The August Update in Which I Update, Rant and Apologize

I know. I’m a bad person who didn’t update last month. There’s a reason for that and the reason is: I didn’t want to. =P

Okay, that’s too simplistic. The reason was, it was bad news. I hate bad news (even though it makes me look at porn, which is a good result of bad news). Anyway, last month I’d hoped to give you good news, but I had gotten nowhere with the chapter and it would have just been a big whine (I’m going to whine anyway, but you might enjoy that whine (with some cheese and crackers?)). Well, this month is a different story. Because during the whinefest of July, I actually got three chapters written. Yes, THREE. ANd if you’re counting (which you should be, because what else have you got to do besides read my amazing updates, gdi!), that means I have one chapter and an epilogue left! That’s right. NSI has one chapter and one epilogue left! YOU HEARD ME. I should be finishing both of those this month. I’m even going away this weekend to the boonies (I already live in the boonies but this is WAYY in the boonies) with shitty internet and the hub’s family so I can’t even look at porn.

I’m doing this for you! (and also because his family is awesome and I like them, but still) FOR YOU!

At the end of this month, I should have the completely self-edited version to my beta. Then I take her notes, turn the book inside out, send it back to her AND another beta and then, an editor.

I need a new editor. I took so long with this book, my other editor has been unable to take the project. I’m very very very very VERY picky about editors, so this is a tough one for me =( Once I have an editor who gives me their availabilty, I’ll probably be able to give a release date =D \o/! Are you excited? I’m EXCITED!

Next up, an apology for not answering email and keeping up with social media recently. I’ve been trying to focus all energy on writing NSI. I hope that I haven’t caused anyone to feel neglected or that I’m rude or don’t care about the letters you send. There isn’t a single time that someone has sent me a letter/made a comment/tweeted, that I haven’t been The Boy That Squees. Every. Single. Time. I thank you all wholeheartedly for any time you take to comment/email/tweet/facebook etc <3

Now. Warning, what follows is long, boring and includes lots of swearing-filled rant. If you don’t give a shit about Microsoft Word, here are guys kissing.

Microsoft 2013 is like the Citarum River. Just a bunch of shit that was once useful and now you have to navigate around the shit to get anywhere.


Let me start by what it looks like (spoiler alert: unedited shitty screenshot from NSI =P)


word bright

This is a screenshot from Word 2013. Note the BRIGHT FUCKING RIDICULOUSNESS OF THE LAYOUT? That! THAT is as dark as you can get it. That’s right. There’s this shit as a choice or: blindingly white OR The CEO of MICROSOFT’s ORDER THAT WORD GIVE YOU A TAN white.

Along with the inability to darken the layout, it also asks for a password alllll the time. And, because whoever programmed it did a shitty job, instead of asking for a password where it’s supposed to, it just says  IT’S BROKEN. “REPAIRS’ it and SHUTS THE FUCK DOWN. Then you reopen it and it says “THIS COPY IS PIRATED(or another message that basically means that =P)” and so you have to shut it down a THIRD time to get to the login screen. Every. GD. TIME. you open it this happens.

They’ve apparently stopped hiring programmers with any skill at Microsoft and have decided to troll anyone who used to love Word.

As a bonus to the shit I just pointed out, there are constant bugs which, when reported to Microsoft’s help page forums, NO ONE from Microsoft helps. Eight pages of a bug where you couldn’t open word from the 24th to the 27th of July. eight pages of office staff/business owners complaining that they couldn’t open it. Not one word from Microsoft. (turned out it was a java update, which ~I~ figured out on my own). This isn’t the first time I’ve noticed that people’s problems go ignored on THEIR HELP FORUMS. It’s a HELP. FORUM. FOR HELP. (Go check. You’ll want to find a picture of the Microsoft CEO and tape it up to your dartboard after)

Don’t buy this program. Just don’t. Go get LibreOffice or Open Office. Try Google Docs. Hell, I hate Mac and I”m recommending any mac program that lets you avoid Microsoft office!



That’s the end of my rant.

As usual, leave your questions below and I promise to answer when I can!