samedi 27 avril 2013

Eleventh part : chapters 43 to 44

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20 pages

We follow Norman, Jessica and Jamie as they try to get to Louisiana. Their journey is cut short, and they have to find a way to survive immediately.

We are going to follow these children for the upcoming chapters, as they provide insight as what happens outside of Joyeux-Tiburon. It will provide some little E&E fiction, for those interested.
It wasn't easy finishing these chapters. Two chapters in two weeks is a much more realistic schedule than the previous one. This is why the next two chapters will be added in two weeks only.

Current writing status : chapter 44 has been finished an hour ago. "Glasses and Pulleys" is now over 232,000 words long.


dimanche 21 avril 2013

No update this week

Hello all,

I've been sick (fever) for two days, and I couldn't write past half of chapter 43.

All things considered, two chapters a week is a bit too much. I'll try a new schedule of two chapters every second week.

Thank you all for the regularity of your visits.

Take care,


mardi 16 avril 2013

Tenth part : chapters 41 and 42

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19 pages

Erich follows indirectly the unfolding events he set in motion.  The emotional burden is harder to bear than he thought.

It is not easy to publish these two chapters in the wake of what happened in Boston yesterday.
One of the main ideas of the novel is to present situations of war and how people cope with it, especially the perpetrators. It is written in the same way that the second season of Jericho (TV series) was written.

It is not about condoning acts of terrorism, on the contrary if people can understand that the use of violence is not what is shown in videogames or Hollywood movies, it can only help.

Current writing status : chapter 43 has begun. I'll have to catch up the delay induced by weeks of hard work. It's always better to have chapters written in advance, not only for comfort but also to be able to add details or better introduce a situation.

Two chapters will be posted at the beginning of next week.


lundi 15 avril 2013

E-reader formats

I used the Calibre program to convert texts into e-reader formats.

Open Office files (.odt)

Kindle files (.mobi)

Open-source Epub files, for Kobo readers for instance (.epub)

PS : many thanks to Jeffrey for his review and comprehensive error check for the first chapter !

EDIT : Chapters 45 and 46 are still missing, here are the chapters 41 to 48

EDIT : I'm adding the links to part 2 (chapters 49 to 81)

dimanche 14 avril 2013

Chapter 41

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10 pages

Erich follows indirectly the unfolding events he set in motion.  The emotional burden is harder to bear than he thought.

This is a temporary fixture : the last half of the chapter is not even proof-read. I felt you had to have something to read before I can catch up with the schedule.

I will have more time in the coming week to write chapter 42 and possibly more.


samedi 6 avril 2013

Ninth part : chapters 39 to 40

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17 pages

The final elements before a first confrontation are being set up.

Next week, two chapters will be added.

Current writing status : chapter 41 is halfway through. That's right : no progress made this week. I have an awful lot of work right now, and also I am not in the right mindset to resume writing. I'll rather skip some days than fail to write something correct.

Still, until next Monday I'll probably end up with the two chapters, as always. The longer time also helps to accumulae ideas and order them.

It seems about 60 people are following this story. Any remarks, suggestions, comments are welcome.