Last week, the missers and I got new ‘phones.
Since then, we should technically have lost a load of weight through exertion due to the steepness of the learning curve. These are the latest Android ‘phones, with all the bells, whistles and gadgets one might expect of such technologically advanced devices. Mine even receives satellite co-ordinates and stuff from the Russian GLONASS birds. But to grapple with all this new technology has been something of a stretch for us old Luddites. Thank God, they’re pretty easy to figure out, if complex.
Mine has an application called Polaris Office. No, it’s not ICBM launch control and telemetry systems, it’s kinda like regular Office on your PC. But I was pleased to discover that it’s compatible with my old MS Word 97, which I prefer over the newer versions in approximately the same manner as lounging on the deck with a beer is preferable to dying in agony. I love my old Word 97 and I’m really glad this new ‘phone supports it because it means that some of the next novel is likely to be written on there (not whilst in heavy traffic, I promise).
And talking of which (tenuous little segue there), it’s going well. I’m busy sending the boys somewhere they’ve been before in search of a fresh revelation. Sounds mystical I know; let me assure you that it’s not. I’m enjoying the writing and getting well back into my stride.
I’m also selling books! The printed version is actually going rather well, which pleases me enormously (grab one here). I haven’t received any figures for the e-book yet, but they’re coming around the middle of this month. Hopefully sales have progressed well into single digits!
So with that I’ll leave you for now dear reader. I’ve got plenty of reading to do meself, and a couple of reviews to write. Catch you soon!
Roger and out, X.