Tag: Notes and Plans

  • Working the Schedules

    In this video I talk about how my planning and schedule is going. Issues I’m having, where things are working out well the, and where there are giant holes in my planning. One of the things I didn’t get around to talking about in the video is how the different duration get around to talking […]

  • Doing a Full Novel Rewrite

    The novel I’m currently working on, The Solune Prince, has been in the works for over four years now. And so this summer, when I started getting a good hold of the ropes of publishing and self-publishing, I truly and finally realized how far the current state of the novel was from being clean and […]

  • Small Steps

    Many people in my generation have likely heard of Holes, either the book by Louis Sachar, or the film adaptation. What few people are aware of is that it had a somewhat strange spinoff-sequel. This book was called Small Steps. Now, this post is a blog update, not a book review, but I want to […]

  • Another Journey’s Step

    Though it was one of my less popular update blogs, the previous part of this year’s saga—realizing I may have lost first publication rights by releasing fiction for free here on my site—is the beginning place for this next step forward. Like many, I have been attempting to move forward and find a “Why,” or […]

  • Woes of Publishing and How I had to Pivot this Website

    Over the last month, I made a realization that forced me (in many ways) to completely alter the way in which this blog is run. This realization resulted in a feeling of great loss. It reminds me of a portion in Steve Carell the film, Little Miss Sunshine, in which one of the protagonists, a […]

  • The Solune Sovereignim: Update

    Something of a mess, isn’t it? Here’s the table of contents for The Solune Sovereignim. The Solune Sovereignim is a project that more or less has to happen. Why? Well because it not only goes into the backstories for two important characters in the world of my stories (currently named Däwngale), but also because it […]

  • The Developed State of The Solune Prince

    I have developed my own new writng method which includes both planning and a lot of spontaneity, and even integrates a third element, editing, into the mix without getting hung up on it.

  • Chloe’s Letter: Distress and Regimes

    To His Serene Reigning Majesty, King of the Solune, Oh father, what will I do? Father, I hope this letter reaches you well. There is no conventional route directly between the Lussa City and and The Solune Kingdom. The conventional route is all the way around, to the Djeb and then across the desert. It […]

  • Musings on the Lussa City

    The Lussa City was designed in my mind as old and messy. It is unlike the Djeb city-state, which is layered on the old, built on a solid foundation they had found in the desert sands, which turned out to be the sunken ruins of a previous civilization. Even their architecture are layered, the roofs […]

  • A Mess of Words on Chloe Rhye

    I’ve created a mass of characters, in a similar world building vein to Pratchett’s Discworld. But out of all of them, I think my current “favourites” are Alexandre Jutt (shadow), Yaska May Däwngale (who may be my anima) and Chloe Rhye. Chloe is essentially a genius, but also a complete ditz who stumbles over her […]

  • Alice and Finch – Update 2

    Happy too am I! Where are you, my love? Hello. I am Alexandre Dirge. And I dub Alice and Finch’s life to be an Archetypal Comedy, and therefore eternal. Now I digress from my memories of their love story to bring you evidence with the help of Northrop Frye. Elements of Archetypal Comedy These are […]

  • Alice and Finch – Update 1

    Alice and Finch – Update 1

    This post was written 12 hours before publication. Happy Sabbath! And Le’ah said, “happy am I!” (Genesis 30:13), so, Happy too am I. For anyone who read Alice and Finch’s first draft on this blog… The final draft is finally in planning. Outlining and constitution will be done from now into December, breaking for exams […]

  • Very Large Announcement

    Very large. Current Projects The Solune Prince The first (and second) draft(s) of The Solune Prince’s first novella are coming to an end. On paper, I’ve completed fourteen chapters, and the blog has up to chapter eleven primed and set for the following few Thursdays (with occasional breaks, as usual), whereas the manuscript in my […]

  • A Darker Red (Teaser 1)

    “The communist revolution can only succeed if the first authoritarian revolutionaries are again overthrown by a more individualistic, libertarian group. Anarchy will follow. Communism is chaos. And also… Good writing.” —From the journal of Hannah Alz-Aeur, 400X Daniel Triumph. Current Project

  • The Fourth Schedule

    I’m now going to be posting every Thursday at 11am. The Solune Prince will get a new chapter every second week (although I reserve the right to up it to weekly in the future.) We’ve been rocking the “Thursdays at 4pm” schedule for a few weeks now—18 weeks to be exact! Wow! Anyway, like I […]

  • One Year Blog Anniversary – The Solune Prince Talk

    On this, the one year anniversary of the first post of my blog (proof), I’ll be looking into the past and the future in one fell swoop, and all on one topic. This post will contain talk on The Solune prince, followed by a re-release and edited version of the second rough draft of The […]

  • Testing a New Schedule

    I’m going to be posting every Thursday at 4pm. Starting last Thursday, I’ve finally, after much messing around with schedules decided on trying a new one. Not some complicated mess like last time, but also not the “one post a day” schedule that I maintained for a good two or more months.

  • Writing Update

    Writing Update

    This is an update on what I’m currently writing for fiction. Because I am still doing that. I would say add that, despite opting out to a low-effort post here, I did actually start planning a short story (or chain of short stories). It’ll be a second draft of sorts for the incredibly odd WHAT WAS IT LIKE? […]