Progress Report: Week Ending December 10, 2016

It was a busy week, this week, as I started to establish a new writing routine. The results are already starting to show, and I’m pleased with the way things are progressing. I need to tweak the editing program, a little bit, but this is, so far, an acceptable rate of progress. I am currently in catch up mode trying to get things to a state where I’m formatting and uploading twelve months ahead, so the workload is heavier than it would normally be—but that’s the price of just starting to work out how things should look. So far, I have writing completed for releases through to the first week of October next year, and have five more items to complete before I’m running to schedule on the writing front. On the publishing front, I have to knuckle down and get the editing, formatting and uploading done for things that are due this month, and then get to work on the rest. Like I said, this is the starting out phase, where you know where you need to be, and have to put extra work in to get there. I’d like to have this done by the end of the month, but, if I’m realistic, it probably won’t be up to speed before the end of January, which is good, because university starts back then, and the routing will need to change to allow for that. I’ll just have to see how it goes.


  • New words produced: 25,660
  • Old words revised: 12,233
  • Outlines and Notes: 1,972
  • Works completed: 3 (1 x novel; 2 x short stories)
  • Works revised: 4 (2 x short stories, 1 x chapter book, 1 x young adult novel)
  • Covers created: 0
  • Works published: 1 (large print and mass market print-on-demand versions for 1 x novella)
  • Works submitted: 0
  • Competitions Entered: 0
  • Bloggery: 1,178
  • University Prep and Assignments: 0

Stepping Up Challenge Update

This has taken a back-seat the writing and publishing side of things, but will be kicked back up, once they are settled.

Ingress Updates

  • No new challenges for me, although the birthday celebrations went well, and we were all awarded a new medal… which I will put up in another post.

PokemonGo Updates

  • Nothing new to report.

Publishing Tasks

  • Created 2 blog posts for this blog;
  • Updated my submissions records page to ensure I blocked out markets that didn’t want re-prints, and added the listings for all my new titles. I’ll begin making re-print submissions soon.
  • Finalised the editing and formatting for the large print and mass market versions of the Australian steampunk novella, Rendezvous at the Raptor’s Rest.
  • Almost finalised the editing and formatting for the large print and mass market versions of dark fantasy novella, Seppelitus.



















When his flying ship, the Red Horizon, was shot down, Tescher told no-one he had a woman on board. Three years later, he returns to the ship wreck and finds Marianna not only survived the crash, but left him a message. She found what she was looking for aboard his ship, and she’ll wait for him at the Raptor’s Rest, but once a year—tonight. Tight flying will get him there in time, but it will take more for him to navigate clear of the criminal shores on which Marianna has landed.

















Being a bodyguard isn’t easy, not even when you’re the seventh son in a long line of seventh sons, not even when the magic comes when you call—and especially not when the man you are protecting is a treacherous, lecherous spoilt son of wealth and privilege, who betrays you for a pretty girl. Transported to the far north, Seppelitus must extricate himself from a deal between gargoyles, ogres and a demon lord, and then work out what he’s going to do about the dragon.



New Arrivals

The following pieces arrived last week and are awaiting completion:
  • NonFiction12A—Indonesian Text 1: an Indonesian text; could become more than one book, depending on lesson plans, activity sheets and so forth.
  • UF4C—Aggie and Tams 3: in the outback, Aggie and Tams visit Winton.
  • CrimeNovel8—Untitled: a crime in Winton.


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