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Overhaul

January 13th, 2010 | Category: Non-Stories

It has recently come to my attention that this site needs to be significantly changed. I’ll be moving Solomon and Aldain to their own dedicated subdomains very soon and using this as a blog/news hub for myself and my work.

In other news, this past November marked the completion of the first draft of my first complete novel. Details will be forthcoming once I finish the first round of revisions.

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Coming Soon

October 21st, 2009 | Category: Non-Stories

I think I’m gonna update Aldain with a few more chapters pretty dang soon. Keep an eye on things.

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NaNoWriMo Update

November 07th, 2008 | Category: Non-Stories

Sorry that I’ve been neglecting to update this site, but this year’s NaNoWriMo site of mine is up and in full swing. I’m actually a little bit further ahead on the story than the site indicates, as I’ve been writing about a chapter and a half each day for the last couple. So today Chapter 4 will go up, but chapter 5 will probably be half written, so I’m not quite as behind as it looks.

So the website is http://www.jericho.andrewblatt.com. You should also check out fellow Fool Brant “Rubble” Bell’s story at http://foolsanddevils.blogspot.com. Give him some encouragement. I’ll try and update the links list accordingly.

I’m out.

-The Drewcifer

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NaNoWriMo!

October 10th, 2008 | Category: Non-Stories

So November is rapidly approaching. I’ve made preparations for the coming month, which I think will be more effective than last year. This year’s nano will be hosted at jericho.andrewblatt.com. The site isn’t set up just yet, but then again, I’m not allowed to write anything for it yet.

-The Drewcifer

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Wordy Update

July 27th, 2008 | Category: Non-Stories

Sorry about the long delays, folks. I’ve got some good news and some bad news. The good news is that within 7 days, I promise I will have a new chapter of Solomon up. The bad news is that it will be the last chapter of Solomon for the forseeable future. Chapter 13 will mark the end of  Part One of Solomon. As soon as chapter 13 goes up, I’ll be shutting down Solomon for revisions. I’m going to be rewriting everything and when I’m done with the revisions, I’ll decide whether the revised Part One will be posted. If I plan on giving Part Two the same treatment that Part One got, you readers will need the revised Part One so that Two actually makes sense and has the proper chronology.

While the revisions are occurring, I’ll attempt to do some major overhaul of the site. I have a few ways that that could go, we’ll see what happens.

Catch you later,

The Drewcifer

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Summer Update

May 18th, 2008 | Category: Non-Stories

Hello everyone. It’ll probably come as no surprise that I’m not going to post any new Solomon or Aldain at the moment. My computer is in Lafayette, but I’m in Kokomo for the rest of May. As such, I have to move from computer to computer as my family members stop using them. As a consequence, I have no central location to keep notes, etc. However, I do have some ideas for little vignettes and whatnot. If you’re into my stuff, your best bet is to keep a wary eye on my Blogger site, which one can navigate to using my links.

Once I get back into West Lafayette, I’m going to spend a few days with a PHP manual and Paul’s theme for the SoF website. I think I might be able to trick WordPress into allowing me to set up more than one main loop, just like Paul did. If I can swing it, I’ll have three loops: Solomon, Aldain, and everything else. If nothing else, I think I can figure out how he got his “Previous/Next in News” and “Previous/Next in Events” to navigate to the prev/next in the category as opposed to the chronology. Maybe. I have some ideas of how to do it, but no concrete knowledge of PHP. (Paul, if you’re listening and what I’m attempting is just crazy, please feel free to tell me.)

So that’s where we are, Readers. I hope you’ll stick with me.

-The Drewcifer

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Status Update!

March 17th, 2008 | Category: Non-Stories

Okay readers, here’s the deal. If I keep working on one project for too long, I eventually lose interest. Therefore, I like to rotate and keep multiple writing projects going all at the same time. I’m officially putting Aldain on an indefinite pause until I get sick of what I’ve been working on instead of Aldain recently.

There are a couple of reasons for this. First of all, Aldain isn’t really all that interesting to me at the moment. I’m sure I’ll be lured back into his world soon enough, but not right now. Secondly, there are a few things I need to work out in my head about how Aldain’s world works before I can continue on. I like consistency and if I can’t have it in my story, I usually stop writing until I can work out some way for me to achieve that.

That said, I’m going to try and shift gears and work on some more Solomon. I’m going to try and put Solomon on a weekly update schedule (for real this time!) and if I find I can maintain it, I’ll put a listing for it on Pages Unbound.

Meanwhile, I’ve begun a new manuscript for what could eventually be a very novel novel. It’s a little outside the realm of what I normally do, but I think it will be fun. Unfortunately, I’ve decided I’m not going to post any of this one, at least not anytime in the forseeable future. When it’s done the idea is that it’ll get published. Failing that, I’ll post it a chapter at a time. But nothing is going up until it is done, that’s for sure.

That said, if I do hit a particularly tricky section that I want some feedback on, I might post an excerpt or two.

Oh, and I do have a chapter of Aldain written in my notebook, but the aforementioned mental organizing of that story world needs to happen before I can clean it up and post it.

Cheers,

The Drewcifer

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Stress Hiatus

February 14th, 2008 | Category: Non-Stories

The delays in  Aldain have a number of causes, but right now, I just don’t have time for good ol’ Aldain, as much as it does pain me to have to say that. In addition to that, I’d filled up my old notebook and have just now got a new one to write more Aldain in. I’ll try and get back on schedule next week. Sorry about this.

-Andrew

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Delay Again

February 08th, 2008 | Category: Non-Stories

I may end up just officially moving the second update day to “sometime on the weekend.” That aside, there will be two chapters of Aldain posted by Wednesday, just like there were this week.

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Aldain Status

February 01st, 2008 | Category: Non-Stories

Hey guys. I didn’t get a chance to write up the next Aldain yesterday because of homework, and I have work and improv tonight and a show in Hammond tomorrow. It might be as late as Sunday or Monday before the next Aldain chapter goes up. One way or another, by next Wednesday there should be two new ones posted.

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