October 18, 2021

Practical Exercise is beyond 70,000 words.

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October 10 2021

The Physics book is at about 25000 words and 100 references. It looks as though it will need about 400,000 words and 1500 references to complete. Practical Exercise is up to 66,000 or so words.

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October 2, 2021

I do other writing and editing. Today I assembled most of an issue each of Tightbeam and The N3F Review of books.

I also added 900 words to Indian Summer. I have perhaps found a co-author for the YA superhero series I do not have time to write by myself.

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September 30 2021

Finished another chapter of the physics book. 51 references. This is the second completed chapter.

Did light Edit of Indian Summer.

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September 24,2021

So far this month:

3500 words on Practical Exercise

5000 words on Indian Summer

15000 words on the physics monograph

Alas the Goodreads review was wrong. I did not have a story in The Best of Baen’s Universe.

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September 8, 2021

Practical Exercise is well over 62,000 words. Writing of the new physics review monograph is advancing, in that the references have been typed, all 1400 of them, and the task of writing the text has begun.

I found a new book with one of my stories in it. “The Best of Jim Baen’s Universe” picked up my tale “The Puzzle of the Peregrinating Coach”. The tale had been published in the magazine, and now was added the the anthology. I was undoubtedly notified, but the notice fell through the cracks.

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August 29, 2021

Practical Exercise will be more involved than the Eclipse books. It will be more like MinuteGirls in complexity, even if it is all told from the perspective of Adara Triskittenion speaking in first person. The useful reading was Hildreth, History of the United States, especially his first three volumes, taking us from 1500 up to the adoption of the Constitution. At a guess 200,000 words will do it. Perhaps not this year.

I am currently busy creating a text bible, as otherwise I will lose track of names.

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August 26

Wrote (and transcribed from a short story) 2000 words of Adara: Practical Exercise.

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Practical Exercise

The next book in the Eclipse series will be about the Timeless One Adara. We have mostly seen her at a distance. Practical Exercise will follow her through the first two or three years of her stay at Dorrance Academy, a magical school far better run than magical schools in many other places. I am currently closing on 60,000 words.

Stand Against the Light is selling, but it would be nice if some of you did reviews of it for Smashwords or Amazon.

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Stand Against the Light

Now available in paperback from Amazon for $17.99. 123,000 words, plus sample chapters from Against Three Lands and Minutegirls.

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