So I am here again to update.. on the exasperating, jaw grinding frustration I have encountered in the last couple of weeks about getting my book done. I swear Higher Powers played this horrid and cruel act out upon me, perhaps it was in my best interest, however I am not amused. When I finally got all of my stuff moved in and took my computer equipment out of the packing box, plugged it in and was all set to get to work....Windows 7 Home Premium decides it will not load files and the program will not start. I wanted to kick the computer and smack the screen and swear viciously, as I had to go into the Recovery Options and click the button instructing Acer to reset EVERYTHING back to factory default. Thus every single page I had recently written and every file I recently had on my computer since February 2015 was erased as if it never existed. I lost about 5 chapters of work I had done on Book Two. I was up to the 40K word mark. I wanted to cry like a child throwing a huge tantrum and all Gods and Goddess Above knows that I have to be really worked up in a right state to cry over anything. I am sure I am not the only author to have had disastrous mishaps with their work, however I felt very cheated and kicked in the arse that I just had to erase so much work. Perhaps some God or Goddess that rules matters of writing and publishing did not like what I had written and decided to jolt my computer to where I needed to erase it all and start over where I had left off before.
On a brighter note, I have saved on a disc the older version of my books that I had saved from the last time my computer decided to malfunction and be a piece of shite. I just have to reload it into my documents, and start writing again where the last pages are saved, and rewrite everything that I lost until finally I am done and ready to load it into Create Space and Amazon KDP. Maybe I will not jinx myself and carefully and mindfully work extra hard on the "new" version. I have to get this done and there cannot be any more disasters! Perhaps since I changed my residence , the change in atmosphere and surroundings will also inspire more creativity and ideas for my book? Why exactly I have had such a struggle and so many issues getting the second book even halfway finished I honestly cannot tell you! The entire project has had this ridiculously infuriating streak of bad luck and I have had a almost eerie amount of problems and mishaps in just even getting halfway written , let alone published. Perhaps my Word Starter Program needs a actual sage smudging the next time I open it? I need to clear out whatever negative virtual energy that seems to have attached itself and is permeating itself into to the file that says "The Darkened Path Book 2: The Witch of Lone Oak" Right at this minute I am desperate enough to try anything, even to Bless and Cleanse my computer and the specific program and the files I need to work on! I am going to be going for now and I will be back soon , everyone have a good week and Bright Blessings!
This blog is dedicated to the author's work in progress book series, and for "darker" subjects related to spells, crafts and witchy musings.
Monday, June 22, 2015
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
The Witch of Lone Oak update. 6-3-2015
Hello everyone and Bright Blessings. I am updating a short post to tell y'all I have been working hard on The Darkened Path: The Witch Of Lone Oak. Currently, and as of May 31, 2015, I have 46,327 words written, page count is up to 142 on a 6x9 page size scale. I am finally picking up some steam, I am almost finished with the biographical memoir section, maybe about 20- 30 pages left to go there, and then I will be revising and adding into the spells and charms sections that are going to be the second half. I feel the spells and charms section will take a bit longer because there will be ALOT of material that is going to be melded into the rest of the book.There have been a lot of transformational changes in the life of the Witch Of Lone Oak that have came about in the last 4 years so be prepared to see some twists and turns that will propel you deeper into the Darkened Path! After this second book is published I will be taking a short break from the series to work on other projects, and also I am finally moving into my new apartment this coming week after June 8th, and I will be quite busy with that for a few weeks and I will be jumping back into writing again when I get the chaotic energy of moving settled. Have a good week everyone and I will return ASAP!
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