Jan
10
2020
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01/10/2020 Book Report.

Not too bad a day.

  • 65.8K words.
  • Introduced new character.
  • Killed off loose end.
  • Maybe/maybe didn’t kill off another character. We’ll see!

At this rate, we’ll end the month with a manuscript ready for the beta readers. Weird.

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Jan
10
2020
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01/10/2020 Snippet, Frozen Dreams.

…You know, I just might have a reason to let Shauni live after all. The only problem with the character is that a little of her goes a long, long way. But, yeah, she might have a future in this world, assuming that this book sells at all.

“I’m here, Sarge,” I said. “Tell me, so you can get some sleep.”

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Jan
09
2020
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Snippet of… I dunno what to call it. “Obsequies for the Golden Emperor?”

Or something. This idea is probably gonna be the new RPG setting AND this month’s Patreon story, though. Efficiency! Cthulhu Mythos!

Also: Patreon!

Patreon!

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Jan
09
2020
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01/09/2019 Book Report.

Went better than I expected, actually:

  • Actually resolved what happened to a character that I had frankly forgotten about.
  • Introduced a character.
  • New word count: 64.4K.

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Jan
09
2020
1

01/09/2020 FROZEN DREAMS snippet.

I needed some more characters, and this one sort of shoved her way forward. I’d object, except that before I was straining to write twenty five words and once she showed up I was pushing a thousand. And she’ll get even more!

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Jan
08
2020
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01/08/2019 Book Report.

Got distracted by delayed school opening, but got some stuff done.

  • Revised a couple of fight scenes.
  • Added some supplementary world-building detail.
  • New word count: 63.4K words.

This looks like an 80K word book instead of a 90K one. I think that’s wise.

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Jan
07
2020
1

Snippet from FROZEN DREAMS.

The new intro. My wife liked this one better.

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Jan
07
2020
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01/07/2019 Book Report.

Did a few things.

  • Wrote about four hundred words or so for a new opening.
  • Freaked out about how much editors cost.
  • Calmed down, asked around, figured out that editing websites like to freak new writers out about editing to get them to spend money.
  • Still realized that editing was probably going to be an expense. And maps.

I also dealt with an early school dismissal (and the shutdown of the federal government in DC), so I didn’t do a few things more. Tomorrow.

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Jan
06
2020
11

Maps in books. How do people feel about them?

I ask because I think that the book probably needs a map of the city and environs, as well as a map of the country. My wife thinks that it does not, given that the locations were all set pieces. I do see her point, but I also see mine. And on the gripping hand, people who make maps for fantasy novels gotta eat, too*.

Thoughts? Also, where do I go to get maps made that aren’t crap? Is there a standard industry price? I’m gonna need somebody who can hit a deadline.

Moe Lane

*I think my philosophy here is that I will be on a budget, but I’m not gonna be cheap.

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Jan
06
2020
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Tweet of the Day, Now THIS Is What The Internet Is For: Scanned Pulp Magazines edition.

(Via @hisregard) Looks on the up and up, too. Link to the Pulp Magazine Archive here.

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