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Master List of Progress Reports - 2005

2005: Year In Review

This is even more painful than 2003, but here it is: I didn't post anything at all for the entire year (and subsequent years, but there are other reasons for that).

On a bright note, starting back in 2004, though it was a little hit-or-miss at first, I had instituted the practice of saving individual files with the working day's date, so that by 2005, I had a much more accurate record of when I'd worked on any particular story (certain stories still didn't get that treatment until later: A Bondage Primer and The Enchanted Queendom started in 2006, New Gaia in 2008, and I still don't do that for notes/research files, so there are still gaps).

This year was kind of all over the place. For the first six months, I was trying to get over my medical issues that had carried over from the previous year. I'd lost a lot of weight from being so ill all the time and was quite weak.

For the second half, my wife and I decided to renovate the house we were renting (it hadn't been updated since being built in the mid 80s). I think we both wanted to do something positive and life-affirming, especially after starting off our marriage with a serious illness (at one point, due to the weight loss, one of my doctors mentioned the possibility of cancer, which understandably scared the crap out of my wife). The house was also the same one her and her ex had occupied and we both wanted a change, something we could make 'ours,' but we couldn't afford to move (and neither of us really wanted to). So, we convinced our landlord to pay for the materials and we did all the work, which helped me slowly rebuild my strength.

There were of course new life crises to deal with, as well, like when my mother-in-law ended up having hernia surgery, which was supposed to be routine, but nearly ended in her death when the doctors accidentally punched a dime-sized hole in her stomach, leaking acid into her abdomen and causing all kinds of problems, so she ended up spending months in recovery instead of days.

Throughout all of that, though, I continued to work on my stories, but I didn't get much done, in my opinion. I didn't feel like I was creating much that was new. I was just rehashing what I'd already done, mostly working on revisions. And the little bit that was new, like Fallen Angel, was to a large part just another editing/revising job.

On the one hand, I'm annoyed at how little I felt I accomplished, but I try to temper that with the knowledge of how ill I was at the time, and then being preoccupied with the renovations. The fact that I was able to work on my stories at all, let alone get anything done, is probably a big achievement (but it doesn't feel like it).

On the other hand, when I was working on converting the old Progress Reports tables to the calendar format, it was when I got to this year that I started to feel more confident that I wasn't just fucking around; I really was working. Nearly all the months show I worked on my stories at least a couple days every other week, with most months showing weeks with at least 4 or 5 days worked in a row (the end of March to the beginning of April shows I worked 9 days in a row).

Moral of the Story

Sometimes you have to please yourself first, since you can never be sure of pleasing anyone else.

This was the first year since opening the site that I didn't post at least a little something. That hit me hard and I think I lost some of my confidence. I was starting to feel like the need to produce outweighed my need to create. I know they probably sound like the same thing, but they're not.

The need to produce is an expectation I place on myself to give something to others. My need to create is the joy I find in playing with my imagination and coming up with something interesting, whether I share it with anyone else or not. The need to produce is an external activity and the sense of accomplishment comes only at the end. The need to create is an internal activity and I feel a sense of accomplishment throughout as I use my mind. The second need is why I write, while the first is simply the by-product of me enjoying myself. :)

December - 2005
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Dec.29.2005

A Bondage Primer ~ Worked on the story text, notes, and outline
Lights of Life ~ Worked on the story text
Prisoner of War ~ Worked on chapter 5

Dec.20.2005

The Vampire Hunter Series ~ Worked on revisions for Blood Quest and the timeline for The Vampire Hunter

Dec.18.2005

The Vampire Hunter Series ~ Worked on revisions for Blood Bound and Blood Quest

Dec.15.2005

Blood Quest ~ Worked on revisions

Dec.11.2005

Blood Quest ~ Worked on revisions

Dec.07.2005

Blood Quest ~ Worked on revisions

Dec.06.2005

Blood Bound ~ Worked on revisions
The Kindari Saga ~ Worked on revisions for Book 1

Dec.05.2005

The Vampire Hunter Series ~ Worked on revisions for Blood Bound and Blood Quest

Dec.03.2005

The Vampire Hunter Series ~ Worked on the story text and research for Blood Moon and revisions for Blood Bound and Blood Quest

Dec.02.2005

The Trine ~ Worked on revisions
November - 2005
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Nov.18.2005

