Hey, didn’t I used to have a blog?

Erm, yeah. Haven’t posted for a while. But I haven’t been idle. 53,000 words and counting. Let me know if there’s anything you want me to put in my book that I haven’t mentioned (look at recent posts tagged ‘publishing’ if you don’t know what I’m talking about).

Inspiration book – sections?

I’ve gotten over 40,000 words done. This is an important benchmark, because 40,000 is generally considered the minimum for a work to be novel-length.

Anyway, I’m thinking about whether to organize the various topics into broad sections–for example I might have ‘Magic’ and ‘Science’–or whether to just put everything into an order, such as alphabetical by section title, that doesn’t group similar subjects together.

Regardless of which I choose, I’m going to have cross-references. For example if a section briefly mentions the ‘hollow Earth’, it would have a link to the hollow Earth section.

Let me know which you’d prefer.

Inspiration Book: 30,000 words so far.

Topics covered so far:

  • Pirates
  • Quote from ‘Confessions of an Opium Eater’
  • H.P. Lovecraft’s Commonplace Book
  • Dirt and Holiness
  • Cornelius Agrippa
  • Merlin
  • List of Names of Methods of Foretelling the Future
  • Sympathetic Alphabets
  • Feuding
  • Traveler’s Tales
  • El Dorado
  • Extra Colors in Fiction and Fact
  • Real ‘Sixth Senses’
  • The Wreck of the Batavia
  • The 99 Names of God
  • Titles of Satan
  • Titles of Odin
  • The Pythagorean Brotherhood
  • Ozymandias
  • The Origin of Love
  • The Principles of Magic
  • Names
  • The Tide
  • The Priest of Nemi
  • The Sex Lives of Demons
  • The Influence of the Stars on Demons
  • Social Bandits
  • Experiments In the Revival of Organisms
  • Kennings
  • Zombies
  • Grotesqueries of the Victorian Era
  • The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations
  • The Influence of Dungeons & Dragons on Fantasy Fiction
  • Murder of African Albinos
  • Things That Animals Do Which Would Be Unnerving If Done By Humans