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Tag Archives: hearts of tabat
Press Release: Hearts of Tabat
Look at the pretty press release Wordfire put together! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dryads. Minotaurs. Centaurs. Can magical creatures force social revolution in Tabat? Monument, Colorado. WordFire Press is proud to announce the release of HEARTS OF TABAT, Book 2 of … Continue reading
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Home Stretch For Hearts of Tabat
So my promise to myself is that the sequel to Beasts of Tabat, Hearts of Tabat, will be DONE by November 14th, which is my birthday, and which I plan to spend with Skyrim and a nice sativa (legal here in the marvelous land of WA) and not one ounce of work throughout the day as a thank you to me for working my butt off the last six weeks and getting this DONE.
The book is scheduled to be released at Emerald City Comicon next year, so you may see why the time pressure has stepped up in intensity. I told myself I’d get it done this year, and I have, along with a whole bunch of stories, not one but two collections, the update of Creating an Online Presence for Writers, a bajillion trips, and opening the Rambo Academy for Wayward Writers, including cool new classes from Rachel Swirsky and Juliette Wade, so I feel darn good about how much I got accomplished this year despite SFWA’s demanding maw chewing up my time on a consistent basis.
I thought, however, it would be useful perhaps to people to see what the last bits of work involve.
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Finishing a Novel
Today I finished Hearts of Tabat. Sure, I’ll go back and do some smoothing before sending it off to beta readers on Monday, but the book is done, the scenes are there, and (roughly) in the order they should be. … Continue reading
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Welcome to the Funhouse, 2016
f I were truly organized, this would have appeared on New Year’s Day, but I had a very nice weekend instead. Now it’s Monday, and I’ve had my coffee and homemade yogurt and done some stuff. I’m feeling good about the year and have made the usual sorts of resolutions. Things that I’m trying in 2016:
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Nine Ways to Rev Up For NaNoWriMo 2015
November has come to represent something for many writers: a chance to participate in NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month. Participants pledge to write 50,000 words over the course of the month.
The main advantage of NaNoWriMo is the shared energy and impetus to get words onto the page, without worrying about whether they are genius or not. I’ve done it several times in the past, and always managed to either hit the 50,000 word mark or come within a few thousand words of it. While I don’t usually participate in local NaNoWriMo events, like the various write-ins at coffeeshops, libraries, and associated institutions, I do appreciate the feeling it brings of being part of a vast swell of words.
Where I’ll Be: Cat’s Orycon Schedule (2015)
Friday, November 20 4:00:pm, Meadowlark The Fine Art of Description What makes purple prose purple? Are adjectives and adverbs really evil? How do pro writers describe something in vivid detail in the fewest words, and when can writers expand those … Continue reading
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As some of you know, I started a Patreon campaign about a year ago. It’s worked pretty well, although I still need to put together the first year’s worth in ebook form to send to people. I’m going to stick … Continue reading
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Retreat, Day 12 or 13: Back in the Groove
Today’s wordcount: 6011 Current Hearts of Tabat wordcount: 108569 Total word count for the week so far (day 1): 6011 Total word count for this retreat: 37380 Worked on Hearts of Tabat, “Poppy” Time spent on SFWA email, discussion boards, … Continue reading
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Retreat, Days 9, 10 and 11 (Fermenting)
I spent the last couple of days wrestling with the plot more than actual writing, but I have gotten some done. Will start posting totals again tomorrow. My kombucha SCOBY, packed meticulously for the trip in Tupperware and three layers … Continue reading
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