Okay, That Is DONE.

I’m alive and well. Bowl of Red is off to betas.

This means I wrote 15k words these last two days, because I had to delete some stuff from the end, which will be a free novella coming soon to my newsletter subscribers! (Ah!)

Now I’m going to do weekend-like activities.

41 thoughts on “Okay, That Is DONE.

  1. I am finishing off a ghost-writing project for a client – almost done, so yay me!
    Then I can go back to working on the next Luna City, and the ACW novel which is half finished.
    I think that most everyone worked on a book, during the covidiocy lockdowns. And now they all want help in getting them published.

    1. Everyone but me. I’m getting started on mine now… but well done, and I’m glad to hear you are busy! Busy is good.

    2. Not everyone. I didn’t. Was too busy – being one of the few at work to never have symptoms, well, the folks usually saying “Watch your overtime!” switched to “Please, just don’t burn out!”

  2. Writing antiwords also counts as writing.

    (That is, when the words are annihilated in the current document.)

  3. Yay! I spent the day reminding myself that 900 words won’t fit on one 8-1/2 x 11 (less margin) page at 12 point. Thought I fixed it beforehand. C’est la vie.

  4. I’ve been putting the scenes of a story together to see where the gaps are. It’s already over the length limit for the anthology I’d hoped to send it to, and there are big gaps. I’m figuring I’ll just write the rest and set it aside, since the deadline is at the end of the year. Then I’ll see whether I can shrink it down to the length limit without butchering it. If not, there’s always indie.

    And I’m also trying to figure out how three braided series work together, so when certain other things get off my docket, I can go full steam ahead on them.

  5. Glad to hear it’s off to the appropriate people and looking forward to reading it and the other Shifters books!

  6. But, were they different words?

    Typewriter scene in Stanley Hotel ballroom …

    All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
    All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
    All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
    All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
    All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

    Yay for intermediate endpoints!

        1. You haven’t missed much. Jacqueline Lichtenberg did non-killing vampires better, decades earlier. I read the first book of the Twilight series in two hours while our local sf club was holding elections. Most of the time I was skimming as I recognized each trope and each plot twist — and kept thinking in Sime~Gen terms: junct, disjunct and non-junct.

            1. > “Er, so to speak.”

              …Why am I suddenly picturing Foxfier waggling her eyebrows?

                  1. [nods]

                    It’s a shame Whedon turned out to be scum, but I still admit I liked both the characters and the humor in his shows.

                    1. Yeah. I can’t figure out of the scum is the real guy, who happens to master that part of himself in order to make stuff that he knows will sell, or if the scum is “what I’m supposed to be because Hollywood” and the shows are the real Whedon. Either way, he still acts like slime, with apologies to bacteria, amoebae, and the green stuff on ponds.

                    2. Yeah– it gives me hope he might choose to cultivate the non-predatory aspects of his personality.

                      Or it may just be that they’re both hella good actors. You couldn’ve knocked me over with a feather when I finally saw an interview with the actor who is “Spike” and out comes this pure Cali Surfer Dude tone. 😀

                    3. James Marsters. Not to be confused with James Marsden, who’s a whole other dude.
                      “Sire? Do you…like yourself?”

                      “What’s not to like?”

    1. And I posted the basic information that it was done and out for review to Sarah’s Diner on Baen’s Bar for the folks over there who might be interested that don’t come here.

  7. Looking forward to getting the book! I’ve pre-ordered it. Oddly, it took me a while to get through the first book in the series. It was about 1/4 of the way through the book before I started to feel engaged with the characters.

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