Carpe Blogiem: Author, Patreon, and Blog Highlights – March 2019

 

Authorial Highlights

  • I finished GURPS SNO-51 – the first draft anyways. The second chapter was much lighter than I outlined it to be, so I’ve got to find something to do with that space. I also am going to need to reorganize the whole thing, add a glossary, and a running example. It’s that mechanically complex.
  • Calypso-4 is 2/5ths of the way turned in with my writing partner J. Edward Tremlett currently working on number three. We’re shooting for finished work by August 1 – that’s basically one adventure per month. We can do that.
  • My GURPS Monster Hunters item has left playtest. I didn’t get as many comments by multiple posters as I would have liked, but those who did post were helpful, insightful, and overall good for my manuscript.
  • I currently have three outstanding contracts: SNO-51, the GURPS Monster Hunters item, and Calypso-4; the latter is 40% of the way fulfilled.

Blog Highlights

  • Blog entries has been more like 1.5 per week – and other projects has forced me to push aside more blogwriting. I don’t like this. I started with a blog and I like writing there, but contracted items have to be first.
  • Mumble mumble designer specs for headers mumble mumble.

 

Patreon Highlights

  • Patreon remained on track for February. Still releasing them to schedule.
  • I gained three patrons this month including another at the $50 tier – which I’m absolutely gobsmacked about. Thank you, kind patron, thank you.
  • My third fiction special was put out this month – another “short” in the “Chronicles of Ceteri” universe. This time about a demon, a paranormal cop, and a train.
  • Looks like another Boil and Bubble is on its way to be released this month from March.
  • We hit another goal on Patreon – this time it’s releasing back specials at a rate of 1 per month instead of 1 every other month.
  • Patreon remained mostly on the schedule I created.

Miscellaneous Related News

  • Home repairs are basically done now. My mother is considering putting in a deck and a pool, but that’s going to be on my cousin and her boyfriend. Not me. I’ve done enough.
  • Still looking at pieces and parts for a new computer. Definitely going desktop this time.
  • The writing block schedule continues to work, but this month I”m going to bring it down from 16 hour days to 10 hour days (including lunch) because, well, 16 hours is just not sustainable for me. Though that did include doing the repairs and fixings around the house. Last few months I basically got about 4 hours of writing per day and I was lucky to get that.
  • The sci-fi campaign burned out before I even started. SIGH. THis is why I don’t run sci-fi. I psych myself out. We ended up switching back to AEON and I wrote up something like 7 characters in 5 days. We’ve been playing weekly and got two sessions in per team so far. Getting back to where it all started for my online campaigns has been nice. I reorganized my notes for the setting using techniques I perfected with later campaigns. It’s worked well so far.
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