My neck hurts!

I’m once step closer to getting the book ready for its release next month!
I have now finished the low level formatting and cleanup and now can start on the high-level formatting that readers will see.

My neck hurts so now i’m going to try and get drunk!

See you in port next time Airship Captains.

Published in: on September 16, 2014 at 6:55 pm  Leave a Comment  

NaNoWriMo and Competitions.

NaNoWriMo 2014 is just around the corner (starts the day after my book is supposed to be available on Amazon) but the Local Surestart competition is also opening soon.

I hadn’t planned on doing anything for them but I think I have a plan for the surestart (only 2.2k) and while I have several books that need attention I think I have a plan for NaNoWriMo.

Does this mean that I will enter? I don’t know, I guess I will wait till november to see.

Published in: on September 15, 2014 at 7:01 pm  Leave a Comment  

Still Not got your Free U2 Album from iTunes?

If your not aware, If you have an iTunes account and like U2, Last night to celebrate the announcement of the iPhone 6, U2 released a free Album. When you go to iTunes, it says that it has been purchased.

There is a step missing from the instructions, to get the album follow these steps (if the clouds are nots visible in iTunes)

1, Open iTunes,
2, Open the Preferances,
3, Goto store,
4, In the bottom of the panel fleck the check box next to “Show iTunes in the Cloud Purchases”,
5, Click ok,
6, Click Music,
7, Scroll around till you find “Songs of Innocence-U2″
8, Click on the track to download (2finger on MAC, right click in Windows)
9, Play to your hearts content.

For iPhone goto iTunes Preferances and make sure the “auto download Music” slider is green.

Published in: on September 10, 2014 at 5:24 pm  Leave a Comment  
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What if every book was filled with blank sheets of Psychic Paper?

Sometimes Facebook users share some very interesting things and this came up.

What if every book you ever read was just blank, but full of Psychic paper, and you were reading only what you wanted to read?

What if the real reason why people like to boast that they “Don’t Read” or “I never read a book in my life” is because they tried to, but only saw blank pages due to a lack of imagination?

Talk about food for thought?

BTW 15 chapter have had their low level formatting completed!

Published in: on September 6, 2014 at 9:03 pm  Leave a Comment  

Editing: Done, Next: Formatting.

After the long hard word by an amazing friend, I have my manuscript back from the editor with a closing report. Now comes the hard work of formatting it for kindle and Createspace (iBooks is to follow!)

Some things that I have fund so far.

1) Random double spaces,
2) Carats on dots,
3) Why on earth did I zero the paragraph spacing and put double returns!

Once I fix this low level stuff I can move on the the higher level formatting and presentation and then upload!

By Gaia and Hecate this book is nearly finished.

Published in: on September 4, 2014 at 9:03 pm  Leave a Comment  

NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, No stupid KDP, it’s all gone wrong!

NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO,No stupid KDP, it’s all gone wrong!

Last night the KDP website had a hiccup and sent my book to Amazon!
It has no cover and the text is still with the editor but yet its still in the process of Publication.
What a screwup, this will damage my future badly!

Published in: on September 2, 2014 at 6:22 am  Leave a Comment  
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To see a world in a grain of sand – William Blake.

To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.

A Robin Redbreast in a Cage
Puts all Heaven in a Rage.
A dove house fill’d with doves and pigeons
Shudders Hell thro’ all its regions.
A Dog starv’d at his Master’s Gate
Predicts the ruin of the State.
A Horse misus’d upon the Road
Calls to Heaven for Human blood.
Each outcry of the hunted Hare
A fiber from the Brain does tear.

He who shall train the Horse to War
Shall never pass the Polar Bar.
The Beggar’s Dog and Widow’s Cat,
Feed them and thou wilt grow fat.
The Gnat that sings his Summer song
Poison gets from Slander’s tongue.
The poison of the Snake and Newt
Is the sweat of Envy’s Foot.

A truth that’s told with bad intent
Beats all the Lies you can invent.
It is right it should be so;
Man was made for Joy and Woe;
And when this we rightly know
Thro’ the World we safely go.

Every Night and every Morn
Some to Misery are Born.
Every Morn and every Night
Some are Born to sweet delight.
Some are Born to sweet delight,
Some are Born to Endless Night.

 

Like many, the first time I had heard that was in the first Tomb Raider film. In that, Angelina Jolie spoke the first verse while remembering her fathers words.
I had completely forgotten about it until I had seen it on a post today.Curios to know and find out the rest of it, I googled it and found it hosted on http://www.poetryloverspage.com

Published in: on August 31, 2014 at 5:05 pm  Leave a Comment  

Monocharacteraphasia

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So I made the title word up but this is why.

Monocharacteraphasia = An inability to follow more then one character in a story.

I thought that I would crack on and rewrite book two while book one gets looked over and, while the vast majority of it is written there are section which caused problems with certain types of readers. At one point in book two the story leaves the main character and follows a secondary character as they go about action that will an effect in the later part of the story and future books.

It would appear that some readers can’t handle the change from characters and loose the plot line. While struggling to rewrite the prologue I face the dilemma of do I leave these chapters in or pull them. The book can exist in most without them but I fear that If I do pull them then questions will be raised later.
What to do, What to do.

See you in port next time, Airship Captains.

Published in: on August 25, 2014 at 1:30 pm  Leave a Comment  

I think I’m done drafting / Don’t Panic Mr Mainwaring.

I think I’m done drafting / Don’t Panic Mr Mainwaring.

So I think I’m done will all the drafting work for my first book but until someone rips it apart and tells me otherwise, I’m stuck.

Thoughts turn to the second book and the first one that I had originally written and I have a panic attack!

I had originally written and added to chapters to the first which I had then moved to the second, but when I looked at the script, they were missing!

After an intense search of my backups and hard drive, they were stored in one of the master manuscript files which contained all my raw notes!

Just need to edit, format, setup online accounts then add the artwork and i’m done on my first novel.

Oh and my certificate came through from the OU so I have officially completed a University course!

Published in: on August 17, 2014 at 5:32 pm  Leave a Comment  

Greenwich Guerilla Knitters strike our park! #yarnbombing #Greenwich #Guerilla #knitters

Greenwich Guerilla Knitters strike our park!
#yarnbombing #Greenwich #Guerilla #knitters

Greenwich Guerilla Knitters strike our park! #yarnbombing #Greenwich #Guerilla #knitters

Greenwich Guerilla Knitters strike our park!
#yarnbombing #Greenwich #Guerilla #knitters

Published in: on August 13, 2014 at 7:10 am  Leave a Comment  
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