eBook update 3

I got the last fiddly bits done on the file, and I have an ePub! It looks nice!

However, Scrivener wants me to download some other thingie from Amazon to make a Kindle file, and I am tired, y’all. So that will be tomorrow’s task.

Depending on how that goes, and what I need to do in order to get the files to all the donors, I’m thinking sometime next week for the books to go out. But watch this space for updates! Technology is the devil.

ebook update 2

Ow, my head.

Sooooo many little fiddly things!

Scrivener, somewhere in the past couple of years, has gone from highly intuitive to “what the hell, where is the manual, what are the magic search terms to find the information that I need?”

Bless Creative Commons licenses.

The bulk of it is done.  There are some proofing things that need to be done, and then we enter the wonderful world of Is the file too big?

Dropping Slow – the wrap-up post

So thanks to some wonderful people, I raised (as of this writing) $220 for Sharon the Light!

So thank you to Nathan, April, Kristina, Debra, Laurel, Amy, Deanna, Sharyl, Cindy, Jason, and Donna for your donations!  And thank you to the readers who came by and liked just about every post–I appreciate the support!

(If you donated this month via the Sharon the Light donations page and don’t see your name here, please let me know so I can send you the ebook!)

The donations pages are going nowhere–I’ll leave the CrowdRise up, and Sharon the Light always takes donations.  So if you wanted the ebook and didn’t get the chance to donate this month, no big deal.  Deadlines are arbitrary!  If you donate to this cause, you’ll get the book.  Same rules, though–CrowdRise will notify me of donations, but if you donate directly to the StL website, leave me a comment or drop me an email.

I’m going to get started figuring out how to put together a variety of ebook files this week, and I’ll post updates on my progress here.  I figure it will be super simple or incredibly annoying, because that’s how technology works for me.

This was quite an interesting experience (June was a helluva month in a number of ways).  I’ve never done serial posting like this before, and it was a little nerve-wracking.  There’s a certain amount of Oh, god, did I research enough?  Is this too hand-wavey? Is it sci-fi enough?  Is it romantic enough?   Wait, what do you mean my extended in-laws are reading this story, it has sex in it, oh my god (hi, Jan!  Love you!), as well as the additional scenes I knew going in I would have to write in a very short time frame.

It was fun, though.  And I’m happy that Tace, Javi, Lin, and Trini are out in the world for everyone to meet–they’ve been living in my head and my hard drive for a while, now, and I’m a little sad to be at the end of their story, but such is the nature of the beast.

I hope you guys enjoyed (or will enjoy–I know a couple of you donated because you wanted to read it all at once) Dropping Slow.  Thank you again for reading and/or donating!

 

 

Dropping Slow – Day 30

Below is the final bit of my novella, Dropping Slow, which I am posting serially during the month of June, as part of the Every Single Day Challenge to raise money for Sharon the Light.  If you’ve enjoyed the story, please feel free to donate via my Crowdrise page  ($10 minimum donation) or directly, at this link (no minimum donation).  Everyone who donates will receive an ebook copy of Dropping Slow, once it’s all posted (if you donate directly, please leave a comment to let me know!).

Oh my god, you guys, last post!  Okay, you people who keep popping up in my stats each day or two (you know who you are)–come on in, virtual group hug!

I’ll post a wrap-up and actual thank you blog tomorrow, but for now … the epilogue!

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Dropping Slow – Day 29

Below is the next bit of my novella, Dropping Slow, which I am posting serially during the month of June, as part of the Every Single Day Challenge to raise money for Sharon the Light.  If you’re enjoying the story, please feel free to donate via my Crowdrise page  ($10 minimum donation) or directly, at this link (no minimum donation).  Everyone who donates will receive an ebook copy of Dropping Slow, once it’s all posted (if you donate directly, please leave a comment to let me know!).

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