Translations: THE ALIGNMENT

For anyone curious about the translations of the non-English dialogue in THE ALIGNMENT, keep reading. If you haven’t read THE ALIGNMENT there could be some spoilers here.

Beware. Spoilers below.

Yes I said spoilers.

Stop scrolling if you don’t want spoilers!

Here’s a nice picture of Missouri wine country as a protective buffer.

Content warning: explicit language



Translation of Irish Dialogue from THE ALIGNMENT

A nia, le do thoil,
Nephew, please,

A mac,

Ní ba chóir dhuit í a thabhairt anseo.
You shouldn’t have brought her here.

Má leagann duine ar bith láimh uirthi, maróidh mé sibh uilig.
If anyone touches her, I’ll kill you all.

Focáil leat.
Fuck you / Piss off / Bite me / Go to hell. (You pick. The direct translation doesn’t really work here, but this is basically what it means.)

A chroí
love (a term of endearment similar to “dear” in English)

Amhail is nach ndeachaigh am ar bith isteach.
As if no time has passed.

A Mháthair,

Bhur fíorghrá.
True love.

Is neamhbhuan cogadh na gcarad; má bhíonn sé crua, ní bhíonn sé fada.
An argument between friends is short lasting; even if bitter it is never long.

Tá mo chroí istigh ionat.
My heart is within you.

Máistir na nDúl
Master of the Elements

A leanbh na páirte,
My dear child,

Ni heolas go haontios.
There is no knowledge without unity.

Draft of THE TWO Finished, Off to Editor

After a vacation day from work which had my butt in a chair writing from 8:00 AM until 4:42 PM (only stopping to do one load of laundry and eat an apple and a microwave burrito) this draft of THE TWO is finished. I’m not sure which draft it is—somewhere between 5 and 10,000. I lost count along the way.

It’s in my editor’s inbox now. Yes, that inhuman squealing you hear just possibly could be me.

The word count has changed, so I’ll update that in the status.

The editing stage is a multi-step process. My editor will go through the whole thing, then I’ll get it back and do another revision based on her edits, then she goes through it again, etc. I’ll try to keep the status updated with which step we’re in.

Progress of THE TWO
First Draft: Complete (129,282 words)
My revisions: Complete!
Professional editing: Starting soon (less than a week)
Formatting: Not started
Cover art: Not started

EDIT: And I almost forgot! THE ALIGNMENT is today’s Book of the Day on Indie Author News!


Book Two Progress as of March 5

Progress of THE TWO
First Draft: Complete (126,180 words)
My revisions: In progress (88% complete)
Professional editing: Not started
Formatting: Not started
Cover art: Not started

Friday is writing day. I’ll be home alone and I’ll do nothing else. Okay, maybe eat lunch and toss in a few loads of laundry. By the end of Friday I just *might* reach the end of this draft…