What's New in 2771 (2018 A. D.)

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January

Kalendis Ianuariis, 2771 A.U.C.
(Monday, January 1, 2018 A.D.)

Copied text of "The Last Governor of Eden" to a text file, did a bunch of search-and-replace commands, read it through. Added it to "Earthmen and Other Aliens", made minor revisions as I upgraded its HTML and CSS. Also added copyright information and "about" text.

a.d. 4 Nonas Ianuarias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Tuesday, January 2, 2018 A.D.)

Concatenated "Werewolves Are Bunk" into a single text file, eliminated a lot of extra HTML and CSS, did searches and replacements of old HTML/CSS to current standards, copied the whole into its place in the "Earthmen" working file, wrote the copyright entry, read it and made some slight changes.

pridie Nonis Ianuarias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Thursday, January 4, 2018 A.D.)

Created list of poems and stories in "Earthmen and Other Aliens", with status for each, to track progress for January. Included estimated percentage completed (30%), and current word count (52.346 words). Posted that to "DaKoWriMo". Did the challenge in the post and uploaded that, too.

Realized that the bit I did for the challenge constituted a good starting place for "Boy and the Shinyfaces", and began writing new version from there. Yay!

Nonis Ianuariis, 2771 A.U.C.
(Friday, January 5, 2018 A.D.)

Paid Frontweb (Marco) $50 for web site in 2018.

a.d. 8 Idus Ianuarias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Saturday, January 6, 2018 A.D.)

More good writing on "Boy and the Shinyfaces"! "Earthmen" up to 55,672 words by midnight.

a.d. 7 Idus Ianuarias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Sunday, January 7, 2018 A.D.)

Talked with other writers on DaKoWriMo, read Daily Kos.

a.d. 6 Idus Ianuarias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Monday, January 8, 2018 A.D.)

Worked on Time Line for most of the day. Nearly done by midnight. Total "Earthmen" word count at that point, 64,053 words. Heavy rain all day.

a.d. 5 Idus Ianuarias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Tuesday, January 9, 2018 A.D.)

More rain all day today. Worked on "Earthmen" cover and other pictures, did more work on Time Line, worked on Contents page.

a.d. 4 Idus Ianuarias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Wednesday, January 10, 2018 A.D.)

Rain took out the cable! Got it back around 0500. Rain finally stopped around noon.

a.d. 3 Idus Ianuarias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Thursday, January 11, 2018 A.D.)

Very sick all day. Mostly slept. Posted to DaKoWriMo.

pridie Idus Ianuarias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Friday, January 12, 2018 A.D.)

Still sick, but not as bad. Wrote more on DaKoWriMo.

Idus Ianuariis, 2771 A.U.C.
(Saturday, January 13, 2018 A.D.)

Wrote more in "Nessen" beyond the end of the original dream. Added to "Boy and the Shinyfaces".

a.d. 19 Kalendas Februarias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Sunday, January 14, 2018 A.D.)

Reviewed Time Line for errors. Had a dream, "Longfjells", which has promise of a story.

a.d. 16 Kalendas Februarias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Wednesday, January 17, 2018 A.D.)

Wrote some more in "Boy and the Shinyfaces", on and off all day until midnight.

a.d. 15 Kalendas Februarias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Thursday, January 18, 2018 A.D.)

Posted more on Daily Kos readers and book lovers forum. Got a lot of writing done on "Boy".

a.d. 14 Kalendas Februarias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Friday, January 19, 2018 A.D.)

Put current version of "The Last Governor of Eden" on web site so strawbale could read it, since she'd expressed an interest. Wrote more in "Boy".

a.d. 13 Kalendas Februarias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Saturday, January 20, 2018 A.D.)

Wrote more in "Boy".

Eduardo Ruiz knocked on my door, I paid him what we'd agreed for his painting and the rights thereto, wrote a receipt and had him sign it. Asked him what he called the painting, he thought maybe "El Rio". I thought "Flow" myself, but he's the artist. Showed him the painting William Stocker gave me, that I'm using for The Reborn Princess Caper. Don't know what I'll use "The River" for. Wonder if I can get him to do the artwork for "Akbash!"?

a.d. 12 Kalendas Februarias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Sunday, January 21, 2018 A.D.)

Got a lot of good writing done on "Boy".

a.d. 11 Kalendas Februarias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Monday, January 22, 2018 A.D.)

Took a nap from 1830-2100. Had a couple of interesting dreams, but lost them when I woke up. One of them was about draconipedes, but I don't remember the details.

No possible way I can finish Earthmen and Other Aliens in a week, but I might be able to finish "Boy". Extracted a copy of "Boy" and set it up as a separate story, and did some work on it. 15,039 words as of midnight.

a.d. 10 Kalendas Februarias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Tuesday, January 23, 2018 A.D.)

URSULA K. LE GUIN DEAD AT 88. Can't write today.

a.d. 9 Kalendas Februarias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Wednesday, January 24, 2018 A.D.)

Still can't write, because of LeGuin's death. Edited and upgraded "Real People", added it to Stories page, uploaded folder and page to web site. Fixed some other stuff, uploaded a host of files to the web site, including finished "Dry Spell", "Real People" again, and "What's New for 2017".

a.d. 8 Kalendas Februarias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Thursday, January 25, 2018 A.D.)

Working on Perl program to generate new Poems page automatically. Adding .DAT files to poem folders so the program has the data it needs for each poem or song.

a.d. 7 Kalendas Februarias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Friday, January 26, 2018 A.D.)

Continued to work on poems and .DAT files all day. Wrote a poem for Ursula K. Le Guin.

a.d. 6 Kalendas Februarias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Saturday, January 27, 2018 A.D.)

