Shine Cycle 2017 Review, 2018 Goals

As the civil year draws to a close, I again pause briefly to consider how the last year has gone and how I might best address myself to the new year. In particular, I’ve been looking back to measure myself against the goals I set a year ago, and deciding what goals to set for the year to come. As usual, I will consider each of my “magna opera” in turn, starting with the Shine Cycle today, and beginning with my goals for that in 2017. Continue reading

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Writing status update (#53)

It’s been over a month since my last “monthly” writing-status update, which was combined with my “goals check” at the end of the third quarter, so it’s past time to look at how well I’ve done on what I hoped at that point to get done in the next several weeks. Continue reading

Writing status update (#51)

It’s now been two months, instead of the one I intended, since I last reported on my progress in developing the Shine Cycle, so I’m long overdue. And while this neglect is all too typical of both the last few weeks and the last several years, these last weeks have shown some definite improvement. Continue reading

Writing status update (#46)

For all that it feels in some ways more like a week has passed than a month, it’s been four weeks since my last report (on the second day of Christmas) on recent progress on the Shine Cycle, my fantasy series-in-preparation. In that time, despite the busyness that always makes Christmastide hectic, and despite being laid somewhat low by a cold last week, I did get some Shine Cycle development work done. Continue reading

Strategic Primer assistive programs release, development report, and roadmap (0.4.9013)

In the weeks since the last snapshot release of the suite of assistive programs for players and Judges of Strategic Primer, there have many minor “fixes” and “cleanups,” a few “major under-the-hood” changes, a few changes that may affect players but they won’t see directly, and at most a couple actually “user-visible” changes. But it’s time for a new release. You can download the new snapshot from GitHub as usual. Continue reading

Shine Cycle 2016 Review, 2017 Goals

At the beginning of another year, I again pause briefly to take stock of the past year and look forward to the next, specifically looking at how what I accomplished compared to the goals I had set and then setting new ones. I looked at my “miscellaneous” goals on Saturday; today, I’ll look back over how much I accomplished on the Shine Cycle, my fantasy series-in-preparation in the past year, and set new goals. Continue reading