Steve’s Update 5/15/2022

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The Way With Worlds series: “Misinformation, Disinformation, Propaganda, and Worldbuilding” is doing well and you can get it here.  Right now a break on books until Q3, and finishing up those new covers.

“Think Agile, Write Better”:  There’s a new title for the book thanks to the above book.  I’m going to get feedback on the outline done the next few days, re-outline, then start writing like crazy.

The Seventh Sanctum rewrite: The Anime Attack Generator is done, if still in debugging.  This means, SEVENTH SANCTUM IS REWRITTEN.  23 years of work, on version five or six!  So now it’s test launches and code debugging into June then a deploy.  I’m working on creating a “quick switch” deploy to just change a variable to activate the new site, but that requires plumbing some weird issues with python, user accounts, and so on.

Social Media Realignment: I’m getting acquainted with Counter.social and Mastodon while Twitter’s future fluctuates.  I also have a list of other things I want to do, like promoting other authors (hint, hint, like you)

The Compendium of Writing Advice: Not much happening here.  I am regretfully thinking I may have to drop it for now to work on all the above.  I could pick it up around the end of the year.

Steven Savage

Steve’s Update 4/17/2022

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Here’s my latest update. Things got a little behind because of a lot of chaos – schedule changes, exhaustion from my fourth shot (little nausea, but definitely some tired), etc.

The Way With Worlds series: “Misinformation, Disinformation, Propaganda, and Worldbuilding” has been edited after the above disruptions.  Now it’s just a matter of getting it out this week.  I’ve attached the cover below – tell me that doesn’t have impact!

“The Agile Writer’s Mindset”:  I did a few tweaks on this to get a crude outline.  The next goal is the “official” outline then to start writing.

The Compendium of Writing Advice: Yeah, not giving up on this but boy I didn’t touch it this week.

The Seventh Sanctum rewrite: The Anime Attack generator, the last one, is halfway done.  It’s taking time because instead of a “one off” I’m using this to build in more options into the code.  I’ve honestly forgotten how complicated some of this is, but then again when you have a 20+ year old site . . .

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Steve’s Update 4/3/2022

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Note, I’m thinking of making these bi-weekly to coincide with the larger status in my newsletter. Really, not enough interesting happens between less than two weeks!

The Way With Worlds series: “Misinformation, Disinformation, Propaganda, and Worldbuilding” is going to be late due to my editor catching a cold (just a cold).  So no big deal there, expect it around mid-April.  It’s going to be pretty awesome, in my hum.ble opinion, so I don’t mind a delay – and I’ve caught up on more things (see below).  Also banging out new covers when I can.

“The Agile Writer’s Mindset”:  Because of the Way With Worlds delay, I’ve already brainstormed this out one into a partial outline and will start writing in about two weeks!  The basic idea of the book is to look at major “parts” of writing, and how to develop a healthy Agile approach to each.  For instance, learning how to write sustainably and not burn yourself out.

The Compendium of Writing Advice: Still in mind, but not edited.  I’ll revisit after the next WWW book is out.

The Seventh Sanctum rewrite: OK now one generator left (the Anime Attack one) and I’ve got it.  I’m also solidifying code here and there and have a completely functional test site!  So Q2 is definitely in my sights, and I’ve figured out a way to build in some failover to go to the old site.  After over a year – during crazy times – it’s happening.

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Steven Savage