Tag Archives: writing progress

Declaring a Wrap

So. I am declaring the first draft of "Fire, Salt, and Blood" to be completed at 179,275 words.. Huzzah! There will undoubtedly be a second draft, and probably even a third. They will not take nearly as long to produce. I really hope I can keep the final file within 180,000 words. However, I am […]

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Another Status Report – And Snippet

A report on the current project:  as of the moment, sitting and over 158,800 words.  Progress is happening nicely. And below is a sample of tonight's work.  Enjoy. =====================================================             Samara took a piece of cloth and folded it around the handle of the pot to lift it and set it […]

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Status Report – and Snippet

Current work in progress is going especially well lately.  Averaging over 1000 words per session.  Currently sitting at somewhere over 138,000 words.  So that's good news. Tonight's session ended with this: =============================================             "I gave you nothing you did not already have.  Your father knows, I think, else he would not have […]

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Dealing with the muse….

I don't often suffer writer's block.  It does happen to me occasionally.  Most of the time I don't consider it to be a real block, though.  Rather, what's usually happened is I've written myself to a place where I can't make the story move any further.  This usually happens because I didn't write something correctly […]

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And We Have A Name

The working title for the major project is Fire, Salt, and Blood.  I'm a little farther into it than I thought.  With what I wrote tonight, currently sitting at 75,788 words. Not sure how long it will be.  At the moment, I'm guessing about 150K.  But since I tend to underestimate these things, it may well […]

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News Update

Royalty statement received from Baen.  1636: The Devil's Opera sold over 6300 copies of the hardback edition between 10/1/2013 and 6/30/2014.  It also seems to have sold about the same number of e-book editions in the same period.  This is good. Just finished a post for Fictorians, scheduled for Dec 26 at the moment. Major […]

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Span is Done

Ahem…[drum roll, please] It is with great pleasure (and exhaustion) that I announce that the first draft of The Span of Empire has been completed and sent to my senior author collaborator, Eric Flint. Final count – 167,009 words. That is all. D

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Nearing the End

Span of Empire reached 150,150 words tonight.  About 10K from the end, I think. D

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The End Is In Sight…I Think

8/19/2014. Another milestone tonight:  reached 142,005 words on Span of Empire.  Shooting for 160,000, so getting very close! D

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Span Progress Report

8/11/2014 Report – topped 135K words on Span of Empire last night!  :-) D

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