This best selling book I am writing, has caused me to be somewhat neglectful of you my blogging friends. My sincere apologies.
It is all consuming, this being an author. Even when not sat here typing away, I find myself constantly constructing sentences in my mind, or planning the next section. Or thinking should I move that here and this here.
There is the issue of self doubt too. Who wants to read this anyway I think to myself, especially when a bad memory needs to be faced head on, in a way that I have never previously allowed myself to do.
Grammar and punctuation issues keep confronting me also. I may appear a confident writer but I can assure you I am not. How I wish I had finished my education. Do you know I never passed a single exam? I am indeed a self taught man, and it is beginning to show. Mind you I suppose that is where the editors and proof readers come into their own. At least I am hoping they will, should I be fortunate enough to reach that stage of proceedings.
I still struggle with the word processor. It is mighty complicated. I have had to call for assistance a few times. Last week I could not access the manuscript at all, and believe me I was in despair. Two nights ago, I could not shut the programme down for some odd reason. A sign popped up warning me that all data would be lost if I switched off manually, but I was tired, and refused to believe it. I lost two thousand or more words because of my stupidity, and in this case they were lost truly nowhere to be found.
Thank you Paul for coming out late at night to help me in my hour of need. Thank you Steve for never failing to help too, and not complaining when I interrupt your dinner. If this book ever gets published, your two names shall be acknowledged.
One positive though from Paul coming to help, was that he asked to read a chapter or two. He couldn't stop reading. In the end I had to tell him to wait for the book to come out. Now that is promising, don't you think?
I am going to take a short blogging break now, and concentrate solely on the book for a few days. It is a good job I have Sadie the German Shepherd to take out walking, or else I would be glued to this chair permanently.
I will be back soon. Take care.