Slept until 0949. Had a couple of unimportant dreams, and then one where I figured out what Nessen is. He's a Story! Whose story? Well, that depends…

Finished creating DAT files for all poems and songs. Removed empty DAT files that made holes in the array of file names. Removed extra blank lines in DAT files that made blank lines in poems.html file. Checked that every link works, fixed the one that was broken. Confirmed that all the other line breaks in the middle of titles could be indented without breaking the link to the poem or song, because they occur in the title text only; and changed the DAT files to match.

Started work on a Perl program to generate a three-column list of items down the columns, instead of across them.

a.d. 5 Kalendas Februarias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Sunday, January 28, 2018 A.D.)

Continued to work on second Perl program. Made DAT files for it. Found a simple way to do GSP logo box without tables.

a.d. 4 Kalendas Februarias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Monday, January 29, 2018 A.D.)

Getting poems and songs from The Last-Minute Queen and adding them to the Poems page. If they were already there, put a notice at the bottom saying they also appear in the novel.

Found a way to make the lines of the Poems page line up, using the line-height property.

Deleted all 94 poem/song folders and poem page from web site, uploaded all 100 poem/song folders and replacement poem page.

Replaced pages on web site that displayed logo using TABLE with new ones that used DIV and removed table and td entries from style sheets.

a.d. 3 Kalendas Februarias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Tuesday, January 30, 2018 A.D.)

Uploaded the personal photos and pages I've done so far. Worked on "Werewolves Are Bunk" all day, revising and improving it.

pridie Kalendas Februarias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Wednesday, January 31, 2018 A.D.)

Added "Werewolves Are Bunk" to stories page, and made a few more small changes. Added "Selfless" to poems folder and page. Updated "Seizure", "She Is Day", and "The Shield" to note their appearance in "Werewolves." Uploaded poems.html, all four poems, stories.html, and "Werewolves" folder to web site. Worked on "Time Line of a typical 'Sleep of Reason' Earth."

January — February — March — April — May — June — July — August — September — October — November — December

February

Kalendis Februariis, 2771 A.U.C.
(Thursday, January 1, 2018 A.D.)

Added "Time Line" to stories page, uploaded stories.html, and "Time Line" folder to web site. Posted summary to Write On! of what I got done in January.

a.d. 4 Nonas Februarias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Friday, February 2, 2018 A.D.)

Revised "Something" very very slightly, added it to Stories folder and stories page, uploaded new page and folder to web site. Put note on Write On! page.

Revised "Odin", mostly HTML and CSS, added it to Stories folder and stories page, uploaded new page and folder to web site. Put note on Write On! page.

Writer strawbale said: "Enjoyed 'Something', though it is a little disjointed. Liked 'Werewolves Are Bunk' very much." Yay, critical success!

Worked on "What's New" main page and 2018 page, got as far as the Ides of January by midnight.

a.d. 3 Nonas Februarias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Saturday, February 3, 2018 A.D.)

Finished "What's New" file for January 2018, uploaded it and the changed "What's New" page to web site.

Cleaned up the HTML and CSS of "Blerchies" a bit, made a folder for it, and added it to the stories page. Uploaded folder and new page to web site.

Talked to Eduardo about signing "El Rio" cover art, showed him some of my web site.

Changed formatting and added stuff to Skyburst time line. Uploaded new stories page, renamed Sleep of Reason timeline from timeline.html to sleep.html, uploaded skyburst.html.

pridie Nonis Februarias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Sunday, February 4, 2018 A.D.)

Fixed up "Taddeusz and the Magic Fish" and posted its folder and the altered stories page to my web site. Put a notice on Write On! page.

Added many Oldest Man stories to "Sleep of Reason" Time Line.

Nonis Februariis, 2771 A.U.C.
(Monday, February 5, 2018 A.D.)

Added the rest of the Oldest Man stories to the "Sleep of Reason" Time Line, also "Alienation" and various events such as the Childes going to Andromeda.

a.d. 7 Idus Februarias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Wednesday, February 7, 2018 A.D.)

Woke at 0800 from a story dream. Title: "A Suit of Arms". Notes saved on computer.

a.d. 6 Idus Februarias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Thursday, February 8, 2018 A.D.)

Read "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," ("Graciela"), tried to figure out what to do with it.

a.d. 4 Idus Februarias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Saturday, February 10, 2018 A.D.)

Began rewriting "Graciela" to be better as the first of a series of stories ("The Lion Sleeps Tonight"), rather than a single, stand-alone story. Began with the 19,276 words of the 2003 version. Brought it to 20,275 words by midnight.

a.d. 3 Idus Februarias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Sunday, February 11, 2018 A.D.)

Posted beginning of "Graciela" on Daily Kos.

a.d. 14 Kalendas Martias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Friday, February 16, 2018 A.D.)

Volunteered to do the Write On! diary on Daily Kos on March 29.

a.d. 12 Kalendas Martias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Sunday, February 18, 2018 A.D.)

Sensible Shoes has put me down for doing the March 29 Write On! diary.

Tried another start of "Graciela".

a.d. 11 Kalendas Martias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Monday, February 19, 2018 A.D.)

Worked on "Gabriela" most of the day.

Exchanged messages with some person on Daily Kos who argued that Ted Cruz has a "communistic outlook" because he inherited "Cuban genes" from his father. Told him there's no such thing as national genes, or genes that pass on "outlooks". He might be a troll, or just someone with no education.

a.d. 10 Kalendas Martias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Tuesday, February 20, 2018 A.D.)

Crazy Daily Kos person posted "You just don't get it, do you?" this afternoon. Replied with an request that he explain what I don't "get", since I've been talking about genetic science and he's been posting snide one-liners. I'm about done wasting time on him, though.

Added 1600 words to "Graciela" today!

a.d. 9 Kalendas Martias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Wednesday, February 21, 2018 A.D.)

Added about 1000 words to "Graciela".

Had a story dream about a book store that also sold VHS tapes. Saved notes for story under the title "The Tape".

a.d. 8 Kalendas Martias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Thursday, February 22, 2018 A.D.)

