Author's Check-in #11

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Re: Author's Check-in #11

Post by RJDiogenes » Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:46 pm

Nice! Good luck. Fingers crossed for a win. What award is it?
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Re: Author's Check-in #11

Post by Jim Gamma » Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:34 pm

2.5k today. Need to start wrapping this up...

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Re: Author's Check-in #11

Post by Lupine » Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:56 pm

blablover5 wrote:
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God help me, but I decided to enter Undercover Siren for an award.
Good luck! :thumbsup:

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Re: Author's Check-in #11

Post by Jim Gamma » Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:27 pm

Woo! Four chapters (10k words) in the bag today. :D We're now at 39 chapters plus prologue, 100.6k total words. :D And I'm exhausted.

I need one more main chapter and then the epilogue, after which I'll begin editing. My title is either "The Children of Today" or "The Adults of Tomorrow" - it crept up on me while writing chapter 39. I'm leaning toward the former, with the latter being for Book 10... any opinions? :)

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Re: Author's Check-in #11

Post by RJDiogenes » Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:37 am

Well, Amazon would not let me write a review of Squire Hayseed. So what if it hasn't been published yet?
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I need one more main chapter and then the epilogue, after which I'll begin editing. My title is either "The Children of Today" or "The Adults of Tomorrow" - it crept up on me while writing chapter 39. I'm leaning toward the former, with the latter being for Book 10... any opinions? :)
How about: "The Next Generation." "These Kids Today." "Adults Only." "Galaxy Spawn." "It's 2022: Do You Know Where Your Kids Are?" "Planet of the Deadly Volcanoes."

Actually, of the two choices, I'd be more inclined to go with "Adults of Tomorrow." "Children of Today" sounds too much like Children of the Galaxy.
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Re: Author's Check-in #11

Post by Jim Gamma » Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:21 am

Yeah that was my main concern with it. :) There's a lot of stuff about kids stepping up to the plate, etc, so probably Adults of Tomorrow is more descriptive.

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Re: Author's Check-in #11

Post by Jim Gamma » Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:24 pm

And with another 4.6k words as I'm off work today, book 9 is ready for editing. :) Better get the cover done this afternoon...

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Re: Author's Check-in #11

Post by blablover5 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:10 pm

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Well, Amazon would not let me write a review of Squire Hayseed. So what if it hasn't been published yet?
I figure I'll publish the paperback a few weeks before the ebook drops to help people leave reviews. I'm waiting for an image to add.
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Re: Author's Check-in #11

Post by Jim Gamma » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:54 pm

Psst, RJ, didja get your email? :) I sent a copy of the hyperlight 9 cover to you.

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Post by RJDiogenes » Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:15 am

Yeah, I got caught up a little while ago and replied. :yes:
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Re: Author's Check-in #11

Post by Lupine » Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:53 pm

I'm still chugging along at 1000 words a day on the re-write of Murder the World. It's a good thing I'm re-writing it, as it is actually a bit more of a mess than I had thought. :unsure:
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Re: Author's Check-in #11

Post by blablover5 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:00 pm

I thought I'd get this book out relatively quickly for Totally Bound. Ha! Here comes allergy attacks, unending blizzards, and colds. Can't I put my conscience in a robot body already?
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Re: Author's Check-in #11

Post by Jim Gamma » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:49 pm

Damn it! Mis-counted a group size... need to drag in an extra person. Not a huge problem but OOPSIE!

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Re: Author's Check-in #11

Post by Lupine » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:08 pm

^Just throw in someone wearing a red shirt.

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Re: Author's Check-in #11

Post by RJDiogenes » Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:01 pm

Make it a plot point. "Hey, has anybody seen Kowalski?"
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I thought I'd get this book out relatively quickly for Totally Bound. Ha! Here comes allergy attacks, unending blizzards, and colds.
I hear Nebraska is going to get slammed with major weather, so be careful.
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Re: Author's Check-in #11

Post by Jim Gamma » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:40 am

Oh, I have plenty of background characters this time in groups we aren't following. :) Just had to move one into a main group. You won't see him much but he's there.

Book 10 is primed for me to write it as soon as I'm done with 9. This is the big one for Tereena - we finally see whether Sikar Prime stays in the Alliance.

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Re: Author's Check-in #11

Post by blablover5 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:54 pm

I wound up signing up to join three different giveaways for right now.

This one gets you an ereader.

This one a $250 giftcard.

This one is just a bunch of books.
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Re: Author's Check-in #11

Post by RJDiogenes » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:04 pm

Jim Gamma wrote:
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Book 10 is primed for me to write it as soon as I'm done with 9. This is the big one for Tereena - we finally see whether Sikar Prime stays in the Alliance.
Ah, the story I've all been waiting for. :D
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I wound up signing up to join three different giveaways for right now.
That's a lotta stuff. I wonder what kind of an e-reader it is.
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Re: Author's Check-in #11

Post by blablover5 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:41 pm

It's either a Fire or Nook. I think it says that somewhere on the website.

If anyone else wants to sign up for a virtual book con, you have until tomorrow. I'm for sure sharing Power and maybe Squire Hayseed.
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Re: Author's Check-in #11

Post by Jim Gamma » Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:40 am

Edit run 1 is going well. Need to redesign the cover, do the DP and add brief species descriptions.

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Re: Author's Check-in #11

Post by RJDiogenes » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:23 pm

blablover5 wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:41 pm
If anyone else wants to sign up for a virtual book con, you have until tomorrow. I'm for sure sharing Power and maybe Squire Hayseed.
Sounds interesting, but I'm not sure what would happen or what I'd have to do. I'd probably need a website to participate, which I really should have, but don't.
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Need to redesign the cover,
I feel responsible for this. :blush:
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Re: Author's Check-in #11

Post by blablover5 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:46 am

Not really, you go through their website. But today is the last day to sign up.
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Post by RJDiogenes » Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:14 pm

I'm kind of afraid to commit to it, since I don't really know what happens. Maybe I'll just visit this year and see if I want to do it next year.
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That's cool. Very dynamic and ominous. :yes:
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