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Progress Report – October 2016

Progress Report – October 2016

As has been happening for several months (has it been a year already? More? I honestly can’t recall), I did not write too much in the way of Star Trek fan fiction. Rather, I spent October 2016 posting older stories and preparing for this year’s NaNoWriMo.

Posted Works

First of all, on Wattpad, I continued adding to Clockworks, and posted Marvels, Pat the Bunny, Where O Where, Candy, and A Lesson. And then I started to post A Long, Long Time Ago.

Furthermore, on Fanfiction.net, I continued to post Where the Wind Comes Sweepin’ Down the Plain.

In addition, on the G & T Show forums, I posted Shell Shock. And then I added The Conspiracy and Gilded Cage to In Between Days.

October 2016

Milestones

See the Stats page for individual read and review counts. Reversal made it to over 100,000 reads, and Together hit over 50,000!

WIP Corner

Currently, the only real WIP is The Enigman Cave. I sent it to Roberta for editing early this month and we agreed she would return it around the holidays or so.

Prep Work

I worked on The Real Hub of the Universe! It was a matter of creating greater connections between characters. Furthermore, I tried to eliminate coincidences and pull the plot into more believable directions. And I was able to add it to the NaNoWriMo site very early, so it was good to be done with that. As a result, I feel ready to tackle it this year. More or less.

This Month’s Productivity Killers

Part of it was podcasting, as we finally launched Semantic Shenanigans. In addition, I was undergoing physical rehabilitation for both my knee and my back and hip. Not fun! However, all of this was very necessary.

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Progress Report – September 2016

Progress Report – September 2016

Posted Works

Quill September 2016As has been the case for a while, I did not post much new Star Trek fan fiction. I did not have the time and I was, frankly, not that inspired to do so. Instead, I have been working on my own personal brand. Plus I have been trying to make some money.

At Wattpad, I updated Clockworks and added Preparations and The Stranger.

On the G & T Show forums, I finished posting Together. I then added Broken Seal, Movie Night, Equilibrium, Ceremonial, Tumult, and Achieving Peace.

On Fanfiction.net, I finished posting Spring Thaw. I then started to post Where the Wind Comes Sweepin’ Down the Plain.

Milestones

See the Stats page for individual read and review counts.

WIP Corner

Right now, I am still working on getting The Enigman Cave beta read.

Prep Work

I spent a lot of time getting The Real Hub of the Universe ready for this November.

This Month’s Productivity Killers

Yet again, I am horribly overextended. And it is my own damned fault.

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Progress Report – July 2016

Progress Report – July 2016

July 2016 proved to be a quiet summer month as school work continued to dominate my time. Furthermore, I helped with G & T Show podcast get ready for STLV (Star Trek Las Vegas) as it is the fiftieth anniversary of The Original Series. I will not be attending STLV, but I will be blogging for us.

Posted Works

July 2016This month, I concentrated on adding to older series.

I finished posting Faith and added Remembrance and November 13th and started posting Seven Women on Wattpad. This was all within the Later Days collection.

I continued adding to Spring Thaw on Fanfiction.net.

On the G & T Show forums, I continued adding to Together.

Milestones

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WIP Corner

As before, I am ironing out the details for The Real Hub of the Universe. This involves researching nineteenth century Boston. It has proven to just be great fun.

Prep Work

I continued working with beta readers on The Enigman Cave. The story unquestionably needs work, but I simply do not have the time to do it right now.

This Month’s Productivity Killers

Aside from the podcast, schoolwork also kept me busy. The semester ends on August the twelfth! Furthermore, I participated in The Writer Games again. That proved to be a lot of fun last year and it was a spur to creativity. Plus the people are terrific.

I am working on getting together the website for Semantic Shenanigans. There are a lot of possible stories we can cover. This is, without a doubt, an underserved niche. Another idea is what to do with Lonely Writer once the semester is over. I have paid for the domain for a few months after August. Plus it appears there is at least some interest. I know I can do well for the independent writing community, but I would like to find a way to monetize my efforts, or at least get some more book reviews and/or sales.

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Progress Report – March 2016

Progress Report – March 2016

March 2016 proved to be another quiet month as school, work, and the G & T Show podcast took up a lot of my time. There was no new fan fiction created during this calendar month. However, a lot of my older works were distributed to wider and wider audiences. I am grateful for the recognition I have been getting for some of these pieces.

Posted Works

March 2016On Wattpad, I continued to add to Later Days, and therefore I posted Some Assembly Required; The Facts; Linfep Linfep Linfep; Consider the Lilies of the Field; In Memory of Kelsey Haber; If I Could See; Colleagues; The Pivot Point; About Nine Months; Debateand Half.

