So let’s begin this blog post with a bit of good news – all 20 chapters of Being More Social are edited. $5+ patrons can check over on Patreon right now and download the full, 600~ page .pdf, fully edited and everything. If you decide down the line to become a $5 patron, you’ll also get instant access to the edited version.
What does the edited version entail? Not only is it formatted like an actual story and reads nicer, as well as not needing the internet to access, it also, as the name implies, is edited. A slew of spelling, grammatical, and formatting mistakes have been corrected, and there’s a few continuity errors that have been corrected and/or improved. As well, there’s a few extra lines of dialogue here and there as an added bonus, just because writing dialogue for Nicole is so damned fun.
That said, the edited version was also supposed to be annotated with notes made by myself (little stories about the writing process and what I liked and didn’t like about characters, kind of like a commentary edition of a DVD), and frustratingly, they didn’t show up in the exported version. So I’m trying to figure that out, and for now, the annotated version has been taken off of the $5 patron perk. I’m saying this for transparency’s sake: If you wanted that, I haven’t given up on it, but in case I can’t get it to work, I have taken the annotated version off of the perk list, hopefully temporarily.
This also means that going forward I won’t be editing and will be writing, which means GBM Chapter 8 is in the works. Huzzah! The bad news on that front is that university work resumes tomorrow and I’ll be lucky to find time to work consistently on it. But hey. I have new patrons now, I don’t want to let them down. I would love to get to earning $400 a month by the end of April, which is a very tough and unlikely scenario but if it works out then that means my future with erotica is not so uncertain, and I would love that.
So here’s to the future. Happy new year, everyone. Let’s make 2019 a great year. I know I’ll be trying my best to make it a great one. I’ll talk to you all next week.