Editing Sucks

A 7-post collection

Saturday, Day 1, Editing HOOOOO!

Plague news: No new cases! There's eighteen total active cases in Queensland and fifteen of them are in hospital.

They can yell about our border control, but we stepped on Delta and they didn't. So ner.

I have PLNs today to polish the entirety of Chapter One of Adapting. In fits and starts, belike, but I will get all the edits seen to. I also plot to eat a lot of carbs as a reward.

In the news:

  • Israel hit with a vax-proof variant of plague despite being highest-vaxed nation. Conspiracy nuts go wild
  • NSW opening up despite being a plague cesspit
  • Woman walks through US airport wearing only bikini and mask, is slammed for same 9_9
  • Some idiot with a knife attacked a supermarket in NZ, allegedly inspired by Isis
  • Muppet about to trumpet his triumphant return for 2024
  • Property values chucking people out of their homes
  • Knock knock/Who's there?/Interrupting plague variant/ Interrupting plague var--/ MU! Jokes aside, this one can't be stood on by any extant vaccines and, join the chorus, is deadlier and spreads faster than any before it
  • Boy hospitalised in Sydney after touching a moth cocoon. Straya mate
  • Woman slammed for ::checks notes:: putting a bin inside the house during a massive spring clean
  • Tourists blasted for bothering pregnant seals on a beach ::readies chorus of Dumb Ways to Die::
  • Heavy storms and flash flooding to hid SE states and territories. Time for ScoMo to pack for a holiday
  • More Pfizer for Australia. Yay
  • Musk manipulating the crypto market again
  • China once more threatening to hurt Australia in the economy. Joke's on them, we just sell our shit elsewhere

And now... storytime.

Did I mention that editing FUCKING SUCKS yet?

Whilst waiting for my dear Beta Readers to get back to me about Hevun’s Ambassador [C'mon! Hurry it along! It’s half-past January already!] I am putting together One Year of Instants.

Which requires a table of contents.

And in the making of said table of contents, I have discovered that pretty much ALL OF THE STORIES ARE FUCKING MIS-NUMBERED since story #16

There are no words for the level of meltdown that is threatening my sanity, right now.

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I'm doing the last edit...

…of Hevun’s Rebel, today.
(Help me)

Thanks to all the Beta Readers who got back to me :)
(I’m so scared)

By tonight, everything should be lined up for publication.
(OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG…)

And this is just part one of the biggest gamble of my life.
(asdfghjkl I can’t even)

The worst part to date is that hardly anyone has signal-boosted my attempts at advertising :(
(WTF is going wrong?)

At this moment, giddy excitement and self-depreciating depression

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ATTN: Beta readers

I have just sent out Book 1, version 1.2 for reading and reviewing.

If you have volunteered as a beta reader, but not received an email from me, you need to get back to me with an email address that works.

I am cleaning out all the non-responsive emails from my Beta-readers list.

I want this book out in the world ASAP. Preferably in time for All Hallows’ Read. AKA this October.

The clock is ticking.

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