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* : ko-fi.com/andrewragland/shop
* Leftist Historical Fantasy Novel: jackhollow.substack.com
* Systemless Worldbook: wanderingbeekeeper.itch.io/ant
* General website, including and blogs: wanderingbeekeeper.neocities.o

All content is available free / without subscription. Substack has a subscription option for those who want to support the novel being completed. There's a LiberaPay tipjar if you just want to toss in a buck.

2021-01-22: New : Five Spires: Daily Life, describing dress, routines, notable products or industries, and general living conditions for the main seven islands, and paragraphs about three Noteworthy Locations. Free or background and worldbuilding material. wanderingbeekeeper.itch.io/ant

Today's : St Germans station on the Level 11 Subway. This is the last station before Terminus, in the Badlands.

My links:
* : ko-fi.com/andrewragland/shop
* Leftist Historical Fantasy Novel: jackhollow.substack.com
* Systemless Worldbook: wanderingbeekeeper.itch.io/ant
* General website, including and blogs: wanderingbeekeeper.neocities.o

All content is available free / without subscription. Substack has a subscription option for those who want to support the novel being completed. There's a LiberaPay tipjar if you just want to toss in a buck.

The finished prototype Japanese 12 into 2 stainless steel skillet scrubber, with a chrome plated split ring for hanging it up next to your sink.

The start of a prototype Japanese 12 into 2 hexagonal skillet scrubber. Now I need to set up more small rings to be able to finish it.

Based on the two people's feedback I got, I'm moving the Dev Notes to Subscriber-only, and extending the cycle to ten days from eight. We'll see how does with two more days in between scenes and with the Dev Notes removed from the public feed.

Am I putting out too fast? Is a new scene every 8 days, alternating with Dev Notes, too much content? Or should I just stop posting the scenes and wait until I have the novel done before sharing it?

2021-01-19: New - Dev Notes: Ocean Voyage References, in which I provide links to and discussion of some of my research materials. Beware, there's a spoiler for a plot event that hasn't happened yet if you click through one of the links. It's clearly tagged as such. jackhollow.substack.com/p/2021

So far, 1152 words on the Councilric of Dorthmund, a sort of Singaporean trading state ruled by an oligarchy of six Families. It's an untenable structure in the world of . More at wanderingbeekeeper.itch.io/ant

At 2620 words, the second draft of Scene 9: Meet the Meiseners has been locked down for Substack post on Jan 23rd. In this scene, we introduce a Jewish family traveling in the same steerage compartment, find common ground with them, set up a couple of subplots, and get some exposition done. Total compiled word count, including pseudocode and embedded notes, 29,575, an increase of 2872 over 9 Jan. More at jackhollow.substack.com

At 2583 words, the first draft of Scene 9 is done. I'm going to let it rest for a few, then go back and do a read through and make sure I hit all the points I needed to. I may add a little more description. Not real clear what Ingrid looks like.

2021-01-18: New : Five Spires: Power Structures, including writeups on the Baronet, three Councilors. and notes on three Appointed Officers. and yes this is a day late going out, my apologies folks, it's been a rough week wanderingbeekeeper.itch.io/ant

Trying to figure this out. has paid subscribers, and I believe in the story, so I'm continuing to write it. The novel is being a challenge in several ways. I don't know if my skills are equal to my ambition, but I need to try anyway. has no paid subscribers, but has had a nice Ko-fi contribution. This is effectively material, which is easy for me to write. Balancing the two off and deciding where to put today's effort is being difficult.

Working on Scene 9 of where we meet a young couple and their child who will be supporting characters for a bit. Currently 1077 words, but a good deal of that is pseudocode and embedded notes that will be deleted as it's used. Also considering adding a new subplot, letters from home, to give mum and Jennifer more of a voice. It'll also give me a device for time skips, where Jack can write about what happened to his family.

2021-01-15: New - Scene 8: Meeting at the Stern Rail, in which Jack speaks with another passenger, and we get some backstory on both of them. jackhollow.substack.com/p/2021

2021-01-15: New - Scene 8: Meeting at the Stern Rail, in which Jack speaks with another passenger, and we get some backstory on both of them. jackhollow.substack.com/p/2021

Folks that are following me for , , , or -- the illness that I have contracted, apparently not Covid, is throwing a sick day or two into my schedule. There will be skip days in some of the projects currently running. The next set of sprints will not hit their target. I'll be revising my project plans accordingly, and once I'm back in content creation mode, will post new versions.

Yay, found some Venleitche material in an old notebook I hadn't reviewed in far too long. It didn't get used in the game. The next nation with royalty I detail will have a somewhat different structure. Maybe in the Northern Kingdoms.

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