Derry, Northern Ireland

Derry, Northern Ireland
A book I'm working on is set in this town.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

What a mess...

I'm totally scattered, right now. I got the job in Louisville done and gone by 2pm, but instead of an easy afternoon, I wound up scrambling to handle getting the hell out of the city, tomorrow. Storm Toby caused Southwest to cancel my flight to La Guardia, for the next 2 jobs, and did their best to make me changing to return to Buffalo as difficult as possible.

First of all, I couldn't do any of this online; I had to call. And be put on hold. Then told my wait time was long so they'd call me 101 minutes. So I'm in the process of rearranging the packing jobs, then cancelling my car and the NY hotel...which I couldn't do online, either, so had to wait till I'd spoken with SW before I could call them, and then had to all but beg because Best Western has a 48 hour advance cancellation without a charge, not 24 hours.

Then I get through to Southwest and find I have to fly out at 6am to change planes in Tampa to get to I agree...and even though I tell them I want this on Wednesday, the agent set it up on Thursday, so I had to call them, again. And the only flight they had available was through Baltimore, which is about to get snowed under, but that was it. And I'd lost my Early Bird check in, too. Jet Blue refunded my ticked from JFK to Buffalo...but I had to sit on hold for 40 minutes to do it.

So I got frustrated and decided to book a flight out on Delta via Detroit and cancel the Southwest flight. Now it's been snowing in Louisville for a couple hours and there's a couple inches of it on my car; if Delta cancels, I'm fucking driving back to Buffalo in a one-way. I don't care that it's a 9 hour drive. I'm leaving.

Of course, this messes with my concentration, which is not conducive to editing a book for errors. And I am going back through A65 one more time because something was telling me to...and sure enough, I've found 2 more typos in the first half. Shit. And I can't publish it until I have it right. Can't do the ebook, either, since they have to match.

Not a great week, so far, and it's only Tuesday...

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