An Update: SoD WIll Resume

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I know there are some of you expecting more of The Spellweaver of Dern; you’ll be happy to know that I have every intention of continuing with the expansion, creation, and propagation of my fantasy world. When do you say?
Well, I think we’re due for a little discussion on that. Firstly, I have to say that I am somewhat ill from the lack of writing over the last few months. The situation has been explained ad nauseum–school was killing me, literally–and so I won’t go into any detail with it. School, however, is almost over. How much time is left? Thursday, June 12th, 2008 at 4 PM. That’s when my last essay is due. Then the quarter will be, for all intensive purposes, over. I may or may not take a course over summer, a matter which will be heavily discussed with myself and likely with my girlfriend, who will no doubt have objections to such a conception.
That said, everything will be falling back into place. Effective Friday, June 13th, 2008 at whenever I wake up (likely 8:13 AM), all of the following prior personal goals will resume:

  • Write 2,000 words a day or more.
  • Read 100 pages a day or more.
  • Edit two short stories or two novel chapters a month.
  • Submit at least one story a month, preferably more.

I expect that the next chapter in SoD will be up the week after next (which would not be the week starting tomorrow for those of us still on the 8th). I intend to write the chapter I have and drive forward with it. Hopefully I don’t stick my food in my mouth. I also think I am going to attempt a rough drawing of a new continent to be put up for your perusal. We’ll see.
So that is what I am promising to do, or at least that is what I’m promising myself to do. Yeah!

About the Author:

Shaun Duke is an aspiring writer, a reviewer, and an academic. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Digital Rhetoric and Writing at Bemidji State University. He received his PhD in English from the University of Florida and studies science fiction, postcolonialism, digital fan cultures, and digital rhetoric.

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