Friday, September 18, 2015

I swear I meant to write an entry sooner!

Hello there! So much has been going on in the world of Pirate in Theorylately that I'm not even sure where to start!
Originally, I intended my second blog post to explain where my ideas for the book came from, but instead, I got caught in a whirlwind of pirate-y goodness. First off, let me just admit, editing sucks! When I decided to put A Deep Dark Pit of Despair out into the world, I submitted the third draft for printing. THE THIRD DRAFT! You would think that by that point, every mistake would have been found and destroyed. Then I was reviewing a proof of the printed copy and saw a ton of mistakes glaring back at me. Then, after resubmitting and receiving the next proof, I ran out of post-it tabs marking all the mistakes! HOW DID THIS EVEN HAPPEN? (here's a little secret between you and me: there are a handful of mistakes still in the book. I'm considering holding a treasure hunting contest for intrepid readers...)
What else has been going on? Let me tell you, DIY eBook formatting is no walk in the park! I feel at this point that I've become an expert in Open Office and might start offering my services to fellow writers.
On the less technical and far more fun (though equally nerve-racking) side, I've employed some talented actors I know to perform the dialogue for a cartoon based on the first chapter of Deep Dark Pit. The original intention was to launch this little snippet before presale came to a close, but this project is definitely bigger than I originally foresaw it being. The cartoon is on the way, and may or may not feature cameos from characters from RyTV and Spookington Sights & Sounds' illustrious history.
All that said, let me really take this time to say thank you! The support that has been pouring out from friends, family, and friends & family of friends & family has been beyond amazing! You all have made me feel like I might actually be doing the right thing here. If all goes well, I might just have to release another book!
So, thank you! Thank you for your support, encouragement, and pre-orders! It's fairly amazing having tens of fans!

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