Author Archives: Travis J I Corcoran

I’ve started draft 5

Almost exactly six months ago I finished draft 4. And then I put the novel on a shelf. On the one hand, boo! On the other hand, I’ve got an excuse: those six months were sort of busy. During that … Continue reading

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short stories, sales funnel, miscellaneous life updates

Aristillus The Aristillus books are off to a writing coach who will be reviewing them (or, rather, Act 1 of book 1) over the holidays. I hope to have actionable feedback to guide me in the fifth and final draft … Continue reading

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Battle Hymn of the Republic

Sarah Hoyt has a great blog and I always love reading it, but a recent post of hers included this video: I left my response as a comment there. It reads: Eh. We’ve had one or two good wars, a … Continue reading

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Write a Million Words

C.L. Stone: Write a million words. Your first million is practice. Hugh Howey‘s response: This is so difficult to appreciate and even harder to do. Writing a novel is such a brutal undertaking, something we dream about but put off … Continue reading

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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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