Posted something for the Write On! challenge.

a.d. 6 Kalendas Martias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Saturday, February 24, 2018 A.D.)

Put new logo background image on web site, fixing bug where the logo only showed up correctly on the home page.

Removed "Ramiro" elements from "Graciela", and worked on it for a few hours. Net loss of 700 words, but story improved. Need to finish "Ramiro" and use it for introduction to "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" collection.

a.d. 5 Kalendas Martias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Sunday, February 25, 2018 A.D.)

Worked on "Graciela" some more.

a.d. 4 Kalendas Martias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Monday, February 26, 2018 A.D.)

Finished revising "Gabriela", including finding a great b&w lion-head JPG and making it yellow on red and adding it to the file. Posted it to my web site a few minutes before midnight.

a.d. 3 Kalendas Martias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Tuesday, February 27, 2018 A.D.)

Worked on "Reborn" and posted chapters 1 and 2 to my web site. Rearranged Stories page and uploaded that, too.

Spent hours working on a display of the T́uliǹgrai alphabet for the top of chapter 3 of "Reborn".

pridie Kalendas Martias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Wednesday, February 28, 2018 A.D.)

Finished alphabet display, finished Chapter 3 of "Reborn".

Took a nap and dreamed a song, "Free Fall." Maybe turn it into a Star Guard short story? Might make a better story than a song.

Reviewed and revised Chapters 3-5 of "Reborn." Posted chapters 1-3, stories.html and JPG file to match.

January — February — March — April — May — June — July — August — September — October — November — December

March

Kalendis Martiis, 2771 A.U.C.
(Thursday, March 1, 2018 A.D.)

Finished adding February section to "What's New" file for 2018 and uploaded it to my web page.

Wrote old idea and possible future story "Once a Loser" and posted it to Write On! as possible answer to strawbale's challenge for tonight.

Searched all through "Reborn" looking for old &#xnnn; transcriptions and replacing them all with current combining-diacritics transcriptions, except for non-Verē slash-l. Finished by 0052.

a.d. 6 Nonas Martias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Friday, March 2, 2018 A.D.)

Working on chart of the T́uliǹgrai alphabet. Finished alphabet chart and glossary of linguistic terms.

a.d. 5 Nonas Martias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Saturday, March 3, 2018 A.D.)

Working on sections 1 and 3 of the file about the T́uliǹgrai alphabet. Completed revising Transcription section of alphabet file. Finished alphabet file, reread it, and made corrections by 0130.

a.d. 4 Nonas Martias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Sunday, March 4, 2018 A.D.)

Uploaded Stories/Languages directory to my web file, Letters directory and alphabet file, and the altered stories.html which links to it.

a.d. 3 Nonas Martias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Monday, March 5, 2018 A.D.)

Started commenting out illustrations and unfinished appendices in "The Reborn Princess Caper" so I can release the whole thing, now that the transcription correctionns are done, and do illos, list of illos, and glossary later.

pridie Nonis Martias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Tuesday, March 6, 2018 A.D.)

Continued editing "Reborn" for posting to web site without illustrations. Got through end of Chapter 9, then went to bed at 0308. Finished "Reborn", without most illustrations or the glossary, but with some further fixes. Posted stories.html, reborn.html, and images to web site!!!

Nonis Martiis, 2771 A.U.C.
(Wednesday, March 7, 2018 A.D.)

Set up file and folder for calendars appendix. Got most of the Calendar appendix done, including choosing flowers for each of the month names, by midnight!

a.d. 8 Idus Martias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Thursday, March 8, 2018 A.D.)

Finished revising calendar appendix. Uploaded stories.html, Calendar folder, and calendar.html to web site!

Read stuff about "the Gostak and the doshes" on Wikipedia, which led me to the science-fiction story from the March 1930 Amazing, which I'd read sometime in the 1960's in some anthology. Read the story in the copy of the magazine on my computer. Added "Gostak" to the Stories page and set up folder for the story.

a.d. 7 Idus Martias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Friday, March 9, 2018 A.D.)

Made a good start revising "Gostak" by 0630, then got some sleep between then and 0930. Made good progress on it after that, including setting up the footnotes so that clicking on a footnote number takes you to the footnote, and clicking on the footnote takes you back to the footnote number. Bibliographic citations will work the same way, but I'm doing them as I get to them, to make sure they're all actually used.

Wrote scene of Martin, Sang Hi, Sam, and Marisa watching Sperosus depart, from Sang Hi's viewpoint, for Write On! forum.

Finished "Gostak" by 2330. Uploaded it to the web site.

a.d. 6 Idus Martias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Saturday, March 10, 2018 A.D.)

Did most of the work revising Chapter 1 of "The Last-Minute Queen" for the web site.

a.d. 5 Idus Martias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Sunday, March 11, 2018 A.D.)

Spent a couple of hours looking for medieval letters and illustrations on the web. Posted unitary file with chapters 1-3 of "Reborn", altered stories.html, and images folder to web site.

a.d. 4 Idus Martias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Monday, March 12, 2018 A.D.)

Finished Chapters 4-6 for "Queen" and the Lists for Saturday and Sunday, and uploaded everything to the web site.

a.d. 3 Idus Martias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Tuesday, March 13, 2018 A.D.)

Working on "Queen" all day. Got all the appendices done except the Song Book. Finished chapter 7 of "Queen". Uploaded everything to web site.

pridie Idus Martias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Wednesday, March 14, 2018 A.D.)

Dreamed a possible Roma Aeterna subway story, filed it under "Subterra".

Spent most of the morning and early afternoon working on the Songbook appendix for "Queen".

Took a nap from 1600 to 2000. Woke with a story dream. Got up and started writing it. Wrote beginning and end of "Bedtime Story" by midnight. Just have to finish the middle and upload it all.

Idus Martiis, 2771 A.U.C.
(Thursday, March 15, 2018 A.D.)

