Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 29


I unexpectedly had the opportunity to spend the day with my daughter and my parents, and that’s what I did.


I didn’t turn my attention to Taxi Adventure until late in the evening, when I began to work through the final smoothing that the text needs, and then I got some of that done, but not enough. Instead, I spent quite a bit of time developing the setting for Threshold of Vengeance. For that, and the other books in the series, I’ve pretty much decided to adopt an “alternative present” setting. The idea is to have a setting where different choices in the past led to a present slightly different than our own. Specifically in this case, passenger train service still runs between small towns, the small town still has a newspaper and a movie theater and small grocery stores, and other things like that. Basically, cool real businesses that existed in the past still exist in the present day setting. I suppose it is similar to steampunk and alternative history books, but I don’t know of any other books that do exactly the same thing.

So, in total, Saturday added zero new words of content, but lots of good behind-the-scenes stuff.