Saturday, April 26, 2014

Can they PLEASE throw some strikes?

It's Saturday already? Guess it's time for another post. Currently watching the Detroit Tigers game and I'd like to focus on ANYTHING else right now, so I'm writing this. Although, as I wrote that, the Tigers put together a double play to end the inning, but I've already started this so I'm finishing it.

This past week, my dog got a vet visit. She does not enjoy vet visits. Nothing horribly wrong with her, just the usual check-up and get her shots up to date. She does have a lump on her abdomen that I was worrying about, but it's a benign lipoma. Nothing serious. I just have to keep an eye on it and, if it gets bigger, then let the vet know.

For Easter, my family took my grandma out to a fancy brewery. Yes, a brewery. This place somehow has some really fancy food including these gourmet fries that are mouthwatering when you dip them in mayonnaise. It sounds disgusting, but I get excited every Easter because that's where we go to eat and I love those fries.

I have a feeling that there's something else... The book still isn't ready for publishing yet considering it's still in the 'other people are editing it' stage. Plus, I still have to somehow put together another cover that I have no inspiration for. Think that's all I have now. So, until next time, have a great week!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Done! Sort of...

Super news coming from the book front! My personal editing for my second book is completed! So, I've sent it on to be edited by other people. Meanwhile, right after I sent it, I came up with a much better ending that would fit the feel of the book better and make it slightly longer. (Not that it needs any more length in its current state. It's longer than some novels out there, but shorter than my previous one.) I've told this to my editors and, while they're going to read the current version, I'll write the new ending and send it to them for comparison. I'm hoping to release the book soon, though I still have to create a cover for it. No idea what to do with that.

While I'm doing that though, I'll also be working on writing for fun. Back to my fanfiction and writing short stories that might become ideas for books. Plus, I'll be developing some of the ideas for new books. These are still in the science fiction genre. One of them revolves around ghosts while another takes place on a fictional planet. That's all I'm prepared to say about those at this time. Very vague, I know. I just don't want to give away ideas and see that someone else writes it first.

My sister's home from college for the weekend. Why is this? Because of the holiday known as Easter which is highly recognized in my religion. For a while now, we've been eating no meat on Fridays as our religion dictates (though I've seen SOME of my family members not go through with this supposed rule). Let me tell you something. When you can't have something, that's when you want it or, in this case, crave it the most. But whatever. Since tomorrow is actually Easter, family stuff will be going on. Only on my mom's side though. For some reason, we never seem to celebrate with my dad's side during Easter. Odd.

That should be a good amount of rambling for this blog post. Guess I'll put in an obligatory 'Go Red Wings!' since they're in the playoffs once again. Seriously, they've been going to the playoffs for as long as I can remember. I think it's a 23 year streak or something which is really sweet. I'm not much of a hockey fan, but, being from an area where hockey is almost religious, I can still root for them and watch them casually. Now, this is a good spot to stop. So, until next time, have a great week!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Tired... So Very Tired...

Time for another post! With my second book all typed up now, I have to go through my personal edits and then it's going to be looked over by other people before I actually do the publishing thing.

Speaking of publishing, I had thought that I knew no one with connections to the old-fashioned publishing community. Well, I was wrong. Actually, it came up rather recently. Turns out that my cousin is marrying someone who is friends with someone that works in publishing. And it's a BIG publishing company. So, my future cousin-in-law is going to show my work to her friend. I'm really excited to see how this turns out. Could become something, could become nothing. Either way, I've got to roll with it.

I'm going to keep this really short because I'm running more on coffee than sleep. Those west coast baseball games are late in my time-zone and I've been staying up to watch them. I haven't felt this tired since I stayed up all night to study for a Biochemistry exam and then had to spend the day after going to four different classes all in different places on my college campus. So, until next Saturday, have a great week!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Almost There!

I'm almost finished with typing up my second book. Got to the last chapter and started to type it up, but then I realized that it was rushed. Probably because I felt rushed to get it finished. So, as I'm typing it, I'm going to edit it to make it seem less rushed and fit better with the rest of the book. I'm really excited to get this out to you readers. I think this is better than my previous book which, apparently, is what writers are supposed to feel. More writing means more practice and experience at it means better books.

There was one point this past week where I wasn't able to work. That's because the power went out in the house while I was working. This is one reason why I hand-write everything first! You never know when you're going to lose everything and need a hard copy.

As for the sports thing... Well, at least the Tigers are doing great! Can't say the same for the Spartans. I really want to just forget about basketball and focus on baseball. It's kind of hard when every channel seems to talk about the Final Four.

That publishing opportunity that I wrote about before? After some research, found out it's probably a scam. Was hesitant to go that route anyway.

Time to get back to typing and working on that last chapter that just doesn't fit. If things keep going the way they are, then I should be done with the typing tonight or tomorrow morning. I think I said that before, but every time I tried to buckle down and get to work, someone bothered me with something and I ended up distracted and unable to concentrate on writing. Unfortunately, I have that problem. This time though, I'm pretty confident that I'll get this finished soon! So, until next Saturday, have a great week!