W.July 09.2014

Eren02_c5

Hi!  Eren here.

So, it’s been a while since I’ve posted an author’s note.  Story updates have been rolling along quite well, thanks to the script I wrote to convert a completed document into scheduled posts (woot!) but I haven’t known what to do with this part of the site.

I’m always a little wishy-washy on how much of my personal life I want to post about here.  On the one hand, the more stories like my transition become public, the easier it will be for others in the future.  On the other hand, it is a very private thing and I feel pretty self conscious talking about it, most of the time.

But when it comes to things that aren’t so personal…  Well, I did always want to include something here to keep readers apprised of the progress I’ve been making with my various writing projects.  I just happen to also be very, very bad about getting into WordPress and making those posts.

So I decided to cheat.

Today when I got home from work I sat down and scribbled up a script that will post my updates for me.  It will let me list any number of projects, track the word counts in those files – and at the click of a button it will compose an update post and send it off to this blog.  I think it’s pretty slick – it cuts all of the effort out of something I always found kind of distracting to do manually, and it also keeps me apprised of the progress I’ve been making!

The tool sits in my windows taskbar, and if I left-click the icon I can check to see my current word counts on any documents as well as how much they’ve increased since the last time I posted an update.  Like I said, I think it’s pretty slick.

Anyway, enough bragging!  This particular post is really just to say that you should be seeing more of those update posts in the future.  Whenever I get any amount of typing done, it should be just a click to post the progress update out to this blog.  Cool beans, right?  I’ll post the script in my python scripts blog later – I’ll try to get that done tomorrow.  (I think I’ve been busy enough tonight that I should go ahead and turn in soon.  Last night was a late one, and I happen to know for a fact that duration and quality of recent sleep directly correlates to whether I’m happy or more prone to depression and grumpiness.)

Well, that’s really all for now.  As always, thanks for your readership.

Be safe, happy and well, everyone!

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