Thursday, 25 April 2013

A new update!

So...yes.  I've been writing.  About 4000 new words...
(Not dead yet!)

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Chapter 15 Preview

OK, as promised, here is the current beta of chapter 15. Please let me know what you think - preferably by email.

It goes without saying, I hope, that anything you read in this beta chapter is subject to change. I think for one thing, that there's a fair chance that I'll change the chapter title.

Meanwhile, enjoy (what there is of it).

Friday, 26 October 2012

Still Plodding Along

11,000 words done now on chapter 15. The entire chapter is supposed to cover 2 months, and I've about covered the first week. But I think the pace should improve!

I've been thinking of posting the incomplete, working text, both for commentary and as a "reward" for those of you who've been waiting for a long, long time. Commentary would be particularly welcome because, when I'm working this slowly, I fear that the text may become rather dry and/or disjointed at times. But ... well, if/when I get around to it, you'll be able to see for yourself.

Saturday, 17 March 2012


Yes. Happy new year, and I'm working on it. :)

920 words today. Not bad considering that it's the first writing I've done in months.

The young woman who Seki met at the fair in chapter 12 has finally made a reappearance...

Sunday, 21 August 2011


Been a long time since I posted...

Well, I haven't been completely idle. Just mostly idle, I fear. Frankly, the writing muse has been far from me for a long time. Mostly that's due to living with my partner; instead of me eating dinner in the evening, and then going and writing, nowadays the two of us eat dinner together, and spend the rest of the evening together as well.

(I wonder how many fanfic writers have stopped writing when they met someone?)

Nevertheless. The writing muse has been nibbling at my ear lately, and I've been getting some words down. One particular interminable scene has finally been finished. The grand total of chapter 15 thus far is now ... er, 4245 words. That's not a lot to show for more than two years, and believe me, I know it.


As a sop to you, to make it look as though I haven't been completely idle, I can at least offer something tangible. I've finally gotten the first 14 chapters of SM4200 together as a pair of ebooks. (Only epub format so far, I'm afraid, but I'm open to doing a PDF version as well, if anyone really wants it.)

My plan at present is to divide the whole series into three volumes:

  • Book One: Lost Moon—the prelude through chapter 9
  • Book Two: New Moon—chapters 10 through 14
  • Book Three: Full Moon—chapters 15 through the coda

You can find the first volume here, and the second volume here.

Neither volume has any cover art at present. If there are any artistically talented people out there reading this, who'd like to contribute something, I'd love to hear from you...