I gave Dad a couple of presents last Sunday: a candle and a plant. He returned the favor by finding an error in my book, Abandonment Party:
- Mean laughed as she reached for the laptop’s handle. “No, and I just remembered that I left the front door open. I’ll come by that Stone Rory place later and tell you what I find.”
‘Laptop’ should be ‘lugtop.’ This book-wide switcheroo is a late change that Kim convinced me to make. She told me that ‘laptop’ wasn’t good enough. These were government-made computing machines, after all! Gifts for the abandoned. Unwieldly and heavy, but with the added benefit of superior battery life and transmission range.
Ah, they also have ANOTHER great feature:
Spoilers for chapter 10!
Spyware that records the personal activities of anyone using the device! (As if I had to make this a spoiler. You probably figured it out in the prologue. ‘Oh, the government is giving the settlers free laptops. Nothing strange there.’ 😑
So I named them all ‘lugtop’ to distinguish them from the ONE other different type of laptop computer that appears in the book.
So I fixed the error with the magic of online ebooks. I’m sure no one else noticed. Thank you, Father! Your endless criticism has finally come in handy! 😅
Well, it’s been a few days since the release. Let’s see how the ol’ Abandonment Party ranks on Amazon:
My, my! It ranks near one hundred sixty-eight thousand! I’ve heard that there are MILLIONS of books on Amazon, which means I’ve surpassed millions of other books without even one advertisement! And I’ve got stencils and window markers ready to put ABANDONMENT PARTY all over my truck windshield! Watch out, literary world!
Wait. What’s this? My book is being ranked in the SPACE MARINE category!? There aren’t any space marines in my book! Although Mackaba does mention his marine scooter once.
This can mean only one thing: BRAD VERSUS THE SPACE MARINES! I should have known it would come to this. Looks like I only have about a thousand marines to beat. Will Abandonment Party prevail? Or will Jim Raynor’s love for Kerrigan spur his troops to victory? I’ll do my best to keep you updated.
“I hope you brought enough Zerglings, boy!”
Zounds, Abandonment Party is here! Go get it on Amazon!
After all these years the book is finally done! Look at what the power of the individual can do! All I needed was the help and support of a few close friends and family! Aaaaaand one of the world’s largest corporations. 😅
Ahem. I assume I can still edit the book if any problems arise. Just come leave a comment here if you find a missing exclamation point. Or if something in the story isn’t explained well enough. I can’t imagine how that would be the case, though. Kim was brutally efficient with her critiques… surely the general public can’t be any pickier than she is?