Steve’s Update 11/20/2017

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It’s my weekly Scrum style standup for my audience, so what’s up?

So what have I done the last weeks?

  • “A Bridge To The Quiet Planet”: Writing like crazy with the goal of completing ahead of my plans – end of December, not end of January.  I’m also taking notes for the second edit.  I’ll have more insights to share . . . and yeah I didn’t drop the final chapter.  Sorry on that.
  • Way With Worlds Minibook #6: Is in the editor’s hands.  That’s done.
  • Giveaway: Magic, Technology, and Worldbuilding is free to celebrate NaNoWriMo
  • Speaking: I spoke at the San Jose Public Library on self-publishing!
  • Other Stuff: Mostly chores – laid up because of allergies/a cold.

What am I going to do this week:

  • “A Bridge To The Quiet Planet:” Really post the last chapter (the midpoint) and then just finish the book to edit it.
  • Thanksgiving: I have a turkey, as you may guess.
  • Other Stuff:Trying to relax, of course, and catch up on a few chores.


  • My experiment in writing more is paying off.  I’ve reached my goal (sans 330 words, but hey) yesterday.  I think this means I am getting a good idea of my writing pace.


  • Thanks to the rain, allergens are in the air, and thanks to winter, colds are going around.  Not feeling too hot righ tnow.

– Steve