There is now a dedicated page within your membership menu for downloadable perks. All your book formats, the current status of my WIPs, and more. This is quite overdue but I’m glad you now have a single place where all these downloads are available.
You’ll find the entire list of my publications is complete, but not all of them have live links yet. As I add more files I’ll update the links and let you know. If there’s a book you’re dying to read, comment below and I’ll put it on the top of my list. Future publications will be uploaded for you before release day, as they should be. I’m very happy to be back on track with your bonuses here. Huzzah!
You also now have access to unpublished works 😉 If/When those books are revised and re-released your download links will be replaced. In the case of major story overhauls, I’ll provide a different link so you can have access to the original.
Art-level members: I don’t yet have download links for you, but they’re next on the list. If I can incorporate your perks on the same page while limiting access to art-and-above members, I’ll do that. I haven’t quite figured out how yet 😉 If I can’t, art-level perks will get their own page.
Travel updates! I am currently planning on being in Vegas twice during October/November. The first trip is from October 19th-24th for the Business Masterclass put on by Dean Wesley Smith. The second trip is from November 6th-8th for the 20books to 50k conference. Both of these will probably be extended by a day on either end to account for travel, as Vegas is within a reasonable 6‑hour drive from my house.
At this point, those are the only conferences I’m expecting to attend for the rest of the year, so if any of you are in the vicinity of Sin City during those weeks and want to get together for lunch, dinner, or coffee/tea, please let me know! I’d be delighted to meet you in person.
Personal news: the drugs are working, my friends. I’ve been very pleased with those results and I’m maintaining the current dosage for now. (Duloxotine 90mg/day morning, Birth control pill, morning, Melatonin 10mg/day evening) Dreams are still has crazy and wack as ever, but they’re not waking me up anymore, and that’s all I need.
I’ve continued cycling most mornings and I’ve added a bit of weightlifting afterward to work upper body/back. My shoulders have a chronic injury from high school swimming, so any strengthening I can do on my back/shoulders, chest will help stabilize that. I need to be more consistent here.
I’ve recently had an inflammation flare up in my low back so I went to an acupuncturist who did alarming things that made all the pain go away! There were needles and electricity and glass cups and fire and all manner of explanation. I have another appointment this afternoon to follow up (maybe he can do something about my knee…) and I’ve purchased my own home-use TENS unit to work out some of the tension I carry daily.
On the art front I have a new sketchbook (yet another) and I’ve purchased my very first copic markers, which makes me giddy and delighted. I want to start sketching in the evenings during the week, which I’m sure you art-level people are delighted to learn! I’ll have sketchbook downloads/updates available on the future art page.
Finally, this year is Mr. V’s 40th (!!) birthday and he’s been pondering how to celebrate. He wants to go to Disney, but we’ve done both world and land several times. I have found there’s a Halloween Disney Cruise which no doubt involves a lot of Nightmare Before Christams themes, Mr V’s absolutely favorite movie. Halloween is his favorite holiday. Basically this seems like the best possible opportunity, and I’ve been wanting to go on another Disney cruise since I experienced my first one at 10 years old. (Spoiler alert, it was amazing.) I’ve pitched the idea to Mr. V, so cross your fingers!
What’s been happening in your lives lately? Post in the comments with your updates!