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Well, not quite what I had planned.

I had planned on working on the sixth chapter of Shattered Mirror tonight. I actually did get some work done on it, (about 427 words), when it was time for our writer's group to meet. I had posted the initial chapter of Steel on Target to the group and got some useful feedback on it.

There's a lot to be said for having someone who's actually been in the military writing Military SF. There's also something to be said for remembering that a lot of your audience has not been in the military. I probably need to go back and explain some things that I thought were pretty self-evident, but I think there was some nitpicking going on also. After all, one of the people giving me a critique also admits they don't care for David Drake or David Weber's style of Military SF, who are probably my two most favorite Military SF guys. Still, they had some good points and I'll be incorporating some of them.

So, I need to get up in the morning and try to get some more work done on Shattered Mirror before April arrives.

Plus, while I was at work today, I managed to start roughing out the first pitch for the shared world series I mentioned yesterday. It's got a lot of potential, just need to work out some of the details. While it's definitely an action-adventure story, there's going to be some cool character interactions . . . well, except for the one member of the group who's trying to kill the leader . . . that might qualify for uncool interaction *grin*

Ah, the exciting breakneck life of a writer.

Words for today
Zokutou word meter
1,095 / 1,000

Progress on Steel on Target
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
2,231 / 90,000

Words for the year
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
61,753 / 365,000


( 1 howl — Howl with the Pack )
Aug. 19th, 2007 01:49 am (UTC)
;-P To be honest, I have read both but it's not really dislike as much as have a neutral opinion. David Weber is a really nice guy in general and I do like him personally.

I don't want you to feel that I was just nitpicking as much as trying to give an honest first impression read. Maybe when I tease you about tavern wench names...that's nitpicking! :)
( 1 howl — Howl with the Pack )

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