The Outsider: Blog


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I just returned home from vacation and the reception AGAD garnered over the past week is overwhelming. Thank you all so very much.

For those who posted in the public comments section, or those who emailed me privately, thanks to you also for taking the time to write.

While I didn't write so much as a single word while on vacation (spending so many hours in the sun at the beach is exhausting, yo), I was able to envision more plot threads for the next story while staring at the waves; hearing them roll up on shore was pretty relaxing, too.

Again, my thanks.

Fade To Black

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A Glass, and Darkly ended with today's submission. It's been a good ride.

My thanks go out to everyone who read the story, voted on it, and/or commented on it. Whether you did one or all of those, it is greatly appreciated.

My thanks also go out once again to Graybyrd for editing the story and his assistance in helping me improve my writing. I look forward to working with him again on the next one.

When's that coming? I wish I could answer that. I haven't so much as looked at what little I have written for it in over a month. I keep moaning about my schedule, but it really isn't helpful from a writing standpoint. Again, I have a general outline mapped out in my head, some of it is even written down, but I need consistent, quality time in front of the keyboard to really start in on it. I won't even guess at tentative posting date at this point.

I hope you all enjoy the rest of your summers (or winters, as the case may be).

Submission Wizard change...

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I submitted all twenty-five chapters of AGAD back in February, so I didn't see that Lazeez recently changed the submission wizard. He added an option to have submissions sent to the moderators for morning or evening posting; the chapters already queued up defaulted to AM posting, hence the surprise last Friday.

I see no reason to change them back to post after 8 pm, so the final six chapters will also post in the mornings.

Caught Off-guard

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Huh. I certainly didn't expect this week's chapter to post so early today. I've been so used to queued chapters not posting here until after 8 pm that I hadn't given Chapter 19 the final once-over.

Please don't think that I'm complaining or anything, it was simply a surprise to see AGAD on the updates page so early. I've submitted minor corrections to what's posted - just a spelling mistake or two and syntax adjustments.

My next story's development is already underway. While I hope to begin posting it before 2020, there's a lot of background for me to research and pull together on this one so no promises. As I said after I finished writing AGAD I'm not good at estimating how long a writing project will take. My schedule continues to be hard to pin down and constantly changing, which doesn't help, either.

Processing errors

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I will upload a new copy of Chapter 14 to address the processing errors in the current one after my nap..

That was a rough shift; what a fun ride home...

EDIT: Well, the first re-upload took care of the errors... but new ones are now there. I've generated and submitted another copy...