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 4/3/2022

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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.

Giveaways
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Steven Savage

Steve’s Update 3/20/2021

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Here’s my latest update!

The Way With Worlds series: “Misinformation, Disinformation, Propaganda, and Worldbuilding” goes to the editor today or tomorrow.  A bit of a haul to write, but I think you’ll enjoy it!  The cover-redo looks promising – I found I can remake one cover in 15 minutes or so.  That’s easy, its republishing each book that would be a pain.

“The Agile Writer’s Mindset”:  Pretty sure it’ll start somewhere around mid-April.  I may take a vacation in April which may give me time or interfere.  A slight delay wont be a problem – Agile is all about adaptability!

The Compendium of Writing Advice: On hold until things are a little saner.

The Seventh Sanctum rewrite: The generator conversion is done, except for one or two holdouts (and one I think I can fix with a slight rewrite).  So as I clear things up I’ll do some testing of the site.  Right now it’s launchable, but I’d like to get these other parts out of the way an work out a few extra bits to handle things like generator redirection.

Let’s check the giveaways!

Steven Savage