So it’s time for a book update. I have seven chapters left to edit in book three of the Screwing Up Time series. (Seven out of forty-two.) So I’m getting close. Then the book goes to editors. This book has been a real journey. I wrote the first draft faster than anything I previously wrote. I was jazzed and thinking how quickly I’d get it out to my readers. And then, I hit the speed bumps.
Family health issues and lots of them. I think we should get easy hospital check-in. And it’s definitely a bad thing when someone as faceblind as I am begins to recognize surgeons.
Huge laptop problems. My computer spent almost two months traveling back and forth and back and forth for repairs.
My youngest child applied for college. If you have not filled out college applications in a while, let me tell you how heinous it has become. It’s all online, which should be easier, right? But one application we filled out was actually timed. In the right upper corner of the screen was a countdown timer and if the form wasn’t filled out in time, you lost all the data you input. How insane is that? Thankfully, a friend let me know about this feature ahead of time, so my son had his essays written earlier and we shift/copied them into place.
Are there any more speed bumps coming? Yeah. But that’s why I’m getting those last seven chapters edited this week and then the book is ready for my editors. So when I post next Wednesday, I should be announcing that the book is with editors. (If not, I'm sure I'll have a post on what the latest speed bump is.)