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School is slowing me down, but I finally finished chapter five:

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So, I'm about 1500 words into the next chapter, which is chapter five of twelve. I'm actually on schedule. The last chapter was about path dependence, denialism and the idea of problem vs. predicament. This chapter is going to be about system collapse. It's a depth of winter chapter.

My son Sam has said that he won't read the book. "It's just too hard." I wonder what his daughter Torrin will think about it, twenty years from now.

holy-wah

Feb. 8th, 2015 09:26 am
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Finally completed the rough draft of chapter four.



This book is not the book I started out to write, but it's a book that I need to write. I'm pretty sure that very few people outside of my own family will be interested in it, and that's perfectly ok. One thing I've done is to hire an editor to help me find my way through it. I'll be getting her feedback in two or three weeks and I'm really interested in that process.

I think that the next book I write will be the one that I first thought about. I don't think anybody will want to buy that one either. Still.
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This chapter has been a slog, but it's coming along now that I know what I'm doing with it.

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This chapter is a bitch. I think the next couple are going to be like this. *sob* I like the format that I'm using -- talking about my relationship with Mike, the kids, my neighborhood, and then talking about climate science, extreme weather, economics, social structure.

This chapter, I'm having more trouble weaving it all together. It ... it's coming along (~1050 words so far) but I'm having to drag it screaming, prying its frantic fingers from my neurons. I'm finding that I'm getting sometimes angry, sometimes hopeless as I write about climate change denial and path dependence.

I like the way that I'm writing Mike -- everyman, voice of reason, steady. And I write him just as he is, in words he's said, that we've said to each other.

I'm thinking that I'll have about 30,000-40,000 by Wiscon and I'd like to ... I dunno. Suggestions? It isn't particularly feminist other than it's writen by a woman who is thinking and planing and doing things.

betas?

Nov. 13th, 2014 10:37 am
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I'm just about done with the first chapter of the non-fiction that I'm working on. The chapter is going to land at around 3K just short of 3.7K. I know that [personal profile] boxofdelights said she'd take a look at it -- anybody else interested? At this point, I'm looking for critique on style and structure -- not so much typos and spelling errors. I want to know if the narrative grabs you, if you'd keep reading. I want to know if the structure of the chapter is off-putting.

Just chime in and I'll send you an invite to the google drive page.

Chapter Two

Nov. 1st, 2014 11:11 am
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Author's note: Just let me know how this flows, how it works.

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