Monthly Archives: August 2012

free copy of Draft #2

I’ve complete draft #2. Now the hard word of draft #3 starts. A few friends have volunteered to read through draft #2 and offer feedback. Here’s the deal, in case anyone else would like to get in on it: You … Continue reading

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draft two complete!

After 9 months of work (7 days per week, averaging about 3 hours per day), I finished draft two today! Seeing those numbers there prompts me to do a bit of math. …Wow. 810 hours of work. Put that in … Continue reading

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how writing a science fiction novel is like launching a startup (part 3)

(part 1, part 2, part 3) Continuing my comparison with Paul Graham’s essay about what it’s like to run a startup: 10. Change Your Idea This is one item in Paul’s list that doesn’t map over to the novel writing … Continue reading

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how writing a science fiction novel is like launching a startup (part 2)

(part 1, part 2, part 3) Paul Graham wrote a great essay about what it’s like to run a startup. I’ve launched two, and I can’t find a single thing to disagree with. So, how does writing a science fiction … Continue reading

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writing a science fiction novel is like launching a startup (part 1)

(part 1, part 2, part 3) When I was eight I decided that someday I was going to write a science fiction novel. …and then a third of a century passed. Around three years ago, I decided to do something … Continue reading

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the Exodus arrives…and it’s got software bugs

Another sample chapter. Like the previous one, this chapter takes place midway through act 2b. Much earlier in the book Mike, our ancap lunatic protagonist, argued that the expat colony in Aristillus crater needed more population if it was going … Continue reading

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a board meeting while on the run

It’s been a while since I’ve presented the work-in-progress. Here you go! This chapter takes place midway through act 2b, when the Boardroom Group is on the run from PK sleeper cells who have popped up inside Aristillus and are … Continue reading

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