Funny story! At first I was all like “Hey, NaNoWriMo lines up nicely with my next project! I should do that!” then I was all like “Wait no, that is bugnuts crazy, why would I ruin my work by rushing it?” and then I was like “Eh, I’ll do it anyway!” and then I was like “UGH NO, stupid idea, just don’t bother.”
And then I wrote 50,000 words.
So… that happened.
Floating Point‘s chapter 1 and 2 are in the can, and the first few scenes of chapter 3 are done as well. All told, that’s 50k words, the “winning” limit of National Novel Writing Month. Not entirely within the span of November, I started three days early, but I finished seventeen days early so I think it still counts.
What does this mean for you? Not a lot, actually. I still plan to post a meaty update week-to-week, and getting this stuff up will happen over the course of two or three months. Patreon backers will get the early access I’d hoped for, though, and early indeed… likely getting the next week’s content right after the current week goes live for the reading public. Finally, I get one HELL of a “buffer” against future writer’s block, and the ability to chillax until the big premiere on November 21st. Everybody wins!
For now you can enjoy the FP::00 Preview, which includes a few worldbuilding scenes, and then sit back and wait one week for the grand reveal of Floating Point. Or hit the Patreon! Your call. Either way you’ll get the story.
Once we get rolling… it’ll be your time to shine. To leave feedback on the draft in progress (it can still be changed!), to talk the series up to your friends, to get those Reddit links going. I think folks who came here from HPMoR may be pleased with the results, in particular. Together, we can get Floating Point to truly soar. Get ready…