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The shoes didn't fit. It was an omen.













Friday, November 2, 2012

UPDATE: Why Can’t This Be Easy

Thought I’d give an update status on what’s going on with Secondhand Shoes. The ebook formatter is having a bit of struggle. The Chinese have taken over my WIP again in some places. So the formatter is doing his best to battle out the foreigners.

The format for the paperback…well, I thought this past Sunday it would be finished. I went to download it to Create Space and it came back with problems. One, the margins were a little off, and two, Create Space’s system didn’t recognize the em-dashes in my document. Oy vey!

Also, I’m going to move my blog break up for this blog starting now. My daughter and Glowstick need me again.

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The picture above was taken back in May/June of this year when my grandson came to live with me while my daughter battled her drug addiction. He’s since returned to my daughter. But now we have a new problem. A cancer scare! I keep telling myself she’s too young but she hasn’t taken care of herself either. Her doctor seems to believe that it is more than likely the C-word. Her pap came back abnormal. According to her doctor, her cervix doesn’t look any better. And her STD screening came back clean. So on November 15th she’s been scheduled for a biopsy. I’ll know more by the end of November. So Glowstick will be back and forth to her to me for now. She also has some other things going on in her life. Thankfully, its not drugs this time.

As for current WIPs, Combat Boots-Lila’s next battle in life- is still an ongoing project filling up a poster board. Dear Mommy has now been entitled White Trash and Pill Heads. I changed the title because while my critters liked the MC’s voice-a baby- it didn’t work for them. But I have to say it didn’t work for me either when I sat down and read it straight through.

In conclusion to this post, I’m hoping to be back to normal after the first of the year. I will also do my best to keep all my followers updated, even if its sporadic over the next couple of months.

Happy Holidays to all!

Hugs and chocolate,

Shelly

35 comments:

  1. Good luck with the Createspace files it can be a handful!

    And I'll be crossing my fingers for your daughters good health. Keep her strong (I know you will) xxx

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  2. I'm still working on getting all the bugs out of my eBook formatting. Can't wait to start tackling the CreateSpace formatting. Good luck with it.

    And I too will be crossing my fingers for your daughter's good health.

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  3. Sorry about all the troubles you're having...especially where your daughter and grandson are concerned. As for the book, hopefully it will go this time. If not, then I'm not sure what to do. Hugs to you.

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    1. Thank you, Beth. It'll all come together.

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  4. Hoping and praying that everything works out in the end with extra prayers for your daughter. How scary.

    Hugs,
    Laura

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  5. I asked Collin why yours was taking so long. He does mine in one day. He said it has something to do with the Word program you used or some like that. Tech is a language I don't speak!

    I'll keep you in my prayers.

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    1. Oh boy on the Word program I've used.

      And thank you for the prayers. We really need them right now.

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  6. I hope things work out for your daughter and your grandson, Shelly.

    I find myself wondering if it might be that you'll have to retype the whole text. I remember the Chinese lettering cropping up as I went through the drafts...

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    1. Thank you, Sir Wills.

      What if I save it in another file?

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    2. Not sure... I hope it works out. If you have to retype, so be it... just do it fresh, and don't copy and paste.

      I may have to retype part of my first chapter, but that's small compared to the whole text.

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  7. Big hugs to you and Glowstick. Take a deep breath because things will have to settle down soon!

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  8. You're right. Nothing is easy. Even easy rising dough might be a bit hard to manage when you've had a few glasses of wine. But formatting? Wow. I just learned how to use the Internet, myself.

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  9. Good luck with CreateSpace. Keep your files saved as .doc and not .docx and you'll save yourself a world of hurt.

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  10. Do what you need to do. I'm hoping the best for your daughter.

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  11. Good luck on your projects and take care of you and yours. There are more important things in life than blogging. :)

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    1. You're right. Family first.

      Thank you.

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  12. Shelly - lots of thoughts and prayers headed your way. Your daughter and grandson are beautiful. I'll be thinking of all of you during these next few months!! Take care!!

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  13. Wow Shelly. Just, wow. Your daughter is SO beautiful ~ congratulations to her on beating her addiction! I'm so sorry to hear she's got another battle to fight--I'll keep all of you in my prayers. ((hugs))

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    1. Unfortunately, she had another spill with the drug because she's now on edge.

      Thank you for the prayers.

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  14. Sending you positive thoughts and good vibrations, Shelly! And don't worry about posting. We'll be here no matter what :D good luck!
    hugs!
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  15. You and your family will be in my thoughts. I hope, above all, that it isn't the C word. Good luck to you guys.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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  16. Hi Shelly,

    I am noting that I have much to be grateful for. And with such gratitude, I wish to forward positive, peaceful thoughts during such a time of trauma in your lives.

    May all be well with the diagnosis. Gary

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  17. Sending good thoughts to you and your family. Have a great Thanksgiving holiday ahead!

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  18. Thank you, Damyanit and Khalani. We did get the news back. She has Dysplasia of the cervix. Eventually, I do a post on that.

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