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Refuge cover and update

By |2018-12-06T10:41:30+00:00December 6th, 2018|Categories: Book 3: Refuge, Writing|

The cover illustration came back, and I got a brilliant typography artist to help me rebrand the covers. People told me they seemed like they were "young adult" and "twee." Lesson learned: Hire professionals! Refuge itself is now nearly in its final form. I need to send it off to the editor for a final proofread/correction which [...]

Refuge is off to the beta readers

By |2018-11-15T19:07:22+00:00November 15th, 2018|Categories: Book 3: Refuge|

After way too much work, I've finally managed to get Refuge to the point where I'll let someone else read it. It's way bigger than Dead Gods at 130,000 words as opposed to Dead Gods at 102,000. Now it's up to my intrepid betas to rip me a new one and tell me all the ways [...]

Refuge first pass edit complete!

By |2018-11-08T10:38:04+00:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: Book 3: Refuge, Writing|

Just now I finished my first pass edit. You have no idea what a weight off my chest this is. Transcription as a way of generating a first draft is awesome—you generate the story so quickly. But then you have to go back and clean it up. And sometimes what it transcribes is so terribly wrong [...]

Refuge first draft completed!

By |2018-10-22T11:33:21+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Categories: Book 3: Refuge, Writing|

Yesterday I finished the first draft of Refuge. It was an epic push, 16000 words. The final word count is 128,000-ish. Now, that's a messy first draft. It's going to require quite a bit of cleanup, but the story is all there now. Next step is the grueling post-dictation cleanup phase, then first edit pass, beta [...]

Refuge progress and audiobook update

By |2018-10-14T16:34:59+00:00October 14th, 2018|Categories: Audiobook, Book 3: Refuge, Writing|

The last few days have been pretty productive. Today I clocked 10515 words on Refuge, bringing the (very rough) first draft up to 98178 words. That seems like a lot (Dead Gods is only 102k), but it's not done yet. There's at least two major scenes left to write plus a lot of "connective tissue." This is [...]