PDF: Locking down sections
Okay, closer to fine for Dimeword. Pretty happy about the progress.
I just now locked the "How To Use This Book" section into 2 succinct pages. Never thought I'd see... Read more
Widows & Orphans (VIDEO)
Thought I'd try something a little different this time. I've been wanting to do a video update for a while but had never cracked the code. (Turns out, it's pretty... Read more
PDF getting close to completion
A lot has been happening on this end, both on the Dimeword book and in my life. I’ll get to the life stuff in a moment.
TL;DR(Too long; Didn’t... Read more
February 10th. For 10 weeks.
GREAT news! I just finished the last major revisions to all 100 stories. There might be a few typos still to ferret out, but we’re here at long last. This... Read more
First Draft: COMPLETE
Here's the milestone chart you've all been waiting to see:
In truth, I finished all 106 (actually, 107) stories last Tuesday but have been sleeping it off ever since so... Read more
You watch those towers...
Here's where we are right now, today:
Five of the genres are completely done for the first draft. Oddly, the two genres I thought I'd finish first—science fiction and zombies—are... Read more
I wanted to post a longer update today, but got too busy writing the stories themselves.
Here’s where Dimeword is currently:
Things to note:
- All the genres—except Humor—are at least... Read more
68% complete... and rising!
It’s been a crazy productive week. I got 15 stories written, which means each of the ten genres are now at least60% complete. I'm now well beyond the halfway... Read more
Ken Gribble tagged me last week about where Dimeword is at and ever since then, it's been eating at me to give you a decent overview. Here 'tis!
I never... Read more
Google Hangout is Live on YouTube
Okay, go here to watch me write for 5 hours!
Word and number of stories will be updated at the top of every hour.
If you want to contact... Read more
The Saturday 5 Hour Sprint: A Google Hangout
A few years ago, I got fed up with my weight and chose to do something about it. Long story short, I lost 35 pounds in under a year… which... Read more
The plot so far...
Yesterday I said goodbye to my sixteen year old son. He came for the summer and is now off with his mother traveling through the desert to see the Grand... Read more
Three chart snapshot!
Okay, so... yeah. I missed my deadline to update you all last Sunday on where I was with my 3 stories/day goal. The bad news is that I didn't hit... Read more
The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
Many months ago, I contributed to a Kickstarter for Goldieblox, an engineering type toy for girls by Debbie Sterling. It's great. It arrived and my daughters loved it.
So imagine... Read more
This is the bad version, but...
This update is for Caleb and Shawn, two of my backers eager enough to ask me WTF is up with Dimeword? Thanks for the nudge, guys! Here we go...
I've... Read more
On The Merit Of Ignoring Advice
Some small good news: I finally wrote the first official Dimeword story. Inspired by Valentine's day, no less, so I wrote a story in the romance genre. I'd tell you... Read more
100 Synopses: COMPLETED
Hit a milestone just now by finishing off the list of 100 story ideas for the book. Now I know exactlywhat all the stories will be and it's simply... Read more
First, I tracked down exactly how many donors I had over $10. Since Dimeword's original idea was to get at least 100 backers of $10 or more, I'd... Read more
Today is D-Day, the first major attack on ambiguity and uncertainty.
I've slotted today for just writing Dimeword stories—all day.
I rarely get these kinds of days, but... Read more
10th Update? 10 Genres!
Last month, I got a comment by Caleb Jensen asking what's up with Dimeword.
So ok, here's the Too Long, Didn't Read version: super busy holidays, so I rested on... Read more
The First Out, a project I'm consulting on
I wish I could give you a lot of news about Dimeword right now (in an ideal world, I'd give you weekly updates on Dimeword's progress... alas, time is always... Read more
Last night I watched a preview of Wonder Russell's short film Revelation. It was amazing. It's a series of vignettes about women having revelations about themselves, about their role in... Read more
Deadlines, Scheduling, T-Shirts, and Future Plans
Well, the dust has settled and there's a lot of stuff to cover, so here goes:
DEADLINE EXTENDED.Emails keep coming in from people wanting to donate, so I decided... Read more
271% funded... because of you.
Never in my wildest dreams did I think this campaign would have been as successful as I was.
I have much cool stuff to report for you, but it's time... Read more
Final hour! And a bonus story!
We still need 12 more donors to get our total 100 fans! If you've pledged $1 or $5 and are thinking about upgrading, here's something to chew on—I've been doing... Read more
100 hours to go! Interviews, Twitter, Book Info... and a piggy bank.
As we enter the final 100 hours, Dimeword far beyond the $1000 minimum goal. This is fantastic. More than fantastic, it's phenominalicious. Yeah, just made that up. Sounded good.
OBJECTS... Read more
Only 2 days and already 98.9 % funded! *faint*
It's an understatement to say I'm shocked at how quickly I shot to the goal…
I'M FLABBERGASTED! :D
Meeting the goal so quickly tells me how much you all believe... Read more
Less than 30 minutes and we're over 20% funded!
I'm so happy to say it... only a half hour after official launch and we've already passed the 20% mark. That means we're statistically guaranteeda good chance (90%+) of... Read more