Span-a-Lot

Pushed Span of Empire past 115K words last night.  

:-)

 

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Bits of news and updates

Span of Empire is sitting at 112,963 words as of last night.  We have begun to climb to the final climax.

 

I received the galley proofs for the mass market paperback edition of 1636: The Devil's Opera earlier this week, reviewed them, and returned a correction list to the publisher.  It should be available and on the shelves around September 30, 2014.  If you've been waiting for that edition to come out, mark your calendar.  :-)

 

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Progress is happening

The first draft of Span of Empire surpassed 100,000 words last night.  Things are starting to roll now.  Starting to build to the big final climax.

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Moving Forward

As of tonight, the rate of progress in Span of Empire is at 94,922 words, midway through Chapter 36.  We are beginning the buildup to the great and final climax.  I know what has to happen between now and the end.  It's just a matter of getting the words down.

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News on 1636: The Devil’s Opera

I was informed a couple of days ago that the mass-market paperback edition of 1636: The Devil's Opera will be out in October 2014.  So those of you who have been looking forward to that, it will be available in about six months.

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Span of Empire Status Report

In the middle of Chapter 34.  Tonight's wordage puts the rolling total at 91,597.  Things are starting to gel, moving toward the big climax.

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Oh Yeah

1036 words tonight.  End of scene.  End of chapter.  Weird aliens getting weirder.

Rolling total 86,683.

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Sometimes It’s Hard

Kinda like tonight, for instance.  I'm working on the scene I started last night, which features the unsane aliens.  It's not hard to describe the actions.  But getting my head in a place where I can sort of understand the motivations of the aliens is a strain.  And then trying to figure out what to put on the page so that the reader has some idea of what's really happening in the mind of something that has a lot more in common with a praying mantis than with us just adds to the tension of creating the scene.

I'm weary.  But I did get 580 words done in a short writing session tonight.  Almost done with the scene.

Rolling total now = 85,647.

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No Foolin’

1180 words added to Span of Empire tonight.  Wrote two scenes and started a third.  And the big creepy aliens are baaa-aaack.

Rolling total = 85,067.

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Advance Notice

The only con I expect to make this year is SoonerCon 23, June 27-29, 2014. Midwest City, Ok.  Guest of Honor is Glen Cook.

If you're in the Oklahoma City area, drop by.

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