Browsing Archive: September, 2011

Importance of a schedule

Posted by Derek Chamberlain on Sunday, September 25, 2011, In : Writing 
Last week I set myself a writing schedule rather than doing it all off the cuff as I had been. It worked quite well. The current section of Wayfarer is now at almost 15,000 words and Yukihime, the short story I've been working on, has undergone a complete rewrite and is almost finished. It is about 2500 words long at present though a further 2000 words await editing. 

The schedule has been hard to maintain at times, especially in the face of work and study demands, and a few sacrifices have ha...
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Posted by Derek Chamberlain on Sunday, September 18, 2011, In : Novel 
It's a new week, so I've decided to put into effect my New Week Resolutions. [smile] Expect new blog posts every Monday from now on.

Wayfarer is progressing pretty well. I'm working on a new chapter/section that takes Jack (my main character), Liira, and Bryant on a planet-hopping quest for a source of knowledge that will help them to defeat the Tyrant. On this quest they stumble upon the lost descendants of a group of Pesinoeans (children of the Ancients), of whom Jack is also a descendant. T...
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2012 Writer's Market

Posted by Derek Chamberlain on Friday, September 2, 2011, In : Books 
My 2012 Writer's Market Deluxe Edition turned up in the post today. It is, yet again, a massive brick of a book. On first glance through, I see several interesting articles and probably about 700 pages worth of markets. On first browse I also see that the vast majority of those markets are North American. That's only to be expected, I suppose, from an American publisher, but you'd think they'd put something on the cover to indicate that, a tag saying 'North American Edition' would be good. Th...
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