The Good and the Bad

This is a bit of a rambly post so bear with me!

The good news: As of yesterday, I’m done writing Emergent! Actually I think it was 3am this morning but anyway. I was aiming to be done by the end of July, so I’m ahead of schedule, which is great considering my laptop’s death caused some delays.

The bad news: After my laptop died, my desktop computer died too sometime after, which was about a week ago I believe. Luckily, I had been backing up my files every day so I didn’t lose any progress there. However, with no computer left, I figured Emergent’s publication would be delayed for who knew how long.

More good news: I have a Windows tablet. It sucked writing on it at first but after fiddling with it a bit, it’s definitely bearable, and that’s what I used to finish writing the third book.

More bad news: The tablet is quite old and slow, so I don’t think I’d be able to create the cover on it.

So, I’m feeling very antsy right now with not being able to work on the cover! Since I can’t work on that, I’m getting started on editing, but I’m very distracted since I keep wanting to work on the cover. I’m hoping to get my desktop fixed within a week. We’ll see if it works out that way. I also need to pick up something that I’ll be using for the main cover image. Won’t be able to do that until this weekend. If I can get my desktop fixed soon then Emergent should be out by beginning of September (have to account for the time it takes for proofs to get here and such). I’m so tempted to just do a random cover for now that the manufacturers supply just so I can order proofs already but I think that’d be a waste of money since I’d want to order more proofs when it’s got the official cover on it. Anywho, that’s all for now I think. I’ll probably not do another update on Emergent until it’s published just because I’m busy as heck.

Ciao for now!

Now on Twitter and Instagram

To those who have been here since near the beginning, you’ll remember when I said goodbye to Instagram and Twitter. Well, I decided to reopen my accounts. I will be adding proper buttons where the Facebook one also is, but for now:

Instagram: cjembers

I’ll be mainly posting cute pictures of my cats and farm animals on Instagram, as well as nature photos, so if you like that kind of thing, follow me there.

Twitter: authorcjembers

I don’t think I’ll be using Twitter much so feel free to follow, but Facebook is still better for author-related stuff, with my site here being the best.

That’s all at the moment. Ciao for now!

Giving Feedback

To anyone who has read any of my books, or to any who will in the future, please keep in mind that I’m always open to feedback, as long as it’s respectful of course! Whether you have something positive to say, or constructive criticism, I’m open to it and will happily listen.

This goes for finding any errors in my books as well, such as errors in spelling, grammar, etc.. Sometimes a few sneak past me and those helping me and make it into publication. If you come across an error, please contact me with the details, such as the book, page number, and paragraph.

I’m always looking to better my craft and getting feedback is one of the best ways to do that! Thank you in advance to any who help in either way.

Ciao for now!

The Cat Express Update

To those who don’t remember or haven’t seen it yet, I posted about The Cat Express, my first ever Android game I developed and then published back in late 2018. So, the update is, that is hasn’t been on the Play Store for a couple months! It got taken down, and I just had to do a small thing to correct it so it could go back up, and I put it off for ages due to being caught up with other stuff. Anyway, it will be back on the Play Store hopefully next weekend, and after that I will continue doing regular updates to it to make it a better game. I will post an update here once it is back up and available for download!

Ciao for now!

UPDATE: As of the end of March, the game is back up on the Play Store.

Poems Coming Soon!

Last post I wrote, I mentioned putting up other people’s poems and short stories, and there has been some interest so far which is exciting. One person has already submitted three poems, and I will be posting them shortly. It has been suggested to also do drawings, which I think is a brilliant idea!

Related to that, I want to eventually change the site up to have a proper “hub” for other people’s writings. So instead of simply posting the submissions in the “News/Blog” page with their own tag or category, to have a proper, separate section on the site; kind of like a forum.

Anyway, check out those three poems once they’re up!

Ciao for now!

Fantasy author and cat enthusiast.

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