Let's see, we'll start with Zazzle. Apparently, I cannot use my Albert Einstein quote, as it violates their content policies, so my business card order was cancelled. Ugh! But instead of emailing them to explain that a quote that is properly credited is not in violation of their terms (not to mention that the fact that I'm not making a profit by selling the business cards), I simply removed the quote and reordered. It wasn't worth the effort to make a big stink about it.
THEN Amazon had itself a lovely little glitch in their system on Monday, resulting in a lot of indie books losing their ratings. Not only that, but those with print and ebook versions were unlinked, resulting in riots, angry protesters, and authors jumping off ten story buildings. Ha, just kidding. But do I feel sorry for all the customer service rep's at Amazon that must have fielded at least a million calls these last couple of days. I did manage to speak to a very nice rep at Author Central and he manually linked my books back (thanks Andrew!). I got my ratings back, but it still might take a day or so for my books to be linked.
In book related news, I am almost done with my edits and will be sending it off to my wonderful beta readers hopefully by the end of the week! Yay! The timing couldn't be more perfect, as I realized that next week is SPRING BREAK (one of the perks of teaching at a college)! It'll be nice to have a week off and take a break from writing while my beta's tear my book apart! And it also means, I can take a mini-break and spend two days camping with the hubby and pugs. I'll probably take the rest of the time to clean the house, which has sorely been neglected these last few weeks.
It'll be a far cry from the Spring Break's I grew-up with in Texas, but being able to spend some quality time with the hubby, take a break from writing, and relaxing is just what I need.
For three months out of the year, South Padre plays hosts to partiers from all over the US during Spring Break. It's my native home and I love it, but I can do without the crowds (but I do miss the beach!).
I hope everyone has a great writing week and Happy Leap Day!! And extra day in February is always welcome, especially if you're on a publishing deadline!