On Fanfiction.net, I continued to post Ohio.

On the G & T Show forums, I finished posting Reversal. I then started  with a new compilation, In Between Days, and added An Announcement, Dear Captain, Apple, and Local Flavor.

Milestones

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WIP Corner

I worked even more closely with beta readers on The Enigman Cave, getting it more polished and ready for querying.

Prep Work

I continued to work on the upcoming 2016 NaNoWriMo wholly original story, The Real Hub of the Universe, getting to know my main characters better and fleshing out the secondary characters a lot more.

This Month’s Productivity Killers

Work, school, the podcast, family stuff, you name it! I was busy or tired for much of the time, and often both.

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Progress Report – September 2015

Progress Report – September 2015

Posted Works

Progress Report – September 2015 Barking Up the Muse TreeThis month, as the new semester started, I was not able to get a lot of straightforward writing in, as I was also working at an internship.

I decided that the method of posting one longer ‘story’ which is really an anthology of sorts for short works, was the way to go on Fanfiction.net. Most of the single chapter works there do not do so well, whereas multi-chapter works get a good number of read counts and reviews.  Therefore, for the HG Wells stories, the plan is to put prequels up, in an anthology called Clockworks, then post the books, and then post the post-Stranger books as another anthology, called Deep Future.

Clockworks now includes Desperation, Recruitment, The Honky Tonk Angel, Briefing, Preparations, Marvels, Pat the Bunny, Where O Where, and Candy.

On Wattpad, I finished posting Temper and added Coveted Commodity to In Between Days.

On the G & T Show forums, I posted The Puzzle and added More, More, More! to Before Days.

Milestones

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WIP Corner

I spent a small amount of time on the Barnstorming story, Overtime, but it was my lowest priority during the month.

Prep Work

I spent more time working on outlining this year’s NaNoWriMo project, The Enigman Cave. I worked out many of the names and logistics (ship size, etc.) so that I would not have to figure those out during NaNoWriMo.

This Month’s Productivity Killers

School! I was hammered with papers and reports, and it doesn’t seem as if it will let up any time soon.

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Progress Report – May 2015

Progress Report – May 2015

Posted Works

I kept the postings down as I was busy with school.

On Wattpad, I continued posting Together. I entered a fanfiction contest with Red.

On the G & T Show Forums,

Progress Report – May 2015
Old North Bridge, Concord, Massachusetts. Where the ‘shot that was heard around the world’ was fired (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I followed the same format I had followed on Wattpad, and began to spin out Before Days with If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Cobbled Together. I began to add Concord.

I updated The All-Stars on Ad Astra. I added an unexpected little In Between Days story, If I Could See. For the Twelve Trials of Triskelion, I posted a  Times of the HG Wells story about Richard Daniels‘s many conquests, The Stranger, for the Ficlet Flashdance. I dipped into Captain Sarine’s Restoration universe for a drabble, Appearances.

On Fanfiction.net, I finished posting Everybody Knows This is Nowhere. I started posting Theorizing.

I added Promise and Everybody Knows This is Nowhere to Fictionpad.Progress Report – May 2015

Milestones

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WIP Corner

I continued editing and polishing the wholly original story, The Badge of Humanity. The Obolonks Murders went in for more beta reading, as did The Polymer Beat.

Prep Work

I worked some more on the Barnstorming series in order to work on resolving it, and came up with an idea for another series after that one. I also got some ideas for upcoming writing challenges.

This Month’s Productivity Killers

School, as one semester ended and a new one began.

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Progress Report – April 2015

Progress Report – April 2015

Posted Works

I kept the postings down as I was busy with school.

On Wattpad, I continued posting Together.

On the G & T Show Forums, I posted Education. I then followed the same format I had followed on Wattpad, and began to spin out Before Days with Detroit Rock City, A Single Step, The High Cost of Dissidence, Flip, Atlas, And the Livin’ is Easy and Party on Risa.

Because I’d been neglecting it for a while, I updated The All-Stars on Ad Astra.

On Fanfiction.net, I continued posting Everybody Knows This is Nowhere.Progress Report – April 2015

Milestones

See the Stats page for individual read and review counts.

WIP Corner

I continued to edit and polish the wholly original story, The Badge of Humanity.

Prep Work

I worked some more on the Barnstorming series as I had been out of writing long fanfiction for quite a while. I was able to get a lot of the mystery resolved, which will make writing the remainder of that series much easier.

This Month’s Productivity Killers

I spent a lot of time on schoolwork, as the semester was winding down.

