Finally got all of the existing hunks of TINSEL RAIN…

…in chronological order. And it was harder than it looked, too. I’m never writing a book in that fashion again: I had to disentangle two different plot threads that flatly contradicted each other. I think it may have been because this time I didn’t have an existing story to turn into a novel, which is a mistake I will not be repeating this November*.

Now comes the fun part: shoving all the crap out of my head and onto the page, then making it into something else besides crap. Poor Tom Vargas. Now that I know he can take a punch, it’s time for him to start taking more of them…

Moe Lane

*I need to make better outlines, at least.

Did the first pass-through of TINSEL RAIN.

…Hoo, boy. It’s a good thing that I was planning to get TINSEL RAIN out later in the year, because I’m gonna need to do a bunch more stitching than I remembered. Starting with fixing the skeleton properly, instead of the quick-and-dirty realignment I did last November.

Nothing is actually horrible, although if I was supposed to get this to the editor by the end of the month I’d be in deep trouble. But I just decided to turn this into a two month project instead of a one month one. Best way to make a thorough job of it.

Moe Lane

PS: Eight days to go on the Kickstarter!

Well, MORGAN BAROD proceeds apace.

Got about half of the beta readers back in full and the other half are sending me stuff, so that’s on track. I also have the editor confirmed, and contracted out for the map (I absolutely needed to have a map for this book). The cover’s being worked on already, as you all know. I expect MORGAN BAROD will go to the editor at some time in May. I expect I’m going to try to work on TINSEL RAIN also in May, and until it’s time for me to do edits for MORGAN BAROD. If I have any time left over after that, I’m going to get a jump on the new novel.

Oh, and I’m planning a side project involving “Pickman’s Model.” Keep watching the skies…


The November Patreon stuff is up!

This month there’s the following:

  • Chapter 1 of TINSEL RAIN: Well, I spent the whole dang month working on the new book for NaNoWriMo, and the first chapter makes all right thematic sense on its own.
  • The Elmerite Order, Part 3: The Sciencite Paradigm: It’s like the Technocracy, only they’re not jerks! Or, when they are, at least they’re not taking stabs at the patch on the universe. The ones that are don’t really count.

Day 29, TINSEL RAIN NaNoWriMo: 60027/60000.

It’s done.

Ha. Haha! HAhhaHAHA! IT’S DONE! Oh, it’s not a real book yet. It’s got twenty thousand words’ worth of connective tissue to establish and more characterization to develop and there’s a plot hole or three to fix and at least one scene to write, but: 60000 words! I made it! With a day to spare!

:twitch: :twitch:


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