Sunday, March 27, 2011

Back to Work x 2

Tomorrow I go back to work.  Nothing too fancy, but it'll pay the bills.  Combine that with the occasional renderings I do as a side job and I should actually be pretty busy for a little while.  Which is a good thing because I was losing my mind for a while there.  Insomnia, cabin fever, poverty and celibacy adds up to a pretty lethal dose of depression.  Luckily, the employment should steamroll right over those issues one after another.  I did manage to write the entire book while working in retail during the holidays, so this new job should push me to actually do something.

I'm now also trying to get back to working on edits for The Seventh Horn after this month of mental paralysis.  I've mostly got the proofreading finished and the right wording down on paper.  It just needs to be transfered to the document, altered to the correct file format, uploaded to the sites, and published.

Once again, my perfectionism and self-defeatism have reared their ugly heads and I now hate everything I've written.  It's been too long since November and the joy of writing the thing has since left me.  It is my first attempt at a full-length (sorta) novel and I did write the damned thing in a month, so I guess I shouldn't expect too much from it.  But it's not fun now, I just want to toss the whole thing and do something else.  I won't of course, because I had to go and tell people that I did it and then spent money getting cover art for it.  Ah well.  I enjoyed writing it and maybe you'll get a chuckle or two out of Ark and a disgusted face or three at the amount of times I felt it necessary to swear throughout the story.  I could spend another few months worrying about the exact wording of every little thing, but ya know what?  It's supposed to be fun.  So screw it.

If I miraculously manage to dedicate myself to completing everything, you should find the book up for sale on Barnes & Noble for the Nook and Amazon.com for Kindle right around April 15.  If you don't have an e-reader and don't feel inclined to read tens of thousands of words on your computer, I'll try to figure out something out with paperback publishing perhaps.

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