Finally its finished. The time of 3 o/clock, and the date of Saturday the 13th of July, in the great and glorious year of 2013; That date, is etched in my mind, and will be till I have to ‘shuffle of this mortal coil.’ re-spelt for the modern eye.
True meaning. From Hamlet’s ‘To be or not to be’ speech in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, 1602:
“What dreames may come, When we haue shufflel’d off this mortall coile, Must giue vs pawse.”
In Shakespeare’s time ‘coil’, or coile’, or coyle’, meant ‘fuss’ or ‘bustle’.
… And what a fuss, and bustle it was as well, and the relief I felt on Saturday was earth shattering.
I started this fuss on Saturday, October 1, 2011: In that dammed NaNoWriMo Competition. That is; write a Novel within a Month : A novel by the way, is considered to be the minimum of 50,000 words.
Currently ‘Origins‘ stands at 216,631,000 words : According to Word, and that represents 468 pages.
… I can’t believe it that’s many! – But there you are.
This marathon has been 652 days.
Or 1 year, 9 months, 13 days.
93 weeks (rounded down) I was compelled to go on line and hunt down the specs:-
I felt I was close to it in the New Year, and then in Easter, but it wasn’t to be.
Whilst I have your attention. I would like to take this opportunity, to say a huge thank-you to Lisa, John [and I’m still in a quandary about your offer]: Chieko, Keith, Pauline, There are many more, and I’d like to thank you all for your support over the last year.
I’ve placed ‘Origins‘ on my ‘Download Page‘: This has been created to stop the Bots form sucking my stuff of my site, and the Password is 12345: Simplolz: Currently it will reside there with ‘Five and a Half‘ [It needs a rewrite]
It does go on a bit for young [Listeners]. Been told it goes into in too much depth, which means I’m going to have to pare it down at some point in the future.
To start with, they’ll both will be in ‘PDF’ Format only.
In time, I will put them on [ feedbooks.com ], and from there, I will be able to offer them out in various formats.
I won’t be putting them on Amazon, nor Smashbooks for the time being. The Trolls that prowl around those sites, are just to harrowing to deal with, and frankly; I don’t need the grief of those self centered egos.
I may try the Gutenberg Press site. They offer a free Sci-Fi section for Authors to offer there Books out to the general population, but even they seem a little high brow, lets see.
– If you have a suggestion please let me know.
Other things: Big Sigh. – Echo’s is finally being compiled, but to my surprise, its going really well. I’m already one third of the way through it.
Thanks for Reading, Jessica: Praise be the Ori.