J.S. Dewes

Publishing Quest » Advanced Bound Manuscripts!

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I 👏 GOT 👏 MY 👏A 👏B👏Ms👏 aka Advanced Bound Manuscripts! It’s just a very basic, unformatted, uncorrected version of the manuscript (the approved final revision, but it hasn’t been through copyediting or proofreading or pass pages etc. yet), used by me, Agent, and Editor to solicit blurbs from other authors! An e-book version will be available as well, but…read more

Writing Quest » Chai Tea & Physics

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Having a little theoretical physics with my Starbucks this morning…. *resounding sigh* 🚀⁠⁠This time it’s for the sake of artificial gravity, and weirdly, I’ve only read one paper and I think I pretty much get it (as much as I “get” anything about theoretical physics lol). I might be getting better at this research thing??⁠⁠⁠What fun (or not fun) research…read more

Hey, it’s the Apollo 11 Moon Landing 50th Anniversary!

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🚀 It’s the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing! 👩‍🚀🌙⁠ I’ll be celebrating by spending all my free time drafting the sequel to my science fiction debut ✨😅⁠⁠Which would not exist if it weren’t for the space program! My passion for all things outer space stems from my father’s childhood fascination with the Space Race (he’s the addressee…read more

Writing Quest » Drafting Schedule

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Tomorrow, book 2 drafting begins! ⁠⁠(Also, why can I not draw a straight line? 😞)⁠⁠For those curious, that top box says:⁠91 days / 13 weeks⁠10,000 words/wk⁠~1500 words/day⁠1000 weekday / 2500 weekend day⁠⁠I will in all likelihood not accomplish this, it’s a pretty intense regimen to keep up for three straight months. But dangit I’m gonna try 🙃😬⁠  

2019 SFWA Nebula Conference Incoming

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SFWA Nebula Conference incoming! L-minus five days! I’m not panicking! 😅 As a max-level introvert, I’m a bit nervous about all the forthcoming socializing. Howeverrrrr, since it’s my first publishing-related event, I’m *also* super excited to meet industry folks while soaking up some career-related wisdom at the great panels I’ve got on the agenda! 📖✍ I’m also feeling grateful for…read more