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A Jovial Progress Report

I apologize in advance for any and all typing errors that may occur. I reeeeally fucked my sleep schedule up this week, and I don’t think my brain has the ability to catch everything yet. (Energy drinks at midnight are always SMART CHOICES (TM)

I am in such high spirits this week, because SO MANY THINGS are clicking together. I promise I will not ruin this moment with casual cynicism and my impulse to wait for the other shoe to drop. THIS DOESN’T HAPPEN TO ME!

ON TO THE WORD COUNT:

That’s it. Chapter 15’s draft form. It’s over. FEELINGS.

All that is left is to take the first half of the book and chisel off all the fluffy bits and cringe at how awful my writing voice was three years ago. The beast is sitting pretty at over 195k, and I think I can hack off a limb or two.

While that is all good, I am going to let it sit away from my fidgety brain for about a week. As I mentioned in my previous update, I will be spending some time catching up on the Octoberween revelries on YouTube. Then after everything is automated, I will return to the final edit of the monster before I ship it off to my editor.

So with that, it seems like the need for weekly summary reports has become redundant with the end of this chapter. I think I will have one more once I have officially shipped it off, with a final word count for the beast.

After that, I plan to continue my regularly scheduled ravings on the blog. I have a rant about the video game Remember Me to write, and other tidbits floating around the brainmeats. If you have any suggestions for things you would like me to talk about, from games, writing tips, food reviews, or just a general rant about something nonsensical, feel free to poke me on Twitter about it, and I will see what I can do.

IN OTHER EXTRAORDINARILY EXCITING NEWS. I have commissioned a cover artist. HOLY SHIT. You have no idea how much relief this is to me. Details are still being ironed out, but once things are more concretely established, I will share with you the artist details so you can marvel at their awesomeness.

Thank you so much to those who have preordered and donated already! I was able to pay this person promptly with your help, and this is such a weight lifted from my brain. This means that the projected publishing time is still, well, on time!

This means the remainder of the costs are much more manageable, and I can start heading towards the final polish.

HOLY BAJANGLING BALLS WHAT A JOURNEY THIS HAS BEEN. THINGS ARE SO SMOOTH RIGHT NOW! SMOOTH LIKE A…uh…yeah, I can’t think of an appropriate simile in my current state of mind. Perhaps I should sleep? But that would be the most logical response. And I am not a logical human.

ANYWAYS. That is all I have for now, stay tuned for more updates, as well as shiny revelry in the future posts~

Till next time!

-Odin

 

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