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CAPSLOCK’S Update from the Trenches (Episode 1)

Working as Brent’s assistant involves many different tasks. Some weeks, I’m copyediting exclusively. Other times I’m researching 15th-century galleons. Sometimes I’m organizing mailings for a contest. And once in a while, I’m taking down orders for the local sushi place.

Since Brent can’t update everyone on what he’s doing (he’s hard at work actually writing those novels), I thought it would be fun to give you samplings of what we’ve been putting our efforts into. 

So, this week:

  1. Early in the week, I read writing advice books. We’re constantly trying to improve the website and provide meaningful content to fans. The Writing Advice section of has become a big part of that. So Brent asked me to take a look at what some other folks have done to see what’s worked, what hasn’t, and what topics we’ve missed. 
  2. Brent has been busy writing (as usual), and has got up to 50,000 words so far in The Blood Mirror! He’s right on track with where he’d like to be. 
  3. He had to take a break from the novel writing later in the week for a couple of other projects:
    1. One was a phone conference about a super-secret business deal we can’t tell you about yet. Boo. But as soon as we can, we will! 
    2. Another project was more mundane: fixing the lawn. Brent could write volumes about that lawn. Besides beer-brewing, lawn care really is his other hobby. It’s gone well this year, too. (Sadly, I can no longer ask him how his field of clover is going.) But now the gophers have shown up. Again. Brent & Kristi had thought they were dealt with pretty thoroughly last year, but the critters can’t seem to take a hint. Time for the Ghostbusters! (Er, Gopher-busters?)
    3. Brent has also been working on a concise outline of his book. He already has a pretty thorough one in his notes, but he needs another for his editors to show the folks upstairs. For some reason, they needed more than a two-sentence “here’s my idea”. ;)
  4. Phone calls have dominated the latter part of this week for me. Brent’s internet/phone/TV provider, his security company, and even window washer -- you’d be amazed at how living in a flyway can take quite a *ahem* toll on the cleanliness of your windows -- have all required numerous calls, callbacks, and waiting on hold.
  5. I’ve also been researching online web stores, since we *may* have one in the future. At some point. I’ve looked at hosting our own online store with Night Angel and/or Lightbringer gear, outsourcing the store, and all sorts of other options. Like a lot of things we do, this is pretty speculative, and some things go in the camp of “not viable yet, but maybe in a couple years...”

Well, that’s it for this week! Hope you all are off to a fantastic weekend!


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Comment by Carlos de Leon on November 18, 2016 at 12:43pm

Many people in the forum had share comments about the Blood Mirror. I don't understand why in the Amazon website this book is to be released until Jun 2017

Comment by CAPSLOCK on June 18, 2012 at 9:15am

Hey guys! Yeah, looks like I do have my blog comments set on "moderate" -- I'll change that so you can post here and edit etc. without needing to wait for me to approve.

Comment by The Kelvinator on June 16, 2012 at 3:55pm

Oooh comment approval here too not just on the BW site/newsfeed/thingy. 

Would it be possible to have our comments still readable and editable while waiting for approval? So if we change our minds about something we wrote or notice an embarrassing typo (if we're actually weird enough to read our posts *cough* me *cough*) we can fix it?

Comment by The Kelvinator on June 16, 2012 at 3:52pm

Hm. Seems slightly stalkerish, but, oddly enough, that seems to be the sort of thing a lot of people here seem to like. Seems I'm included in that.

Comment by Xavri on June 16, 2012 at 1:55pm

Thanks for the update, Caps!

Comment by Daniel W on June 15, 2012 at 6:10pm

Love it. Can't wait for #5. 

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