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Fire drakes!

Fire drakes!

I’m at 11730, which is just past day 7’s goal of 11666. It took four 15 minute word wars to get there! My hands are sore; not sure if it’s from the cold of the house or a touch of arthritis. There’s a lot I could talk about when it comes to my books but I thought I might discuss something I need to research some more: fire drakes!

Another character excerpt–Siobhan Shaunessy

Another character excerpt–Siobhan Shaunessy

This particular character is from a middle-grade novel I wrote several years ago–the one NaNoWriMo novel I came closest to actually finishing. The story itself takes place in an alternate history, one where much of the Americas were still under colonial rule into the late 1800s and the sciences were just beginning to supersede magic in some areas. I liken it to a mixture of Harry Potter, X-Men, and the gaslamp fantasy Girl Genius with a soupçon of steampunk stirred in. I’ve…

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Thanks to the shortcut…

Thanks to the shortcut…

I have all the previously formatted stories up in draft form. I have no idea how long it’s going to take me to edit all those chapters. Unfortunately, Overtures and Moonstrike! aren’t formatted at all so it’s going to take a bit for me to take care of them. I’m thinking that viewing source is probably my best way to go in this situation. I still hate that fanfiction.net has removed their HTML coding tool…

Doing some menu clean up.

Doing some menu clean up.

With only nine chapters of The White Winds posted, I find the chapter titles—if left as a sub-item to the novel title in the menu—are already running off the page. Not a good thing when there are eighty all told in just the one story! So, in order to simplify matters, I’m removing the menu chapter sub-item links for just the novels. If you click on the novel title, it’ll take you to an index page where you’ll find links…

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And we’re live!

And we’re live!

Opening Day has come! I’ve created a redirect from my old site to this one, so anyone going there will be brought here instead. I’ve started posting the novels here, beginning with The White Winds. That in itself will take a while, but I can do it chapter by chapter. The latest, all new chapter of Burning Muses is up. I’ll post that at fanfiction.net later this month, probably before NaNoWriMo starts. I’ve also created an Updates box for the…

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I think this one is going to work.

I think this one is going to work.

It looks like Twenty-Fourteen may be the ticket for the site. It’s not perfect; I can’t put up a proper header image as the height is far too small to get the image I want.  But thanks to Darrell Dow at Stuff Fundies Like, I snagged a plugin that allowed me to change the colors of the home page.  I’m also researching various plugins that will allow me to change the fonts if I so choose. I’m having trouble snagging…

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