Finished "Bedtime Story," leaving it open to sequels and prequels or incorporation into "Just Before the End". Uploaded "Bedtime Story" and other stuff to web site.

Worked on Write On! post for today, saved it in "Thrice Ended" folder and posted it on line. Responded to comments. Found two typos in "Bedtime Story" and uploaded corrected version again.

a.d. 17 Kalendas Apriles, 2771 A.U.C.
(Friday, March 16, 2018 A.D.)

Added chapter 8 to "Queen". Edited it. Edited whole file for double spaces, top indents, and other formatting issues. Went over Chapter 1 in the working file and fixed some things that have been bothering me for a while. Uploaded changed stories file, story file, 3 more picture files to web site.

a.d. 16 Kalendas Apriles, 2771 A.U.C.
(Saturday, March 17, 2018 A.D.)

Read Daily Kos after posting a long reply to a comment about "Thrice Ended".

Added remaining appendices to "Queen" TOC. Got partway through final revision and cleanup of Chapter 2.

During nap 1700-1830 had an old-style Superman dream where he's rushing around saving babies and children from deadly magical traps, no time to try to figure out what's going on. Years back, "govt" on Mxyzptlk's "world" forbid M. to pester Superman any more, and he wasn't a killer, anyway. So SM's baffled. Meanwhile, various imp super-heroes are on the case from the other end, they track down the source of the killer toys and magical traps, and yup, it's M., frustrated and defying the "govt" and hoping to hide that he's gone criminal and wants to kill children on Earth to make Superman look like a failure. Chase and fight scene. LIH (Legion of Imp Heroes) put M. behind bars without his powers, send a magical comm. to SM telling him the menace is over, etc. He's a bit put out that he didn't stop it, but "Hey, you can't be the hero ALL the time," SG says, and "You saved all those children. That makes you the real hero," Lois says, and they kiss him on each cheek.

Searched for images of prick spurs, created illo for Order of the Spur. Finished hopefully-final edit of Chapter 2 of "Queen" and uploaded LMQ.html and os.jpg to web site.

a.d. 15 Kalendas Apriles, 2771 A.U.C.
(Sunday, March 18, 2018 A.D.)

Changed pelican woodcut in Chapter 2 to pelican from illuminated manuscript. Finished final edit of Chapter 3 and uploaded LMQ.html and pelican.jpg to web site. Combined chapters 9-25 into a single file, did a whole bunch of search-and-replace and search-and-delete commands. Moved chapter 9 from that file to LMQ.HTML. Copied all the old images to images directory in current "Queen" directory. Replaced black-and-white initial letter D with new one found on the internet and edited. Final (?) edit of Chapter 9 by midnight.

a.d. 14 Kalendas Apriles, 2771 A.U.C.
(Monday, March 19, 2018 A.D.)

Uploaded all the image files for "Queen", lmq.html, natt.html, and stories.html to web site.

Had a possible Star Guard story dream; filed it under "Weasel of Mass Destruction."

Finished revising Chapter 4.

Finished revising Chapter 10, and all the chapter pictures and initial letters in chapters 1-10 and the three inline appendices so far. Uploaded lmq.html, march1.html, march2.html, and stories.html to web site.

a.d. 13 Kalendas Apriles, 2771 A.U.C.
(Tuesday, March 20, 2018 A.D.)

Finished grammar through verbs section and uploaded stories.html and grammar.html to web site.

Reviewed and revised Chapters 11, 5, and 6 of "The Last-Minute Queen". Uploaded changed lmq.html and stories.html to the web site.

a.d. 12 Kalendas Apriles, 2771 A.U.C.
(Wednesday, March 21, 2018 A.D.)

Forgot to update lmq.html to show that chapter 11 was done. Fixed it.

Finished section II of grammar, uploaded stories.html and grammar.html.

Finished chapters 7 and 8, uploaded lmq.html to web site.

a.d. 11 Kalendas Apriles, 2771 A.U.C.
(Thursday, March 22, 2018 A.D.)

Read web stuff on participles, best material however is books of Latin verb forms!

Finished Chapter 12 and uploaded stories.html and lmq.html to web site.

Went through Writing box, found my language notes!

a.d. 10 Kalendas Apriles, 2771 A.U.C.
(Friday, March 23, 2018 A.D.)

Made notes for my Write On! post next Thursday. Extracted Gostaks story from March 1930 Amazing and copied folder to Gostak folder in the GSP Stories folder. Deleted pages which weren't the cover, table of contents, and the nine pages of the story. Edited the last page to remove the non-story material from that page, and move story content to the top of the page. Turned pages into a PDF file and uploaded it to my web site as "gostak1930.pdf". Will delete it on 4/9/2018.

Finished first draft of Write On! post.

a.d. 9 Kalendas Apriles, 2771 A.U.C.
(Saturday, March 24, 2018 A.D.)

Did some work on Write On! text. Scanned stuff, including illo from Sweet for Write On! post. Finished another draft of Write On post.

a.d. 8 Kalendas Apriles, 2771 A.U.C.
(Sunday, March 25, 2018 A.D.)

Uploaded Write On draft and began fixing it up on that platform. Finished third draft of Write On post.

Put the participial mood in the grammar.html file and uploaded it.

a.d. 7 Kalendas Apriles, 2771 A.U.C.
(Monday, March 26, 2018 A.D.)

Got a reply from mettle fatigue about Thursday's diary which helped a lot. No reply from dconrad or quarkstomper.

a.d. 6 Kalendas Apriles, 2771 A.U.C.
(Tuesday, March 27, 2018 A.D.)

Worked on Thursday diary most of the day, eventually got it all set to go with the invaluable help of mettle fatigue and cfk around 1800 or 1900.

