Steve’s 2/12/2023 Update!

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All right a quick update!

Disaster Response and Worldbuilding is out!  The nineteenth of my worldbuilding minibooks is available and selling!    This concludes my attempts to write a miniseries within another series – and it worked!

The Agile Writing Book.  Every pre-reader of mine got hammered, so I’m going to edit anyway, and hope they get their opinions in.  I might incorporate feedback after my editor’s feedback.

The new covers should start deploying again in a few weeks.  I just need to set up a schedule of like one or two a week.

I’ll do one more worldbook this year.  Otherwise it’s a pretty open year since more and more I think next year will be a lot of consolidation.

Seventh Sanctum launch is another case of needing “uninterrupted time” which has been in short supply.  Fortunately that should be changing . . . and then I can do some new generators.

Steven Savage

Back from the Holiday – Kind of

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Hello everyone! You haven’t seen me around for awhile this holiday season. So what’s up with me?

My girlfriend and I got sick with a cold, which I suspect was RSV as it lasted over two weeks for us and involved sinus drainage. We tested for COVID repeatedly, and the symptoms were also very different. This pretty much turned the holiday season into sitting around being miserable and occasionally do something when we were sure we weren’t infectious.

It was not fun. I lost two weeks, so now my “plan for 2023” efforts are this month, not over the holidays.

I think there’s a weird lesson in this. My girlfriend clearly got this from someone we know or work with – and the people we know are very careful. What I suspect is that since everyone is careful with COVID, they may not be thinking about other stuff. If you feel draggy but didn’t test positive for COVID, you might write off other diseases – and we’ve got that RSV/Flu/COVID “Tripledemic.”

So, please if you at all feel unwell, avoid big gatherings even if you test negative for COVID or whatever you suspect you have. We’re having a pretty ugly disease season and we’ll probably have others.

So my holiday update was nothing much except watching Drawfee, reading, gaming, resting, and being annoyed.

But I’m back at it. As I noted some weeks ago I plan to slow down my projects in 2023 so I can catch up from the wildness of the second half of 2022. But as I rest who knows what inspiration will strike . . .

Steven Savage

Steve’s Update 12/11/2022

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Hey let’s catch up with my projects! Things are still pretty nuts here but it seems to be slowing down and I am taking time off.

So right now the goal is to catch up:

  • The next Worldbook (Disaster Response) is off to the editor today!  Expect to see it end of December/early January.
  • The Agile writing guide still behind as my pre-readers got busy.  Still gonna try to get it out end of Q1/early Qw 2023.
  • Seventh Sanctum relaunch just whenever I get to it and get uninterrupted time which has been REALLY hard.
  • The new Worldbook covers (more on that to follow)

I expect to get most of this in the next few weeks to few months, then spend most of my time experimenting and messing around while doing a few projects. I need a year to shake things up try things out like other writing styles, digital art, and more!

Steven Savage