January 30, 2011

Aaaand they are live!

Well, there isn't any cover art and the pitch is a little shakey, but the first ten chapters of my book are now availible for your veiwing pleasure at http://www.authonomy.com/books/30728/new-beginnings/

Please let me know what you think right here on Blogger, ok? You won't be able to post comments on Authonomy unless you're a member of the site.

That's all for me, folks. I'd have more to say, but I have three chapters to clean up for my two editor friends and another one awaiting a rewrite. Between that and work tomorrow, I think I'll call it a night.

~Sun and Moon

January 25, 2011

If it's not one thing, it's another

I am about ready to pull my hair out. Seriously.

Here's why...

I've gotten the first ten chapters of my book back from both of my editting friends. I talked to them, and then went through the chapters and fixed all the errors they had marked. I even fixed a few that Microsoft Works pointed out, only to realize I had a million dialogue tags that needed to be fixed. So I grumbled and sat down to get them done. I got half of them squared away this morning and then stopped to shower and head off to work. When I got back home, I did a little more work and watched my favorite TV show before returning to the computer to finish the last bit.

They're done now, but guess what? I have no cover art to put up when I post the chapters to Authonomy.


So instead of posting my chapters today and getting up tomorrow to find a few comments on said work(I had hoped), I get to plot out a rough sketch in the morning and pray the end result won't send people running to another book instead.

I also need to skim chapters 11-20 and make sure they don't have any major errors. Then it'll be time to see if I have enough paper to print them all out(doubtful). If I do, I'll be putting the results in a binder to be dropped off later and I'll have the day off to relax with my hubby. Guilt free.

Who wants to bet it'll go nothing like that?

On a brighter note, this is still a fairly rough draft and I don't have a contracted deadline. So if I decide to ignore the plan and just enjoy the day doing anything but writting, I can do that too.

And with that happy thought, I'm off to hit the sack. If I stay up any longer I'm going to be waking up with keyboard marks on my face.

~Sun and Moon

January 12, 2011

I'm still wandering around here somewhere...

Well, I managed to survive the holidays with my sanity intact. I still have christmas presents for both of my nieces floating around, but I'm sure they won't mind late gifts too terribly much. I hope not, anyway.

For some reason chapter 23 has proven to be as sticky as chapter 22 was. I'm not sure why, but it seems....a little overstuffed. I hope to strip it down a bit tomorrow, but since I have a very neglected apartment to clean and artwork to finish, I'm not sure how long I'll have to work on it.

On a happier note, my friend is done with the first ten chapters and I'll be heading over there sometime in the near future to pick them up and go over edits with her. Then those same chapters will be given to another friend of mine. One last round of edits, and I'll have the first ten chapters of my book posted on authonomy while the rest of the book is editted.


And somewhere in all this I need to get six pictures finished and ready to be sold in May, and get some art prints made up to be sold as well.... 

I also need to get started on book two in this trilogy of mine. Hm. Well, on that note, I'm off to bed. Maybe if I'm lucky I'll get chapter 23 polished all in one go and have plenty of time to finish the artwork awaiting me on my artdesk. 

 I can hope, right?

~Sun and Moon