Status Update


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Hi, everyone!

Well, I haven’t seen Harry today, so I thought I would just give you a quick update on a couple of things.

First, I hope you’re enjoying the story of my Quest to become a successful Indie Author / Indie Publisher / Indie Authorpreneur / Self Publisher / Whatever-You-Want-To-Call-It.  I’m having more fun writing the blog than, well, ever.  Plus I don’t feel like I’m being as much of a drama queen when I’m writing about myself in the third person.  And being a fiction author means there’s always voices talking in my head, so why not take advantage of them?

On the other hand, I hope it’s not confusing for readers who are NOT voices in my head.  Because I know everyone doesn’t sit patiently waiting on Sunday’s and Wednesday’s for my blog posts, I’ve created a page of just the Quest posts.  You can find it –>here.   That way if you join me in the middle of something, it’s easy to read posts you might have missed to get caught up.

To show you just how obsessive I can be, I spent literally hours trying to decide if the posts should sort oldest to newest or newest to oldest on the Quest page.  I stuck with newest to oldest mostly because I couldn’t easily figure out how to make it sort the other way.  It’s kind of a pain, but there you go.

Regarding the writing, I am moving along full steam ahead.  As I mentioned in the Quest posts, the first draft of Handling It is finished and now it’s actually all typed too (well, except for the Epilogue)!  Woohoo!  Man, that typing took a lot longer than I thought it would.  Probably because it was boring. But now I’m pretty much ready for the second draft (or will be as soon as the epilogue is in).

Now the next step will be interesting because I was stupid.  The first half of the book is almost in final form.  The second half of the book is definitely a first draft.  Which gives me the fun of piecing them together.  Let this be a lesson to you kids – don’t get caught up editing the first draft writing until you are finished with the first draft.

As you may have guessed if you read the last couple of posts, my productivity has been impacted by some other issues as well.  In other words, I’ve been stressed, eating like crap, the diabetes is out of control, and I’ve lost hours and days to food-induced comas.  I’ve decided this must end once and for all, and it must end now.  I am sick to death of regretting my past actions, and I’m sick to death of losing my precious time and energy because I’ve been eating things my body considers poison.

I’ve been eating appropriate for my medical condition for the last couple of days and I’m starting to feel more clear-headed.  I don’t feel especially GOOD, because now my poor body has to adapt to lower (normal) blood sugar levels, but so far I’ve been able to push through.  The writing and the anchor it gives me have proven essential in this endeavor.

So that’s all for now.  I’m off to start the second draft and I hope that will move along much more quickly.

Now, where is that Harry?




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