Sunday, March 13, 2011

It Begins Anew

So I went ahead and started in on "Liar" today. I've gotten about 2k words (about 10%, as per my word-o-meter) as well as the initial document formatting set up. My set date to publicate (heehee, that's just fun to say, even if publicate isn't a word) is April 15th. No harm in getting ahead! Best case scenario, I finish up Episode 2 ("Liar") and am at least halfway done with Episode 3 by 2's publication :) Ideally, I'd like to get a few episodes ahead! This would give me a buffer if I want to write something else for awhile or have a vacation where I don't have to do my own brand of work!

I was mildly productive, by uploading the "fixed" version of "Shackled". Seems there was a left-justification error, but I'm still having some issues with spacing, apparently. Smashwords left me a little note on why it couldn't go into the premium catalog over on their site, so I adjusted that ALSO. (#848 in the queue... is Sunday night the posting time?!?)

My puppy is at my feet being entirely obnoxious. And - I kid you not - every time I look at him to tell him to stop, he goes perfectly still and looks at me with absolutely innocent eyes. Little bugger!

In my last bit of writing news, my final submission for the Twelve Worlds Anthology is due by tomorrow. Ugh, deadlines. I have to find some time between tonight and tomorrow night (work tomorrow morning/afternoon) to get it done! Time just slips away...


  1. Sounds like you were more productive than me this weekend. :) I spent most of the weekend being Mr. Mom. Which is a good thing. But I didn't get much writing done. Good luck on the new project!

  2. Awesome, you're chuggin' right along. I do like seeing that writing widget, it's fun to follow along with where you're at.

    And I relate...overly friendly pups can make for a trying time of writing!

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  3. I have a gray cat named Blue who is very needy--so I feel your pain! Although he will jump up and interfere with my keyboard and stand in front of my monitors to get my attention! Love the fur babies but not when trying to get work done...

    Smashwords queue is fun, isn't it? Ah the hours whiled away waiting to see if your formatting worked... again, I feel it! But it's worth it... right?

    Looking forward to reading your work!

  4. Hi JE,

    Just wanted to let you know I posted a review of Shackled on my blog. As soon as Amazon clears my account to write comments, I'll be posting the review there as well.

    Have a great night!

  5. @Michael - no problem, Mr. Mom's are appreciated by Mrs. Mom's!! Thanks so much for the review! I'm going to spread it everywhere ;)

    @Nick - Luckily, we took him over to my in-laws-to-be's house yesterday. We ran him ragged with the frisbee and he's still sleeping today. Hooray! Hahaha.

    @Patti - Raven's two favorite tactics are laying across the book while I'm reading and jumping into my lap while I'm typing X( Oh that Smashwords queue... I don't know if it's fun, but it sure is _something_...