Reviewed and revised Chapter 13 of "Queen", and Arts appendix. Uploaded chess.jpg, arts.html, lmq.html, and stories.html to web site.

a.d. 5 Kalendas Apriles, 2771 A.U.C.
(Wednesday, March 28, 2018 A.D.)

Finished Chapter 14. Changed cover and TOC of "Queen", changed title of Chapter 14 from "Death in Atenveldt" to "An Execution in Atenveldt" (more accurate), made a few other minor changes. Uploaded lmq.html and stories.html to web site.

a.d. 4 Kalendas Apriles, 2771 A.U.C.
(Thursday, March 29, 2018 A.D.)

Replaced the initial letter M on Chapter 15 with one in color from an illuminated manuscript. Finished Chapter 15. Uploaded m1.jpg, lmq.html, and stories.html to web site.

Finished Chapter 16, and changes to TOC, cover, and dedication layout. Uploaded lmq.html and stories.html to web site.

Started working on Chapter 17.

Started watching for Write On! diary to pop up. It didn't, but sent messages back and forth with mettle fatigue and cfk and got it published by 1730. Spent the rest of the day replying to comments and moderating things.

a.d. 3 Kalendas Apriles, 2771 A.U.C.
(Friday, March 30, 2018 A.D.)

Went to bed at 0300, by 0810, more comments on diary, private messages with BlackSheep1 (a Grantville Gazette contributor), and Talan (a former Dragon Principal Herald).

Finished Chapter 17 and June crown Saturday lists. Uploaded june1.html, lmq.html, and stories.html to web site.

Finished Chapter 18 and appendix for Sunday Lists. Uploaded june2.html, lmq.html, and stories.html to web site.

pridie Kalendas Apriles, 2771 A.U.C.
(Saturday, March 31, 2018 A.D.)

Finished Chapter 19. Uploaded lmq.html and stories.html to web site.

Took a short nap, had a short story dream, "The Remains." Finished writing it just before midnight, uploaded story, its folder, and stories.html to my web site.

January — February — March — April — May — June — July — August — September — October — November — December

April

Kalendis Aprilis, 2771 A.U.C.
(Sunday, April 1, 2018 A.D.)

Noticed that I'd left the "s" out of "Catastrophe" in "Bedtime Story." Uploaded corrected file to web site.

Finished March section of "What's New." Uploaded What's New/2018/2018.html to web site.

Finished Chapter 20 of "Queen". Uploaded lmq.html and stories.html to web site.

a.d. 4 Nonas Apriles, 2771 A.U.C.
(Monday, April 2, 2018 A.D.)

Finished Chapter 21. Uploaded lmq.html and stories.html to web site.

Finished Chapter 22 and posted it to web site.

Finished Chapter 23, but not Lists appendix yet.

a.d. 7 Idus Apriles, 2771 A.U.C.
(Saturday, April 7, 2018 A.D.)

Did both October Lists appendices.

Uploaded Chapters 23-25 of "Queen", and October Lists files to web site.

Uploaded "Ham Lett" to web site.

Fixed and uploaded "Cramming" to web site.

a.d. 6-4 Idus Apriles, 2771 A.U.C.
(Sunday-Tuesday, April 8-10, 2018 A.D.)

Finished Songbook appendix of "The Last-Minute Queen", found a lot of medieval color pictures on the net and chose a bunch of them for use, corrected a few minor mistakes (like "x" instead of "px"). Posted all images and all html files to my web site at 2340. "The Last-Minute Queen" is done!

pridie Idus Apriles, 2771 A.U.C.
(Thursday, April 12, 2018 A.D.)

Started revising and adding to "The Last Governor of Eden." Uploaded corrected sleep.html to web site.

Idus Aprilibus, 2771 A.U.C.
(Friday, April 13, 2018 A.D.)

Writing new material into "Governor".

a.d. 18 Kalendas Maias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Saturday, April 14, 2018 A.D.)

Finished compiling and formatting a table of the 106 states of the NAU. Finished details of NAU states appendix. Created NAU flag. Found a workable starting point for "Governor", and worked away at it until midnight.

a.d. 17 Kalendas Maias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Sunday, April 15, 2018 A.D.)

Added NM flag and text to "Governor" and title and introductory paragraph to NAU appendix.

a.d. 13 Kalendas Maias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Thursday, April 19, 2018 A.D.)

Read the Write On! diary shortly after it appeared at 1700, wrote a scene from "600 Million Dollars" from scratch, trimmed 51 words out of it, posted it around 2230.

a.d. 8 Kalendas Maias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Tuesday, April 24, 2018 A.D.)

Uploaded nau-states.html, nau-flag.jpg, updated stories.html and associated folders to web site.

a.d. 7 Kalendas Maias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Wednesday, April 25, 2018 A.D.)

Took a nap for about an hour and let my brain work on "Governor". Woke up with some things figured out and revised a bit.

a.d. 6 Kalendas Maias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Thursday, April 26, 2018 A.D.)

Submitted entry for "Write On!" diary.

pridie Kalendas Maias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Monday, April 30, 2018 A.D.)

Dreamed a piece of "Little Girl Lost." Wrote it out and put it in my story notes under that title.

Dreamed another part of "Nessen". Added it to the text file.

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May

This was a bad month for getting anything done. Did necessary stuff, like paying bills, buying food, and voting in the Primary election, but I was borderline sick and/or depressed most of the month. Mostly I read stuff on my computer and slept long hours every day. Almost all the writing I did was comments and writing exercises on Daily Kos.

a.d. 3 Nonas Maias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Saturday, May 5, 2018 A.D.)

Took a nap from 1700 to 2000. Had a dream about a psychestar forming near a non-human star system of the Third Galaxy, and the responses of various human and non-human groups to the event. Woke up, wrote notes about it, and filed it under the title "Psychestar."

a.d. 6 Idus Maias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Thursday, May 10, 2018 A.D.)

Did April "What's New" and uploaded it to web site.

