Alasdair Stuart

NanoJourno Update: Day 14

  Halfway point, or close enough to see it, and the tempo has definitely changed. The Pseudopod book is out with beta readers, the appendices for it are in place and just need a formatting and typo pass so I’ve spent today digging into the pickup work I’ve had to do. This has meant writing …

NanoJourno Update: Day 14

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 8

  8 days in and the first,’Carve a path through the jungle’ run is done as is the ‘Am I actually deluding myself and this stuff is JUST.AWFUL?’ pass.   I’m not deluding myself.   Aside from one endcap which is rubbish even after two rebuilds and normally I’d be bothered by but here’s the …

NanoJourno Update: Day 8

NanoJourno Update: Day 4

  Day four is done, which takes me out to the end of August and up towards the end of the year.I’m finding three things about this process which are interesting and mildly terrifying by degrees:   -Some of these outros, on average 2 out of 4, are bulletproof. Anything I add to them is …

NanoJourno Update: Day 4

NanoJourno Update: Day 3

May and June in the bag today, with some more interesting stuff learned along the way. I’m trusting myself more, when I find an endcap that doesn’t need revising, to just let it sit. Conversely there are a couple I’ve expanded which I’m not happy with so are on the revise list and I’ve noticed …

NanoJourno Update: Day 3

NanoJourno Update: Day 2

Another eight endcaps in the bag, in just under half an hour less time than before. This isn’t because I’m getting faster it’s because three of the endcaps in this batch just…work. I could add more to them but all it would be is waffle so, after consulting Marguerite who reminded me that trusting myself …

NanoJourno Update: Day 2

NanoJourno Update: Day 1

  Day one is done. Day one has also been extremely educational. What I’m doing is stripping the stuff about the stories out of each endcap and rebuilding it. So, if there’s one about maritime horror (It’s me, trust me there’s one about maritime horror.) then the discussion of the story is removed and replaced …

NanoJourno Update: Day 1

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