The last post about how my PC had recovered turned out to be premature. Shortly after I uploaded it, it started misbehaving again, and has continued to do so ever since. That forced me back onto Linux to complete the editing process, which I have now done. This book has seen off three computers since I began it two years ago. It has been written, using three different word processors (Nisus Writer Pro - Mac only, Libre Office Writer - Linux version, and WPS Writer - Windows and Linux). It has also been written under three operating systems: Mac-OS (called OS-X El Capitan at the time), Windows 10 and Linux Mint.
Looked at with hindsight, it is a miracle that it was ever finished at all. Yet it is finished - subject to Cuzzie's approval. I delivered it to her on Wednesday, and she has promised to have her appraisal ready for next weekend. Phew! The final version - the one that goes on sale, that is - was done in WPS Writer, my word processor of choice these days. None of that should be apparent to the reader. I take care over these matters.
Despite its distended gestation period, and all the technical problems that dogged it, I am happy with the result, and I hope you will be too. All being well, it should be on sale within weeks, after Cuzzie's appraisal and final checks.
Then I must turn my attention to my next book. I have another four stacked up in my head, one of them a commission from another person, one an idea from a friend, and two extensions of existing series. I won't be stopping any time soon. Exam marking will rear its ugly head before much longer, which will interfere heavily with writing for about a month. Before any of that, though, I need to get my proper PC fixed.
Writer of Fantasy, thrillers, comedy - and anything else that takes my fancy.