My characters are almost always on the move: going hither and yon. Is that because I’m a rather sedentary person? I’m usually sitting to read, write, or watch an anime or movie. When I was young, even into college, I enjoyed going for drives, just to see what was over the next hill.
When did I lose that? And why?
Below the fold, Sylvia gets a summons and receives some startling news. I’m wondering when the plot will show up…
Continue reading “A Punitive Lesson”
The good folks at Long & Short Reviews have both a review (imagine that!) and a guest post from me – about how battles kept breaking out in “Friend and Ally” – on their site today. Enjoy!
We are off to Fabulous and Brunette where I provide five example/excerpts as to why you should buy and read my books! I even manage to slip in a Battle Angel Alita reference! I’m so timely!
Nope. Not me. Right around 2130 of Halloween, I send the third-pass edit of Foes & Rivals to my talented copyeditor, at the same time taking a vow I’d write nothing, original, in November.
I now turn to implementing her edits to Friend and Ally while she processes its sequel. I don’t think I’ll have F&A ready for the Local Authors Fair on 17 November… maybe “limited edition” proof copies? Like Niven’s first edition of Ringworld, where the Earth rotated in the wrong direxion.
Besides DayJob, Husband/FatherJob, and WriterJob of 173k words in 7 months, I am so, so tired.
I’ll make a first-pass edit of all this, this week, push it onto my talented copyeditor. In the mean time, I’ll finally get about implementing her changes for Friend and Ally and release that into the wild.
Continue reading “Done2/2”
Done story is done. Here’s the first of the last of the raw manuscript.
Without five to six figures up front, I’m never doing a writing trial such as this again. It will kill me. This is a near-run thing, as it is.
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Between the cheap wine, caffeine tabs, and lisinopril, I’m keeping at it every night this week. As I was finishing this up, I was, thank God, allowed to see that a brigade of the Nation is already closing on the flimsy position the City has north of the bridge. This will allow me to avoid any prolonged battle and instead precipitate the domino-like collapse of first Portland’s armed defense followed by its civil collapse.
In the mean time, let’s wrap things up with the Mayor.
Continue reading “Trifecta”