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Ellie

Additional Site Updates

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I’ve continued playing with the site throughout the day. I’ve made some layout changes. I’ve made some changes to the Titles page and the Tales of the Supers page, mostly with font and link incorporation.

I’ve also added some crossposting, both to Dreamwidth and LiveJournal. This post will be the test to see if the crossposting will work for both of them. Fingers crossed, right?

Also, April Camp NaNoWriMo starts in a couple of days. Wish me luck, all. It’s pretty much a big finishing things project for me this time.

Ellie

Site updates

I’ve made some more updates to the site. So far, it’s just been changing the layout (I think it’s pretty much obvious that I prefer the darker layouts) and I’ve add an RSS feed and an email icon. Both of these are located on the sidebar.

The first book in Endless Loop, entitled Color of Life, is almost done with writing. I’m still going through the first Tales of the Supers book in editing, because all the changes I made were somehow lost.  I did get that book back from the second editor, and she was as brutal as I had asked for. There are a lot of changes to be made. I had made many of them, but again, the changes were somehow lost. Don’t ask me how.

I am finished moving, but I am in no way finished unpacking. I moved in at the beginning of August, but I don’t think a box has been opened since the middle of September.

NaNoWriMo will be beginning in a few weeks, and I’m hoping to have Color of Life completed, so that I can work on the second book in Endless Loop for this November’s book of the month. It will be entitled Blood and Sacrifice. Here’s hoping that I’m able to do this.

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Small site updates

I’m still making site tweaks. I’ve left the comments off on the rest of the site, but comments are now available on the blog. This was something that I had been meaning to do ever since I switched the site over to WordPress. However, I was having some difficulties finding how to go about cutting off comments on pages but not on posts. For anyone else hunting for a solution to this same issue, the answer can be found on the second post here.

Otherwise, it’s more of the same. I have been scrounging up some time to write at least 750 words a day on the second Tales of the Supers book. It’s harder than it sounds, when I’m already doing three jobs, but I’m giving it my all. And if I’m writing when I’m at lunch or during lulls at one of the other jobs, so be it. I have a story, and I think it’s time to tell it, and I’m enjoying telling it. This is a winning combination, I think.

I do need to start gathering stock images so I can work on making a cover. I think that has to be done ahead of time with CreateSpace, or I can pay them to have it done. Again, this is just my understanding.

EDIT: CreateSpace has a free cover creator service or you can pay to have one made. You can also upload your own premade image. This is good. It’s good to have option. I feel like I have more than I did with LuLu with that other name or with the publisher I used under that other name.

And on a more personal note, with everything else that’s going on, I’m also in the midst of trying to lose about 40 to 50 pounds, mostly by just eating healthier, and I’ll be moving in a few months or sooner, depending on if I can get another “real” job before I start back to school in January. I swear, I’ve never been this busy before in my life. When it rains, it pours, right?

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A quick update in the middle of May

It’s the middle of May. I’ve gotten the corrections back from one of my editors. However, it is still with the other one, and I don’t have an ETA from the other one.

With that, I’m setting a very tentative release date of mid- to late-July for the first Tales of the Supers novel. Again, that’s very tentative, because the editors have had it since 04 May, and I’ve gotten it back from one. Maybe I should say early August instead? That might be the safer option.

And in the meantime, anyone who is reading this can count on more frequent updates. I can always stand to babble a bit more at people.

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Ellie

A quick update in the middle of May

It’s the middle of May. I’ve gotten the corrections back from one of my editors. However, it is still with the other one, and I don’t have an ETA from the other one.

With that, I’m setting a very tentative release date of mid- to late-July for the first Tales of the Supers novel. Again, that’s very tentative, because the editors have had it since 04 May, and I’ve gotten it back from one. Maybe I should say early August instead? That might be the safer option.

And in the meantime, anyone who is reading this can count on more frequent updates. I can always stand to babble a bit more at people.

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Post-April 2013 Camp NaNoWriMo

Somehow… Somehow… I managed to finish Camp NaNoWriMo with over 58,000 words—and a completed novella. The first Tales of the Supers is done, and it’s currently at the pre-readers/editors for now.

Hopefully, they should be done with it before too long. At that point, I’ll go ahead with the copyright, sending it to Library of Congress, then it will be time to finally give CreateSpace a try. I’m not even going to try sending it companies this time around; it’s probably a bit too… something for any of them to be willing to pick it up. I got burned with the books I wrote (under a different name), and I think it will be a while before I consider trying another publisher, aside from self-publishing. I might give another go, but it will be a while yet.

But, please, be expecting actual content on this site before very much longer.

See you all then!

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Ellie

Post-April 2013 Camp NaNoWriMo

Somehow… Somehow… I managed to finish Camp NaNoWriMo with over 58,000 words—and a completed novella. The first Tales of the Supers is done, and it’s currently at the pre-readers/editors for now.

Hopefully, they should be done with it before too long. At that point, I’ll go ahead with the copyright, sending it to Library of Congress, then it will be time to finally give CreateSpace a try. I’m not even going to try sending it companies this time around; it’s probably a bit too… something for any of them to be willing to pick it up. I got burned with the books I wrote (under a different name), and I think it will be a while before I consider trying another publisher, aside from self-publishing. I might give another go, but it will be a while yet.

But, please, be expecting actual content on this site before very much longer.

See you all then!

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Ellie

Welcome Aboard

After quite a bit of delay, I’m finally working on getting content available on the site. It’s still a bit lean, but I am working on it! Slowly but surely, I promise you there will be content.

Writing has, sadly, been a slow moving process. Part of that has been for health issues, but a lot of it has been a horrid case of writer’s block. I suppose I could blame that on the health issues as well, but it seems like a bit of a cop-out.

The first book in Endless Loop is about 75% completed. The first in the series of superhero stories is about 30% completed. The Knickers fic is, at least for now, dropped in favor of stories that I think I can finish in a decent amount of time. As for the others I’m working on, I really not in a place where I can say too much on their progress. I like what’s written on them, but I’m not sure how well they would do out there in the world.

So hopefully, there will be more to this site soon. Hopefully, changing the site over from static HTML to a CMS-controlled one will help as well. One less thing to handle, right?

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Ellie

Welcome Aboard

After quite a bit of delay, I’m finally working on getting content available on the site. It’s still a bit lean, but I am working on it! Slowly but surely, I promise you there will be content.

Writing has, sadly, been a slow moving process. Part of that has been for health issues, but a lot of it has been a horrid case of writer’s block. I suppose I could blame that on the health issues as well, but it seems like a bit of a cop-out.

The first book in Endless Loop is about 75% completed. The first in the series of superhero stories is about 30% completed. The Knickers fic is, at least for now, dropped in favor of stories that I think I can finish in a decent amount of time. As for the others I’m working on, I really not in a place where I can say too much on their progress. I like what’s written on them, but I’m not sure how well they would do out there in the world.

So hopefully, there will be more to this site soon. Hopefully, changing the site over from static HTML to a CMS-controlled one will help as well. One less thing to handle, right?

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