The blow to my gut was seeing how unprofessional the story looked - and that I hadn't done that last-minute, last-gasp final check. Oh, I did look - quick and dirty, apparently, because I missed the critical elements that blew it wide open. That hard-drive error - that's the problem. No. That's what I blame, … Continue reading Take Two: A Re-Launch
Remember the last post? The disaster of computer proportions? Yep, that one. Still waiting to get back to work, so what do I do ('cos a writer can't do ... the 'not' writing thing)? I put an idea in my head and fiddle with it. I Walk the circle of the house (some people call … Continue reading A State of Pace
Shrug. Well, that's how it seems. Missed a few minor errors in the story - went into the folder to fix the docs (there are three versions, one for each of the platforms: mobi, epub, and cs) and guess what? Damaged. Beyond repair. Ran a hardware test. Failure in hard-drive. What? Did I back-up? Of … Continue reading One Disaster – another – another –
The fear and trepidation that comes after the 'final' polish, the horror of the realisation that there just isn't a picture that can truly represent the story - no cover! ---------------------------- here's the conversation: And it's too short - not enough words. No, scrap that. The editing process took out all the dross and ... … Continue reading Oh, no – it’s happening again
If it were up to me, the rules would be so simple that even a three-year-old would understand. If it were up to me, the rules would be expanded on by one line a year throughout your life. If it were up to me, by the time you reach 21, you get to make your … Continue reading Who knows the rules to the Game?
The moment someone says 'Hey, that's great!' or 'This is something special.' or 'You've got what it takes.' Any form of praise for the work you've created, the thing you've worked on for so long, bled over and into, researched and rewritten until it's not half bad - that thing. Your/my creative product. It elevates … Continue reading The Highest High of All