Noodled around on the computer. Replaced black-and-white ladies-2.png in "The Last-Minute Queen" with color version, uploaded altered HTML file and replacement JPB to web site.

a.d. 4 Idus Maias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Saturday, May 12, 2018 A.D.)

Worked on "Nessen" while asleep, then woke and worked on it while awake.

pridie Idus Maias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Monday, May 14, 2018 A.D.)

Worked on "Nessen".

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June

a.d. 4 Nonas Iunias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Saturday, June 2, 2018 A.D.)

Had a Western dream, recorded it in story notes as "Western Story.txt".

a.d. 3 Nonas Iunias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Sunday, June 3, 2018 A.D.)

Did What's New for May, uploaded it to web site.

pridie Nonis Iunias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Monday, June 4, 2018 A.D.)

Woke at 0930 from dreams about missing parts of "Governor".

Wrote a couple of sections of "Nessen".

a.d. 7 Idus Iunias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Thursday, June 7, 2018 A.D.)

Woke at 0910. Had a dream about writing a poem in Tulingrai and then showing a couple of people how to move the lexical points to make the various meanings of a word more distinct from each other, in some kind of program with a GUI, I think.

a.d. 14 Kalendas Iulias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Monday, June 18, 2018 A.D.)

Got a bunch of "Nessen" written today! Mostly stayed home and did that.

a.d. 13 Kalendas Iulias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Tuesday, June 19, 2018 A.D.)

Went to bed at 0100, then couldn't sleep and got up again. Stayed up until almost 0500 making minor revisions on "Nessen", etc.

a.d. 12 Kalendas Iulias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Wednesday, June 20, 2018 A.D.)

Got a couple of new sections of "Nessen" written.

a.d. 11 Kalendas Iulias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Thursday, June 21, 2018 A.D.)

Revised the part of "Nessen" I wrote yesterday. Wrote another bit, and revised that. Got several more sections written.

Wrote a piece for Write On!, saved it as "Student Body". Created "Changelings" folder and put "Big Sister," "Longfjells", and "Student Body" into it.

Wrote some more "Nessen" after I was done with Write On!

a.d. 10 Kalendas Iulias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Friday, June 22, 2018 A.D.)

Made a lot of good progress on "Nessen".

a.d. 8 Kalendas Iulias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Sunday, June 24, 2018 A.D.)

Wrote a couple of pieces of "Nessen".

Put my head down for two hours. Had bits and pieces of "Nessen" dreams, got some good rest.

Got another good chunk of "Nessen" done by midnight.

a.d. 7 Kalendas Iulias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Monday, June 25, 2018 A.D.)

Wrote more "Nessen". Almost done!

a.d. 6 Kalendas Iulias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Tuesday, June 26, 2018 A.D.)

Finished "Nessen" by 0228. Need to review it later when I get up, do final revisions, post it to the web site, etc.

Reviewed parts of "Nessen" I wrote before going to bed, finished it, put it on my web site, announced it on FB.

a.d. 4 Kalendas Iulias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Thursday, June 28, 2018 A.D.)

Interacted with Write On! from 1700 on, writing a scene from "The Duplicate Princess Caper" for the exercise. Announced that "Nessen" was finished. Strawbale sent typo corrections and made web site suggestions!!!

Corrected three typos that strawbale discovered in "Nessen", and uploaded corrected version to the web site.

Rewrote home page and uploaded it to web site.

Got some good work done on "Governor" up to midnight.

a.d. 3 Kalendas Iulias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Friday, June 29, 2018 A.D.)

Read about different ideas for FTL travel, research for "Governor".

Got editorial critique from strawbale about "Nessen". Thanked her, and saved message to think about.

July

a.d. 5 Nonas Iulias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Tuesday, July 3, 2018 A.D.)

Did "What's New" for June, and uploaded it to web site.

a.d. 3 Nonas Iulias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Thursday, July 5, 2018 A.D.)

Participated in Write On! Adapted first few paragraphs of "Dry Spell" to the writing exercise. Got some nice comments, and at least one participant, who's a professional writer with Baen, read the present version on my web site and said it had very nice "bones" for a novel.

a.d. 5 Idus Iulias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Wednesday, July 11, 2018 A.D.)

Worked on first chapter of "Akbash" until 2230 or so.

a.d. 4 Idus Iulias, 2771 A.U.C.
(Thursday, July 12, 2018 A.D.)

Wrote something for Write On! and posted it.

a.d. 17 Kalendas Augustas, 2771 A.U.C.
(Monday, July 16, 2018 A.D.)

Finished Chapter 1 of "Akbash" and uploaded it to my web site.

a.d. 16 Kalendas Augustas, 2771 A.U.C.
(Tuesday, July 17, 2018 A.D.)

Converted "The T́ulańē" to current standards, added little bits of revision throughout text. Found and corrected minor error in character table of alphabet reference. Added book to web site, and corrected table. Announced above on FB.

a.d. 15 Kalendas Augustas, 2771 A.U.C.
(Wednesday, July 18, 2018 A.D.)

Added new stuff to "Akbash".

Labeled four writing notebooks 1-4, mostly in chronological order of the writing in them, not that it matters. Reading through them, looking for Akbash notes. Found them in NB 2, starting on page 31.

Scanned 10 pages of NB 1, worked on Perl script to adjust brightness, contrast, and crop edges.

a.d. 14 Kalendas Augustas, 2771 A.U.C.
(Thursday, July 19, 2018 A.D.)

Wrote some more "Akbash". Turns out "akbash" is a breed of Turkish sheepdog, that is, a dog that guards livestock.

Napped from 1500-1632. Had a dream where Dad, Stephen, Pat and I were sitting around my place, and everyone was being nice to each other. Talk about science fiction!

Took part in tonight's Write On! post.

a.d. 11 Kalendas Augustas, 2771 A.U.C.
(Sunday, July 22, 2018 A.D.)

