Monthly Archives: December 2008

Going on the Account: Sing Out if Ye Seen This…

I know I’m not the first online novel out there, but I had no idea that a preceding project was done by a rock god!

 

While looking up something else, the Lovely and Talented Susan came across reference to the online novel “The Boy Who Heard Music” by Pete Townshend.  We tried following every link we could find to it, but we ended up with nada.  The fact that descriptions of the work now refer to it as a staged musical makes me think the original version is like William Gibson’s “Agrippa,” now a piece of vaporware that left impressions like a one night performance that you just had to be there for if you wanted to experience it.

 

So I open the floor to the readers: If anyone knows where to find the original version of “The Boy Who Heard Music,” the wife and I would be greatly indebted to you.  Any links, reposts, anything, please sing out; like swashbucklers of old, I be willing to engage in a little smuggling…

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Going on the Account: Part the One Hundred First

Part the One Hundred First is now up, and may be read here.

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Going on the Account: Red Skies in Morning for Ye?

Just the thing any writer wants to have brought up before Christmas:  Salon.com’s article about Black Wednesday.  My sympathies to anyone affected by the mass layoffs this month all over Publisher’s Row

 

Then again, the part about electronic books that could be considered mid-list is interesting from a personal view.  Not to sound horrible, but the more I read that, the more I felt like a small mammal feeding off a dinosaur egg…

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Going on the Account: Part the Ninety Ninth

Part the Ninety Ninth is now up, and may be read here.

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Going on the Account: Part the One Hundredth

Part the One Hundredth is scheduled to go up at the usual time (early Friday the 26th), but for those following through the blog roll (especially the subscribers), you can get an early peek at the next chapter here, as a holiday present.

 

One hundred part so far.  I have to thank you all for reading the piece and staying with me on this, and for your comments along the way.  And for those of you who thought I’d never get this far and/or should have stopped long before here…  Aw hell, it’s the holidays, so hey!

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Going on the Account: Adjusting the Trim

Well, I went with a new theme.  Something that means a lot less time spent on coding for the sake of presentation, and more time to concentrate on the writing.

My hope is that things can run a bit smoother, with less energy needing to be expended on presentation twice a week.  With some of the work becoming a ‘file and forget’ function, there should be less disruption in presenting the work.

 

I’m trying to imagine Laurence Sterne having to consider what font he’d need to e-publish TRISTRAM SHANDY.  Funny how much we now live in Marshall McLuhan’s media landscape…

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Going on the Account: Running the Colors Up, Revisited

For those who read what I posted last night(and I hope that includes someone, he laughed nervously), the coding issues got some resolution.  This morning, WordPress accepted my font and color commands, and those two parts are back to normal.

 

Somewhat.  The font size is a bit small and could stand to be upped, which means more adventures in coding to come.

 

Which I’m getting a bit tired of; my search for ways to fix or replace the theme to give me a better template to work with and automate some of the appearance coding continues.  I’m open to all comments and suggestions on how to get around having to manually adjust font and color every time.  And I may still come up with a new theme, if just to spruce things up.

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