Origins – An Original Post.

Finally its finished. The time of 3 o/clock, and the date of Saturday the 13th of July, in the great and glorious year of 2013; That date, is etched in my mind, and will be till I have to ‘shuffle of this mortal coil.’ re-spelt for the modern eye.

True meaning. From Hamlet’s ‘To be or not to be’ speech in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, 1602:

“What dreames may come, When we haue shufflel’d off this mortall coile, Must giue vs pawse.”

In Shakespeare’s time ‘coil’, or coile’, or coyle’, meant ‘fuss’ or ‘bustle’.

… And what a fuss, and bustle it was as well, and the relief I felt on Saturday was earth shattering.

I started this fuss on Saturday, October 1, 2011: In that dammed NaNoWriMo Competition. That is; write a Novel within a Month : A novel by the way, is considered to be the minimum of 50,000 words.

Currently ‘Origins‘ stands at 216,631,000 words : According to Word, and that represents 468 pages.
… I can’t believe it that’s many! – But there you are.

This marathon has been 652 days.
Or 1 year, 9 months, 13 days.
Or:-
56,332,800 seconds
938,880 minutes
15,648 hours
652 days
93 weeks (rounded down) I was compelled to go on line and hunt down the specs:-

I felt I was close to it in the New Year, and then in Easter, but it wasn’t to be.

Whilst I have your attention. I would like to take this opportunity, to say a huge thank-you to Lisa, John [and I’m still in a quandary about your offer]: Chieko, Keith, Pauline, There are many more, and I’d like to thank you all for your support over the last year.

Nitty Gritty:-
I’ve placed ‘Origins‘ on my ‘Download Page‘: This has been created to stop the Bots form sucking my stuff of my site, and the Password is 12345: Simplolz: Currently it will reside there with ‘Five and a Half‘ [It needs a rewrite]
It does go on a bit for young [Listeners]. Been told it goes into in too much depth, which means I’m going to have to pare it down at some point in the future.

To start with, they’ll both will be in ‘PDF’ Format only.
In time, I will put them on [ feedbooks.com ], and from there, I will be able to offer them out in various formats.

I won’t be putting them on Amazon, nor Smashbooks for the time being. The Trolls that prowl around those sites, are just to harrowing to deal with, and frankly; I don’t need the grief of those self centered egos.

I may try the Gutenberg Press site. They offer a free Sci-Fi section for Authors to offer there Books out to the general population, but even they seem a little high brow, lets see.

– If you have a suggestion please let me know.

Other things: Big Sigh. – Echo’s is finally being compiled, but to my surprise, its going really well. I’m already one third of the way through it.

Thanks for Reading, Jessica: Praise be the Ori.

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Intolerable:

Intolerable is the word that I’m using.

… And it’s Intolerable that I’ve not been able to respond to all the good folks from around the world in response to me pulling my Books. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all most sincerely from the bottom of my Heart. You ‘guys n galls’ really pulled me out of a hole when I felt at my lowest, and when I get five minutes free:

[ five minutes free! – hahahah! ]

I’ll take time out, to thank-you all personally.

Funny thing, but ever since I’ve pulled my Books; I’ve been working twelve hour days and the pressure of work is increasing exponentially. We really can’t take any more of it, but there you are. Guess I’m not alone in that respect at the present.

Anyhow; as a consequence of all this work, my Book writing is fragmented to say the least. The Trinity has been ripped apart. Thank you Callie for skimming it! Her report on its structure, merely reinforced my notion; that it wasn’t fit for purpose.

In its shattered state : ‘Origins’ has been born.

… Origins is driving me to despair, but it’s; Oh! … So close! … Which is why I felt compelled to put up a post on its progress.

Thanks for reading, Jessica: Praise be the ORI.

 

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Sigh! … When free isn’t enough.

I’ve pulled all my Books.

I had them listed on. Feedbooks, Amazon, Memoware, GetfreeBooks and Smashwords. I ditched Goggle ages ago. Mega problems with them. They said it was Beta Books and it really was. You can’t remove or re-edit Books. Just build them up, one copy; on top of Another! … On Top Of Another! … Not good.

… Both Books are even pulled from here. Sorry!

My Books are free and it’s the story that drives them. Seems it’s not enough for some. I’ve had it with the Trolls taking cheap pot shots at me from the wings. ‘Free and Perfect, or don’t bother Bitch!’ Their Actual words! … The Twatts! … [ Really annoyed over that. ]

Hell; I know my style is its rough, but I’m just writing the story. I haven’t got a massive team behind me.

