#2017 Resolutions

What will I be doing in 2017?

  • So far on my list I have 3 flying lesson to take before march,
  • Two Manuscrips to rewrite and publish,
  • One Manuscript to finish and publish,
  • Launch a Patreon Account,
  • Rebuild and Update website,
  • Reformat my ebooks for not just kindle, but for iTunes, Barnes &Noble and Smashwords,
  • And I need to edit Æther Shadow into Paperback format,

So far It looks to be a busy year and I have alot of work to do just to catch up.

In the Social Media side I have

And as always, if anyone spots anything that i missed feel free to contact me.

Have a Happy 2017 and see you in an airship port soon fellow captains.

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Æther Shadow is now finished

I have now finished Æther Shadow and uploaded to Amazon. I’m having to use a backup cover for the book that will be replaced, but after four years I have done all that I can.

It is now time to move on to the next part of the story and just in time for NaNoWriMo

Tomorrow I will click publish and make it live.

Well, thats all for now,
See you in port next time Lords, Ladies and Airship Captains.

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Why the Silence?

Why haven’t I updated properly for so long?

I still haven’t fixed the formatting of the paperback (still have dpi resolution issues) and Book 2 is way behind target.

The rewrite of Book 1 Æther Shadow passed 34K tonight and well on its way to passing the 60K mark, so much new material has been added to it that now makes it a story. I hadn’t considered the missing parts when I wrote the original version, but the new version now add more depth to the characters and the plot. I have also pulled a massive section that just felt out of place.

I may finish by December, but I am sure that it will miss its planned All Hallows eve release date.

See you in port next time Airship Captains.

Biggles through time

Disclaimer: this has nothing to do with the abysmal film to hold the Biggles name!

I love old books but scared to read them for fear of damaging them. Having come into possession of several box’s filled with the books I have started to read through them and have to say that even though I am a fan of Sci-Fi and fantasy, I am now a fan of the books. My own work is set in the alternative victorian timeline but to sit a read books set during world war one is refreshing.

I would just like to thank all those people who have sat down, read the books and written out the reading order lists.

Thanks guys.

Solving the Table of contents corruption in Scrivener

This actually turned out to be a couple of issue that caused the problem that drove me crazy. The first was (may not supposed to have an effect but did anyway) Was chapter Lables. Chapter Labels

I only had the Chapter Label set on a few of the chapters and it turned out that it was the unset one causing the issue.

The next issue was in the compiling stage.

When compiling for Kindle (.mobi) I had previously selected “Generate Html table of contents” and this connected to the lable issue caused the corrupt TOC which had paragraphs for toc items!
I unselected this and selected “Use flat list of contents in Navigation controls (NCX)” and now with my custom TOC everything compiles properly and menu items work on the kindle app!

Nothing is Working, Nothing is Working, Nothing is Working

Nothing is Working, Nothing is Working, Nothing is Working, Nothing is Working, Nothing is Working, Nothing is Working, Nothing is Working, Nothing is Working, Nothing is Working, Nothing is Working, Nothing is Working, Nothing is Working!

Yup not having a good day today!

Everything i trying to assemble will not fit, every piece of 3d software I used is broken ( I refuse to install windows just because some dick thinks it is the only OS that counts!) And I have no idea’s what I’m doing to my books!

Do I have writers block?
Hell no, it doesn’t exist!

I have commissioned out the next two covers to the artist but I still have lost all plots according to my book and I can’t work on my 3d printer extruder design and the needed software function on OS X are broken!

grrrrr

Finding things in books.

I had a discussion with Lois Elsden of http://loiselden.com about buying old books and finding things left in them.

While on a trip I popped into a national trust book shop and picked up a photoshopping book. Inside I found a clear pouch filled with some seaside shots printed on Epson paper. The quality of the prints are amazing and I wonder who the photographer was and why they were placed there.