Because I’m Canadian, taxes are due on the 30th of April. Except, apparently, for this year. A proof-reading error caused an official government document to be released with a due date of May the 5th — the same day as Oracle is released. The minister decided that that error was now the official due date for 2015.
That said, I spent all day yesterday surrounded by piles of unlogged paper. I will spend all day today surrounded by slightly smaller piles, and probably tomorrow as well. Yes, that is the sound of Michelle tears.
I have done no actual new writing this month. I had hoped to be back to Grave, but return to Grave caused revisions of Grave. And loss of hair, due to pulling-by-me.
But… I also said I would have Oracle out, in ebook, in non-North American markets, when it went live in North America.
I’ve now uploaded all versions of the previous five novels. They should be available in iTunes, at Amazon, and at Kobo, although Battle might not be completely live until tomorrow. (There’s a small problem with House Name and Kobo which I will hopefully get fixed sometime really soon. No, really.)
I am proofing & formatting Oracle now. Or rather, I am proofing and formatting Oracle when I need to take a break from taxes. Given that most of April has been formatting and proofreading, I’m not really certain it qualifies as a break, per se — but I’ll take it.
I wrote something on LiveJournal, about why I try to be apolitical on-line.
And now: taxes. Proofing. Oracle.