Author: Jamie McFarlane

Waiting for readers to finish

I am new to the entire write/edit/publish process.  It is a terrifying experience to take a story that you have worked hard on and give it to other people with the express purpose of having them tell you what is wrong with it.  I question just how much criticism I can take but I also know once i publish that criticism will freely flow. My readers are a diverse group. Basically family, friends and friends of friends. I have three school teachers, an executive for a large corporation, another published writer, and my baby sitter from forty years ago, and an officer in the Army. To show my complete rookie status I decided on a three weekend deadline and then gave them a deadline that was four weekends.  Last week I tried to take this back but the damage could have already been done, people set their schedules and don’t get to things any faster than they need to, it is human nature and all part of the learning process for me. So far the feedback I have gotten has been generally positive. My Army Officer friend has provided some terribly insightful ideas about how weapon and communication systems work and has pushed me to get it right. I have to say I love that advice, I don’t have this information in my head, I have done quite a bit...

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Wringing Wet Washcloth in Space

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130424.html One of the test readers for Rookie Privateer sent me a link to this Nasa video. Commander Chris Hadfield demonstrates the unique properties of the surface tension of water in a zero gravity environment. Pretty much it is just...

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Second book 20% written

One of the characters I introduced in Rookie Privateer was a pirate by the name of Celina Dontal. Celina’s story is a hard luck story. She becomes separated from her only living relative a younger sister. The story is about how Celina overcomes the odds and brings her small family back together.  I am hoping to have this short story ready for editing about the time Rookie Privateer is...

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Rookie Privateer Summary

Liam Hoffen is a second generation asteroid miner from an out of the way mining colony in the main belt. His life is changed forever when he and his friends foil an attack on their home station by the Red Houzi pirates.  As the proud new owner of a rundown old cutter Liam sets out to make his way as a trader.  Unfortunately for him the Red Houzi aren’t ready to give up their ship and will go to extraordinary lengths to get it back.  Follow Liam and his friends as they dodge pirates and discover their...

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