After six crazy weeks of late nights, the Bering & Wells story “Timeless” has been finished. In my entire dozen years of sharing fiction online, I don’t think I’ve ever written anything at such a frantic pace (and now I have the worst deadline hangover, but it’s been worth it).
For now, the story can only be accessed via the “Bering & Wells” or “writing” tag (password “Moses”), but I’m already clearing up a corner of the Writing Desk for the edited version. Yesterday, my beta spent 14 hours on the script and as soon as she’s done with it, I will go into editing mode and then upload the entire story in bigger chunks and without a password among the other fiction on the Writing Desk. I’ll write an alert post when that has happened, so those of you who want to reread the story in one piece with fewer typos don’t have to F5 the page.
While I was preparing the Writing Desk, I also took the chance to finally transfer and edit the last of my missing stories, the J/7 phantom-of-the-opera Über romance “Quando me’n vo”, first published in 2001. I made only some slight edits and nixed a few typos, to leave the overall exuberance and romanticism of the piece untouched.
Since var[title] is more or less abandoned (and the ads bug the hell out of me), you can now find all my stories at the Writing Desk. I also finally started to upload things to the Sketchbook section, with “Campus” graphics by Rykoe and some storybord/chapterboard glimpses. More to follow.
As for the fiction writing: for now, I’m focusing on the J/7 noir Über “Troubled Passage” (updates generally on Friday nights), but I will keep an eye on the Bering & Wells plot bunnies (after last night, they’re hiding behind the couch, and I don’t even have a couch). Other than that (and some urgent tending to worldly non-fiction deadlines), I need to get back to editing novels 1-3, while trying not to cave in and run of with novel #4 and never get any work done again, ever.