Tag Archives: writing about writing

Interlude: Writing female protagonists

Here’s an interesting thing I saw this morning. An author kicked up a bit of a storm (oh, to have a share-fest viral outbreak like this… *wistful sigh*) with a tweet about a guy who hilariously failed to write a … Continue reading

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Wednesday. Summer Holiday #3 in Sight.

Due to an amusing series of coincidences, I have (at least) three summer holidays this year. The first, saved over from my pitiful new-employee allotment from last year, occurred over Christmas and New Year. You read the epic. Probably. The … Continue reading

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Glitches in the veil

Day 89. 158,363 words. Done. Well that turned into damn near a 10,000-word writing session. And The First Feast is complete. Just waiting for CreateSpace to check it, and then I’ll get the editors’ copies underway. An April publishing deadline might be … Continue reading

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Bonus post: Metrics, continued

Just a quick refresh on the metrics charts. I haven’t copied up the total word count graph yet but this weekend was a nice solid uptick. There you go.

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Interlude: Worldcon 2019

Day 62. 113,643 words. Oh yeah, we’re starting this shit already y’all. Just a brief entry for now. I purchased Worldcon memberships for the 2019 Worldcon in Dublin just this week. One for me, one for Mrs. Hatboy, one for … Continue reading

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Interlude: How Not To Treat Your Cover Artist

Day 57. 110,835 words. This amusing little Internet explosion (which I am hereby dubbing a “storm in an e-cup”[1]) occurred over the weekend and I had a bit to say about it on Facebook, but figured I might as well share … Continue reading

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Interlude: What I’m Doing On My Holidays, Day, uh… (Turku, Part 2)

Day 53. 106,695 words. Out of town and out of range again today, so here’s my latest set of metrics. Overflow on story 1, under-count on story 2, and story 3 not yet finished (but I’ve made an excellent start … Continue reading

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