Daily archives: August 21, 2006

Heavensent 9.11

The Waltzer’s gun thundered. Thick grey smoke wrapped around the turret then washed back over the bridge. Everyone had jobs to be doing, but they forsook them to stare at the shot’s target and will the shell to land true. A fountain of water shot up just before the second transport. “You have one more shot and then we shall take evasive action.” Null shouted into the communications pipe.

The gun roared again. This time Null was spinning the control wheel before the recoil had even subsided. The stricken attack ship came into his view as Waltzer heeled over. They would pass close to it, but not collide. The seamen in the water around their old ship would not be so lucky, pushed under by the wash or churned over by the screws. The sailors’ code did not apply in the middle of a battle.

“Hit sir!” a spotter cried. Null allowed himself a glance at the transports. There was black smoke over the nearest one and a large jagged scar in its plating. If they could inflict a few similar hits to the other transports they might be able to halt the invasion fleet. “Planes!” shouted another spotter, “They are not ours.”

Heavensent 9.12
Heavensent 9.10
Heavensent 1.1

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Wrapping up Heavensent

I reached a natural end for Heavensent last night. It’s not really the end of the tale, as there are a few plot threads still up in the air, but it is a point at which everything has become clear and back story has been filled in and info-dumped. I could go on and start a third part to the tale, but I think it would be something of an anti-climax so it’s best to leave it as is.

You won’t get to see the end for a month or so, but just be aware that it’s on the way.

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Hitting an earnings landmark

Over the weekend, whilst I was putting together my post about future goals and aims for Spinneyhead I mentioned a target of averaging over $3.34 a day from various sources. Well, on Saturday I cleared that hurdle. This was primarily from sales and the tail rather than advertising, and I’m not going to see all that money in one go because it’s spread across several channels. I’m also 8 cents shy of clearing $1000 in income from the web.

It’s an important psychological point. The next step is to clear £100 in a month, currently translating to $6.31 a day average.

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