Articles from Cheeseburger Gothic
It's no secret that I've been cranking the words of late. But although I've tweaked a few things in my workflow, I credit this bad boy, the Nespresso Pixie, with keeping me at the keyboard and on my game a little longer each day.
I resisted buying one for a long time. Long enough that Jane eventually rolled her eyes and made the purchase anyway.
I started blocking out the plot and character arcs for The Cruel Stars this week. I'd been tossing up whether to write WW3.1 first, but Cruel Stars is due in New York in April next year and with the holidays coming up my productivity will soon fall off a cliff. We're scheduled to spend some time in Sydney during January (I will try to set aside a day for a Burger catch up) and the getting kids back to school is usually a week's worth of faffing around too.
Those of you in the beta would know thaty he carries an 1875 Remington pistol. Just Jason points out that this would need to be cocked after each shot.
For narrative spoilery reasons I won't get into here, this cant happen. So he needs a revolver that a novice can just point and shoot.
But it needs to be period appropriate.
<p>Just dropped the epilogue onto the end of the beta.</p><p>I'm very happy with this book.</p><p> </p
I'm close, but I'm still writing the big pay off scenes. Probably two chapters worth, and I've hit that time of the day when I go from being a writer to being a suburban schmuck who has to chase around after the kids and get the house in order for the weekend.
I could upload 90% of Act 3, but that would be cruel to everyone who's been reading and commenting.
Better to get it finished and then file the lot.
Those involved in beta reading A Girl in Time will have seen that Act 2, told from Marshal Smith's point of view, uses the old 19th century device for dealing with coarse language.
It f------g blanks it out.
It only ever f------g does that when we're in Smith's PoV.
With Cady, it's clusterfuckturduckens all the way down.
This week The Balls Podcast steals ideas from other sports, podcasts and primary school playgrounds and takes turns in picking teams, yes, even the New York Knicks. The only thing is, it is for beer.
Find out how The Doc and Beeso rate every team in the NBA here.
Decided to split the upload into three. There's little reason not to let everyone have at the 1st Act later today. I have a chapter to finish writing first, but then I'll post the copy so it's avialble over the weekend.