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In becoming a Literary Consultant / Book EditorAt the behest of both friends and family, I have decided that it is time to put my writing skills to use and open myself up for business as a literary consultant to those in need of someone with a fresh pair of eyes to give their writing a through read and offer in-depth advice on how to improve their stories. Essentially, I am a professional beta reader who will offer fresh opinions beyond the typical vague statements of enjoyment. I will go into the nuts and bolts of your story, analyzing it and giving you feedback on not only what is bad but what is good, and most importantly, why it is bad or good and how you can improve it.
I will not get upset if you believe any of my ideas aren't right for you as it is not my place to make that decision. I am only a consultant; my job is to offer the best advice but the rest is up to you. To me, the most important service I seek to provide, and at a vastly more affordable cost than other literary consultants and book editors out there, is
He takes $1 per page, doubled spaced. Feel free to ask any questions you have and I'll answer them ASAP.
If you have a story that you want to have beta read then trust me, he's the one to go too.
Now, update on Joey, he's well. We are giving him an IV daily and an Anti nausea shot. We syringe feed him every two hours but other than that he's functioning fine. he walk and jumps on beds and uses the litter box. he will occasionally eat himself. once or twice a day which helps us out. Mom's so quick to put him down, but just because he has cancer doesn't mean we should instantly put him down. We will in the future, especially when he can't even do what he can now I.E. walk, jump, use the liter box or if he doesn't care anymore and just ignores us. At the moment he being loves petted and snuggles. Though he gets an immensely sad look whenever it's feeding time. He hates people messing with his mouth.
The struggle is my mom, who, like I said, wants to just put him down because "She doesn't want him to suffer." and while I know she legitimately cares for him, she's not getting that it's not his time.
To those of you who think we should just put him out now, I get that. But we'll know when it's time. Just because a human gets cancer doesn't mean you kill them. Same goes for cats. Trust me, it's not like we're just letting him die naturally, no food and trapped in a basement or worse out in the cold.
It's less hard now. I think that I've started to accept it, and live life fairly normally. I'd rather enjoy my time with him then cry and when about how he's not gonna last longer. That won't change anything and will leave me regretting that I didn't hug him or kiss him more.
To be totally honest, I hate the idea of euthanizing him. It's not just because he's my cat, just imagining any animal going through that is depressing. It may be a "peaceful" passing, but to me it doesn't feel right. I'd much rather have him go in his sleep here at home, but unfortunately, I think things will get much worse before then and we'll have to just put him down.
Anyway, this is getting depressing again. I swear, I'm sorry that my journals have been so sad lately. I don't want to bring the party down, but I'd rather be open and honest than keeping it in. If you ever think that it's getting old let me know.
How about just for kicks a Q&A? Lighten the mood. Ask me anything you want about TEA or Drunken Wednesday. Or even me if you really want. If you want to know more about what Joey has, I'd be fine with telling you, though it may not be too much I'll do my best.