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Master List of Progress Reports - 2000

2000: Year In Review

This was the year the roller coaster started.

I spent a month or so creating a Web site to host my stories and then unveiled them to the world on Leap Day (February 29).

Within a few days, I had fan mail and a mailing list.

In barely a week, I had won XIPPY awards for two of my stories and been invited to post my stories on The Bard's Corner.

Within two weeks, I received a fan mail from the woman who would eventually become my wife.

In just three weeks, I was offered a publishing contract (which I turned down for various reasons).

In just a month and a half, I was invited to be the first guinea pig, I mean author, on The Uber Abode's Talk to the Author online chat/interview series.

Within two months, I was offered (and accepted) a Web consultant job with a nonprofit company. At about the same time, I fell head over heels in love with that fan who'd e-mailed me earlier and ended up moving across the country (well, north to south anyway) less than three months later to be with her.

And that was just March to July.

Of course, with all that stuff going on, my writing suffered a bit. I went from posting new chapters nearly every other day, to about twice a week, then to once a week, then a couple times a month, and sometimes only once a month. I hated that, but the truth is I was finally enjoying my life, even if it was a tad stressful.

But even with all that, I still managed to post 60 chapters that year (an average of 5/month), which I'm extremely proud of.

Moral of the Story

Dare to make your dream a reality.

My original goal was simply to get feedback so I could become a better writer and get published in paperback someday. I had no idea the events I would set in motion by choosing to post my stories online. So many things would be different that I can't even fathom what my life would be like if I hadn't. I'm just so glad, so grateful, that I took a chance and put myself out there. It's been an amazing ride that I hope will continue for a long time to come.

December - 2000
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Dec.15.2000

Assassin ~ Posted chapter 11

Dec.14.2000

Assassin ~ Posted chapter 10
November - 2000
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Nov.28.2000

Assassin ~ Posted chapter 9

Nov.20.2000

New Gaia ~ Worked on the outline

Based on journal entry noting I'd started the outline for the next chapter (probably Ch. 21)
October - 2000
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Oct.31.2000

Bloodlines ~ Posted chapters 3, 4, and 5

Also corrected typos and grammatical errors in previously posted chapters

Oct.25.2000

The Vampire Hunter Series ~ Worked on revisions for The Vampire Hunter and the story text for Bloodlines

Based on journal entry noting I'd completed a semi-final edit on TVH and was close to finishing Ch. 3 of Bloodlines
September - 2000
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Sep.29.2000

The Kindari Saga ~ Worked on the story text

Based on journal entry noting I worked on the story that morning

Sep.28.2000

The Kindari Saga ~ Worked on the story text

Based on journal entry noting I worked on the story that night

Sep.26.2000

Lights of Life ~ Posted chapter 9

Sep.25.2000

Lights of Life ~ Worked on the story text

Based on journal entry noting I was trying to get some writing done so I could post before the end of the month

Sep.23.2000

Lights of Life ~ Worked on the story text

Based on journal entry noting that I worked on the story and hoped to post the next day
August - 2000
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Aug.20.2000

Assassin ~ Posted chapter 8
New Gaia ~ Split chapter 20 into three parts for those unable to view such a large file

Aug.10.2000

Bloodlines ~ Posted chapter 2
July - 2000
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Jul.01.2000

New Gaia ~ Posted the rest of chapter 20

Also in the process of moving across the country to be with my girlfriend
June - 2000
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Jun.25.2000

New Gaia ~ Posted more of chapter 20

Jun.22.2000

New Gaia ~ Posted more of chapter 20

Jun.02.2000

Assassin ~ Posted chapter 7
New Gaia ~ Posted the first part of chapter 20
May - 2000
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May.22.2000

Bloodlines ~ Posted chapter 1

May.16.2000

New Gaia ~ Posted chapter 19

May.11.2000

A Bondage Primer ~ Added more to day 5

May.08.2000

The Vampire Hunter ~ Posted chapter 10

This completes the original story arc

The next one begins with Bloodlines, starting at chapter 1 again

May.01.2000

New Gaia ~ Posted chapter 18
April - 2000
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Apr.30.2000

Lights of Life ~ Posted chapter 8

Apr.25.2000

Lights of Life ~ Worked on the story text

Based on journal entry noting I'd gotten a little done on the story, but that it was going slowly

Apr.21.2000

The Vampire Hunter ~ Posted chapter 9

Apr.15.2000

New Gaia ~ Posted chapter 17

Apr.11.2000

Assassin ~ Posted chapter 6
New Gaia ~ Posted chapter 16

Apr.06.2000

The Vampire Hunter ~ Posted chapter 8

Apr.04.2000

New Gaia ~ Posted chapter 15
March - 2000
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Mar.30.2000

The Vampire Hunter ~ Worked on the story text and posted chapter 7

Story text note based on journal entry noting I added a little to the story and hoped I would be able to stay ahead of my deadlines (by inference, the story text was probably not part of Ch. 7)

