Wednesday, April 27, 2011

My Writing: 2008

In 2008, I finished my huge steampunk book, which I called "The Steel Dragon."  It was just shy of 1000 pages long, about 375,000 words.  I printed up 10 copies and gave them to friends and colleagues over the summer to help me revise and edit.

In the meantime, I taught summer school for the first time that year, teaching 11th grade U.S. History.  It was a great deal of fun, mostly because my son John was in my class.

I also discovered ebooks for the first time.  Some friends urged me to get something written to get my name out there, so I took some of my sci-fi flash fiction, mashed it together, rewrote it, and wrote an ending for it.  This became His Robot Girlfriend.  I posted it on Feedbooks and then Smashwords.

3 comments:

Noah said...

I just read His Robot Girlfriend and I have to say that it was a fun, interesting little read. I particularly like how you factored inflation and commercialism into the story, but I can't help feeling (as Mike did) that there should have been more to the "Daffodil conspiracy" that occurred. Do you have any plans to expand that story?

Noah said...

Ah, silly me--I just saw the link to His Robot Wife in the sidebar! I suppose I'll be downloading that, now, then!

Mr. Wesley Allison said...

Thanks so much. I appreciate your support.