Next Chapter Bookstore & Bistro is my favorite place to write. Yeah, sure, lots of people go to bookstores to buy books. Not me, I go there to write books. Just the kind of crazy hoot ‘n nanny that I am all about. The right amount of distraction, endless supply of coffee and snacks combined with some of the nicest folks you will ever meet.
Easter Egg Alert – I have written Next Chapter into the epilogue of the West Wind.
And I finished a scene (3 scenes to a chapter… 1 & 1/3 to go!)
It’s 1 and 2/3 chapters from being done,
we got a MacBook with a full charge,
the family is out of town,
it’s dark…. and I am wearing sunglasses (ok, not really. But I am wearing my writing glasses).
Welcome to those of you who are visiting for the first time through the efforts of my shameless self promotion. I am planning on carpeting Gen Con with “The West Wind” business cards just to bring in more visitors. With that in mind, I am planning a bit of a content blitz starting 8/1 and leading up to Gen Con itself.
What you are likely to see:
- Character introductions
- Plot highlights
- Recounting my agonizingly slow writing progress
- What I want to do next with my draft
- Random ramblings
- A few book reviews as I get caught up on my steampunk reading
- References to some of my favorite writing podcasts
- More Random Ramblings
So welcome first time visitors, welcome back others that have been here before – lets get out the brass goggles and feed the firebox… it is going to be a fun ride.
I was introduced to a new writers group tonight – some really great folks and a couple of old friends from writing class. I enjoyed attending and hope that I get to spend more time with them in the future.
Quick progress update…. I have 1 & 2/3 chapter to complete the first draft. I have to get it done before heading off to Gen Con next week. Have to keep it under a year!
The West Wind has moved to a new MacBook Air and a fully licensed production version of Scrivener (half off with 2010 NaNoWriMo winner’s coupon!)
I have come full circle. My first computer on which I did my first writing (a robotics lab manual) was an Apple IIe.
Three cheers for Tor.com and their Steampunk Fortnight! Of special interest is the thread on Steampunk Western. I am not sure I consider Weird Weird West and Steampunk Western to be the same – close relatives perhaps. Not going to complain much because the thread made me feel a lot less stupid about wanting to write in this genre. Saddle up and let off some steam!