Saturday, July 06, 2002

Brain Break

I'm taking a break from reading Traveller's Far Trader. I feel like I'm back in Economics class in college. It is important reading though for the proposal I plan to work on for the Traveller line over the next few months. I've pretty much settled on trying for the Sector Book on The Corridor. It is close enough to the Spinward Marches, where so much of the Traveller resource books concentrate, to be of interest to players who are based in that area.

Writing fiction is so much easier than writing gaming material because you don't have to make your story fit in with established background info.


My Amber Zone article "You Have Just Been Served" will appear in the Journal of the Traveller's Aid Society Zine on Tuesday!

Cm chapter 2

I've almost got this chapter rewritten/revised. I think the rewrites will be somewhat easier after chapter 2 because whole chapters can remain as they are instead of patchworked together like chapters 1 and 2. I'm probably speaking too soon...

Back to CM's rewrites

Now I am going to try and tackle chapter 2! Wish me luck!

Typed Chapter 37

I had only written it out longhand before and now it is neatly typed and printed and added to the beautifully large stack of manuscript pages. The totals for PSI Emergency are: 201 pages and 43,014 words. Just 736 words shy of the expected 5/8th's mark.

Friday, July 05, 2002

chapter 37 done

I wanted to write at least a little yesterday. I feel bad if I don't, like if I skip brushing my teeth. Once I had a page and a half done I thought I could just set it aside, but the next line and the next line kept coming to me and I wanted to write them down before I forgot until... It was done.

Thursday, July 04, 2002

The article made it through

I got an e-mail from the new editor of JTAS and the article did arrive. He hasn't had a chance to look at it yet, but at least I know it made it there. :-) I actually like this Amber Zone better than any I've sent in so far. I hope the editor and readers like it too.

One chapter done.

The rewrite and revision for the new Chapter1 of Complimentary Murder is now complete. Whew! I guess I should keep going and try to get Chapters 2 and 3 done as well.

Wednesday, July 03, 2002

Sent article...

...I think. My e-mail reached maximum storage limits right after it said it sent the e-mail. The notice also says that messages with 'send to saved messages' clicked, which the submission was, won't be sent. This means it may or may not have sent the message. The same might be true of the two white wolf submissions from last month. ARG! The worst thing is that publishers HATE when you write to check if something arrived. I guess I'll just have to wait and see if I hear back or not.


Over the past few days I have spent some time reading; mainly mysteries and roleplaying stuff.

I wrote the first page and a half of the new Chapter 1 of Complimentary Murder. I have the story and the drive to write more, but little things keep pulling me away. I'll have that problem a little bit more when Myst 3 arrives on Friday. I've been sucked into the worlds of Myst and Riven (Myst 2) by Cyan Worlds, and I can't wait to get wrapped up in the lastest installment. My writing may suffer a little though.

Tonight I plan to e-mail my Amber Zone adventure to the Journal of the Traveller's Aid Society. Then , I'll work on Complimentary Murder.

Sunday, June 30, 2002


I just heard back from the editor at Rogue Publishing and the revisions are done for good! I'm so happy.

JTAS article completed.

I'm going to leave it sit for a couple days, then double-check it for errors. It is an Amber Zone article, which means that it is an adventure seed that gives the Game Master a basic idea for how the adventure should run, but leaves them to come up with the details.

A start on Chapter 37

I have a couple pages written on Chapter 37. This will be the last chapter featuring the POV characters Ariston and Sean, and it has to connect what they've been doing up until now offstage and bring them to the big blow-up (which will be seen through another charcter's viewpoint). So far I have caught up the reader on the earlier stuff and now it is time for the real action of this chapter.