Steve’s Update 8/21/2017

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It’s my weekly Scrum style standup for my audience, so where am I?

First of all, on time.  Sorry about my delays folks.

So what have I done the last week?

  • “A Bridge To The Quiet Planet”: Churning away, working on getting a good pace.  Right now we have a demon, spies, and Scintilla’s ability to smuggle some very deadly weapons between worlds.  Also sarcasm, because how do you react when someone in the most obviously Evil Cult Robes hands you a book.
  • Way With Worlds Minibook: The next book, on Food and Cuisine, is formatted and ready to drop!  So this weekend is queuing it up and getting marketing together.  Looking good so far – and my editor is really knocking it out of the park.
  • Seventh Sanctum: I did NOT get to the new generator as I had a few more bits of code change to put in to improve error reporting.  Anyway, that all looks pretty good.
  • Art: Wait, art?  Yep, I’m trying a side project to practice my graphic skills by designing fake book covers.  I might share them and what I learned doing them.
  • General: This was a social-heavy week – honestly I’m a bit burnt out from it.  Plus side, got to marathon season four of RWBY which is, of course, awesome.

What am I going to do this week:

  • Way With Worlds Minibook #3: Get it done and probably out.
  • “A Bridge To The Quiet Planet:” Keeping up my writing pace and finishing chapter 6 hopefully!
  • Generators: Really I want to release the damn generator.
  • Other: Lots of end-of-month cleanup here, so that may occupy me.


  • Worst thing was pushing myself socially – I need to take breaks AND take breaks from big social events.  It’s not easy to be honest.
  • I haven’t taken time to do my posts on writing – and am kind of not sure how I let that fade.  I think I queue up posts so early I sometimes don’t budget time if I don’t have something 2-3 weeks ahead to go.  I’ll need to think that over.

– Steve