Harry Potter didn’t get written : Just like That!

I’ve finally got fed up with it.

So till I can get them proof read. [For Free] They’re in limbo.

The Trinity : [ Book version number 2.5 to 3.5 ] in the Gennaro’s Children series, is finished.

In the mean time Book ThreeEcho’s: … is on hold; as I go back through Book’s 1 and 2 to re-edit them, yet again.

Somehow I’ve got to get it Absolutely Perfect! and remaining Free!

I’ve got this notion that if you can read it on and iPhone, or Android then you’re half the way there. So Chapter by Chapter. I’m putting them on ‘Wattpad’. It’s an eBook site for the iPhone. I’ve uploaded ‘The Introduction’ and ‘Chapter One’ of ‘the Gathering’ so far. It does look better! … I think? But without feedback. I’m swimming in the dark.

If you read this; and if you’d like a copy of Book’s One [and/or] Two faults and all. Or even Book [v 2.5->3.5 ] : Them email me.

You will find all the information, you require; on the Contacts Page.

Thanks for reading, Jessica: Praise be the ORI.

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The never ending story.

It’s now Feb; and this has become annoying. I was currently working across three (four) Machines. One in my Bedroom. Two in my Study and one in the front room, humourlessly called ‘TV One!’: Now I’ve been writing like this for years, but since NaNoWriMo I’ve become confused as to what review, version and edition I’m working on.

It came to a point two weeks into the new year when I started  re-writing a backup copy of ‘The Trinity’. After three hours of revision I slowly realised I’d been covering old ground. Then found the latest version I’d been working on the previous night. Oh Boy! … to put it mildly: I was ‘Pissed’. So the next day I went shopping. I was in the market for a Laptop.

…But, it had to have the perfect Keyboard.

I knew in my mind the keyboard had to have a large Return Key. A soft feel. Function Keys that are large enough to hit on the fly. A Delete key and Backspace Key that are large enough to use and not just tucked away somewhere. Also it must have Navigation Keys that are usable. With the Up and Down Arrow keys located sensibly. The Page Up, Down, End and Home keys had to be in a world of their own, instead of being part of a secondary function; as in pressing Alt: or Ctrl: to activate them. This list of requirements proved hard to full fill.

Comet, PC World, Dixon’s Maplin’s aka Tandy: (grin) Well anyhow none of them had the perfect keyboard. I even went on-line. In desperation I wandered into Staples, and found a laptop for £475.00 more that I wanted to pay, but it was on special and the Keyboard was perfect.

Pix included.

It’s an HP Pavilion DV6 – 3119SA Laptop and I’ve got to say I’m quite impressed with it. But being as I bought it last week it’s taken that long to sort out my Book Files and all the supporting research notes.

The set of software I use proved even more challenging. Finding and moving Amy from IVONA was relatively easy. It’s the screen reading programme I use, and is really good. I’ve had to root out and reinstall ClaroRead 5.7: Because I’ve finally ditched ‘Word’ in favour of ‘Scrivener’. Which is the absolute Bee’s Knees. Highly recommend.

…And all that; along with digging out all the relevent serial numbers.

Other things: I use Thunderbird as my eMail client and that was fun moving all my emails over to the new machine. As for my Browser? I’ve finally given up with Explorer. It’s just too buggy on some web sites, even version 8.0: So I’m now using Mozilla Firefox. It’s very good, and fast.

I then had to transfer all of this lot over the LAN and onto the new machine.

It’s a never ending story, grin.

Thanks for reading, Jessica. Praise be the ORI.

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A New Begining

NaNoWriMo still not re-written, and Echo’s still in tatters. Sigh!

Christmas is finally over and the indulgences have stopped,

…But at least it’s a New Year and whilst last year was a miserable year in that things just flowed over us! … What with Riots, Monetary Considerations, sniping from the ranks opposite, and then there’s the dammed French! And don’t get me started on people dragging down Britain for their own political ends. To hell with them all I say.

This year, 2012; I feel : Is a fighting Year!

It’s a Year of Battles, Of Tigers, Of Trolls and Dwarfs. A Year of conquest and determination, a year where we can all stand shoulder to shoulder and say ‘Enough’ is Enough, and no more! … It stops; NOW!’ We work together, in common harmony. We will forge on. I will forge on. We can make it better. I will make it better.

My new eBook, the Trinity’s re-edit; begins next weekend.

Thanks for reading, Jessica. Praise be the ORI.

Oh! … And a happy New Year!

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