life and unfortunately, our landlord needs his house back to live in.  So we are going to have to move, and so far have no idea where we will be.  We hope to stay in the same  general area, but the housing costs here are the worst in the country, with a three bedroom home going for $2600/month (and that's a cheap one).  

Our finances are not good, and there's a very real possibility that we might end up homeless (at least for a time).

Needless to say, this will have a major deterimental impact on my writing.  I HOPE to get the third Seren book out before we have to move (which is August 1st).  But I won't be finishing any others before then, because I won't have the focus I need to do them justice.

The book descriptions and backstory pages will likely wait until we're settled into a more reliably permanent living situation.  If you'd like to help out I started a GoFundMe for us around the beginning of this month.  Even if you can't donate, passing on the link to your Facebook page or Twitter account would be greatly appreciated.

It should come as no surprise that the website is different.

As a forum, it was convenient for me to add things from time to time, but I'm not entirely certain it was worth the trouble.  It required frequent updating and my original domain host could offer no assistance.  In the last update, the whole website basically blew up.

This caused me to reevaluate how this was going to work out, and I decided not to get too fancy and just put up the stuff that needed to be put up.  In other words, I'm rocking it like it's 1999 again – literally – in how I'm putting this thing together.

I'll still be putting up new books, under the List of Books, and making announcements here as well as on Twitter.  I'm debating the wisdom of continuing to have the "Coming Attractions" list, since many times I've put things on there, then decided not to publish them after all.  Right now, I don't plan on doing that anymore as formal announcements.  But I expect to be mentioning things I might be working on in the Being P. H. Campbell page.

So my pace is going to change a bit.  When I finish a book and have the cover art started, THEN I know I'll publish it.  Then it will show up on List of Books as "pending", which means it should be published within the next few weeks.

So that's how I plan to do things from now on.  Of course, if things change, I'll let you folks know.