Finished Chapter 3 of "Akbash" and updated Stories page.

a.d. 10 Kalendas Augustas, 2771 A.U.C.
(Monday, July 23, 2018 A.D.)

Set up original version of "The Last Governor of Eden", from 2003, and posted it on the web site.

Read "Werewolves Are Bunk" again.

a.d. 9 Kalendas Augustas, 2771 A.U.C.
(Tuesday, July 24, 2018 A.D.)

Finished fixing chapter 1 of "Battle of the King", and put it on my web site. Announced above on FB.

a.d. 8 Kalendas Augustas, 2771 A.U.C.
(Wednesday, July 25, 2018 A.D.)

Uploaded pictures from IAC meeting, 1969, to web site.

Got some more messages from Suzanne B. She reminded me that the "I" in "IAC" stood for "Infinity", not "International". She's right, of course. Corrected my error right away, on my computer and the web site both.

a.d. 7 Kalendas Augustas, 2771 A.U.C.
(Thursday, July 26, 2018 A.D.)

Wrote "Student Body 2" for Write On! tonight.

a.d. 6 Kalendas Augustas, 2771 A.U.C.
(Friday, July 27, 2018 A.D.)

Shared Write On! on my FB page.

Put "The Iron Crown" in the Poems folder and added it to the Poems page, Updated my web site, announced change on FB.

a.d. 5 Kalendas Augustas, 2771 A.U.C.
(Saturday, July 28, 2018 A.D.)

Made "Crown of Starsuns" fit to be seen, put it on the web site, and announced it on FB.

a.d. 4 Kalendas Augustas, 2771 A.U.C.
(Sunday, July 29, 2018 A.D.)

Resumed working on "A Meeting at Κtûn" (formerly "Crown of Starsuns").

Put appendices into "Meeting". Incorporated text of chapters 2-5.

a.d. 3 Kalendas Augustas, 2771 A.U.C.
(Monday, July 30, 2018 A.D.)

Finished fixing "Meeting", put it on web site, announced it on FB.

Created FB "cover photo" which shows my web site logo, to go up with my personal picture.

pridie Kalendas Augustas, 2771 A.U.C.
(Tuesday, July 31, 2018 A.D.)

Replaced FB cover with one generated by HTML with the correct size and spacing, no messy GIMP work after the fact.

Put all the chapters completed so far of "The Zeta People" into one file, started correcting old transcriptions and other things. Got through Chapter 4 by midnight. Added the entry for the novel to the Stories page.

August

Kalendis Augustis, 2771 A.U.C.
(Wednesday, August 1, 2018 A.D.)

Finished checking and revising chapter 5-6 of "The Zeta People". Finished chapter 7 of "Zeta". Finished Stories page to include "Zeta". Uploaded "Zeta" to web site, announced it on FB.

Copied July journal file to What's New folder and removed from the copy anything that isn't about my writing. Finished "What's New" for July, put it on the web site, announced it on FB.

Finished putting all the text of "Just Before the End" in a file of its own, in a folder of its own.

Saw a mistake in "The Zeta People" while doing the above. Fixed it and uploaded the fix to the web site.

Added "Just before the End" to stories.html.

a.d. 4 Nonas Augustas, 2771 A.U.C.
(Thursday, August 2, 2018 A.D.)

Reached the end of chapter 2 of "Just before the End." Not so much work as novels set in the Second History, because of no need to fix T́uliǹgrai transcriptions.

a.d. 3 Nonas Augustas, 2771 A.U.C.
(Friday, August 3, 2018 A.D.)

Working on "Just before the End."

pridie Nonis Augustas, 2771 A.U.C.
(Saturday, August 4, 2018 A.D.)

Finished fixing the first 7 chapters of "Just before the End", put it on the web site, and announced it on FB.

Started reading "Unbuilding a Mystery." Needs considerable rewriting!

Did a lot of sorting on my computer, putting older versions of stories into folders named "old" in the folders of the final versions.

Nonis Augustis, 2771 A.U.C.
(Sunday, August 5, 2018 A.D.)

Started work on a new Dictionary, with entries grouped under roots, and using new transcription. Worked out details with entries for LAV, VÎD́, DÂK, ZET, and ŠI.

Fixed up the five dictionary entries without HTML headers and footers, put them in an entries folder with a header file, a footer file, and a makedict command file to create a dictionary.html file in the parent folder whenever it's run, erasing the previous dictionary.html is one exists.

a.d. 8 Idus Augustas, 2771 A.U.C.
(Monday, August 6, 2018 A.D.)

Had a story dream between 0215 and 0800, filed as "Divine King".

Worked on dictionary for a few hours.

Saw an error in the Alphabets file, "nounds" instead of "nouns". Fixed that, and added letter names to the character chart(s). Uploaded new file to web site.

Uploaded Dictionary to web site, announced it on FB.

Added K and KAPE– to Dictionary.

a.d. 6 Idus Augustas, 2771 A.U.C.
(Wednesday, August 8, 2018 A.D.)

Changed background colors in the Dictionary. Added B section, and one entry for that, BAH-, e.g., baho.

Couldn't reach Rackspace support to get email working, so sent M. Rubenstein a FB message asking about web-site email.

Added C section to Dictionary, and entry for CUL-, e.g., Culi. Very roughly, 60 words in dictionary now.

Gathered up the latest collection of language cards and put them in order.

Added headers for G, Q to Dictionary. Added links to other aspects for all headers written so far. Fixed the aspect links, the links to the Alphabets file, made links appear in red, added Ĵ header, made blank lines at the end of all the files so far consistent so that there's a consistent single blank line between input file contents in dictionary.html.

a.d. 5 Idus Augustas, 2771 A.U.C.
(Thursday, August 9, 2018 A.D.)

Added headers for VH, ZH, and GH to Dictionary.

Corrected kaopol to kapeol in alphabets.html and uploaded corrected file to web site.

