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August 14, 2015
Posted at 3:00 am

Code Monkey goes forward.

The next two chapters are with my final proofer, so there will be three chapter in the submission wizard; a new chapter will drop to the moderators in successive months on the 19th at 8 p.m. and be posted as soon as they do what they do.

The next two chapters are going well. When I need a break, I've been going back and rewriting each chapter of the story. These are massive rewrites in the case of the first 8 chapters, which I made readers suffer through without any outside proofreaders. I now have a great group, without their work the story wouldn't be half as good as it is now. My writing skills have improved as well; thank you, Erik.

The first chapter was broken into two different chapters with additional material added and lots of the data dumps removed. All the following chapters of the rewrite will be about 50 pages in MS Word, so those over that size will be broken in two. Some of the present chapters are 80 to 100 pages long in MS Word. Once all the chapters of the story, to the original ending, are rewritten, I'll repost the new first book on SOL two chapters at a time, once a week. In that way, all the people who don't read long epics until they are concluded can read the story if they wish to do so.

Thanks for all the emails, from flaming my skills to offering support, praise, and constructive critiques. If one of your ideas about something in the story show up in its pages, I either stole your idea, or great minds think alike.

I'll continue with the long version and it will end where, and as it does now in my outlines. I'll publish the first chapter of the next book the same day this one ends.

Thank you for taking the time to read.