If you’ve followed this blog for any length of time, you might remember me whining about something called XIII. Well, after much anxiety, deliberation, hemming, hawing, and whatnot, some of it is finally available for your reading pleasure (or displeasure) at xiiifiction.wordpress.com. More will be posted as time goes on, but because I’m a normal human being with other commitments, it’s not a priority. Hence, there is no set posting schedule, but I will update this blog on the 13th of every month with links to whatever I’ve posted on the XIII blog (and if I’ve posted nothing, I will say that, too).
XIII is an unnecessarily long mythic fantasy soap opera. The closest thing it can be compared to is Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series, which should give you a clue about how awful it is. You’ve been warned. For background, if you’re crazy enough to take interest, at the bottom of this post is a list of previous posts on this blog in which I discuss (or rant about) XIII. Some may include spoilers. I honestly can’t remember which ones do or don’t.
I’m not posting XIII directly on this blog because it’s not entirely my creation (to make a very long story short), and I never intended to share a super-long piece of fiction here. (THE ARCHIVES is only about 36,000 words, so it doesn’t count as “long.”) I also want to keep this blog the way it’s always been, which is primarily a way for me to share my thoughts on whatever random topics happen to be in my head at the moment.
Anyway, if you are so inclined, feel free to follow XIII at xiiifiction.wordpress.com. Thank you always for liking, commenting, following, and reading.
- XIII Planning and Other Things (May 18, 2010)
- XIII (The “Epic”) (June 17, 2010)
- XIII Word Counts and Deadlines (July 14, 2010)
- Deadlines (September 20, 2010)
- Another Writing Flaw (October 27, 2010)
- Trenches of Revision, Part VI (June 3, 2011)
- Trenches of Revision, Part VII (July 7, 2011)
- Myths and Reality (September 5, 2011)
- Keeping Things Together (October 14, 2011)
- Trenches of Revision, Part VIII (November 9, 2011)
- Trenches of Revision, Part IX (November 16, 2011)
- Slimming Down (February 20, 2012)
- Before and After (August 14, 2012)
- November Ideas (August 23, 2012)
- The Ingredients of XIII (September 30, 2012)
- Progress on My Work in Progress (October 3, 2012)
- “Progress” on XIII (December 7, 2012)
- The Next Big Thing (December 13, 2012)
- Overwhelmed (January 15, 2013)
- Worldbuilding Progress (February 18, 2013)
- Weekend Progress (June 3, 2013)
- The Many Lives of Gavin (June 24, 2013)
- Progress on XIII (August 12, 2013)
- Sadness Upon Finishing My WiP (September 9, 2013)
- XIII: Done (November 20, 2013)
- Backup Plans (December 3, 2013)
- Might As Well Face It (September 19, 2015)
- Excerpt from XIII: Strophe (April 27, 2017)