Hello fellow bloggers and other random people that read this on occasion. I hope all is well for you. The first thing I want to say is that work sucks.
Moving on, I’ve finally begun the final stages of actually self Publishing Stopping the Fat Guy. Converting a word document file to eBook isn’t the easiest thing in the world. Though there are plenty of tried and true means to go about it, I have a very distinct view in my mind of how I want certain things to be. You can call me nitpicky or anal, but it needs to be just right. I’m probably way over thinking things, but I don’t care. It needs to have that extra Quincy feel. Luckily, Google exists to help me answer 90% of my questions with some searching. It’s finding the time to do that, that’s the issue. I did spend a solid 5 hours the other night converting all my italics correctly, yay html!
Any who, the feeling is still surreal in a way. I’m honestly more proud about Quincy’s adventure than anything else I’ve ever accomplished. I can only hope that you all manage to find something that lifts you up as much as this does for me.
On the reading side of things I’ve been slacking hardcore. I haven’t read anything in over a month (maybe 2). I just couldn’t get in to anything. I guess I really wasn’t looking either, but I tried the audio book for Dresden Files (Summer Knight) on the way to and from work. I’m not sure I like it, but I don’t know if it’s the reader or the content. I think this is the 4th book, and I’m still wishy washy of whether or not I like the series. I still love concept, but I’m still not sold on the execution. Everyone I know keeps insisting I stick with it a bit further though. But, it’s the 4th book and I’m 8 chapters in, I feel like I should be hooked by now if I actually liked it, or stood a chance to.
Besides Dresden, I finally started to read Name of the Wind. It took me a few tries to get into it, but now that I’m at the actual story and no longer sitting around the Inn, I like it a lot so far. The writing lives up to the hype. The prose is really well done. It’s just so solid, and Rothfuss is incredible so far on a few levels. I’m excited to fly through both of books for the series in no time. I can honestly say that it has inspired me to be a better writer. Which is saying something while I’m on chapter 12.
That’s it, I need to go back to the real working world now.
-Your Personal Chronicler Who Knows Far Too Much About Headlights
Feel the Love – Rudimental