Friday, May 31, 2013

New Design

This ended up brighter than I wanted, so it won't last long. But they're quotes from Farther Side of Away. I'm about halfway through editing. So hopefully soon I'll be able to publish.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Do Something Amazing

So I'm editing my book and I'm putting it into the template. I did the dedication, the acknowledgements and then the about the author. I hope the about section comes across as funny, but we'll see.

I think I'm going to go back through this site and edit/delete some of the entries in the off chance that people actually start reading my blog. Some of this stuff has just been embarrassing.

I'm giving myself a deadline of May 31st to have the editing done. 31 chapters to edit in just what, 11, 12 days? yikes.

But I need to finish this. I need to publish it. Because if I don't do it now, I'll just toss it away and never get to it.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

New book idea

I've had this zombie book idea for a while, but it was just going to be one book called The Lonely Mountain. And then it became a trilogy.

There's so much of the story to tell that I've decided to split it into three books. For now, they're called The Immortals, The King Under the Mountain, and The Once & Future Queen.

I also have a novella idea called Barnabas the First. Although I might turn that into just a collection of short stories because I'd also like to have a story solely for another character.

The zombies don't actually come into play until the second book. I might throw them in at the end of the first book. we'll see.

I won't start really working on this until after FSOA is done. So hopefully I can start The Immortals for Camp Nano in July.

Moving On

So my third project is now done. We finished before lunch yesterday and I am so glad. This last project was a little bit awful. It wasn't one we expected to have, so it was thrown on us at the last minute. I am very glad for the paycheck though.

I got paid yesterday and will be looking forward to having that money. I am going to go to Ikea next week and see if I can find some of the shelving I want. I need stuff for the walls so I can get a lot of this stuff off the floor to make room for other stuff.

Now that work is over, I can get back to the final edit of Farther Side of Away. I need to finish it. I was hoping to have it done by now but work got in the way. I've got like 10 people who are interested, so I think I may sell a few books. Fingers crossed.

I bought a few things this week. I got the next volume of Are You Being Served, as well as the movie, Ripper Street, Season 1 of Mr. Ed (for my mom), Delain's album Interlude (love it), and Volbeat's new album Outlaw Gentlemen and Shady Ladies (love it much more than their last one).

I also bought a Gizmo bobblehead.

I couldn't resist. Gizmo is just so cute.

Today I'm going to see Star Trek Into Darkness. I can't wait!

I saw Iron Man last weekend with my friends and it was so nice to see them and the movie was great. I miss my friends.

Speaking of friends, I can't wait to go to Marion. We're going to see Iron Man 3 again (for both of us) and the new Fast & Furious. I still need to watch 5. Hopefully I can have my book done by then.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Work, work, work

I feel like I spend all of my time working, which isn't true.

Last week I started a new project, which ends probably tomorrow and then right away we start another new project. My scoring center wasn't even supposed to have these projects, but some other center got behind and since we're awesome we got them. I don't mind so much since it's a good paycheck, but I do like having some time off. Oh well.

I should be done the 16th or 17th and then I get a break until June 3rd. In the meantime, I'm going to visit my friend up above Columbus for Memorial Day weekend. My birthday is the wednesday after that, so I'll be doing stuff with my lovely bff and then I'll be doing stuff with my family.

I finally got my paycheck today (and we got out of work a couple of hours early) so I'm happy about that. The appointment for my car is on saturday, but Midas says it'll be like $300 to fix the tension on just the front two brakes. How is that so freaking expensive? There goes a big chunk of my paycheck, plus paying my phone bill and buying food and gas. And I still owe my brother almost $200 for the Rush tickets.

It is any wonder I can't afford to pay my student loans?

But, that's life. make money and watch it disappear.