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DSNesmith


You can bring a horse to water, but you can't make it write.

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  • 91 weeks
    I am a slooooow writer

    This final draft is diverging a little from the previous one, so I need to rework some chapters (especially in this middle chunk). Going to break with the weekly posting structure and start putting the chapters up when they're done. The next one still needs a bit more work, so look for it sometime this week or next--sorry for the delays, but the weekly/biweekly schedule is starting to get a bit

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  • 94 weeks
    One more week

    Had an extremely busy week and haven't had time to give a final polishing pass to the next chapter, so I'm going to delay it till next sunday. Apologies! We'll resume the biweekly pace next week.

    I'm considering a longer break near the end of act 2 to get all of act 3 polished so I can return to the weekly posting schedule for the final set of chapters.

    As always, thanks for reading!

    1 comments · 108 views
  • 98 weeks
    New posting schedule

    I liked having the extra time to do final proofreading and minor rewrites so much that I'm going to make it a regular thing. I'll post chapters biweekly from here on out. There are still a couple later chapters that I'm not super pleased with, so I might take a little extra time once we get closer to them to tweak them more.

    Thanks for reading!

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  • 101 weeks
    Brief Posting Break

    Going to be busy with social events for the next two weekends, so I'll be taking a short break on the chapter postings. Chapters will resume going up on the 27th of August.

    Thanks for reading!

    1 comments · 101 views
  • 108 weeks
    Thicker Than Water is a go!

    After a lot longer than it really should have taken, I'm finally at a point where I can start publishing Thicker Than Water. I plan to put up about one chapter a week, although we're starting off with two because they're so closely intertwined. There are 27 chapters and an epilogue in total, at a little less than 200k words. I'm still tweaking things here and there so the final wordcount might go

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Aug
11th
2018

Progress Update · 9:04pm Aug 11th, 2018

Nope, not dead, just quiet. Work's coming along slowly and steadily:

The first draft of what's effectively Act 1 is done, and a couple chapters got broken out into two separate ones because they were getting lengthy. The majority of these are probably going to be completely rewritten later, but I've decided to go ahead and plow through a first draft of the entire book before I start doing major revisions and publishing things (you know, the professional approach!), so it's going to be a long time before anything comes out publicly.

I am hoping to have the first draft completely done by Christmas, make all my big revisions by the end of February, then recruit beta readers and send it out to them. If everything goes smoothly, things may happen faster than that, but I've learned to pad my estimates.

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Sweet. It's always nice to be surprised about a future treat.

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