Well, this is annoying
(aka: I HAZ A PISSED OFF)
So I’ve been working along as usual and minding my own business, and suddenly my left eye starts doing that thing that the retinologist has warned me needs to be looked at pronto if/when it happens. (Briefly: my eyeballs are too round, if that makes any sense, and I’m now at more or less constant risk of one of my retinas detaching without warning. Whoopee.)
So there goes tomorrow, and most of the next day, in terms of work, because now I have to go up to town and have an eye ultrasound and a pressure test and a retinal inspection and all the rest of it, and I have to have the magic eye-dilating junk put in my eyes, and all in all it means a day away from the computer, PLUS 24-36 hours of The World Is Blurry And I Can’t Work Or Read.
This is going to play merry hell with the IE2 launch, as these are exactly the days when I would have been formatting and uploading the ebook files to the server in preparation for the previously scheduled release on the 9th.
Therefore, with the greatest regret, in order to make up the time lost
to this little intraocular temper tantrum, I’m going to have to
reschedule the launch to (formerly Tuesday the 12th, now – due to
continuing trouble on the eye front) Friday the 15th. (Please don’t panic, it’s nothing drastic, just having some unexpected eye medication issues.)
If you’ve prepurchased the ebook, I’m so damn sorry about this delay. I’ll be doing an update to the placeholder file early tomorrow anyway, so you’ll have a good chunk of words to be going along with until Tuesday.
But my apologies again.
…Meanwhile, in an unrelated incident, I also broke my favorite Sherlock mug. :( Nothing to do with the eye problem as such: but getting it out of the microwave I banged it against a nearby electrical fixture, and it flew out of my hand and smashed itself to bits on the counter. And it can’t be replaced, since CafePress got stroppy about things tagged “Sherlock” and required the design to be retired.
So I haz a sad as well as a pissed off. What a lovely day. :/
(But my apologies again about the ebook delay. Dammit!!)