As any of my long time readers can attest, my output as of late has increased substantially.  Alone used to consist of one post a week, but lately it has climbed to the point of five or six a week. Part of the reason for the change is that it became my primary focus as opposed to a secondary project. Another part is that after I hit Part 50 I took a look at where I was with the story and where  I wanted to go with it.  Some vague ideas became clearer as I plotted out the story’s path and made notes about changes I needed to make once I do the first re-write. Once I did all of that the story just poured out of me in a hurry, coming far faster than it has since I started it.  The goal is to have the first draft finished by the end of the month.  Once that has happened I will be taking a week off from working on it, then I will begin what promises to be the most brutal part of the project…the editing. As part of the editing process I will be going through all of the comments made on the individual posts. Once I’ve reviewed a post for comments I’ll be deleting it from my blog.  I don’t know how quickly the process will go, but I can promise at least one post a day will be removed so at best the individual parts will be online for about three months, but they could all be gone in a couple of weeks. So what am I saying here?  Well if you want to re-read the story from the beginning before you have to pay for it in book format you had better get started now. Oh, and tell a friend to come have a read too while you’re at it.

So what else is going on?  Well I decided that after the first 365 entries of my 100-day challenge I will be taking those offline too and putting them together as a novelette.  I hadn’t really thought about what I was going to do with it, but I like this idea.  I mean seriously, wouldn’t you pay a buck or two for the whole series in a nice little e-book format?  At any rate that one will continue on in my blog even after the first year’s worth has been removed.

Oh, remember some three weeks ago when I submitted a story for publication.  Yeah…longest…three…weeks…ever.  I still haven’t heard anything back.  No news means it hasn’t been rejected, but it still drives me insane waiting to find out one way or another.  I can handle rejection if it comes.  I have another story in the works and a third idea coming behind it, but the wait…it burns.

Football season is upon us and I find myself in a curiously uncomfortable position.  I have no channels that will allow me to watch football. Not one. As part of our ongoing attempts to save money so that some time in the next couple of years we can afford a house again we decided to ditch our cable/sattelite service and live off of the limited free channels from our apartment complex, supplimenting it with netflix and hulu plus. This solution has worked well for the most part, but I had not thought of football when I made the decision…now my Sundays shall be filled with tears, and not just because my Cardinals have been beaten.

I’m sure there are other updates I could be sharing right now, but this is all I can think of at the moment.  Brain fry has set in. Maybe I’ll share more later…if I remember…

0 thoughts on “The End is Nigh, or The Beginning of the Next Phase

  1. Aj b33m3R

    Hardest working writer I know. You can’t get a digital antennae ($25 on Amazon)? We cancelled cable ages ago when the signal went digital and have not regretted it since. All the major networks have had American Football (I have to call it that because I’m part British and we actually play a sport in which you kick the ball with your foot for a majority of the game!) on at least 5 times in the past week, watched the Falcons just the other night. You’ll be surprised at how many stations you can get with an antenna and the new digital signal.

    1. Eric Swett

      I may just have to do that, but for the moment it will have to wait since that $25 needs to go toward other things.

      1. Aj b33m3R

        Yeh, I know how that is. I’ll send you a link to the one we got from Amazon. It works really well for an indoor antennae. Nothing like those old rabbit ears we used to have. I rarely have to reposition it.

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