Writing/Editing Update: September Edition

Steampunk Novel. Yikes. After blasting back into the novel throughout August after the nothing burger of July, September turned out to be another dead-end month as I scrabbled to meet freelance deadlines. More on that below.

Shared-World Novella. Nothing new to report.

The Satellite Dish. Nothing new to report.

Ko-Fi. A quick review of the 2014 legal thriller Black Horizon (just posted now, to be honest). Free to read, but consider dropping something in the tip jar.

Patreon. Oops! Didn’t get to Patreon in September. Still trying to get the hang of it. If I had patrons, they’d be disappointed!

Editing/Work for Hire. Here’s where most of my month went. Wrapped up copyediting the Star Trek novel The Higher Frontier by Christopher L. Bennett at the beginning of the month. Then copyedited two manuscripts in a row for Baen, the weird western anthology Straight Outta Dodge City, edited by David Boop, and the novel The Initiate, by James L. Cambias. Somewhere in there I also proofread a cyberpunk novel for an indie author and started writing sidebars for an upcoming Star Trek Adventures supplement, while also starting the copyedit on another Star Trek novel. Also did a ten-page sample copyedit for another indie author, thereby getting the gig. I’ll be starting her manuscript after I finish those sidebars. Whew.

Final Thoughts. One of the other reasons I got behind on writing, both the novel and for Patreon and such, was I set up a SoundCloud page and uploaded all the back episodes of the Generations Geek podcast, which I had to do one at a time because batch uploading was crashing. Am I biting off more than I can chew, or simply not managing my time properly? I lean toward the latter.

*Photo caption: The geeks of Generations Geek at a fortieth anniversary screening of Star Trek: The Motion Picture.


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