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Progress Report – March 2015

Progress Report – March 2015

The month was fairly sparse in terms of postings as I needed to concentrate on schoolwork and wholly original works.

Posted Works

QuillI added Report Card, The Black Widow, It’s a Small Universe After All, Loss, Milk, and You Make Me Want to Scream to the G & T Show forums.

In memory of Leonard Nimoy, I added a new Times of the HG Wells piece, Timeless.  In order to respond to the monthly prompt about mentors, I added a JossDr. Morgan story, Colleagues.

Progress Report – March 2015
The handprints of Leonard Nimoy in front of The Great Movie Ride at Walt Disney World’s Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

On Fanfiction.net, I continued to post Everybody Knows This is Nowhere.

On Wattpad, I finished posting Intolerance, and then moved onto Barely Tolerable, Pacing, The Gift, and Voice of the Common Man. I then began spinning out Together.

Milestones

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WIP Corner

I continued to work on the wholly original book, The Badge of Humanity. The end was in sight, and I was rather inspired, so a great deal of writing time and energy was devoted to that story.

Prep Work

I continued working on means for getting Untrustworthy out and in front of reviewers, trading reviews with some independent authors.

This Month’s Productivity Killers

School at Quinnipiac was the main issue. I had a lot to do even though the mid-semester break occurred in the middle of the month.
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Progress Report – April 2014

Progress Report – April 2014

Posted Works

On Wattpad, I began to introduce that readership to In Between Days, and posted a set of prequels I called Before Days. I added Concord and then began to post Conversations With Heroes.Quill

On the G & T Show Forums, I finished posting Intolerance. I then posted The Cure is Worse Than the Disease.

On Fanfiction.net, I posted Confidence and then hit the E2 time period and began to post Reflections Down a Corridor. I imported Confidence to Fictionpad.

I added Coffee as a drabble, to Ad Astra. In response to my own prompt about innocence, I posted a story about Skrol and Tr’Dorna, Losin’ It.

Milestones

Revved Up made it to over 14,700 reads! With over 165 comments, it is now my most-reviewed story, everShake Your Body, Reflections Down a Corridor and Crackerjack all exceeded 5,000 reads on one URL. A Long, Long Time Ago exceeded 10,000 combined reads. Intolerance exceeded 20,000 combined reads!

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WIP Corner

I wrote some more of The Obolonk Murders, a wholly original story, and transcribed quite a bit of it into Word.

Prep Work

Progress Report – April 2014

I finished optimizing all of the posts and pages of this blog. This was somewhat slow going as there are a lot of posts! I was also rewriting, interlinking more, updating images, retagging, and otherwise improving the older posts as much as possible.

I improved the look of the site, too, trying new things, adding images, changing keywords, and otherwise attempting to optimize it.

I have started to move the as-yet unreleased posts to HootSuite rather than SocialOomph as there are more tracking options on the former.

This Month’s Productivity Killers

Progress Report – April 2014

Once again, I had a ton of school work at Quinnipiac University.

The semester was winding down and so my class partner and I spent time on our final project as it was about 30% of our final grades.


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Progress Report – March 2014

Progress Report – March 2014

Posted Works

Progress Report – March 2014
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I finished posting Hold Your Dominion on Wattpad, and added Wider than the Sargasso Sea and Smash Your Dominion. I also added Coffee, It’s a Small Universe After All and Siberians.

I finished posting Flight of the Bluebird on Fanfiction.net. As a direct result of that, I also imported Flight of the Bluebird into Fictionpad. I posted Legends on Fanfiction.net and also imported Legends into Fictionpad.

I went on posting Intolerance on the G & T Show forums.

In response to a prompt about “Before the dying of the light”, I posted A Perfect Note on Ad Astra. I then added that same story to Fanfiction.net and Fictionpad. In response to a Weekly Free Write about being trapped, I added Gilded Cage.

Milestones

Progress Report – March 2014

Revved Up has been featured on Wattpad since the 12th!!! It has over 120 reviews and is racking up about 750 reads/day.

He Stays  a Stranger made it to 10,000 reads on Ad Astra alone!

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WIP Corner

I worked on The Obolonk Murders, a wholly original story.

Prep Work

I spent time on BookType, getting together some content for TU Publishing. I added a little to the Star Trek Expanded Universes wiki. I split up Entanglements into chapters for eventual posting on Fanfiction.net.

This Month’s Productivity Killers

School!

Progress Report – March 2014

The week of March 10 – 16 was spring break at Quinnipiac, but otherwise I was working. Spring break was more than welcome.  I did a lot of the readings and was busy with a blog created for class.

I also spent a lot of time updating my website and older posts on this blog, and attempting to improve their SEO.