Sunday, July 22, 2012

I Did It!

Just like it says above! I finally finished the novella, literally about a minute ago, though the length may be more akin to a novel; I won't split hairs right now! Many months of writing, staring at this blasted screen well into the night to stain pages with the words of my story have culminated to this almost paramount feeling of accomplishment. When I'm finally published then it'll be completely paramount! And so I begin the arduous task of doing a series of read throughs and sending to beta to then reedit it once again, and then publish in the sometime hopefully near distant future-ish. I am pumped.

Simultaneously, I shall be working on the second part of the series. The story has been churning while I was wrapping up the ending of the first one. I'm hoping to publish by about mid-August, although earlier would be even gooder. I guess it depends on how the beta goes. I'm off to start my first read through. I'll be posting progress of the edits as they happen. Wish me luck. How goes it for you?

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 236th Year, America!

Photo: Happy 4th of July, America!
Well, it's been that long, with the hopes of many, many more to come! It could never be enough, but thank you to all you veterans. Citizen soldiers have contributed heavily to the greatness of this country we live in. With that in mind, I hope every one of you has a rather enjoyable 4th of July, what with all the fireworks, parades, cookouts, shenanigans, and goings-on! Sam the Eagle should be a prime example of being a standup guy-muppet-thingy. Seriously though, have fun, be safe, and don't forget the monumental importance of today. 

On the writing front, I've made headway on the novella, turned novel, turned novella, again: I'm nearing the end on the final chapter! I must say, it is shaping up much better than rather well, in my opinion, of course. The true test comes with my somewhat seemingly willing double blind test subjects to take the triple-dog-dare of braving said literature. I expect to be sending to beta within the next couple of weeks. It's exciting, to be this close! I know it'll be a big confidence boosting step to get that feedback, both positive and negative. 

Tentatively, I would like to publish early to mid-August, although earlier would be even better. It depends on how much surgery I may have to do to make the story better, or streamline the status quo by maintaining minor fixes and such. Anyhow, that's what's going on with me. How about the rest of you? Enjoy the 4th!