Tuesday, September 21, 2004
Cloudy and cool
Although I managed some work yesterday on both The Widow’s Chamber and Cutthroat Charlotte, I spent nine hours putting up the Devon Ellington website.
It still needs work.
The Site Builder doesn’t work properly and some of the pages have compressed text
Which is not how I set it up, not how I saved it, and certainly not how I wanted it.
And Yahoo, too, has Tech Non-Support. It doesn’t matter that you pay them every month. They just can’t be bothered to actually fulfill their contract.
And, of course, the Coaching and Critique Page, the one most vital to my income, has the worst problems.
I am so frustrated.
But I do like the background colours I chose for the pages and I took notes on everything I did in case I have to recreate it. I think, for the notes for Cutthroat Charlotte, I’ll go lighter – the page is pretty intense and I don’t think I could spend a lot of time reading it without a headache. Eventually, I hope to learn how to upload graphics.
When I tried to relax by watching TV, all that’s on is either stupid so-called comedy that has no intelligence and certainly isn’t either funny or insightful, or movies about people being horrible to each other.
No wonder people watch so much sports.
At least my new printer is completely amazing. It’s a very smart machine, so even if I’m not quite sure what I’m doing, it gently corrects me, and then I know how to do it properly the next time. I’ve printed indexes (indices?) for my photo flash cards, which means I’ll be able to access the photos I need quickly and print them. I can print directly from the printer, which is great, because then I can shape, size, and do as many copies as I want without worrying about the photo print cartridges in the card printer.
And Canon actually has customer service, which is a plus.
Well, there’s not anything I can do to work on the site today, so I might as well not get upset about it. Off to the theatre for day work and then home to try to get some work done on both the serials and the articles. Two of the articles have begun to write themselves in my head this morning. Hopefully, they’ll translate well to the page.
Behind on submissions and queries and packets for jobs. I’m going away for a few days next week, and I need it. I’m sick and tired of it being taken out of my hide and my bank balance because so many people don’t do the jobs for which they are hired.
And the election is upsetting me, too. If the politicians would put the money back into the country instead of spending billions on political campaigns, maybe we could actually DO something for a change. Yet another American was beheaded in Iraq. The money being wasted on campaign ads should be put into capturing these murderers.
I’m very unhappy with the two episodes of Cutthroat Charlotte, but I worked on them down to the wire and had to send them off. They are not my best work by far, and now I have to make up for it in the upcoming episodes.
Getting out of the house today is a good thing.
Yesterday was a beautiful fall day and today promises much the same, even with clouds. Although I was born in the middle of a snowstorm and I love winter, autumn is my favorite season.