This month has started out insane with library conferences and ticket booth painting (ugh, what a day that was…) so I haven’t been creating as much new content. I’ve been going back and editing since I finally have installed Grammarly on Word. I am so frustrated with myself and with technology after finding so many typos and instances where clearly some glitch happened because there is no way I would repeatedly type a single word wrong in every instance of using it. So, I’ve been going through all my old manuscripts to make sure I catch all those sorts of errors.
Sadly, Amazon’s KDP is the only service that will allow me to send an updated manuscript when these edits are done. I won’t be sending out that notice until I’ve updated the cover but I will post about when to expect it and instructions that Barnes and Noble sent me about how to update those copies of the book.
And don’t worry, the new edits don’t affect anything plot wise.
As I hope you know by this point, I have been reviewing books and other sundry things I come across over at Otakus and Geeks for some time now; still being amazed at the fact anyone gives a crap about what I think. As it stands, I am apparently so freaking awesome, I have been made editor.
Now, I’m sure you’ll laugh because I did. I make some pretty awesome typos in my own posts here so it’s funny someone else would trust me to edit their work. But there it is! Woohoo!
As you may have noticed, there has been no sign of book two yet and that has been for a very good reason. I was going through the formatting and discovered some interesting typos. I’m going through the whole damn thing again to make sure it’s as perfect as I can get it before I unleash it on you all.
Yes, it’s been quiet here on the blog but for good reason.
Those are the printed pages of a draft of Greenhouse, the Dreamhunter sequel. Not for nothing but I thought mu time was better spent working on this than scrambling for something to talk about in the blog. I’ve also finished another book review so I haven’t been lazy with the blog, just busy with other things. 🙂
And since there is truly no rest for the wicked, I’m moving right to more edits and getting more projects finished.
I indeed live and much better, thankfully. The self help books about ending relationships have been very helpful. It’s still a shock because I haven’t been single in 14 years. o_O But there’s significantly less screaming and more writing in my life now. 🙂
I’m also healing really well from the accident. Better than I expected! I still get a twinge when I turn my head but whiplash takes a bit to heal. That, sadly I know from experience.
Happily, I’m reading my little heart out, crocheting, and editing faster than I would have dreamed! I’m back in the library, even though we’re not open because the first floor is still being repaired, and it’s nice to get up and get out of the house every day. We’re doing as much community outreach as we can without a library to do it from. It’s a surreal experience.
I have to take this chance to give a shout-out to all my friends who’ve stuck with me while I have been going through all this mess. You guys are awesome! I don’t know what I would have done without you. *hugs you all*
Hanging around and not going to work has left me a lot of time for writing and editing. I have been cleaning (the garbage men must think I’m crazy) but I am making some great headway on getting another story up for sale. 🙂
That’s pretty much all I’ve got for now. Cleaning, writing, editing… That’s just what life is right now.
I have resumed editing of Greenhouse (the follow up to Dreamhunter) and I’m saving the short stories for next month where I once again attempt my personal Short Story Experiment 2012! 😀 The deal with that is to just finish as many short stories as I can within the month of November. Typed or written, doesn’t matter. I just wanna see if I can finish a bunch of stories given the proper motivation. ;D
That’s about all I’ve got today. Remember; if you’ve read or liked my work, please leave a review. I’ll post a bunch of comic con stuff when I get the pictures organized. 😉