Friday, January 3, 2014

Bill Keeler's children

Linus
Big Dave
Scarlet
Synch
Kyte
Osric
Charlotte Sophia

Keeping them straight has been hard. (By the end of Book 12, this will make some sort of sense).

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Crucible and Yronwode now on-line

Book 6 and Book 7 of my 12 book scifi epic are now for sale online in pdf, mobi, and epub.

Book 6: Crucible
http://tinyurl.com/l9xnlg6

Book 7: Yronwode
http://tinyurl.com/lx6cekn

Book 12 is pretty much "all there" except for the battle sequence that occupies the middle part of the book, which is really. really hard. I've been reading descriptions of WWII carrier battles in the pacific, but it is not halping.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

This Was a F---load of Work

This took a really long time.

http://worldsapart.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Aves

And there are some Book 12 spoilers Easter Egged Among the new Entries.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Hello, Yeah, It's Been a While, Not Much, How 'Bout You>

What I've been up to lately.


  1. Well, I took a break in November to write a novel in a completely different genre. 75,130 words about football and religion. Yup, that was kind of a waste of time.

    http://www.nanowrimo.org/en/participants/jamscience527
  1. Preparing books five and six for e-book format. (Books 1-4, already available) In addition to fixing typos and retconning, discovered a Supermassive plot hole in Book 05 that will be plugged in the e-book version. 
  2. Decided that structuring a key chapter of Book 12 around tentacle Hentai just won't work. 
  3. Have the back stories of all twelve of the original colonies on the wikia page.
    http://worldsapart.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Worlds

OK, back to work I go. (Yeah, Blogger fudged up the numbering. Not my fault. 




Friday, August 3, 2012

I Just Wrote

"Does it ever bother you that you work for an insane trillionaire who wants to become an immortal worm-woman?"

It will make sense in context.


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Book 12 Update

Writing is at one of those slow points. I have tried to force myself to put out words, but they form into sentences that lack wit and verve. And I don't have enough written to justify rewriting yet. Outlined Chapter 23 as the last Chapter. Now I have to figure out how to get there from Chapter 05, which is the last chapter actually drafted out. Chapter 6 is a problem because it's supposed to be very action-packed and I know how I want it to end, but I don't know how to get it there.

Also, I ran into a problem in that late in the book, a specific character has to do a specific action; the entire plot hinges on it. If I kill off a certain other character whom this pivotal character is very attached to (OK, I'm talking about Trajan Lear and Matt Driver, I don't think that's a spoiler) it makes his action easily understandable from a motivational standpoint. On the other hand, I have had a joke in mind since way back  about the time I was writing Book 04 that requires that this other character be alive. So, do I want an emotional rationale that will make a certain pivotal action understandable even though it is out-of-character, or do I want to go for the joke.

Yeah, I'll go for the joke. What else would I do?



Thursday, June 14, 2012

Working

Book 12 is coming along slowly. I am challenging myself to make it good, and just pack it with jam, but I'm hitting a wall on making it live up to my standard.

In the meantime, I am preparing the previous books for conversion to e-book formats. I am think of using Booktango. I am going through them and doing some editing. Book 02 was such a mess I've done some substantial edits and a little bit of retconning. Book 04 seems to be in pretty good shape.