Back on track

I’ve been spending too much time wallowing in self-pity and indulging in egocentricity. As a result I’m spending too much time on these blog articles and nowhere near enough time working on Hermes925. You may not see quite so many blog articles, but I’m still going to be writing every day. Of course if I have a particularly productive day, you might see both a new journal-style entry of the story, and a blog article too.

Today, for example, I’ve already got the next part of Hermes925 posted, and I’m already working on a blog article. This one. Do me a favour though, go read ‘Tanisha‘ and come back to this. If you haven’t read the story so far, read the other pages under the Hermes925 heading too. I want to hear what you think. You add your comments on those pages, or at the bottom of this post.

Did you read them yet? No? go read them. I’m serious. We can’t talk about it until you do. Go.


Okay have you read them now? Okay good.

I want my protagonist, Jaime, to come across as well-meaning but naive. Raised by good parents, who were possibly just a touch over-protective. Is that how he seems to you? What, if anything, do you think would make it clearer that his worldview is more than a little rose-tinted?

Conversely, Tanisha’s worldview is jaded. She’s been exposed to the hardship of life outside the system since infancy. Her character will be explored further in future articles, but entirely from Jaime’s perspective. Again though, I’m happy to hear your opinion on what I might have done differently to make the contrast clearer.

Is the technology, the N•Viron, understandable? Do you fully grasp what it is that it can do and how deeply it’s ingrained in the culture? If so, please tell me what you think of it. I want to be sure I’m getting the point across. If you find the concept difficult to grasp, then please tell me what it is you find confusing, so that I can add clarification to the redraft.


How about Arpies, do you know what they are? What about reclaimers? I only ask because it will be important to the rest of the story that these elements all make sense and fit together.

I’m really excited about the prospect of getting this book written and published. I’ve read more than a few ebooks and self-published books with poor descriptions, continuity errors, and even spelling and grammar mistakes. They’re great stories, but the errors tend to break up the narrative and take me out of it. I don’t want Hermes925 to do the same.

Thank you for your help and support.

Have a great day.

11 thoughts on “Back on track

    1. Tony_the_Brit

      Are you volunteering? I have thought about going through a traditional publisher rather than a pay to publish service, simply because they’ll edit it.


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  2. Your journal approach is a good one for generating beats and main character thrusts, I may try something like that myself. I really like what I’m seeing, your ideas are awesome. Especially the bits about N-Viron and Arpies. Really cool. But I do hope to get more sense of the narrative structure within the work itself (as opposed to within the blog). I think getting an editor will be wasting your time until you’ve written a lot more of that “connective tissue”. In other words, although I agree that editors are immensely valuable, I don’t think you need to go there just yet. Keep going! I’m enjoying it!

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    1. Tony_the_Brit

      Thank you. I’m considering the possibility of self-publishing when it’s ready. I would just need to come up with a smart way to raise the capital, but I’ll cross that bridge when I get there.


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