Working hard or hardly working? HA HA HA HA HA no seriously, I have a problem.
Yesterday I finished proofing the print copy of Stranger Skies, made edits to the file, and sent the files off to the printer’s. I’m glad I actually sat myself down and proofed the thing. I was feeling a bit “BUT I’VE DONE IT SO MANY TIMES ALREADY” when I got it and didn’t want to proof it. Turns out there were a few rather large errors in it, which of course means I need to update the ebooks again. Still, feeling accomplished about getting the print book done. We should have the first run printed by the end of
Yesterday I woke up at 6pm. The takeaway from this is that my sleep schedule has been borked. Again. So, natch, I’m pulling an all-nighter to right it. I have my first volunteer day for VIWF on Thursday. 10 am, Granville Island. I’ll need an hour to drive out there and an hour to get ready in the morning, and I like being early. No time to slowly fix the sleep schedule over 2 weeks, unfortunately. Need to do an urgent patch. Waking up at 6pm meant I was almost too late for the VanSlam. Luckily, I got in
I spent Saturday at Vancouver Pagan Pride Day. No booth; I was just there as an attendee. I did bring 40 cards with codes on them for free downloads of Bellica. I figured I’d talk it up a bit and hand out the cards, maybe, sort of? I’m terrible at talking myself or my books up. So when I first arrived I went and sat with my friends in the ATC-Canada booth and handed the copy of Bellica I’m donating to the Vancouver Island Pagan Pride silent auction to the auction coordinator. Many of my friends have read Bellica,
Mercury does this thing about three times a year. Well, actually, it doesn’t really do anything; it just looks like it’s doing something. From Earth it looks like Mercury is moving backwards. They call it retrograde. And dammit if it doesn’t just fuck everything up. I mean, yeah, sure, it’s just a planet and it’s probably not really affecting you, Katje. Sheesh. Crazy pagan, thinking planets do stuff. And, you know, I know people for whom Mercury going retrograde is nothing. Just another week, or three. But that’s not true for me. Something in my life always goes wrong
You read that right. I just finished Stranger Skies, the NaNoWriMo novel I’ve been posting snippets from for SFFSat. First draft clocks in at just over 70,000 words. Definitely shorter than Bellica‘s ~250,000 words, but then Bellica was meant to be a standalone (ha ha) and Stranger Skies is going to be the first in what’s looking like at least a 4-book series. Perhaps six. I’m not sure yet, because the rest of the plot is pretty damn hazy. No, I didn’t intend a series when I started it. As I was writing, I realized there were too many