On August 1st, The Search for the Unicorns will be launching. It’s exciting, I’m not going to lie. This will be my first time self-publishing a literary novel. I will be focussing on the process of getting it out and distributed.
I figured that I’d just do this little mini-update to let everyone know what’s going on and ….well…. Stuff!
Once I have more things I will be doing more posting. If you have subscribed to the newsletter, you were one of the lucky people to get to see a rough sketch of the cover!
That will be one of the next things that I hope to be posting here in the next week, so stay tuned!
Eep! Has it really been three months since my last post here? For shame! I would like to apologize for that. I’ve had some personal issues going on and then a convention to attend. But now that I’m back from the convention and I’ve wrapped up my other projects, I will be turning my attention to editing. Once I’ve finished the rewrites from this latest round of edits, exciting things will be happening so keep watching this website.
Holy cats! I haven’t posted here since November?!
Yikes! Sorry about that everyone!
You may now be asking what my plans are for the new year?
The answer to that is lots and lots of editing!
I’ll not only be updating my progress here but I will also be sharing interesting odds and ends with you as I go (although maybe not so much with this post)
Anyway, I will update soon!
This book just came in the mail! For those not familiar with this book it’s essentially the human side of archæology. The stories behind the finds. The Indiana Joneses before he was a thing. I highly recommend it! The best thing is that you can pick it up on Amazon for under a dollar (plus shipping and handling)!
So my main “editing” process at the moment is reading through the story while removing the extra spaces (which Scrivener will only remove some of) and adding hard returns. Yes it’s formatting problems but I’m feeling kind of like an archaeologist who is gently brushing the dirt away from the artifact.
I also feel a bit nostalgic and imagine what was going on in our lives and in the world when this was originally written (it’s signed 1984). That would make my Dad 4 going on 5 years younger than I am now. I think about what it was like for me at his age. What was his mindset at the time he was writing this story.
I think that’s why I really enjoy editing these stories.
I’m just popping in quick to say hi to everyone! Yes this blog is still going and yes I’m working on updating at least once a week.
Over the past weekend I finally managed to convert Who Would Destroy the Gods from it’s original file format (I’m not sure if it was written in Appleworks or Wordperfect) into Scrivener. I’m also manually fixing the format as when it was created there was no digital formatting and so everything had to be manually input (aka all spaces and hard returns).
As I’m doing this part of the editing, I’m making comments in the margin and correcting minor spelling mistakes. There are also some areas that I’m going to have to completely rewrite in order to maintain the flow. (For my family members who may be aghast at that thought, I will also have an unedited copy tucked away somewhere.) It’s going to be a long haul as I get further and further into the editing.
As always, I’ll keep you updated!
Wow! I am so sorry everyone! I’ve totally neglected this website! I’ve been super busy with my last two conventions of the year and getting the last of my 2016 comics ready to be posted on my other site. But now that those are all done, I’m taking a bit of a breather until after Christmas.
For those of you who are beta reading for me, I will likely not be sending anything out for a couple of weeks at the very least. There are some parts that I am working on that require a bit of rewriting, so please, bare with me.
Soooo I am still working on balance at the moment. Which means things aren’t as frequent as I would like. Blog posting being one of these things. Let me tell you about what I’ve been up to while I haven’t been posting here.
I’ve finished up the first read through of Who Would Destroy the Gods? I’ve marked it up for the first round of edits which I will be working on in Late August early September.
I’m about half way my first read through and edit mark up of a story I’m working on in order to practise my own writing. (This will be available later through an undisclosed pen name) I bring it up because people will need to know that I am working on other projects as well as editing my father’s novels. I have another project that I was able to get ahead on in order to make more room for writing and will be starting another novel this month. (Again, this novel will also be a practise novel and will be released through a pen name)
Also, last week I travelled half way across the country and back again in the space of a long weekend by truck.
For those of you who have signed up to my newsletter (bless you!), I will have a very special surprise for you next month!
(Because I totally thought that I posted this, I’ll add on to the post)
P.S. Just a quick add-on! I’ll be in Calgary this weekend for a writer’s conference and to promote Railroad Rising!