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Steve’s Update 11/15/2019

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Hello all. Last time I was trying to catch up – so how are we doing?

So what have I done since last time?

  • Way With Worlds: The Gods and Deities Book is going OK, though I’m trying to pace writing it differently. As opposed to doing a bit each day the idea is to bingewrite once a week – and it’s been a busy week. I’ll know more in a few weeks.
  • Chance’s Muse: Editing done and the print book is formatted!
  • A School Of Many Futures: I’ve written out to Chapter 4 (as well as other stuff like some scenes and all of the last chapter) and done some “Deplotting” to loosen the plot up so it can evolve.
  • Seventh Sanctum: Not much, just ideas. Man I miss this . .
  • General: The new time management is actually helping. This was a brutal week and I’m still going to get most everything done if not more.

What’s next?

  • Way With Worlds: Keep writing – and see how things go.
  • Chance’s Muse: Do the cover and get a beta print copy out.
  • A School Of Many Futures: Review the plot outline, polish chapters 1-4, and then tear into writing more!
  • Seventh Sanctum: Do something so I can stop complaining 😛

Steven Savage

Steve’s Update 10/28/2019

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Hey all, busy getting back on top of my projects – and almost there. Let’s catch up!

So what have I done since last time?

  • Way With Worlds: Writing away on the Gods and Deities Worldbook! It’s going great and is a lot of fun – got a lot to make you think!
  • Chance’s Muse: Still on the first edit after a few delays. There’s some loose language I need to tighten up.
  • A School Of Many Futures: The book is now blazing away. Chapters 1 and 2 are in good shape, but 3 has some weakness. Still, looking good, much richer, more diverse, and a real interesting plot that merges the human with the setting.
  • Seventh Sanctum: I’ve got my future plans in place now that life is back to normal.
  • General: Still working on my improved time management, so I hope I can post more on it!

What’s next?

  • Way With Worlds: Keep writing of course! I expect it to be out in later December.
  • Chance’s Muse: Finish up the first edit run and start the final run.
  • A School Of Many Futures: Get through Chapter 3 and then re-edit it of course! I will also probably look for pre-readers.
  • Seventh Sanctum: Working on getting back to coding.

Steven Savage

Steve’s Update 10/19/2019

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Whew! Life is a bit calmer here so let’s get to the update on my projects! Less than I’d like, more than I expected!

So what have I done since last time?

  • Way With Worlds: The new book has been outlined – I’m covering Gods and Deities as that’s a popular subject – and one that deserves more coverage if only because its too easy to resort to tropes.
  • Chance’s Muse: Is in the first run edit! If all goes well, I can still drop it late November/early December!
  • A School Of Many Futures: I’m back to writing, doing a mix of writing and editing to get my mojo going. September 2020 looks likely, but maybe I can catch up! It’s definitely a hell of a lot better than the first draft, and bluntly, better than my first book – by chapter two our cast is dealing with a troubled teenager from a magical bloodline, and by chapter three or four we get our first mysterious death . . .
  • Seventh Sanctum: Still not a lot of progress on Python. I feel bad I’ve ignored this, but as the site is doing its job, being a few months behind or not dropping a generator for awhile is OK. I have plotted a few possible generators beyond the idea stage

What’s next?

  • Way With Worlds: I plan to start working on the new book next week!
  • Chance’s Muse: Finish up two runs of editing. At that point it’s ready to format (and hopefully that goes well)
  • A School Of Many Futures: Continue to work on Chapters 1 and 2 until my creativity is working again, then dive into writing like crazy.
  • Seventh Sanctum: Keep pushing to get back on track! Finishing Chance’s Muse may help.
  • General: I’m trying an evolved version of my current planning technique, which I call “Nested Scrum.” This should reduce context-shifting and stress!

Steven Savage