Steve’s Update 5/30/2022

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Brutal few weeks with all the bad stuff in the news, but there’s progress being made!

The Way With Worlds series: Not doing anything on this until Q3 for the final book in the “Disaster series.” The cover conversion went on hold a bit for a rough few weeks, still plan to have the covers (if not the books) ready this year.

“Think Agile, Write Better”: I have the outline back from people, and I’ve re-edited it! It’s really improved and I will start writing this week or next! Thanks to everyone who helped!

The Seventh Sanctum rewrite: I’m now doing test launches – which is a bit of a pain because I’m dealing with some directory and access juggling. I need that so I can switch over and have fallback. On the other hand check out the beta at www.PageOfGenerators.com.

Social Media Realignment: With the future of Twitter still unpredictable, this is going in fits and starts. I’ve got a big list of things I want to do, which probably means “sit down for a week as my major focus and do them.”

The Compendium of Writing Advice: Going to set this aside until the Sanctum is launched I think. Just too much on my mind.

Steven Savage

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.

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