Mar.28.2000

New Gaia ~ Posted chapters 13 and 14

Mar.24.2000

Lights of Life ~ Posted chapter 7

Mar.23.2000

Prisoner of War ~ Posted the first part of chapter 2
The Vampire Hunter ~ Posted chapter 6

Mar.21.2000

New Gaia ~ Posted chapters 11 and 12

Mar.19.2000

A Bondage Primer ~ Posted day 5

Mar.18.2000

Assassin ~ Posted chapter 5

Mar.16.2000

The Vampire Hunter ~ Posted chapter 5

Mar.14.2000

New Gaia ~ Posted chapters 9 and 10

Mar.12.2000

Assassin ~ Posted chapter 4

Also corrected typos in previously posted chapters
Lights of Life ~ Posted chapter 6

Mar.10.2000

Prisoner of War ~ Posted the rest of chapter 1

Also revised what was previously posted

Mar.09.2000

The Vampire Hunter ~ Posted chapter 4

Mar.07.2000

New Gaia ~ Posted chapter 8

Mar.05.2000

A Bondage Primer ~ Posted days 1, 2, and 3

Mar.04.2000

Lights of Life ~ Posted chapter 5

Mar.02.2000

The Vampire Hunter ~ Posted chapter 3

Mar.01.2000

New Gaia ~ Worked on the story text

Based on journal entry noting I wrote on the story
February - 2000
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Feb.29.2000

Assassin ~ Posted chapter 3
Lights of Life ~ Posted chapter 4
New Gaia ~ Posted chapters 6 and 7
The Vampire Hunter ~ Posted chapter 2

Feb.28.2000

Assassin ~ Posted chapters 1 and 2

Feb.22.2000

Lights of Life ~ Posted chapter 3
New Gaia ~ Posted chapter 5
Prisoner of War ~ Posted the first part of chapter 1
The Vampire Hunter ~ Posted chapter 1

Feb.16.2000

Assassin ~ Worked on the story text

Based on journal entry noting I added to the story
Lights of Life ~ Posted chapter 2
The Vampire Hunter ~ Worked on the story text

Based on journal entry noting I added to the story

Feb.15.2000

New Gaia ~ Posted chapters 3 and 4

Feb.08.2000

New Gaia ~ Worked on revisions and posted chapter 2

Revisions note based on journal entry noting I edited a little (could have been in preparation for posting)

Feb.04.2000

Lights of Life ~ Posted chapter 1
New Gaia ~ Worked on the story text

Based on journal entry noting I wrote a couple pages

Feb.01.2000

New Gaia ~ Posted chapter 1
January - 2000
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Jan.27.2000

The Vampire Hunter ~ Worked on the story text

Based on journal entry noting I'd written a little more on the story

Also noted I was in a bit of a funk and unsure where to go with some of my stories

Jan.22.2000

The Vampire Hunter ~ Worked on the story text

Based on journal entry noting I'd completed 53 pages

Jan.21.2000

Lights of Life ~ Worked on the story text

By cross-referencing a journal entry for this date and a blog post for February 22 regarding when I posted Chapter 1 of The Vampire Hunter, I've deduced that I finished Chapter 3 on this date
New Gaia ~ Worked on the story text

By cross-referencing a journal entry for this date and a blog post for February 22 regarding when I posted Chapter 1 of The Vampire Hunter, I've deduced that I finished Chapter 5 on this date
Prisoner of War ~ Worked on the story text

By cross-referencing a journal entry for this date and a blog post for February 22 regarding when I posted Chapter 1 of The Vampire Hunter, I've deduced that I first started this story on this date

This is the first mention (at least by inference) I've been able to find anywhere specifically regarding Prisoner of War

This may also be the origin date for Prisoner of War
The Vampire Hunter ~ Worked on the story text

Based on journal entry noting I'd started a new story called The Vampire Hunter and that I'd already written 36 pages without any major plot glitches

This is the first mention I've been able to find anywhere specifically regarding The Vampire Hunter

This may also be the origin date for The Vampire Hunter

According to my blog entry on February 22 when Chapter 1 was actually posted, I had also worked on Lights of Life (completed Ch. 3 - 12 pages), Prisoner of War (started new story - 7 pages), and New Gaia (wrote Ch. 5 - 21 pages) that day before writing The Vampire Hunter (the post on February 22 doesn't make it clear that it didn't happen that day; the stories were merely posted that day)

Jan.11.2000

Assassin ~ Worked on revisions

Based on journal entry noting specific changes I tried to make to the story, though I wasn't sure I succeeded

Jan.10.2000

New Gaia ~ Worked on revisions

Based on journal entry noting I'd done a tiny bit of editing
Assassin ~ Worked on the outline

Based on journal entry noting specific changes I wanted to make to the story

Jan.06.2000

The Kindari Saga ~ Worked on the story text for Book 1 and a major scene for Book 7

Text shows updated names for more current version

Jan.04.2000

New Gaia ~ Worked on revisions

Based on journal entry noting I'd been editing the story, adding more detail 'and stuff'