Author Archives: Travis J I Corcoran

Stats in a table (updated)

draft start finish duration words/day size 1 1 Jan ’11 24 Aug ’11 235 720 169,000 2 1 Jan ’12 3 Aug ’12 215 976 210,000 3 04 Aug ’12 20 Dec ’12 139 1,975 275,000 4 17 Mar ’13 … Continue reading

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draft 4: DONE

words paperback pages hardcover pages book 1: 164,916 659 549 book 2: 167,133 668 557 total: 332,049 1,328 1,106 (Pagecounts are calculated as 250 words/page for paperbacks and 350 words/page for hardcover.) Started on 17 March, finished on 30 Octover. … Continue reading

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Mental illness?

Bondwine Books Few writers would spend six years of unremitting and unrewarded toil to complete a 600,000-word trilogy before the first book is sold Yeah, but how many would spend three years of unremitting and unrewarded toil to complete a … Continue reading

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Chapter 218: Ashok’s first day on the Moon

== 2064: Soldner Homes Ashok shook his head. “I don’t have time to accompany you shopping. I’ve got work to do.” “You can’t expect me to venture out into this place all by myself – it’s so big. I’ll get … Continue reading

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chapter 188: Poly kids (3/5)- DRM problems

== 2064: Atlanta Hackspace, Atlanta, GA, Earth The door to the hackerspace opened, and Vince walked in and peeled off his leather jacket. Maynard looked up. “Vince? Jesus, where’ve you been? I’ve been trying to reach you for two days.” … Continue reading

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210

I started writing the novel on 1 January 2011. I’m still working on it today…which marks 1,024 days. ONWARD!

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What I’m trying to accomplish with this novel

I recently told an acquaintance what I’m trying to accomplish with this novel: This is what Heinlein’s Moon is a Harsh Mistress would be if it were five times longer (in a Neal Stephenson-esque discursive style), told from dozens of … Continue reading

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Back at it

I took six weeks off. A week ago I got back to the novel. Draft 4 target completion date: 15 November 2013.

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John C Wright on my reactionary science fiction

Over in John C Wright’s blog John wrote about, tangentially, motherhood. I commented: TJIC: My two-novel arc peaks in grand space-opera fashion: really big things blowing up, even bigger things blowing up, space ships bigger than anyone had expected, AIs, … Continue reading

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one week break

Lots of stuff needs to be done at work, and I’m a bit tired of writing, so I’m taking a one week break. Back at it soon!

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