Transferring Files to Beta Reader–What a Job!

Sometimes it’s just easier having fun with the sock puppy.

tanner-and-the-sock-900-008Tanner is good. He just carries them to his resting places, doesn’t chew on them. But it’s a game with him. He tried to grab the one I was trying to put on the  other day.

So anyway, I used Jutoh to create an epub for Nook for my beta reader, and for some bizarre reason, chapters were out of order, sooooo, I went to the Mac to use Vellum. Well, my Mac won’t connect with the Internet. So I put the books on an external hard drive and attached it to the Mac. It’s not showing the external hard drive. Finally, after much fussing, it’s showing. Wait, wrong file for Loving the White Bear. This one is an earlier version and not finished. Eject from Mac. Back to the PC. Get right file. Eject from PC. Insert in Mac. External Hard drive isn’t showing on Mac. AND the internet won’t come up on the Mac.

Does this sound like a vicious circle?

It is. I’d rather take pictures of Tanner stealing my socks.

Okay, so finally the hard drive shows up, create the Vellum file, the Nook file, eject hard drive. Insert to PC, send on its way because my internet is working fine on it.

I also was finishing revisions on Galaxy Warrior. I keep calling it Galaxy Quest….that’s a movie. lol. I wrote this way before that came out. Over the years I’ve revised it a million times.

I wrote it as a short story for a contest, and the coordinator said it was a by invitation only contest, even though it said nothing about that on the website.  It was supposed to be about a book/coffee store in the future. This was before I was published and I was writing everything and anything, and trying to get some writing recognition. Okay, so I LOVED the story, the characters, and I decided to create a futuristic world, different planet, romance, she’s a shifter, he’s not.And actually, this was my first shifter story ever. Way before I began to write more realistic ones. It turned into a full length book.

Galaxy WarriorSo this one will be coming out soon too! Like in a couple of weeks or so.

He’s a fighter pilot fighting the good fight in the Great Galaxy War, but when his spacecraft’s navigation is sabotaged and he’s stuck on an inhospitable desert planet awaiting repairs to his ship, he believes one woman might make his stay on the planet more than…hospitable. But the woman isn’t like any that Quaid Lassiter has ever met. She has secrets that can get him killed.

Zaira Cole is a shapeshifter, a pacifist, and is helping her scientist brother to turn the desert planet green. Her people must find the scrolls to give the High Council legitimacy and solicit help from Quaid Lassiter to train their pilots to fight in the war headed their way when they’ve always been a neutral planet. But she wants him for more than that. It’s mating season, she’s just turned of age, and she’s selected him for her mate. Now all she has to do is convince the Prince of Orion, he wants the same. And so the battle begins.

I’m so late today on everything. Nearly didn’t get the garbage out. Was playing the latest Mist game with my daughter last night, loving it, but I get so nauseous when I play with someone else, I took some medicine and then slept too late. 🙁

Playing games shouldn’t make you sick! The day has been off to a rough start, but now I’m ready to get going on Flight of the White Wolf. 🙂

Have a super great day!

Terry Spear

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”

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2 thoughts on “Transferring Files to Beta Reader–What a Job!

  1. Thanks so much! I just has a blast with it! Whenever I drive through desert regions, I think of how beautiful it would be to green the areas. I played a computer game years ago based on Dune, where they were trying to do that, but you kept getting attacked constantly by the bad guys. So my son and I defeated the bad guys, but that was the end of the game. I never got to green the planet. lol I’m sure that influenced me when I wrote this book.

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