Monday, October 7, 2013

10/07/2013 Magnificent Monday!

Hello everyone. I hope the weekend was nice to everyone. I wanted to give an explanation as to why there wasn't a post on Friday. That was because Thursday night we had to put one of my cats down. He had been sick for a long time, and now he's comfortable and not suffering anymore. I had hoped beyond hope that there would be some miracle cure to make him better, but the reality punches to the face convinced me otherwise. We got home from the vet close to midnight and when I woke up in the morning I didn't have the mental strength to put up a review. I appreciate everyone's understanding, but please be assured that right now I'm focusing on solidifying his memory (they're going to give me his ashes in a pretty little box in a couple weeks and I'm going to put up his show ribbons with them) and also getting things back to a normal state, so this week should go on a it generally does.

I know I keep saying that I'm almost done transposing 'Daughter of the Shackled King' and it's true, it really is. I would have be finished last week but other obvious stuff happened. It might actually be done today, definitely between today and tomorrow, but maybe today! It's really hard to tell how long anything is going to take when I'm transposing stuff mostly because it's like how big optical illusion. My handwriting is larger than size 12 font, and the pages in the notebooks I use are smaller than the normal 8 x 11 that you get in a Word document, so when I look at my notebook and get excited because I've gotten through several pages, in my computer I've only added about a page and a half or so. To give a better example, in my handwritten pages, I have about...I think it was 210 (off the top of my head) pages long, however the typed version MIGHT get to 140. That is madness causing.

Now granted I know it's going to get longer in the draft 1 edits because let's face it, handwriting is irritating. Not in the way that I won't ever do it again (I do get bored at work and sometimes I just don't know what to draw) but more that when you're typing something you generally have some kind of time to go over details and everything and do these elaborate pieces of exposition. However when I physically write something I get impatient, especially when there's a scene in my head I really want to get to, and some details are glossed over. So those will get filled out more when I go to start from the beginning. Also the likely glaring typos or other such errors that come from looking at one thing and typing in another. No idea how many pages it'll add, all I know is that it will be longer.

One more thing before I go! We made it to over 8000 page views! That is a wonderful and ridiculous number. As a token of my thanks, I am offering a gift of 'The Light Rises' for 50% off! This is only until October 31st, so let everyone know right away! Just go to Smashwords at the link to the book provided above, and put in coupon code CN49P at check out to get the discount. Thanks again for putting up with me for these few years and for all of the success!

Thanks also for your patience. I'll be back on Wednesday with my normal post and likely an update on my transposition progress. I hope you all have a great start to your week and that things go well for all of you. Until then!

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