Martin January 1, 5:40 GMT+0000

I made a few polishing changes to Flight of Passion Part 4.  Moving on to Part 5. 🙂

Part 12 finished!

I’m starting a new part that picks up after the big revelation in Part 12.  I think the fight scene needs a bit of work.  But I can come back to that.

I’m in the final stretch for this chapter (Flight of Passion is Chapter 9 on my outline for the book) and when I’m done I can start editing it, backfilling the previous chapters, and so on.

Hopefully when the book is more complete and doesn’t look like a half-finished Death Star built by the cheapest bidder I’ll be able to get a bit more feedback on it.

Part 11 finished!

I’ve finished Part 11 of Flight of Passion and I’m moving on to Part 12.  There may be some further refinements as time allows.

As I mentioned on Twitter I’m trying a couple of new plugins, one of which allows me to see the word count as a column in the admin panel (very useful) and I also have a dashboard plugin which I’m using to link to tag searches.  Handy stuff.

All right then, back to work! 🙂

Ideas and stuff

I’ve decided that I’m going to keep a page of ideas handy on the site, saves me minimising and using the desktop shortcut like some kind of a caveman. I added a few things today, so I think I have what I need to keep writing. Fingers crossed.

I’ve added a link over on the right but since it’s a private page (spoilers!) you won’t get any use out of it. 😛

Even more minor changes

So there were a few things that didn’t feel right about the draft of Flight of Passion.  Isamura just had too many answers at the briefing, and I don’t think she should know everything.  So now instead she knows someone who deals in the kind of crystal that they need.  But there are no particular guarantees, except of course that six weeks is too long to just sit around and wait.

I also fixed the part where Caroline is nervous and her palms are sweaty during the flight.  Instead of it being excitement, I attributed it to the weirdness of the neural interface, which allows the pilot to fly the shuttle by thinking about it.  I mean, it’s all very well having a navigation computer which tells you how to get there, it’s another thing entirely for it to read your mind and just go there without needing to be prompted.

As usual, the new draft is here if you want to take a peek and see exactly what changes I’ve made.  Hopefully they’re for the better.