Daily Archives: November 6, 2012

Bathing in the Realness (Or, Mind If I Show You My Wiki?)

In preparation for the release of my first Indy E-Pubbed military sci-fi novel To Drown in Sand, one of my Betas, Ademir (rocket scientist, relentlessly energetic champion of all things Lunen, and orbital entry aficionado), suggested I build a Wiki for the universe that (tries) to contain the story. We’ve been puttering away diligently, and the framing is up, some sheathing, and even a window or two.

Wikis are great for collaborating on world-builds, and act as an excellent standing reference for any writing project underway. Nothing better for those “Oh…wait…what did I call those little whatzitz again?!?” moments.

So here’s mine. Its the 10th Lunen Regiment Wiki, complete with handy little links and even a few neat photos to set some ambience for the story’s setting.

http://the-10th-lunen-regiment.wikia.com/wiki/The_10th_Lunen_Regiment_Wiki

Feel free to click around, and explore. Just remember that the place is still under construction, so if you fall in any holes, they may go pretty deep, and we won’t be able to hear you to get you out. We’re busy launching re-entry rockets and firing neat weaponry.

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From Bookshelf to the Desk: Moving Closer to the Goal of Self-Publishing.

Excited Greetings!

Welcome to Part 2 of a Master Plan! How does it feel?  Sort of like peeking out from behind a curtain at Cobra Commander’s hideout, and getting to hear his new Plan For Global Domination?

Yeh…I know. Not quite…..

This is the first post to my new Blog; and a milestone in my progress to successfully Indy E-Pubbing one of my novels. My goal for this Blog is to lay the foundation of, and officially begin, my journey as an independently published writer.

My Other Blog is a Porsche:

There exists, in the bowels of the internet, another Blog of mine called A Bookshelf of Convergence, which is the locked, non-public home of my writing projects. Behind a thin wall of obscurity, my team of loyal, starving beta-readers are chewing through my first finished draft of my novel, To Drown in Sand.

It’s the first book of my military sci-fi trilogy, which tells the story of a man’s struggle for retribution as he starts a new career in the naval infantry of his homeworld, Lunen.

And I must admit, I think it’s quite good. And so do my Betas, or else they all would have abandoned me by now, I’m guessing.

So, please join me as we journey forward on the path to getting this exciting project to completion.

I have to say, there have been times when its been quite the lonely bit of business. (Up at five a.m. in the dark, typing frantically to record the movie playing in my mind and all that. Not to mention the hundreds of hours working on something that only exists as an idea, which can be psychologically taxing to the psyche, as well as the loved ones around you).

So thanks for coming along!

B.C. Laybolt.

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