The Veil War

"and then I was like, 'Holy crap, goblins!'"

Novelist Experience Vacation Progress Update

Just thought I’d let all you crazy cats know what’s up. So far, I have:

  • Completed a thorough edit and partial rewrite of chapters 1-8. Thought that might be needed right away (reason: secret) but turned out not to be. Still, it would have needed to be done at some point regardless, so no loss.
  • Completed the rewrite occasioned by Ian’s comment, all the way up to where the changes merge back into the normal flow – round about chapter 14. All those chapters are ready to post.
  • Rewrote half of the bonus story. A-10 pilot Chris “Paco” Croninger has had his adventures moved about 70 miles East, and the new adventures make a lot more sense as a result of the changes. Also, nastier. I’ve ¬†figured out how Paco will figure in the story as it evolves, and it’s going to be fun. For me, not him.
  • Wrote 15,000 new words about Gordon Black and his family escaping from just south of the Veil in Virginia.

Tomorrow, I plan to finish Captain Lewis’ big battle. Exciting stuff, I tell you. Peril! Danger! Magic! M1A1 Abrams! Crunchies! Tonight before bed, I’m rereading everything from Chapter 14 on to get my head back in what’s happening and taking notes. After the battle, only a bit more and then that part of the story is complete. Friday and Saturday, I’m going to write as much as I possibly can back with Gordon. If I can clear 30k words by Saturday evening, I will count myself a happy writerman. Then booze, whippets, and hookers to celebrate.

With a bit of hard work and family-ignoring, I estimate that I can have the whole novel complete as draft manuscript by April-ish. Hard to believe, I started writing this thing only last Fall.

Oh noes

I iz out of Diet Dr. Pepper.

Note to self

Avoid TV Tropes. That shit is like crack. I just wasted an hour following links in that morass of entertainment and snark.

Bagger 288

I guess it’s video day here at Veil War. I’m a little spacey seeing as I haven’t left the beach house in four days and my fingers is achy.

As cool as that last video was, this one is infinitely cooler. In fact, it approaches the theoretical maximum coolness. If aliens or goblins or moon nazis invade the Earth, there’s always Bagger 288:

Iron Sky

I’ve been following this for a couple years now, and it looks like it’s finally coming to fruition. A team of Finnish crowdsourced filmakers have made a movie about moon nazis invading the earth.

That is so full of awesome, just typing it made me tingle. Here’s the trailer:

Here’s the link to the Iron Sky page.

Plus, it’s got Udo Kier!