This last week, I've spent working on Charisma, but I've taken a step back from the manuscript itself to rework and replot the book. It's still got the same overall design and the same direction and conclusion, but many of the details along the way had to be adjusted once I wrote a rough version of the first third or so. These things happen; it's a good thing. It means I'm getting a handle on the book by way of the concrete details I have for it already -- that whole "in the trenches vs. from 30,000 feet up" thing.
Goodbye, "Unmortal"; hello, "Shunga-Satori" - or whatever I do work on next!
Some creative news for the new year at Chez Infinimata.
Dead projects of mine, and their tombstones.
How not to succumb to the creative sunk-cost fallacy.
The soundtrack for my space opera, 'Flight Of The Vajra', were it to have a soundtrack.
A discussion of the themes in 'Flight Of The Vajra', and how they are embodied there.
A rundown of the supporting characters in 'Flight Of The Vajra', and the roles they play.
An introduction to the roster of characters for 'Flight Of The Vajra', starting with the leads. (Including character art!)
How the diverse influences for 'Flight Of The Vajra' shaped its story.
How everything from 'Dune' and 'Tron: Legacy' to 'Cowboy Bebop' fed into 'Flight Of The Vajra'.
How 'Flight Of The Vajra' took shape from a few ideas about what a far-future setting would look like, including materials sciences and belief systems.
How my novel 'Flight Of The Vajra' began as multiple unreconciled attempts to write a "big and bold" space opera.
This year did leave its mark on me. I only now see this.
Time for a look back and a look forward: what I did and what I'm doing.
Happenings at Chez Infinimata that are not current-events-related.
Proof edits on 'Fall Of The Hammer' almost done. It was worth it.
A discussion of the themes in my new novel, and how they are embodied there.
I dove deep this week into rewriting my blog software. Almost didn't come up for air.
Just a quick note about what's new in Chez Genji (writing, programming projects, etc.)
My personal wiki project's Github repo is now live!
Progress report on my personal wiki software; organization for creatives and everyone else too.
I guess this means I can add "game developer" to the rack of hats I wear?
What's on deck for me for the end of this year and the beginning of the next.
'Fall Of The Hammer', draft 1 (actually, 2): finished.