Saturday, June 15, 2002

Chapter 33 done

I just finished Chapter 33 of PSI Emergency. The new totals are now 183 pages and 39,162 words. 4500 words until the 5/8ths mark.

This chapter went fast. Lots of excitement and conflict, but it is just the lead up to more and more action. This is the big scene I've been waiting for. Hopefully the next chapters will fly!

No word from deep space

No word from White Wolf, or Avalon for that matter. I'll stop dwelling on it until there is news. I'm kind of worried about the Changeling submission because I thought I sent it to my 'send' e-mail folder as well as to White Wolf, but it is not in the send folder. Maybe I just forgot to click that button.

Blogger is poopy about letting images on this site, so if you want to see the image of the cover (without the title and author put on it yet) you can click here. No word about how the playtest this evening went yet.

I've been thinking a lot about the novel chapter I wrote for White Wolf. I really liked it and I think it has the potential as a paranormal romance. I think I'll start toying with an outline while I am working on PSI Emergency. Once I have the current novel done, I'd like to start the romance (unless another project is accepted by a publisher and I have something else to work on.)

Friday, June 14, 2002

Chalk up another one!

Chapter 32 is done! Yeah! It came to a nice 1223 words. So at 179 pages, the current total word count is 38,306. Only 5444 words short of the 5/8th mark.

Now everything is set for the big action sequence. That'll take several chapters to cover and should (I hope) write very quickly.

Thursday, June 13, 2002

A nice start on Chapter 32

Only 415 words so far, but the writing is smooth.

Back to the novel

Well, my irrational hope that I would hear back from White Wolf in a day went ungranted. To be practical, it may be a long time, if ever, that I hear back from them. That is the nature of the Blackhole of Submissions and the burden all writers must endure.

Finally though, I am in the mood to work on PSI Emergency. Hopefully I will get a lot of ground covered tonight.

The other one sent

I just sent the other e-mail submission to White Wolf. Check my website to see all the things I currently have in submission.

One sent

I just e-mailed the sample chapter to White Wolf's fiction editor. Now to cross my fingers and move onto the Changeling: The Dreaming roleplaying submission.

Wednesday, June 12, 2002

Cool Cover!

I got to see the final cover art for Dead Sea Murder. Very cool! Once the text has been added and it is final I'll post the image here and on my homepage. The playtest continues in a few days. I'm very excited to hear what happens.

Tonight's goal is to do the final changes to the White Wolf submissions and send them in, come hell or high water!

Waiting in the wings is PSI Emergency. I've come up with additional plot twists to add at the end that will extend the story (I hope) to an exceptable length. It is not really a tack-on as much as it is expanding a plot point that is otherwise resolved too easily.

Monday, June 10, 2002


I have revised the White Wolf submissions. I'm really pleased with it. I should be able to enter the changes and send them in on Wed.

Sunday, June 09, 2002

Playtest postponed

Until next Friday. That's OK. The good news is that the cover should be done this week.