Christmas is approaching at a gallop and with it thoughts of all the things that have to be done, even those I don’t want to do. Part of our celebration involves dark fruit cake, which most Jamaicans love. It’s something I’m good at making, so of course, there are rumblings from my friends about bake sessions. Don't let the plainness of it fool you. The rum, wine and fruits pack quite a punch.
Of course, there are the shopping sessions—and no, I don’t plan on any reckless spending—to cover the holiday period. I might be strange, but I dislike grocery shopping, which is another thing that seems to take up a LOT of time and is majorly stressing for me.
Those who drop in regularly here know I’m working on the sequel to Distraction. That’s taking up
a fair bit all of my time because I’m behind schedule with
that. I like the look of the cover as it’s shaping up. It does a good job of
telling what the story is about, which is as it should be. More to come on that
Last week, I did the usual and took the plunge on a Coby internet tablet before I did all my research. Needless to say, I’m already regretting that decision. I haven't been able to figure out why Amazon won't allow me to download the Kindle App for Adroid - that's not available on this side of the world - and yet my Kindle
works worked just fine. This has been a major source of frustration for me. I could mention the fact that Google Play won't let me add another device and seems hellbent on me adding the Adroid Apps I want to my phone, instead of the non-existent tablet I'm using to download the stuff. :(
I’ve been wanting to replace my Kindle, but the local suppliers are highway robbers. The same model that’s online for the equivalent of $18,000.00 Jamaican dollars is being sold here for $37,000.00. There’s no way I’d consider that for a minute. Neither would I think about buying the older model Kindles for way more than the online price. I know suppliers have to pay shipping and importation costs, but still…
I’ll be lying low this week, putting the final touches on Retribution, which was my 2009/2010 NaNo project (can’t remember which year for sure and I’m too lazy to check). NaNo has been good to me, but I haven’t been able to finish in the last couple of years, which is just as well anyway, considering the number of unfinished books I have under my belt.
Enjoy the run-up to the holidays. For me, anticipation is three-quarters of the fun.