Jun. 29th, 2012

megwrites: Reading girl by Renoir.  (Default)
Well, it's been ten weeks from the first posting to this, but all thirty chapters of [personal profile] cityofthehand are up and available to read. You can now go from beginning to end!

The final ebook file (which I hope to have in EPUB, MOBI, and PDF formats, gods willing and laptop don't fry) should be up and ready for downloading on 1-July. If not, it may be after the 4th before I get it done. But rest assured, if you were waiting for the final ebook file, it's coming.

Seeing as how part of my incentive to reward any who tipped/donated was to give them the full ebook early, I'm now changing that. If you put in for the tip jar, you can either get named thank you on my tumblr, twitter, or DW/LJ sites or you can have me link/signal boost to any site or person or thing you think deserves it.

If you tip in $25 or more, then you can get those things listed above *and* a short story, poem, essay, etc.

I'm actually kind of a little emotional here. I guess these ten weeks have been something I looked forward to. Because every week I had at least one thing I had to get accomplished, and seeing more and more people either friend the various journals where I posted the novel or send me a nice note or two or even put into the tip jar gave me badly needed boosts when I was feeling down.

As I said last week, money is still tight around here and Girlie!Dog had to go and need some medicine this week. Gah, silly dog, not wanting to get contagious diseases or heartworms or ticks. Such a princess this one. Geez. *sarcastic eye roll*.

I'm a bit shy about asking, but if anyone had any thoughts about putting into the tip jar - even if it's just a dollar or two - now would be a REALLY GREAT TIME to do that and I could sure use it.

And if you can't or don't feel like it (fair enough!), dropping a note to say how you liked the book or recommending it to a friend you think might enjoy it is also something that would really be awesome. Feedback - criticisms, critiques, praise, or just "hey, cool book" - is always welcome with me.

Better yet, I know better than to argue with reviews, so feel free to review it as honestly as possible!
megwrites: Reading girl by Renoir.  (Default)
I bet a lot of y'all are glad that I'm done posting all the chapters of my novel.

"Geez, she's finally done with it. Now she can stop rabbitting on about her stupid book. So tired of hearing about it!"

So, the self promo'ing can stop now. Thanks to those who have endured it and not defriended me.

Even bigger thanks to those who have encouraged me and said nice things. It means a lot. And if anyone ever needs to rabbit on about their book (or needs a beta reader of some kind), I'm always here for you!
megwrites: A pair of brown glasses on a worn wooden table with a shadowed white wall in the background. (glasses)
A few weeks ago I asked about fountain pens. And your advice was very, very helpful!

To try it out, I bought a disposable model (Varsity disposable fountain pen) because it was on sale and learning from a $3.00 mistake is better than a $30.00 mistake, especially when the difference is part of a medication that I need to keep me from getting very unhealthy.

But as I was using it, I found that on some things, the ink "feathered" out and sort of seemed to soak into the fibers of the paper. So my question is this - will a higher quality fountain pen have this problem less and is the problem of feathering about the paper, the pen, or the ink.

Also, I like writing with a fountain pen. I know that I need to eventually (when I have the money) invest in a much nicer one.

I guess my question is, is there any kind of fountain pen or ink that will not feather? I'm looking for something where I can write in my journal and on other types of paper. I love how my handwriting turns out when I use a fountain pen and I love the flow of it. Also, I love how it works when I draw things.

I'm definitely converted to the idea that fountain pens are awesome. So - the question of feathering. How do you get past that or is it just part of using a fountain pen?

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