Monthly Archives: October 2014

I said at one point that I wanted to self-publish my books by Christmas. Then I said New Year’s. The latter, of course, begs the question, “which New Year?” New Year’s Day? or maybe Chinese New Year? And, of course, … Continue reading

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End of the World as We Know it Thursday: Find and replace, and panic attacks

I have decided to attempt to make my book slightly more YA-friendly. I am doing a “find and replace” for all curse words. I read a story recently which I felt went a little overboard on this – they punished one of the … Continue reading

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Time Travel Tuesday: Time Travel in movies – Source Code

I finally got around to watching Source Code tonight. Spoilers abound, so don’t click if you haven’t seen it (or at least, if you don’t want the movie spoiled):

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The End of the World as We Know It Thursday: Earth, by way of the Vogons

You had to know there was a reason End of the World posts were on Thursdays, didn’t you?

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Time Travel Tuesday: the Ontological Paradox

Wikibooks Intro to Philosophy, section on paradoxes Bootstrap paradox Wikipedia entry on time travel Sadly, those are the best sites I could find with references to the ontological paradox (also called the bootstrap paradox). In one version of this paradox, you … Continue reading

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Word Count Update – again!

Between yesterday and this morning, I have completely revised the first book (again). My current word count is a little over 70k in Scrivener, which will probably be a bit more when I put it into Word and do the 250 … Continue reading

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Word Count Update

September Word Count: 16,290. Not the most impressive word count ever. Ah well. I didn’t write most of the month – most of that word count, in fact, was blog posts. October, so far, has a word count of 15692, … Continue reading

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Time Travel Tuesday: Time Travel in myth – Urashima

Urashima As with King Revata, time travel for Urashima involves time passing much more quickly than he realizes. In this case, he also has been given a box, which he is not to open – like Pandora – and which, … Continue reading

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Time Travel Tuesday: Time Travel in movies – Somewhere in Time

When I first started writing The Damnation of Bronte Grey (and that was not the name of it), I thought it would be a romance. Then, when my brain began giving me dreams of new plots every other night, I … Continue reading

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