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Category Archives: Astra Nullius odds and ends

What’s in a name? [Patreon exclusive]

Ok, so I said I was going to wait until I hit my $100/month goal to publish a series of patron-only posts about the inspiration behind Astra Nullius plot points, characters, and technology. But I wanted to test how the system works, and then I got really into explaining all the puns and goofy references in my…

Astra Nullius publication schedule changes in 2018

The first year of Astra Nullius weighed in at 54,000 words over 12 installments. About 3,000 additional words were cut as I made edits to scenes that weren’t working, and around 12,000 words are sitting in documents that are in the process of being turned into next year’s stories. That’s a decent chunk of text for an…

2017 Wrap-up: The end of the beginning

Usually, I devote a little blog space at the end of the year to quantifying the work I’ve done and making grand plans for the year ahead. But this is 2017, and a series of color-coded graphs can’t quite capture everything that happened. I didn’t do much formal tracking of my word count this year. If…

National Novel Writing Month 2017

I’m going to be participating in National Novel Writing Month this year. I’ve written upwards of 20,000 words in a month before, but a full 50,000 is going to be a stretch for me. While it’s not likely that I’ll be stumbling over the finish line on November 30th, I’m hoping NaNo is the kick…

A new thing I’m doing: commissioning art

Now that I have some spare cash from a new job and I’m not throwing all my extra money into a downpayment savings account, I can finally start doing something I’ve wanted to try for a while: commissioning work from artists. This is Sera in her usual outfit, drawn by Pukaon on Tumblr. I love…