Yup, It's a Trilogy
Last month I began editing my second novel , This Falling Eden, into its official First Draft. As part of this process I've been shoring up Parts I, II, and III to become Books I, II, and III, making each part more self-contained with their story arcs and minor characters. After editing the prologue and first five scenes - which took longer than expected - I'm estimating a higher word count than before. 160K was already pushing it for a single novel. ;) In light of this length, and my growi...
Rough Draft is Done! (so now what?)
I'm happy to announce that I completed the Rough Draft of This Falling Eden today. This finished draft of my second novel took just over a year, having begun last June. Some early parts of the novel had originally been written in 2012 and 2013. When I decided to pick up the project again last summer I still felt very good about this book. Praise the Lord! I'm glad I finished it. This novel is longer than Caffeine and can be converted into a trilogy, if publishers prefer it that way. As a nat...
Highlights From My YouTube Channel
The first thousand is always the hardest. This week my YouTube channel got its 1,000th subscriber. "egrabow440" over there goes back to 2009, although there wasn't much activity until my turn to DXing videos in late 2013. To commemorate this milestone let's have a look back at some of my favorite uploads. I've also marked this occasion in my latest bandscan video , which features Akron and is 1,000 seconds long. ;) Fort Myers Radio Stations During Hurricane Irma Since a na...
March 2018 Updates
This weekend I began writing the last part of This Falling Eden (the novel is divided into three parts) and I hope to have it ready for test readers sometime around September. I feel the Lord blessing me in this and am very happy with how the novel is turning out. Given its false starts over the years I'll be really happy to see this work completed. Work is also continuing on the Audio/Video Component Archive . Sony recievers from the mid-2000s are being added at a speedy pace. Hopefully by ...
Big Pile of Model Number$
Since the Audio/Video Component Archive relaunched this year I've been adding and revising HiFi listings at a reasonably good pace, considering the time I can spend on it. I've also been making a steady stream of improvements to its operating code. And this week I got my first check for eBay ad revenue: a far cry from "quit your job" money, but enough to give me hope for future supplimental income. Before I can really promote the AVCA I need to do something about those enormous c...
I'm on Twitter!
It was only a matter of time I suppose. :/ I spent the beginning of this month at DragonCon, and among the various topics covered in the writing panels was social media. I've had Facebook and YouTube for a while now, though (with the exception of a short-lived group I created to promote my first novel) neither of these platforms has been geared toward writing. In fact the YouTube channel has gone so far into DXing territory I've stopped posting videos about anything else. I wonder what I'll ...
Live from the Eye of the Storm
Me in the newsroom as the eye of Hurricane Irma passed over us. Hurricanes are a part of life along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts, with Florida being the bullseye right inbetween them. Hurricane Irma apprached as a friend and I were returning from DragonCon in Atlanta (my first visit there in five years ), so I went from a vacation directly into 12-hour work days - right through the weekend - with me sleeping in the building because I really couldn't leave. The huge storm finally made la...
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