Well, I’ve finally made the first dent in the process of getting “Bones of Ash, Heart of Glass” turned into an e-book…I found quite a few sites that offer free software to make/publish your own e-book. And since I’ve decided that it should be free, in order to reach more people, and thus do more toward our ultimate goal of raising awareness of/for abuse victims of all ages and sexes, using a free service to publish it makes sense to me.
I believe I’ll be ready within the week to start collecting submissions by email, after I write up submission guidelines and rules. I need to make a cover image…unfortunately, I can’t draw, paint or otherwise create visually. I can describe perfectly what I want it to look like…but that’s not helpful. ;)
Also, I visited/read around 400 posts today, as things had built up from my having to skip several days because of my hands cramping. Still not sure what that was about, but since it seems to be over for now, not worrying about it.
And got another 1,000 words done on Blue and Grey…that makes 4,500 and some, now. Officially the most I’ve written on any one project, ever. *laughs* I’m considering, if it looks like I can get it done under 7,000, making it a short story instead. It all depends on where the story goes from here.
The frustration comes from the overly emotional way I’ve been reacting to people’s posts/creations on the subject of abuse. I suppose it’s mostly due to my not even knowing that this was National Abuse Awareness Month or whatever. When I started working on “Bones”, it was a singular project, one I could feel good about imagining into life…and now it’s turned into just another attempt to cash in on the month (and bring awareness, as well, mind you) like so many others. It’s not, really…none of them are…but my frustration at having my personal idea taken away once again…*grumbles*
It’s a perpetual problem for me. It feels like I must be some sort of unconscious predictor of trends…every time I get a look or style or hobby or music or book series or obscure-but-awesome movie…it suddenly, usually within weeks, bursts into a “phenomenon” and everyone just assumes I’m following the trend. Meh and Bleah.
A for-instance…my pink-and-black look. I started it because I wanted something to go with/match my ears, and the colors looked good together, and on me. A week or so later, when I went to the Mall, it’d become the new “fad” with the younger/teen set. *sighs* Oh, well, at least it makes it easy to shop for! ;)
Heh…yay ego. I’ll get over it. Just wanted to say, as that’s most likely what’s been causing all the delay on working on the book.
Thanks for listening, and if you have any advice or questions, don’t hesitate to comment!