Added headers for A/Â, E/Ê, I/Î, O/Ô, U/Û, Y/Ŷ, and AI to the Dictionary, and entries for ATU– and AIS.

Added a lot more headers, some vocabulary, made some global changes.

a.d. 4 Idus Augustas, 2771 A.U.C.
(Friday, August 10, 2018 A.D.)

All the headers for voiced consonants, and for vowels, diphthongs, etc., are in the Dictionary now.

pridie Idus Augustas, 2771 A.U.C.
(Sunday, August 12, 2018 A.D.)

No more partly-written, previously-posted stories to put on the web site.

Added GAL–, QISP–, ĴUH–, V́WYRD́–, and other headers and vocabulary to the Dictionary.

Idus Augustis, 2771 A.U.C.
(Monday, August 13, 2018 A.D.)

Had a Hardy Boys dream from their Dad's POV, filed as "The Cult".

Cool, I have email set up at leo@greenskypress.com!

a.d. 18 Kalendas Septembras, 2771 A.U.C.
(Wednesday, August 15, 2018 A.D.)

Checked out my new email address, answered 5 messages. Changed email address on home page of the web site.

Contacted Rackspace, thanked them for their service, told them I was retired and not running that business any more, and closed my email account with them.

a.d. 17 Kalendas Septembras, 2771 A.U.C.
(Thursday, August 16, 2018 A.D.)

Woke partway and starting drifting up to consciousness. I know I had a good, solid story dream, but by the time the alarm went off at 0800, I'd lost all the details!

Changed email password to previous email password.

a.d. 16 Kalendas Septembras, 2771 A.U.C.
(Friday, August 17, 2018 A.D.)

New email login verified.

a.d. 15 Kalendas Septembras, 2771 A.U.C.
(Saturday, August 18, 2018 A.D.)

Confirmed by experiment that when I changed the password on my web-page email, I also changed the password to log in to the web site with Filezilla.

Added root ŤOR– to Dictionary.

Got letter headers done in Directory through H. Added more vocabulary. Updated web site.

a.d. 14 Kalendas Septembras, 2771 A.U.C.
(Sunday, August 19, 2018 A.D.)

Added MRAD– to Dictionary.

Finished adding a root to the Dictionary for each of the nasals, and updated the web site.

Have vocabulary items now for every consonant in the Dictionary. Uploaded it to the web site again. Announced that on FB.

a.d. 13 Kalendas Septembras, 2771 A.U.C.
(Monday, August 20, 2018 A.D.)

Added some interjections to the dictionary.

Did two chapters of Akbash. Posted dictionary, Akbash, stories to web site. Notified everybody about new stuff, via FB.

a.d. 12 Kalendas Septembras, 2771 A.U.C.
(Tuesday, August 21, 2018 A.D.)

Spotted a typo in "The Reborn Princess Caper," corrected it and uploaded it to the web site.

Added ABOǸ– to dictionary.

a.d. 11 Kalendas Septembras, 2771 A.U.C.
(Wednesday, August 22, 2018 A.D.)

Added some words to the Dictionary. Added Contents, "Tree!", "Ducks!", and "About" to Akbash; uploaded akbash, dictionary, and stories pages. Announced it all on FB.

a.d. 10 Kalendas Septembras, 2771 A.U.C.
(Thursday, August 23, 2018 A.D.)

Added some calendar words to the Dictionary.

Working on Chapter 6 of "A Meeting at Κtûn".

a.d. 9 Kalendas Septembras, 2771 A.U.C.
(Friday, August 24, 2018 A.D.)

Finished Chapter 6, posted dictionary, meeting, and stories to web site, announced progress on FB.

Announced Chapter 6 completion on Write On! and thanked them all for their encouragement and support.

Added three flower/month words to the Dictionary.

Wrote more stuff for Chapter 6!

Finished Chapter 6 for real, loaded it and Dictionary to web site, announced it on FB.

a.d. 8 Kalendas Septembras, 2771 A.U.C.
(Saturday, August 25, 2018 A.D.)

Wrote two more verses and choruses to "Above the plain", replaced "The Iron Crown" at the beginning of "A Meeting at Κtûn" with new song. Much more appropriate than previous poem, and "The Iron Crown" is still on the Poetry page, so nothing's lost.

Reviewed Chapter 1, changed title, corrected some missing T́'s, made all source text uniform length.

Uploaded new "Meeting" to web site and announced it on FB.

a.d. 7 Kalendas Septembras, 2771 A.U.C.
(Sunday, August 26, 2018 A.D.)

Added J̈IM– WEK–, XYŘ– and SŤEN– to Dictonary.

Added Akbash! strips 4-9 to "Akbash" as Chapter 8. Posted that and Dictionary to web site, about 4000 new bytes to each of them. Announced it on FB.

Added VYRĎ– to Dictionary.

a.d. 6 Kalendas Septembras, 2771 A.U.C.
(Monday, August 27, 2018 A.D.)

Worked on breaking Dictionary into a set of HTML/CSS files, one for each "letter", with a navigation bar at the top and bottom of each file. Not about to do that by hand, of course.

a.d. 5 Kalendas Septembras, 2771 A.U.C.
(Tuesday, August 28, 2018 A.D.)

Finished breaking Dictionary into a home page and a page for each letter, with a MAKESECT batch file to generate any section requested as a parameter, and a MAKEALL batch file to regenerate the entire dictionary. Uploaded everything to the web site.

a.d. 4 Kalendas Septembras, 2771 A.U.C.
(Wednesday, August 29, 2018 A.D.)

Added syv.txt and var.txt to the Dictionary, created new s10.html and v08.html, uploaded all four files to the web site.

a.d. 3 Kalendas Septembras, 2771 A.U.C.
(Thursday, August 30, 2018 A.D.)

Wrote news and challenge piece for Write On! Saved challenge piece to Akbash! folder.

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