Escort Has Been Released!

Over yonder, the horizon gives way to your destination.  It has been fraught with danger, excitement; lusty nights, arguments, and exaltations.  But finally…yes, finally you have arrived.  It was a long, hard road; one that you are glad you don’t have to walk any longer.  But the experience?  My god, the experience was amazing!

You’ve dodged patrols of roving samurai, rode across the desert sands of Arabia, and gone toe-to-toe with an English baronet.  You’ve survived war; you’ve made love to a luscious maiden or man…or perhaps to something in-between?  And it is all thanks to one thing.  One person, one group.  It was your…

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That’s right, folks!  Escort has officially been released.  You can buy it from places like…well…like book stores, of course.  Amazon has it, too.  But your best bet is just to click on that picture right up there.  You know the one, the one with the woman staring right into your soul.  Telling you to purchase her story.

This is not an April Fool’s Joke, either.  Seriously…the book was released today.  And you should go buy it.

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Feel free to let me know what you think of it, whether in the comments, or by using that form to the right of this post to send me an e-mail.  Give it a rating on Amazon.com; you can give me a shout-out, a share, a critique, or even a picture of your dog reading the book.  Actually that last one would be adorable.

Did you say she has a penis?

Did you say she has a penis?

 

If you’d like to keep up to date with me you can always find me on Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube.

In case you missed the post stating that I’ll be at Tekkoshocon 2015, hosting a couple panels, I’ll just remind you folks of that, too.  And if you come up to me after one of my panels on Friday with a print version, I will autograph the shit out of that thing for you.

~RCS

In case you forgot, here’s another link to the book…

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Escort: 1st Round of Edits Completed!

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Congratulations to me!  I am one step closer to that coveted position of making you people buy my book!  Err, uhh, of course I mean the coveted position of being a published author.

Yes, that's what I mean...

Yes, that’s what I mean…

The first, and also the second, round of edits are over and I thought I’d share some of the process of editing a book for publication.  Mostly my idiocies.

Muttering?

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Simple things like this are the kind of stuff, along with some comma placement and periods.  This is a pretty solid mistake and most of them will be like this when you’re editing a book for publishing.  I wanted to put it in here first, so you get a grasp of what 80-90% of the edits are.

Wary vs. Weary

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This one annoyed me, personally, because I had used the correct word, Wary, in the first draft.  When I was editing it for submission I was reading through and second-guessed myself.  I changed wary to weary and nary a good idea was had that day.

 

Leap Into Action!

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This comes from writing parts of the book so far apart.  A pretty simple mistake to fix, just Crtl+F to find and replace all the leaped cases with leapt cases, or vice versa.

 

Qutuuuuz!!

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Another common thing you have to watch out for is having characters use each other’s names unnecessarily.  It would sound weird, Audience, if I referred to you by your names every time I said something to you.

 

Who’s They?

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Aohw?

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Yup!  Yeah, I did that…I spelled the word ‘whoa’ wrong.  3 times in a row, no less.

 

These are the kinds of things you find out about yourself when editing a book.  You find out, no matter how hard you try, that you are invariably a dumbass.  It might only be once or twice in a book, but somewhere…something…will make you feel like an idiot.  But that’s why we have editors, to make us not look idiots when our books get printed.

~RCS

Also to steal all our commas!  Editors feed off them, like comma vampires!

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Dearest And Sincerest Apologies

Oy, my aching kidneys!  Life hit me with a cheap shot and I’ve been reeling from it for a while now.

First of all, in case you aren’t related to me and therefore weren’t at the Housewarming party for the new house we held back in August:

I am officially a Married Man!

That’s right, my fiancée and I finally got off our asses and signed the papers.  I’ll see about giving you all the full story soon; it’s charming and amusing.

But anyway, long story short: The new Wifey’s been sick, I’ve been hammered at the work and I’m struggling to catch up, I’ve been doing a lot of behind-the-scenes work for the Writer’s Chatroom, and I’ve been writing legit manuscripts insanely all month.

That’s the main reason you haven’t heard much of me this whole month (or at all, really; sorry) aside from a bit on Facebook and Twitter.  The bad news is, as I said, I haven’t given you a whole lot of product here on the site lately; for that I apologize.  The good news is that, combined in the three stories I’m currently spreading my time on, I’ve written over fifty thousand words in the month of December.  That’s almost an entire novel worth of writing…except of course it’s spread among a novel I’d just started (which has 40,000 of the 50,000+), and the rest were thrown onto less-full works.

I hope to be getting back into the swing of things.  I usually catch up to things on Holidays, but Thanksgiving was spent normally with family.  Christmas will be spent working, but with very little to do actually do at work, so I should be able to catch up a bit then.

Thanks for your continued support and readership!

~RCS

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