November 14, 2014

Vent Or Promo?

I have a bit of a quandary today.

Originally, I was going to do a little promo work on one of my books. You know, a little puffing of the chest and the groveling on the ground as it applies to my writing. But yesterday (11/13), I got the wind slightly knocked out of my sail when I received yet another complaint that called into question my KSA's (that's Knowledge, Skills and Abilities) as it applies to my job. But, unlike the Cruel Shoes, this was a complaint that I, in the 18 1/2 ungodly years spent working for state of Connecticut, had never previously received.

Suffice to say, I am seriously pissed off about this particular complaint from this toddler. And as many of you know, when I get seriously pissed off about something (apologies for the uncouth select adjective), I have a tendency to slice, dice and julian about it on my blog.

However, after giving a mini-version of this issue on Facebook, I'm not so sure I want to vent about it on my blog. After all, the last thing I really want to do on my blog is come off like a whiny little toddler, which of course would be a major coup for me, considering I'm just a tad south of 50.

So after spending a few hours calming down (can you picture how bizarre a calm G.B. would look?), I decided to take a crack at doing a little pimping of my latest. For those of you who need a mild refresher on what my latest is, please peruse either the Blogger version of my book blog or the Tumblr version of my book blog.

So the news about my latest is this: I got the manuscript back from the formatter and once I get the cover back from the graphic designer, I'll upload everything to CreateSpace this coming weekend.

And that, in a nutshell, is the highlight, both personal and professional, of my week.

(c) 2014 by G.B. Miller. All Rights Reserved.


  1. I hope next week is better for you, G.B.

  2. Sorry about the complainer.
    Let us know when your book is available!!

  3. Very cool on the book, G! As for the complaint...I think "consider the source" usually covers it.

    Do they give you a purple heart after working for the state for that long?

  4. Debra: One can only hope, but next week I have mandatory training on racial justice/diversity, which should be a good way to kill a few hours.

    Alex: Thanks, and most definitely. I'm hoping to upload it this weekend.

    M: Thanks.

    I definitely considered the source and everyone who I respect at work that I'd told it to, had basically the visual equivalent of "WTF?"

    And many many years ago, they used to give you a little medal for at least a decade of service.

  5. Guess we gotta take the bad with the good. It'd be nice to get the paycheck and benefits and dispense with the dumb jobs.

    Tossing It Out

  6. Arlee: Sadly, your point is spot on.

  7. Judging from this and your previous post, you are working extra-hard and not being appreciated. That's not right. I hope life gets less stressful for you soon.

  8. S.R.: To a small degree, I am. However, in the overall scheme of things, it may continue like this for a bit longer than expected.


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