Month: March 2002

  • Everything done, off, in time

    The proposal, the maps … wanna see the maps? Warning. They’re huuuuuuuuuge. Have a fast connection or a lot of time. Map of the World of Korre — 302 KBMap of the Island of Hyre — 165 KB Download as PDFPrint Page

  • And apropos of nothing

    Another poem I dug off my hard drive, this one really short. Wrote it for a character that I have not yet used, back on June 6, 1999. It will eventually go into the book that I’m working around the character that sprang from this poem, but here’s the poem, well in advance. EPITAPH OF…

  • Oh … and Seven Accursed

    I wrote a variant of this poem a while back, just because. I was digging through old material for plot ideas, found it, and came up with a humdinger. I had to rewrite the poem as both it and the story evolved, but, here it is. Seven Accursed We are now fallen, we who dreamed…

  • Only the map remains …

    Final revisions on the prosal for the first book, plus synopses for the second and third books now finished. All I have to do now is the map. And I draw fast. Download as PDFPrint Page

  • One synopsis down

    Now I’m going to have to take a nap. Download as PDFPrint Page

  • So nothing is ever simple

    Russ didn’t ask for much in the way of changes to the proposal — those he did ask for I should be able to knock out this afternoon. It’s the other stuff that’s going to be a challenge. I need to do a detail map of Hyre. Already had a continent map, but that is…

  • This last proposal passed muster

    The letter from Russ reads, Holly, This version of Talyn is the final version. I see a few tiny things I’d like tucked in, but there will be no further changes to the overall structure and plot. This time you’ve hit a home run. It’s really amazing how huge an improvement this over all past…

  • Well, okay

    The proposal went out today, first thing this morning. The next few days will be spent getting everything together to take to the accountant — tax time. Oh, joy. So I won’t have anything to post on writing unless something amazing happens (like angels appear and do my taxes for me.) After that, I’m going…

  • Do you remember the Hampsters

    Once upon a time, the dumbest site on the Internet, but one of the most weirdly addictive, was Hampsterdance.com (yeah, it was misspelled). Out of some weird perverse urge, I looked it up today. It’s gone, replaced by Hampsterdance2.com. None of the charm, a million times more merchandising. But in my disappointment at not being…

  • 734 words already today

    I’m supercompressing things now — the proposal is already sixty-seven pages long and I need to wrap it up. I’m having to fight to stay focused on the main theme, too — the story tends to branch of in a lot of directions and I’m having to go back, cut things I’ve written, and bring…