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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Pierwalker Log: November 27, 2018

Writing start: 10:25 A.M.
Finish: 2:30 P.M.
Total new words (est.): Two new poems
Edited (est.): 10600


1. Failure: Primary edit number six of chapter twenty-two
Notes: Kye's got it now. A tough chapter to write for many reasons.

2. Book Three Melody: Off till 12/13

3. Ant Story: Read-through of chapter four

4. Fractalverse: Two new poems
Notes: I'll start the deep edits of the manuscript next week!

5. The Cheapery St. Heroes: Book Two: First tertiary edit of chapter six
Notes: This is a great book. Lots of laughs, and very touching in parts.

6. Dread Pirate Roberts: Read-through of chapter six

7. Rapscallion: Off

8. Gilligan: Off till 12/4

Special: None

Extra notes: My heartfelt thanks to all of you who visited this blog from Reddit in the last twenty-four hours. Almost a thousand of you!

Firefly--the reason you dropped by; my fan fiction of it--is a great series. It got all of what?--fourteen episodes? before it was canceled. Not recently either--clear back in 2002! And yet the love for the series (and the feature film, which came out 2005) carries on and on and on.

As far as my fan-fic of it goes, I've got a very clear idea of where the story goes, and how it ends. It'll be a long while before it gets there, but I'm committed to seeing this project through. I managed to get out two chapters this year after more than a year off. The reason for the delay is that I've got my own projects to work on, and many other fan-fics that I'm committed to, including a Lord of the Rings one, a Prison Break one, a Gilligan's Island fan-fic, a Princess Bride fan-fic, and a couple fan-fics from Once Upon A Time. I'll probably get around to another Firefly chapter in March of next year. After that it may be a while.

Fan fiction is a great way for me as a writer to get into the heads of characters that I didn't create and try to work them forward into a narrative of my own without losing any of their "structural integrity." As such it's a marvelous exercise. It forces me to be all sorts of creative while constraining me significantly. I enjoy the process a great deal.

Thanks again to all of you who have dropped by. Perhaps you'll give one of my original works a try after you've caught up to Firefly: Slingshot. That'd be very cool. I think I've got something out there that you'd enjoy.