Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Tin Man: Pirates Editing Progress 4

Tin Man: Pirates of the Nonestic: Second Draft Chapter Progress

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Tin Man: Pirates of the Nonestic: Third Draft Chapter Progress

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Hopefully these numbers will look a lot better by the time I get back. I'm leaving town for Thanksgiving, so I'll be going offline until next Monday. And I'm taking paper copies so when I've had enough of the family together time, I can vanish and make edits.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tin Man: Pirates Editing Update 3

Tin Man: Pirates of the Nonestic: Second Draft Chapter Progress

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Tin Man: Pirates of the Nonestic: Third Draft Chapter Progress

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I had a wonderfully brilliant idea to approach Wiley Publishers for a Drupal for Dummies book, only to find out someone beat me to it. So now I need to find it in a library to decide if it'll be worth keeping on my shelf permanently. With as fast a Drupal updates, it may not be. On the other hand, actually having instructions not written in developer-speak, *happy sigh*

Editing progress: I'm a bit behind on where I wanted to be transcribing red marks to the computer files. I've already started sending files to Rissy, who volunteered to beta Pirates for me, so I have those corrections to make for the third draft. I haven't reached stressing out stage yet, so it's all under control. How often do I get to say that? LOL

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tin Man: Pirates Editing Update 2

Tin Man: Pirates of the Nonestic: Second Draft Chapter Progress

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Moving right along when I actually have a chance to work on it without anything else distracting me. I finally cast Kaliko too, and gnome-ized Clive Owen.

I love Cate Blanchett as Elizabeth I--despite the flaws of the movies--but be prepared if you Google "best monarch on film" to see a dozen links about her and only her. Cate as Kaliko doesn't work. :p

All the profiles for the OZOC Tavern are written, but I'm procrastinating fixing my LiveJournal usage so I can post to the communities. 1) Not ready to advertise for Pirates yet and 2) found a problem at the website to clean up.

A coworker wanted to read more of my stuff, so I directed her to the BookWorm's Library and since she uses IE and I was too busy to check the last changes I made, I saw how it looks there for the first time. *headdesk*

Luckily, the stories display fine and the overlap or shoved over problem only exists on the main pages. So I don't have to redo the whole site, just the main pages and figure out what I'm going to do about the Reference section. So today, I had the bright idea that since Dreamweaver at home displays it like Firefox and the rest of the world sees my code Microsoft Front Page probably shows it like IE does and I can fix the pages from there.

With the exception of not displaying Javascript code, Front Page displays the design as I intended it to look and not how IE changes it. *headdesk* Maybe it's time for the browser programmers to talk to the rest of the organization, much less the world when it comes to CSS. :p

I also decided that I will link LiveJournal users directly to my website, rather than dealing with coding another version of the same story because people have issues with reading at FF.net. I figure if their issues prevent them from reading my own lovingly crafted site I can't help them. But that also means I want to have the new version of the Reference section finished before I start posting. Which means getting the test site done for the Circulation Desk, so I can make sure I don't break everything trying to add a wiki.

On the bright side, I have plenty to keep me from getting bored at work today.

Friday, November 06, 2009

M.A. Exam Part 1

I PASSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Walking down the aisle in cap and gown is Dec. 12th. I can't remember what my date is for mailing out invitations/announcements, because I wrote that down at home. :p So if you really want one, email me a current mailing address.

*Away to squee offline.*

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Yeap this belongs in the writerly side of my life

Write Fight

This does not bode well. But it will probably be very funny. :D

Monday, November 02, 2009

Tin Man: Pirates Editing Update 1

Tin Man: Pirates of the Nonestic: Chapter Progress to Make Second Draft

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If the bar doesn't show up, I'm betting NaNo killed the site for a while. If it didn't I'll have to hunt down a new progress graphic. :p Anyways, I did find a way to represent progress with it when in the editing stage: list how many chapters I have finished. (It's seven out of forty-four or 16% if the graph is having technical difficulties.)

Goal for this week since I don't have to fight my body to get out of bed in the morning thanks to the time change, I'd like to get all seven of my writing hours spent up. If I do more than that, bonus!, but I'd like seven at the least.