Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Forgive me while I reboot this. You'll notice a few things have changed.
I'm trying to manipulate the format so this reads a little more like web page than a blog...
I don't write particularly linearly (as anyone who has tried to navigate this site will undoubtedly know), and so the linear format of a blog wasn't exactly conducive to my 'snap the puzzle pieces wherever they fit' kind of writing style.
But my plan is to serialize the novel here, and share the pieces as they arrive, in fashion that makes a little more sense.

SO! Short version: You'll see a number of TABS at the top of the blog that lead to hard pages elsewhere in the site. Those are the individual chapters to the Great-Beast-of-a-Novel (also known as MILES). Browse at your leisure. The original blog posts will stay up for now, until I come up with something more clever. So, for returning readers, there will be much within the chapters that you've already read. That's just the way it goes.

There is a considerable amount of new material, though, and a bit of 'new' material (chapters that aren't particularly new to me, but have been homeless for a while). Now they are all in order, and look like a proper novel, rather than all mish-mash as they were before. This is the stage just before a first draft, known commonly as "Draft Zero." Yes, I know zero isn't really a number—it's a place holder in the absence of a number. Look, I don't name this stuff. Point being, there will be spelling and grammatical errors abound. I know they're there, and I will (theoretically) fix them when the manuscript is finished. Which, judging by how fast I've written so far, should be just after we've colonized Mars.

Thanks for reading. No really... you both mean a lot to me.