#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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Patreon – What do you say?

I have been looking more and more into setting up a Patreon account for my Steampunk/Victorian Fantasy series The Diaries of James Purcell.

When I think of rewards levels I feel confused. I have settled on one of two reward levels based on a monthly donation system, but now need you thoughts.

£3.00 pcm – Name listed in both digital and print as a Patron as well as access to the Patreon blog and Members area of the new site (when I get the UI sorted out)

£5.00 pcm – The above +free digital copy when available.

£10.00 pcm – The above+ free paper copy.

£15.00 pcm – All of the others except that the paperback will be signed and come with a special free gift.

Originally I was going to lower the levels but as with all things, the parts for the free gift are not available anymore and have to pick more expensive versions.

So having never done this before, what do you say?
Please drop me a message and let me know what your view is?
The only time I will not allowed a message is if it’s trolling or spam so please feel free to have your say.

As ever,

See you in port next time Airship Captains.

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My Personal Web site.

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The time has come for me to work on the web site for my books, but I have hit one massive road block.

When I started learning html and css I only had one screen size to worry about and that was a pc/laptop screen. Now I have to make things work for pc/laptops, tablets and mobile phones, but not only that I have to also make them work in both portrait and landscape mode…

I have put up my (Alpha test version) here, but it is for the iPad and I now have to redesign several elements to work on phones (its a bit lagging on the iPhone 5s)

The version above is for the pc version and sort of works, but only for pc/laptops.

Once I have the css working for the 3 versions, I then have to compile the css into one reactive fluid template.

Warwolf Part 7 – Ravages

For the moment this is the last of the “Before” chapters before we jump forward.

Ravages

The warm copper smell cut through my senses and I felt Hungry. All this time I had fought off the hunger believe it to be part of my old life, but now it stored inside me and I wanted more. My tail swished back and forth as I looked along the trenches, there were the Hun lines and I now stalked them eager for the kill. A Hun appeared from a doorway and I pulled back my lips drooling. I could smell his blood and it stirred more inside me. The soldier wasn’t aware of me even when I killed it.

Warwolf Part 6 – Disipline

Discipline

“Take the command and lead the next charge.”
“No Sir!”
“This isn’t a request!”
“I still refuse.”
“Your a good man and you fellow soldiers look to you for support!”
“I’m not leading anyone anymore!”
“I don’t care what you past history is, you will take over the company and lead the charge over the line.”
“I will not charge into death and not lead anyone to death!”
“You have done before!”
“We were protecting our livelihood.” I growled.
“And your not this time?”
“This isn’y my war, I have already lost my life for this godforsaken country, no more!”

Warwolf Part 3 – Trench Ghost

Trench Ghost

For more then a month I have watch the young soldier walk up and down the trenches carrying his lantern. Never once did I assume there was anything unusual about a soldier walking around. This night the sun had faded early and I laid there against the trench wall, Enfield rifle in hand looking out over the nomans land that separated us from the Huns. I spotted a flair flying above the field and nearly missed the scream of a shell falling from the sky. The shell exploded near me, the blast of air nocking me unconscious. When I woke up the next day I asked the Commanding officer what happened to the young soldier with the lantern. He asked me to describe the young soldier, but when I finished he stiffened.
That young soldier was killed at the beginning of the war!” He stated before dismissing me.
I walked back to my station in the trench and dropped back into my usual place. How could he be dead when I have seen him since I arrived.
“You know why!” my companion said as he sat down beside me, ” Ghost like us walk the battle field never finding peace.”

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!