We have had two weeks of unseasonably cool weather for this part of the country, and this time of year. I know a lot of people complain about the hot, but I really am looking forward to it.
I know: it's on the way. My irises bloomed for the first time this year (yeah, only one stalk of blooms, but still). My roses are COVERED with buds, and will likely all burst into bloom within the next week. My wild roses are about the same, and so are my blackberries. My baby pecan trees are starting to put out leaf buds. Things are indicating that better weather's on the way...
But we're still having early-mid March weather at the end of April. And I'm freezing, today.
I'm really looking forward to the hot.
In other news, I put the first part of The Schrodinger Paradox up on Amazon. I put it up on Monday. Since then, it's been "in review." Which "could take up to 72 hours."
It's...still "in review." I contacted Amazon, and they said they're "running behind" on the process, and that if it's still marked "in review" on the first (when I set it to go live), to contact them again.
I have to wonder if they're stupid, or if they think I am. There are no live people in the process--it's an automated computer thing that has clearly glitched. They need to fix it.
So, I'm also waiting on that. And, given the utter shit handed me as an excuse, my book may not make my projected publication. Stand by.
In the meantime...here's the cover art, and the back cover text.
The end is coming.
Unlucky jerk Tom Beadle was on watch at NASA when the collision alert sounded: a new asteroid, bigger than the dino-killer, headed for Earth. Big problem, but that's why we have NASA, right? Except, after decades of budget cuts, NASA has no way to shove it off course. That job has to be contracted out. Will the private sector company his best friend from college works at succeed where the government option failed? Might be best to have a backup plan, just in case…