September 2012 Balance Sheet

September 2012

I finally got an eBook done! (And that seriously deserves a few dozen more exclamation points, but I’m trying to be good. … !!!)

But since it’s the first eBook, I threw it up with a coupon so that folks could download it for free until October, which will hopefully let me get any formatting errors straightened out. (I’ve got a post in the wings on that whole song and dance, but I’m still hammering out the flaws.)

Once again, I’ve ended up in the red, but I’ve still got time to reverse the bleeding… (more…)

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Using Murphy’s Law to Plot a NaNoWriMo Novel

NaNoWriMo 2012

I’m starting to hash out the plot of Paper Wolves and am using the time-honored technique of ‘What’s The Worst That Can Happen?’ or ‘Apply Murphy’s Law to Plots.’

Murphy’s Law boils down to the claim that: “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong”.

Using it for plotting consists of taking a starting situation, then thinking of the worst thing that could happen (within reason), then thinking of a solution, then the worst thing that could happen, then thinking of a solution… ad nauseum. (more…)

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