An interesting thing happened on the way to filling out US tax forms for Amazon. Old farts and Technology… What could possibly go wrong.
I’ll try to keep the dry and dusty details to a minimum so I can get to the sheer frustration.
While doing said forms, I somehow created a new account, under the same email address, as my original account but with different names, the new one Chris, in line with my more chilled attitude and the original one, Christopher with all that I’ve published for the last five years.
Now I admit I should be better at keeping passwords, but I’ve had everything wanting new passwords lately and I can’t remember exactly how to access Christopher.
Of course I have no idea how I managed to open the new account in the first place and now it seems there’s no undo button on Amazon. What I need is someone to talk me down from the ledge, tell me I’m not going to lose control of my last five years work and walk me through untangling this mess. What I’m getting is stressed help desk workers who seem to reach a point of impasse and hang up. Neither were rude, though the first was kind of like talking to a wall.
All I want is to delete CHRIS and access CHRISTOPHER, if you catch my drift.
Seems that could be impossible. I’ve just sent a third email response to continue this circular dance of depression, and I await the response with some trepidation bordering on panic.
The saga will continue in the comments.
Well, for those of you who know me, you know that I am doing the last of my personal
edits on my current Work-In-Progress, Harmony. The current status is I’m in the home stretch, and it’s looking like it’ll be about 80000 words of action, excitement and really wild times.
Harmony, for those that don’t know, is the tale of Kiara Black, Key to her friends. She’s a cop in 2099 Kings Cross, Sydney. The world is a very different place, after a tsunami wiped out the east coast in the ’48 Crash. Sydney is a shattered version of herself, ruled by gangs and the powerful Mayor, Key’s boss. Her job is to control the drugs coming into the sleazy world of a pleasure town like the Cross. When a bust goes wrong, she and her partner are exposed to a new drug called Harmony. Instantly addictive, and withdrawal having deadly consequences the question arises, what will she do when she finds the source.
This story started as a NaNoWriMo story in 2014 though the roots for the story were set down in a much stranger time. 1984. Yes sometimes an idea needs to percolate for a while. And I am now getting it up to the stage of spending money on it. Want to recommend an editor, leave a comment below. We’re all friends here.
These last few chapters need the most work, especially with me changing up a few things and butterfly effecting my plot. In the next few weeks you’ll be hearing a lot more.
So, soon I’ll be seeking some beta readers, and you can contact me in the usual manner or comment below.
Serious Sas and Messy Magda by Marianne de Pierres
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Serious Sas and Messy Magda is a picture book for kids that works on so many levels. Without preaching, or feeling like a lecture, the fun tale of Sas and her messy mother Magda helps to teach kids it’s okay to be different, whether you’re a clean freak or a messy mum. Along the way we learn lessons about accepting others, accepting ourselves and loving those in our lives, even if they’re different.
I thoroughly recommend this book for all children. A lovely, enjoyable book with great art by Rachel Annie Bridgen.
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