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Master List of Progress Reports - 2008

2008: Year In Review

No new chapters again.

Unfortunately, I think this year was worse than the year before when it came to writing.

And after more than two years, I finally gave up on Mambo when an update that should've fixed certain issues broke my site instead. That's when I switched to hardcoding it all myself and only using a few PHP scripts to get some of the functionality I'd been using Mambo for. But that also meant I had to scrap (or at least recode) a lot of the work I'd already done, which made me feel like I was back at square one (it wasn't really that bad, but it was disheartening to say the least). On the bright side, getting rid of Mambo pretty much reduced my testing time down to nothing (I wasn't having to search for hours in code I was unfamiliar with to find out why something that should've worked didn't).

I was also still working on renovations, having finally moved on to the office after finishing the bathroom in 2006, the living room in 2007, and the first half of the kitchen earlier in the year. I don't think having the house torn apart for several years helped much with my writing.

Towards the end of the year, my cat Akasha was diagnosed with kidney disease. Giving her medication against her will on a daily basis and injecting her with subcutaneous fluids every other day was stressful beyond anything I would have thought if someone had simply told me that's what they were doing to try to keep their cat alive. We didn't know it at the time, but we only had a few more months left with her.

Moral of the Story

Sometimes you just do the best you can.

I wish I could say I suddenly had a handle on my life, that I'd been able to prioritize and organize my life to get the maximum done on any given day, and you know, maybe I did. Maybe that was the best I could do at the time. I might not have gotten as much written on my stories as I would've liked, and I might not have gotten the site done, but I got through, I got the renovations done, and I think that's still valid and important. One of these days, I'll actually learn to cut myself some slack. Maybe the next time I'm getting down on myself, I'll come read this stuff and remind myself that yes, writing is important to me, but I also have to live my life and sometimes stuff is not under my control.

December - 2008
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Dec.31.2008

The Kindari Saga ~ Worked on the timeline
November - 2008
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Nov.18.2008

Blood Bound ~ Worked on revisions

Nov.17.2008

Blood Bound ~ Worked on revisions

Nov.10.2008

New Gaia ~ Worked on the story text

Nov.06.2008

New Gaia ~ Worked on revisions

Nov.05.2008

The Kindari Saga ~ Worked on the notes
New Gaia ~ Worked on revisions

Nov.03.2008

The Enchanted Queendom ~ Worked on the outline
Out of Darkness ~ Worked on revisions
October - 2008
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Oct.31.2008

Blood Moon ~ Worked on the story text
September - 2008
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Sep.22.2008

Blood Bound ~ Worked on revisions
August - 2008
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Aug.--.2008

No story updates ~ Blog posts from before and after this month show I was working on the design for the membership site

E-mails show I was working on house renovations
July - 2008
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Jul.07.2008

The Kindari Saga ~ Worked on revisions for Prequel Book 1

Jul.06.2008

The Kindari Saga ~ Worked on a scene for Prequel Book 1

Jul.01.2008

The Trine ~ Worked on the notes
June - 2008
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Jun.03.2008

The Kindari Saga ~ Worked on the series outline
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May.29.2008

Blood Bound ~ Worked on revisions

May.28.2008

Blood Bound ~ Worked on revisions

May.27.2008

Blood Bound ~ Worked on revisions

May.05.2008

A Bondage Primer ~ Worked on Day 11
April - 2008
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Apr.28.2008

The Kindari Saga ~ Worked on the timeline, series outline, and notes

Apr.14.2008

Blood Bound ~ Worked on revisions

Apr.13.2008

The Vampire Hunter Series ~ Worked on revisions for Blood Bound and the series timeline

Apr.11.2008

Blood Bound ~ Worked on revisions
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Mar.02.2008

Fallen Angel ~ Decided to change my working title of Fallen Angel to Out of Darkness based on a suggestion from my wife
February - 2008
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Feb.21.2008

The Trine ~ Worked on the story text and notes

Feb.05.2008

The Kindari Saga ~ Worked on the notes
January - 2008
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Jan.26.2008

A Bondage Primer ~ Worked on the notes
New Gaia ~ Worked on the notes
Blood Moon ~ Worked on the outline

Jan.24.2008

Fallen Angel ~ Worked on several new scenes
Prisoner of War ~ Worked on the story text
The Vampire Hunter Series ~ Worked on revisions for Bloodlines and the story text for Paradigm Shift

Jan.23.2008

Bloodlines ~ Worked on research

Jan.03.2008

Fallen Angel ~ Worked on revisions