Sunday, August 24, 2014


Got a lot of editing done this weekend. I probably reached the halfway mark. I am getting back into the routine of working it. Vacation is over. I started dieting. I'm back to work. Running in greased grooves.

--I set a new deadline for this draft: October 31

Saturday, August 16, 2014

It Figures

I got up this morning, made coffee, had a blueberry muffin, and sat down to work on my book.

When I opened Scrivener, the excellent tool I am using to write this thing, and received a message that an update was available for download and installation.  I have updated like this dozens of times so I clicked ok.

Somehow the update failed.

When the program comes up, it gives me a scarey error message, it tells me to uninstall the program and reinstall.

No guts, no glory. Why not, I have backups.

I uninstall, download the current version, install it, open it up, got to the menu and I see a "Backup Link".

There is no "Restore" menu option.

I drink way more coffee before continuing. I tried several things that didn't work. More coffee was the only thing that worked.

I finally figured out that I needed to unzip the backup manually.

--It only took me an hour. Back to work!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Back from Vacation

Now that vacation is over it's time to knuckle down and get serious about finishing this edit.

I have decided to cut it back even farther and move the climax to a different point.

I had to cut A LOT more.

I am saving it all. Some retooling remains to be done before I can have some people give it a read.

Back on the stick. No more excuses. I will have to write a big post about procrastination. But later... ;)