For those that don't know, David and computers do not get along. He feels they are only good for target practice - C4 on them can't hurt either. On the other hand his spouse has a computer. Now the plan when I was down in Houston doing the book signing, was for me to borrow his wife's computer... no joy. The Internet stopped working - or maybe it was Mr. Murphy doing his best to get in the way. It slowed me down but did not stop me. A FedEx Kinko's store was not far away and that's how I accessed the Internet but really quickly -they are pretty proud of their per minute usage rates. Office Depot was a big help with the stand-up poster for the book signing too. The real kick to the rear-end was trying to do a Podcast with Deena Rae. We had it set-up for the Wednesday before Thanksgiving via Talk Shoe since I wasn't sure about doing Skype on someone else's computer... not that I actually had access to Skype there as it turns out. We dialed the number - input the required information. No Deena for over a half hour. Turns out Talk Shoe failed to tell her we were even there.
So we rescheduled the Podcast for 18 December 2013. I got Skype on my computer. I found a microphone. The plan was to put David on speakerphone. "Best laid plans of Mice and Men..." - Deena couldn't hear him at all. I could barely hear him. So I did my best to relay questions. The problem is/was I'm not Deb nor am I, Larry (Call Sign Wrecking Crew characters). I had my hands full with hearing Deena's questions and answering them. My tongue kept getting twisted. To top it off, my speakers were making everything tinny and she was getting reverberation on her end. Deena assures me that she will work on the sound side of things. The podcast will be posted on Bluebonnets, Bagpipes & Books in the near future, so be looking out for it or you can just 'follow' via email. Deena has also been working on a book for aspiring authors, so be watching for my future posts on that as well.
|CSWC Wings of Eagles|
My advice to everyone reading this - monitor the books being sold and their prices. Find out what the list price is... then go from there. Used does not necessarily mean cheaper. Authors monitor your Create Space channels for royalty payments.
co-author to David McKoy
co-owners of Call Sign Wrecking Crew, LLC