Archive for August, 2004

Broke 10,000

Monday, August 30th, 2004

My total word count on the novel passed 10,000 yesterday. That’s about 7%. Hopefully I can write every day this week, because we have a busy weekend coming up.

Get Something For Nothing

Saturday, August 21st, 2004

Update: The contest has been extended to next Friday!

My friends over at are running a contest this weekend. You can win a free signed copy of The Secret Monkey #1. The contest runs through Sunday, so hurry on over and check it out!

Plugging Away at the Novel

Monday, August 16th, 2004

I’ve returned to writing again. I have some simple maps together. I have at least enough to get me through the first bit. I hope to flesh them out later, but for now I need to get more writing done. My word count is about 5% of my goal and I’m about 4.5% through my outline.

I’m an idiot!

Monday, August 2nd, 2004

Since I finished reading
Latter Days
(the second to last volume of Cerebus, the 6000
page epic graphic novel) some months ago, I have been grumping
about, attemping to find a copy Cerebus issue 290. See, I’ve been
reading Cerebus since I was about 12, and I really wanted to read
to the end (issue 300). I have issue 289, and issues 291-300
sitting here (Latter Days
finishes up at 288).

Today I took 289 out for no real reason (my copy of The Last Day, containing issues 289-300
should arrive this week), flipped it over and saw the cover for
issue 290. Double issue. That would be why I couldn’t find it
anywhere, because I’m an idiot. Oh well.

I’ll have more to say about Cerebus soon. Maybe I can finish it
before it gets here.

Update: To learn a valuable
lesson from Cerebus, read more…