Thursday, October 30, 2014

ain't quitin

It has been one of those days that Life get in the way.


WAY in the way.


I don't have a lot to add otherwise.


I'm gonna get through is.


I ain't quitin.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Just Call me Jimmy

It took two sessions, but I finished the next to last chapter of the second episode. My goal is to write the last one tomorrow and spend a day or two with the polish before the upload to Smashwords.


Now for some notes:


I will be going over the 70000 word mark for the entire story when I finish the final chapter. I am a bit surprised that this second volume is bigger that the first, but it is just that.


I STILL expect that number to come down over the next few episode.


I will be formatting 411 and Deliverance for Create Space on Amazon as well on the day that they go up to Smashwords.


Lastly for today, I got an email from ACX and Audiable.com about FREE downloads of my two audiobooks: Waiting and Fumblerooski how the NCAA dropped the ball on the coming playoff. They are giving away redeeming coupons so that you can go to the audible.com website and download the audiobook for FREE saving you 6 bucks. I'm going to leave my email on here and the FIRST of you who would like the codes for one or both books are welcome to them. The only thing that I ask (I said ask not demand) is that you leave a fair review of both story and production. This kind of thing means a lot to me and the two producers who worked to bring the books to life.


My email is gsapp14145@gmail.com.


I will take request until all the FREE coupons are gone are the offer runs out. I honestly just glanced at the email today while I was on the Job. So I really need to read up on it a more. Don't be shy hit me with an email and I'll get those cards out to you as soon as I get back to this computer.


Just call me Jimmy, I'll take what they give me.   

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

gone streakin

Unless something happens that I am not expecting, my writing streak will be broken today.


I've got too many Life things to attend to that are too important to ignore. But I will be back at it in the morning trying everything I can to bet Episode 2 in readers hands by the weekend.


Oh yea, 411: Episode 1 of Where are our Children is up in the ITunes store.


I hope you all enjoy it.


In the meantime, tomorrow I will gone streakin again.

Monday, October 27, 2014

The Greatest Oppurtunity of All

I got a little sleep today, so I'll try not to be so grouchy in my post. (smile)


I have very little good news today. But I thought I would start with it first. I finished Thomas' chapter this afternoon, which means I have two more to go before the second draft of Deliverance: Episode 2 of Where are our Children is ready to be polished, formatted, and uploaded.


Right now this episode is looking to be a little bigger than 411 was. I'm on pace for 270000 words for the entire finished project, though I expect that number to go down as I move along. I know, I have said that before. Thanks 4 reminding me. (smile)


I've made a couple of executive decisions. I will make each one of these Episodes a trade paperback through Createspace. I don't think they are going to print something in one volume that is approaching 300000 words.


The audio book and Amazon editions will be in one volume that I will call: Where are our Children: Complete and uncut.


Now on to the NOT so good. Life is trying to get in the way. I managed to write for the 16th consecutive day today and I hope that streak continues. But if anyone of you has ever worked nights, you know how difficult the transition is when you reach that first day off is. Well, add to it that I have a serious appointment to deal with tomorrow afternoon and have to start a stretch of 5 straight 12 hour days after that. My bank account will look good next week. I probably won't. ( Insert your own private joke here, folks.)


Finally, the good folks at Smashwords did email me back saying that Apple and ITunes had some glitches late last week. 411 is still not up. I missed an entire weekend of potential readership over there at the second largest audience for eBooks in the world.  


Technology can be wonderful, technology can be a pain in the a$$.


Anyway, at least I'm showing some growth. I 'm showing some maturity in my writing. In the past I would have used a setback like this as an excuse to quit. I'm not doing that (yea for me!!). I'm still writing. I'm still publishing.


I'm using these challenges and setbacks as if they were the greatest opportunity of all.


Because they are just that.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

The Good, The bad, And the ugly

I'm still tired.


I told you guys yesterday that today would test my streak of 15 days consecutively writing. It would mark the first time in my 45 years that I put pen to pad, (or fingers to keyboard) as it may. Well the good is that the streak is alive. I actually pounded out over 3000 words in just over 3 hours.


Alright, the bad news is that I didn't finish Thomas second entry in Deliverance.  The chapter is a lot bigger than it appears on my Kindle. Anyway, there is a ton of important talk in this section that when this thing is released, that I think you guys will enjoy. I'm enjoying writing it, though I admit to being a little fatigued.


In other Bad news, 411 still hasn't appeared on I Tunes. I stopped long enough so send a polite email to the good folks about it. I would think it would be there. These things happen. Technology is can wonderful. Technology can be a pain in the a$$.


Last not on that front, the downloads are coming very well at B&N.


Finally, the ugly, well that has to be my Jags. (yuck)
Maybe, just maybe, that will get change some day soon.


You can always count on the good, the bad, and the ugly to so just that.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Battle Hardened

I'm tired.


Sleepy.


That first night of graveyard is always tough and I aint 25 anymore. (smile)


I still got up and completed another chapter. In fact, including the first draft of this novel, this is the most consecutive days of writing I've done in my entire life. I'm going to stop a sec and acknowledge that achievement.


Alright, the acknowledgment is over. Time goes back tonight, which I will be working a 13 hour shift tonight and have my pitiful Jags to tune into tomorrow. This presents a clear and present danger to my streak, but I'm going to get it done...somehow.


411 is online at most retailers, although I Tunes still didn't have it up the last time I checked this morning. I hope that it is by this writing. I am REALLY looking forward to seeing how it does over there. 


Anyway, back this war of attrition with this serial tomorrow. It's going to be my biggest challenge so far, but I am battle hardened. 

Friday, October 24, 2014

Short and Sweet

I'm going to promise to keep this posting short and sweet. Here it goes...
 
Since I last posted, I've finished Serena and Xavier's latest chapters. This story is expanding beyond anything I would have ever imagined and I'm enjoying watching where the chips are falling.


I have four more chapters to go on Deliverance, they will all need a final polish and formatting before they are uploaded.


I am returning to work tonight, so Life as I call it will get in the way little. No more 8 or 12 hour sessions on the serial for awhile. But I am holding myself to at least a chapter s day, which will put the upload in the middle of next week if I don't hit any hiccups.


Alright, I did it, I kept  the posting short and sweet today. I only I could do this with this story...