I know, I know, you guys were expecting part 3 of my "Hero's Journey" series. I have it about 3/4 of the way written, and it will be here soon, but I decided to do a status update for tonight instead.
I still have one major review to get back before calling things "done" but I think I've completed all the major rework for the story. Now there's a lot more backstory for the main protagonist as well as highlighting her gift/curse. I did drag it in as a "deathbed" confession though. Is that too cheezy? I dunno. Maybe I need to run it by my agent. Also I'm still not sure if the new epilogue is too much of a stretch.
Or am I just second guessing things too much now?
Anyway. Assuming all that stuff is fine though, it's just a matter of getting whatever other changes from the final reviewer in and then doing a sanity pass through the whole thing.
Then there's a big release party... much excitement... and then nobody buys a single copy... and I stagger off into the shadows a broken down old wannabe.
(Not that I'm experiencing any self-consciousness or self-doubt here, of course.)
But in other news, I did get some glass installed in the house finally, and that nasty sensor replaced in the Jeep!
Unfortunately it now wants me to feed it an even nastier sensor.
BTW, FWIW, ETC, I've pretty much given up on Autozone as a source of parts. If you can cope with the downtime for shipping, you can literally get the exact same part, brand and all, on Amazon for half the price! (Not to mention many more options and customer reviews.)
While I'm on the subject, here's one more tip for anybody into, or getting into, car repair out there. Check out the Schrodinger's Box youtube channel. In particular, if computers, check engine lights, and error codes intimidate you, definitely watch his series on fuel trims. It actually explains what the key gizmos do and what they are "thinking" when something goes awry. HIGHLY recommend.
But that's enough for now. Next time: Part 3.
Live YOUR adventure!