Discarded

By Mark A. Ciccone

Two presumed-dead genetically augmented soldiers search for the truth of their origins... and discover far more than they ever imagined.

Tuesday, 31 December 2019

December News

Happy New Year Eve, everyone!

Went into a black hole of end-of-year PhD work, dogsitting, and family get-togethers that took up pretty much the whole of December; hence the lateness of this update.

Biggest news to report is the ongoing rise of Discarded's funding level, thanks to some recent Xmas pledges; at the present rate, the early-spring finish line is looking more and more likely! I've recently started some preliminary chapter read-throughs and spot edits (have to keep some writing muscles fresh in the winter chill), and am just starting to get a feel for the magnitude of the likely editing that's needed; thankfully, this time, there'll be professional help. One of the easier (and funnier) changes was having to bump the timeframe for the book forward a few years; though I feel the story's good, I still want to keep it in the more-or-less near future, to avoid it becoming a "nostalgia" or "retro" scifi piece right out of the gate. :)

Not too much else to report for this post. The rough plan for next year's writing projects is being smoothed out, and may even yield a Kindle-worthy novel by March or a little later. Other than that, it's all PhD work and outlining until summer, for now; I'll keep you all posted, as ever. Enjoy the last night of 2019, and see you in the next decade! :D

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