• Writing

    A Break from Serials, Among Other Things

    by Not a lot of blogging lately, hmm? And you may or may not have noticed that I’m taking a break from serials right now, having allowed both Heroes Inc and A Matter of Honour to run to completion without immediately starting another. Also, April is shaping up to be the lowest monthly word count since the pandemic started because I’ve pretty much only done editing this month, plus just a little blogging. The reason for all of these is the same: I’ve been nose to the grindstone, pedal to the metal, shoulder to the wheel working on getting my teaching ESL course done, or as done as possible before…

  • Publishing,  Writing

    Serial Changes

    by “Traditionally”, at least for the last few months, I’ve typically had three serials running at once. One novel, one shorter work, and one Star Trek fan fiction. I wrapped up the most recent short piece (“Behind False Doors”) a couple of years ago and the most recent fanfic (“Subsolar Whispers”) last week. And I haven’t started the next on in either sequence, leaving just the novel (Heroes Inc.) currently running. I’ve been giving a lot of thought to the serial thing and what my plans should be for publishing over the next couple of years. A novel can serialize over a long time. Months, really, or as much as…

  • Fiction,  Publishing

    New Serials

    by There’s been a bit of a gap, but I’m kicking the serials back into gear. By the time this posts, two of them will have started already, and the third should be launching tomorrow. Covers all link to the serials on Wattpad. First up, “Trollsign”. Sorry. I’m tentatively using the first cover but I really like minimalism of the second, and they both make sense in context of the story. “Trollsign” is a 13,000-word novelette with 14 scenes. Several of those are really short, so I think the serial is likely to happen in 10 releases. New scenes release on Wattpad on Wednesdays and started on February 19th. Next,…