As you might remember from a previous post, our shepherd was diagnosed with glaucoma in February. She was put on a regimen of eye drops both to make her blind eye as comfortable as possible and to prolong the sight in her "good" eye. We had a three month appointment scheduled for May 16, but at the beginning of this month I noticed her blind eye was looking much different than usual, and had a spot of what I assumed was blood pooling on the lower section of the iris. We called her ophthalmologist and were able to see her last week, earlier than scheduled. There was definitely something not right going on in her blind eye. An ultrasound showed what looked like a lens luxation, and a test of her eye pressure was showing 60+, clearly way too high.
I'll be tidying up Chapter Sixteen over the weekend, and as long as life isn't too crazy next week, I plan on being able to deliver it to my Patreons. That means Chapter Fifteen will be going up on the blog soon along with Maseo's amazing artwork.
Have a great Easter weekend everyone!
(I wonder if there are any rabbit shapeshifters out there? Hmm...)
Well, I downloaded Daz3D Studio and started working on designing my characters from Shroud of Gossamer. You may not know this, but I can spend days creating characters in MMOs, or The Sims, so I am not sure how much of a bad idea this was. Either way, Levi doesn't look too bad for my first attempt, and he's not even rendered yet, but do need to find him some clothes. What do you think?
I hope everyone's having a great weekend! The previous month has been a challenge for me as far as staying focused and have the creative energy to write. Early in February, our furry family member was diagnosed with glaucoma in her left eye. I've never had a pet develop glaucoma before, so it was quite a shock to learn about this horrible condition that affects some dogs. Unlike with humans, primary glaucoma in dogs and cats comes on very quickly and is extremely painful. Sight is usually lost within 30 hours if the eye pressure can't be lowered in time. As you can imagine, with that limited window, most pets lose their sight even before you can get them to a vet. There is no cure.
On this Christmas Eve Day, I hope everyone is well. I, for one, am excited for Christmas and what the new year will bring.
Chapters Eleven through Thirteen are now on the blog, and Chapter Fourteen should be arriving in the inboxes of my Patreons very soon. Chapter Fourteen is a special chapter that actually syncs into Christmas, and gives a hint at the background stories surrounding Gwen, Maseo, and Terrant.
I can't thank you enough for reading. Just knowing people are enjoying my characters and my story is a blessing to me.
Have a very Merry Christmas!!!
I've been very busy re-formatting all ten chapters into an InDesign book. This allows me to easily create .pdfs of each chapter which can be downloaded and read on tablets and mobile devices. I for one do not like to read on my smartphone, but there are people out there who to, so I figured I would mention that! ^_^
Also, I've decided to label the prologue through chapter ten "Volume One" just to keep things simple. I will be creating a .pdf of that complete volume as well, and breaking it down into sections keeps the file size manageable. Chapters eleven through twenty will be "Volume Two".
I'm already halfway through chapter twelve, so once that is completed and released to Patreons, you'll see chapter eleven pop up over here.
Just came back from a week vacation at Walt Disney World with the family, followed immediately by a trip to PAX West. Both were amazing journeys, but it's taken a few days to unwind and get back into the day-to-day routine. I am pleased to announce that I will be posting Chapters Nine and Ten here over the next few days while I work on finishing up Chapter Eleven for patreons.
On the plane, I got to thinking what seat my characters would prefer on a flight, and came up with this short list:
Chapter Eight has been posted on the blog for all readers, while two brand new chapters (Nine and Ten) have been posted over on my Patreon page. I have reached my first self-imposed goal of completing ten chapters! I just finished compiling the prologue and all ten chapters into a .pdf file which came to 192 pages. I'm feeling very accomplished today, and looking forward to finishing Chapter Eleven soon.
Have a great weekend everyone!
Madeline's first real venture under contract. I wonder how she'll do?
Even though it's a lot later than I had hoped, Chapter Eight has been posted for Patreons over on my Patreon page. Due to the delay in getting this one out, I will be posting Chapter Nine on the Patreon page before the end of the month at no fee for Patreons. My goal is to get ten chapters done before my hubby goes to a convention in June so I can compile them into a handy pdf that he can read on the plane. I should also have Chapter Seven posted here on the blog by tonight. Please watch for it!