Blood Moon ~ Worked on research
The Trine ~ Worked on revisions

Nov.17.2005

The Trine ~ Worked on revisions

Nov.12.2005

The Trine ~ Worked on revisions

Nov.11.2005

The Trine ~ Worked on the story text, notes, and revisions

Nov.10.2005

The Trine ~ Worked on the story text and revisions

Nov.07.2005

Blood Moon ~ Worked on the outline

Nov.06.2005

Blood Moon ~ Worked on the outline
October - 2005
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Oct.29.2005

Fallen Angel ~ Worked on revisions

Oct.28.2005

Fallen Angel ~ Worked on revisions
The Kindari Saga ~ Worked on the notes for the entire series
The Vampire Hunter Series ~ Worked on revisions for Blood Bound and Bloodlines

Oct.27.2005

Fallen Angel ~ Worked on revisions
The Trine ~ Worked on revisions

Oct.21.2005

The Trine ~ Worked on revisions

Oct.20.2005

The Trine ~ Worked on the story text and revisions

Oct.18.2005

The Trine ~ Worked on revisions

Oct.16.2005

The Trine ~ Worked on revisions

Oct.15.2005

The Trine ~ Worked on the story text and revisions

Oct.14.2005

The Trine ~ Worked on the story text and revisions

Oct.13.2005

The Trine ~ Worked on the story text, timeline, notes, and revisions

Oct.12.2005

The Trine ~ Worked on revisions

Oct.11.2005

The Trine ~ Worked on revisions

Oct.10.2005

The Trine ~ Worked on revisions
September - 2005
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Sep.29.2005

The Trine ~ Worked on revisions

Sep.28.2005

The Trine ~ Worked on revisions

Sep.22.2005

Blood Moon ~ Worked on the story text
Fallen Angel ~ Worked on revisions
The Kindari Saga ~ Worked on revisions for Book 1
Prisoner of War ~ Worked on chapter 5

Sep.15.2005

Fallen Angel ~ Worked on revisions

Sep.14.2005

Fallen Angel ~ Worked on revisions
Prisoner of War ~ Worked on chapter 5

Sep.13.2005

Fallen Angel ~ Worked on revisions
Prisoner of War ~ Worked on chapter 5
The Trine ~ Worked on revisions

Sep.12.2005

The Kindari Saga ~ Worked on revisions for Book 1

Sep.10.2005

Blood Moon ~ Worked on the outline

Sep.09.2005

Blood Moon ~ Worked on the story text and outline
The Trine ~ Worked on revisions
August - 2005
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Aug.31.2005

The Trine ~ Worked on revisions

Aug.18.2005

The Trine ~ Worked on revisions

Aug.17.2005

The Trine ~ Worked on revisions

Aug.16.2005

The Trine ~ Worked on revisions

Aug.04.2005

The Kindari Saga ~ Worked on revisions for Book 1
The Trine ~ Worked on revisions

Aug.03.2005

The Trine ~ Worked on the story text and revisions

Aug.02.2005

The Trine ~ Worked on the story text and revisions
July - 2005
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Jul.22.2005

The Kindari Saga ~ Worked on the notes for the entire series

Jul.15.2005

The Kindari Saga ~ Worked on revisions for Book 1
The Trine ~ Worked on the story text and revisions

Jul.14.2005

The Trine ~ Worked on revisions

Jul.11.2005

The Trine ~ Worked on revisions

Jul.01.2005

The Trine ~ Worked on revisions
June - 2005
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Jun.30.2005

The Trine ~ Worked on revisions

Jun.29.2005

The Trine ~ Worked on revisions

Jun.28.2005

The Trine ~ Worked on the story text and revisions

Jun.27.2005

The Trine ~ Worked on the story text and revisions

Jun.26.2005

Blood Moon ~ Worked on the story text

Jun.24.2005

Fallen Angel ~ Worked on revisions

Jun.21.2005

Fallen Angel ~ Worked on revisions

Jun.20.2005

Fallen Angel ~ Worked on revisions

Jun.19.2005

Fallen Angel ~ Worked on revisions

Jun.17.2005

Fallen Angel ~ Worked on revisions

Jun.15.2005

Assassin ~ Decided not to publish Assassin and instead rework the story to make it science fiction, which is more to my personal taste

Assassin will remain on the site as is, but unless I change my mind about publishing, this is the last progress report
Fallen Angel ~ Started working on revisions to turn Assassin into Fallen Angel
Prisoner of War ~ Worked on chapter 5
The Vampire Hunter Series ~ Worked on revisions for Bloodlines and the story text for Blood Moon

