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NanoJourno Update: Day 21

Well this is different:   That’s my TO DO board. It’s been full for 21 days and the things written at the top the last few days have always been: UFC Titanium Rain GenCon   Today, I wrote the outstanding blog posts about the excellent graphic novel Titanium Rain, the announcement of the first UFC […]

NanoJourno Update: Day 21

NanoJourno Update: Day 20

  Sometimes you get bogged down, and sometimes, ten metres away from the try line, you slow down. I used to get that a lot, I’d be passed the ball sprint and then…slow…I was already mentally across the line, already there and every single time that happened? SACKED. Dropped like third period French.   That

NanoJourno Update: Day 20

NanoJourno Update: Day 15

  The great clearing of outstanding jobs really hit today. Despite the morning being lost to a series of shatteringly frustrating phonecalls with EDF, a company that somehow manage to provide us electricity without actually having us on contract or conducting any form of inter-department communication, I’ve filed six reviews today. They’re all comics I

NanoJourno Update: Day 15

NanoJourno Update: Day 13

  Light duty today. Everything’s out with Beta readers and I’m already getting feedback, which is great, and it’s great feedback too. However, until it’s all in, I’m not letting myself go near the main text because it’ll drive me crazy. So instead today’s been the second pass through the appendices and starting to shift

NanoJourno Update: Day 13

NanoJourno Update: Day 12

Light duty today, getting the appendices ready. Each Pseudopod episode ends with a quote and I spent a chunk of today collating them, organizing them and finding out there was one I couldn’t recognize. Oh well, think of it as an extra party game when the book is published and we’ll be fine. Incidentally light

NanoJourno Update: Day 12

NanoJourno Update: Day 11

  The third edit pass was today’s job, starting with the terrible stuff in chapter 11 from last night. It wasn’t actually that terrible, although I have shifted some stuff around and, to my continued surprise, taken a lot of things out. I’ve overwritten in several places that I’ve spotted and I suspect several I

NanoJourno Update: Day 11

NanoJourno Update: Day 9

  The second edit pass is half complete, which sounds really mealy mouthed doesn’t it? However, this has been a burly day’s work as what I’ve basically done is spent the day not letting the text pull the bullshit it’s been pulling up to now. Each one of the first half of the year’s essays

NanoJourno Update: Day 9

NanoJourno Update: Day 7

  Interesting day, as I ended up splitting it between a defense of Lifeforce I’ve been hired to write for sfx.co.uk, and the first edit pass. The first pass was for the first half of the book which is where a couple of the jabberwocky pieces that really need do overs are, but on second

NanoJourno Update: Day 7

NanoJourno Update: Day 6

Stage one of the first project is complete. I’ve now revised every one of the 52 endcaps from 2012. A lot have been massively expanded, some more have had the usual boilerplate of an endcap stripped away so they can stand alone and a few have been completely rebuilt. They’re not done, not yet, there’ll

NanoJourno Update: Day 6

NanoJourno Update: Day 5

This one was loaded for bear, Buckaroo. It’s possibly the pace starting to catch up with me but what’s more likely is the emotional content of the endcaps. There are a few of these where I write with my heart on my sleeve and rebuilding one of those today took a good chunk of time.

NanoJourno Update: Day 5

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