Things Happening, Continued

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You might have noticed some disruption over the past couple of weeks to the post schedule, and for that I apologize. The truth is that I’ve been working on the next book rather frequently, and writing posts takes an awfully long time out of my day. For perspective, a typical fiction writing post is about 2,500 words, which takes me anywhere from two to five hours, depending on the amount of research I have to do.

I promised myself that I would never sacrifice quality for quantity, so rather than rush to push out something that was sub-par for the website, I’ve been taking the time normally spent writing one or two posts to work on the next book.

The book is titled Thoughtstuff, Volume One: Things in the Dark, Things in the Light. It is more than halfway done. I should have the rough draft completed by the middle of next week, and subsequent formatting and editing done by the fifteenth (give or take a few days). It will likely be available for purchase sometime shortly after that.

Now, other things are taking place. It has been a few weeks since I posted a video on my YouTube channel, and I promise that I won’t neglect it for much longer. I have one more video to go in the “How to Write a Paper” series. The next bunch of videos is going to be focused on lectures of individual texts that are commonly assigned to high school and college students, like “Lord of the Flies” and “Into the Wild.” They will be short summaries and everything you will need to know about them, including character lists, important literary terms, and quotes. The object is to give a very fast and efficient lesson on the piece being discussed. My goal is to keep every video under ten minutes long, so some of it might be rather dense.

Moving on, posts are going to be a little sporadic this week unless I figure something out. I’m leaving Thursday for Cold Wars, a tabletop wargaming convention for nerds like me. Ordinarily, I post Wednesdays through Fridays, sometimes also on Tuesdays. This week, I might do Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday, or Monday/Wednesday/queued post on Friday. We’ll see how it shakes out, but there may only be one or two posts this week. It depends on how much I can get done between today and tomorrow.

So that’s it as far as news goes; new book soon, more YouTube stuff, weird schedule this week.

I’ll be back next week with regular updates– unless I get on a roll where the book is concerned and I can’t break away. We’ll see.

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