Jun.11.2005

Blood Quest ~ Worked on revisions

Jun.10.2005

The Vampire Hunter Series ~ Worked on revisions for Blood Bound and Blood Quest

Jun.07.2005

Blood Moon ~ Worked on the outline

Jun.06.2005

Blood Moon ~ Worked on research
May - 2005
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May.30.2005

Blood Moon ~ Worked on revisions

May.26.2005

Blood Moon ~ Worked on the story text
Prisoner of War ~ Worked on chapter 5 and the timeline

May.25.2005

Prisoner of War ~ Worked on chapter 5

May.24.2005

The Trine ~ Worked on the story text, notes, and revisions

May.22.2005

The Trine ~ Worked on the story text, notes, and revisions

May.20.2005

The Trine ~ Worked on revisions

May.19.2005

The Trine ~ Worked on revisions

May.18.2005

The Trine ~ Worked on revisions

May.17.2005

Blood Moon ~ Worked on the outline

May.16.2005

The Trine ~ Worked on revisions

May.15.2005

The Trine ~ Worked on the story text and revisions

May.12.2005

Blood Moon ~ Worked on the outline

May.10.2005

Blood Moon ~ Worked on the outline

May.06.2005

Blood Moon ~ Worked on the story text and outline
April - 2005
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Apr.28.2005

The Trine ~ Worked on the story text and revisions

Apr.27.2005

The Enchanted Queendom ~ Worked on the outline for Beauty and the Beast
The Trine ~ Worked on the story text

Apr.26.2005

The Enchanted Queendom ~ Worked on the outline for Beauty and the Beast
The Trine ~ Worked on the story text, notes, and revisions

Apr.25.2005

The Enchanted Queendom ~ Worked on the outline for Beauty and the Beast
The Kindari Saga ~ Worked on revisions for Book 1

Apr.11.2005

The Trine ~ Worked on revisions

Apr.05.2005

Blood Moon ~ Worked on the outline

Apr.04.2005

The Trine ~ Worked on the story text, notes, and revisions

Apr.03.2005

The Trine ~ Worked on revisions

Apr.02.2005

The Trine ~ Worked on revisions

Apr.01.2005

The Trine ~ Worked on revisions
March - 2005
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Mar.31.2005

The Trine ~ Worked on revisions

Mar.30.2005

The Trine ~ Worked on the story text and revisions

Mar.29.2005

The Trine ~ Worked on revisions

Mar.28.2005

The Trine ~ Worked on revisions

Mar.17.2005

The Trine ~ Worked on revisions

Mar.16.2005

The Trine ~ Worked on the story text and notes
February - 2005
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Feb.25.2005

Blood Moon ~ Worked on the outline

Feb.15.2005

Blood Quest ~ Worked on revisions

Feb.06.2005

Blood Moon ~ Worked on the outline

Feb.05.2005

Blood Moon ~ Worked on the outline

Feb.04.2005

Blood Moon ~ Worked on the outline

Feb.03.2005

The Vampire Hunter Series ~ Worked on revisions for Blood Bound, Blood Quest, and Bloodlines

Feb.02.2005

The Vampire Hunter Series ~ Worked on revisions for Blood Bound and Bloodlines

Also decided to split Bloodlines into two parts: Blood Quest and Bloodlines

Blood Moon will also be three parts: Blood Origins, Blood Moon, and Blood Parallels, but I'm still calling it all Blood Moon because I'm working on all the parts in a single file
January - 2005
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Jan.27.2005

The Trine ~ Worked on revisions

Jan.26.2005

The Trine ~ Worked on revisions

Jan.25.2005

The Trine ~ Worked on revisions

Jan.24.2005

The Trine ~ Worked on the story text and revisions

Jan.23.2005

The Trine ~ Worked on revisions

Jan.21.2005

The Trine ~ Worked on revisions

Jan.11.2005

The Trine ~ Worked on revisions

Jan.10.2005

The Trine ~ Worked on the timeline, notes, and revisions

Jan.09.2005

The Kindari Saga ~ Worked on revisions for Book 1
The Trine ~ Worked on the story text and revisions
The Vampire Hunter Series ~ Added several new scenes to Blood Bound, but haven't posted the additions

Also worked on revisions for Bloodlines and organized the timeline