How the Writing Is Going: August 27, 2022

As of yesterday afternoon at five, the word count for Stormriders had reached 48K.

(Numbers and whether or not they ought to be spelled out in writing remind me of a joke my dear clone-sibling shared with me a couple of days ago: “The existence of the Chicago-style hot dog implies the existence of the MLA style hot dog as well.” Weird joke. I’d have said it implies the existence of the AP-style hot dog, which I’d guess is pretty much the same thing as a Chicago-style one except without the onions, because people who prefer AP-style hot dogs don’t have time to chew onions, or something like that. *shrug*)

Anyway. The writing goes well on Stormriders. The most recently written bit involves a scene that’s in the immediate aftermath (sans epilogue) of The Dark Plaza. I don’t think it contains any “spoilers” for that novel, though. (Besides, who’s gonna read both The Awakening series and The Endless Realms? I mean, just because there are three characters in Project Brimstone who also appear in various books of The Awakening, that doesn’t automatically mean these series are connected or anything, right? *rolls eyes*)

The “prequel series” is slightly stalled at the moment, not because the author doesn’t know what happens next but because he does know. I understand; I’m not exactly looking forward to when the story gets to the stuff in Utah, but then again, I think I’ll feel relieved to have that out of the way. (‘That’s kinda twisted, Weaver: You’re not worried about WWIII happening in that setting, but you’re worried about one character being interrogated by government agents for a few weeks?’ Yeah, because I’m not there for the WWIII part, am I?)

 

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About Thomas Weaver

For several years, I’ve been putting my uncanny knack for grammar and punctuation, along with an eclectic mental collection of facts, to good use as a Wielder of the Red Pen of Doom (editor). I'm physically disabled, and I currently live with my smugly good-looking twin Paul, who writes military science fiction and refuses to talk about his military service because he can’t. Sometimes Paul and I collaborate on stories, and sometimes I just edit whatever he writes. It's worked out rather well so far. My list of non-writing-related jobs from the past includes librarian, art model, high school teacher, science lab gofer… Although I have no spouse or offspring to tell you about, I do have eight cats. I currently spend my time blogging, reading, editing, and fending off cats who like my desk better than my twin’s.
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