La Riposte

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Koala bears, Cover Art, and ROW80 Updates!

So, it's Monday in Australia, which means its Sunday on the other side of the world, and thus time for a ROW80 update.

It has been a moderately productive week; I finished one story, which has already received a few favorable beta reads and critiques, finished the cover art for LETHARGICA, which you can see here (and your comments would be greatly appreciated)

I also held a koala bear, fed some kangaroos and wallabies, petted a little lamb, and saw a platypus. So, life is good.

Things I haven't done as well with are my fitness and French study goals. I really find that for both exercise and serious study, I need to be living in one place, where I can get into a set routine. But since I'll still be traveling for the next month, through Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, and China, I'll need to see if I can figure out a way to create those routines in the context of a fluid and ever-changing environment... Any suggestions?

- Finished “A Matter of Honor” - 100% complete
- Wrote 0.5 Chapters of my “Learning Indonesian” book - 15% complete

- Created the cover for "LETHARGICA" - 100% complete

- Spent 30 minutes this week on the “Author Karma” page getting caught up
- Got my Triberr account working
- Put out a post on how I'll be managing my Twitter account in the future.

Now it's time to pack my backpack again, and catch a flight from Brisbane to Darwin... A few more days in beautiful, sunny Australia, and then it's back to Jakarta to get ready for my next adventure. A bientot!


  1. I've lived in Australia my whole life and have never hugged a Koala - consider yourself a lucky man. And a platypus is a rare spot even in a zoo (they love to hide) so kudos there too. And I like the book cover though to be honest I actually think it would be better without the skulls (just the woman and the soldier). Hope you have a great week ahead.

  2. Jody, I am very lucky! Thanks for your observations on the cover art, and for taking the time to put in a comment... I will definitely take that under advisement, work up a cover without the skulls, and mull it over... Where do you live in Australia? I'm in Darwin for a few more days, and then back to Jakarta...