Steampunk Novel. As previously posted, July was basically a bust on this as I labored mightily on four freelance gigs. Determined to turn things around, I instituted a modest 500 words per day minimum beginning August 1. This has turned out to be a great approach for me, and as of today I have added 13,385 words since July.
Shared-World Novella. Nothing new to report.
The Satellite Dish. Nothing new to report.
Ko-Fi. From the archives, a review of Benjamin Wallace’s The Billionaire’s Vinegar from 2009. And from the Generations Geek page, a review of 2007’s The Fog Mound: Travels of Thelonius, by Susan Schade and Jon Buller. Free to read, but consider dropping something in the tip jar.
Patreon. A few things are now available for just $2 a month: my review of recently seeing Lawrence of Arabia, one of my all-time favorite films, in 70mm on the silver screen; a primer on punctuating dialogue, as well as some related style tips; and a discussion of the use of line breaks in poetry, breaking down the extra meanings I attempted to convey in an early published poem of mine, “We Need an Amendment.”
Editing/Work for Hire. I wrote a revised five-page treatment of a forthcoming space documentary for Afterglow Studios. I started copyediting a Star Trek novel for Simon & Schuster and a new weird western anthology for Baen, both due in September. I’ve started musing much more actively on the writing I need to do for some upcoming Star Trek Adventures role-playing game supplements. To date I’ve worked primarily in an editorial capacity for them, so it’s going to be fun to put on my writing cap for the franchise, especially since it’s already been five years since my Original Series ebook, The More Things Change, came out.
Final Thoughts. I’ve ramped up on producing content for the web, both free and for patrons. Not only under my own name, but also for Generations Geek (with some help from my cohost and daughter, Ella). Will I be able to keep up with all of this? Time will tell.
*Photo caption: There are lots of rabbits in our neighborhood. Here are two of them. I call them Lenny and Bruce.
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