Steve’s Update 12/13/2017

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It’s my weekly Scrum style standup for my audience, so what’s up?  Well, OK it’s late.  Sorry – long week.

So what have I done the last week?

  • “A Bridge To The Quiet Planet”: I’ve edited out to chapter 6.  My goal is an intial pass this month, taking a lot of notes, and the BIG rewrite will be January-Feburary, with a tightening effort in march.
  • Way With Worlds Minibook #6: Editor will have it to me this weekend and the cover is done!
  • Blog: I queued up more of my personal agile methods.
  • Other Stuff: Still doing holidays and career stuff and the usual.  I also loved the Disaster Artist!  There’s various things behind the scenes too.

What am I going to do this week:

  • “A Bridge To The Quiet Planet:” I want to try to finish this up before the week of Christmas, so really hauling on it.
  • Way With Worlds Minibook #6: Editing!
  • Other Stuff: Not much else planned except some Christmas shopping.


  • Not sure I’ll figure my sustainable writing pace due to the holidays, due to the various events and time off, but I am working on writing reguarly.  I figure between my past measurements and this I can work out a good pace.  Right now it seems to be about 40K – I also found editing something is equal to about 4x the amount of words – editing 4000 words is roughly “equal” to writing 1000.  I’m using that to measure pace too.

– Steve