Archive for September, 2010


Posted in Personal on September 29, 2010 by stevenrmorrison

Working with google chrome, things are so confusing


word count

Posted in Prophet of Mars on September 24, 2010 by stevenrmorrison

I just hit 86,400 words, so a bit on novel length, and I am maybe 3/4 or so through it.. maybe less.
I am at 263 pages, average of 328 words/page
Yikes!! According to the “typewriter world” that is almost 350 pages!

 In the days of the typewriter, a double-spaced page with 1-inch margins would hold an average of 250 words. So you could assume that since 4 pages = 1000 words, 240 pages = 60,000 words, which was the typical length for most mainstream and mystery novels.

A Few Characters

Posted in Prophet of Mars on September 23, 2010 by stevenrmorrison

Roselyn St. Croix: An athletic young spiritual woman living in a hostile environment, on an unforgiving planet. Trying to balance her job, her lovers and her yet unknown to her destiny. Fighting the demons of her past with a hope for a new start armed only with her newfound faith.

Jason DiCadimain: Adventurer, rogue and a lover of too many women. A wild card without a plan for himself or his future in an unforgiving world.

Karin Winters: Commander of humanity’s first outpost on Mars. A hard drinking pragmatist, with a heart of gold and a dark secret that could ruin her life and the lives of those around her.

Roy Ellards: Cynical and hardened medical doctor, biochemist and a man with more secrets and guilt than anyone should have to bear. A man with the power to play God and the will to do it.

Allyson Grey: Captain of the CSV Tholen, a deep space asteroid mining ship and a survivor of a great space disaster and one of the greatest cover-up in human history. Fighting to free herself of her father’s shadow and trying to live up to his hero status.

Haranda Sandhu: Electronic genius and intelligence operative, captaining the ship CSV Piazza. The youngest member of a global cabal that has embarked of a journey to change the course of human evolution.

Ta’Fan Lawyta: The elder corporate giant with more money and power than most nations and the driving force behind three secret projects: INDRA, HYDRA and TALON. The single-minded idealist.

Martin Lar: Corporate leader and head of the largest medical conglomerate on Earth. A man on a mission with an attitude of “what are a few dozen more lives if it results in reaching goals quicker.”

Viktor Tscheneko: A giant of a man, with an ego and a burning vengeance to match. The captain of the ship the MDF Deimos, the most deadly weapon ever designed.

Matinne Gou: Psychologist and sociologist, controlling the lives and minds of the next generation of leadership. Personally responsible for the next giant leap in evolution

re-evaluate things and the need for that

Posted in Personal on September 12, 2010 by stevenrmorrison

Okay, what do we do?

When will the land sell, the house or the van. That is out of my control. What I need to do is figure out how to regulate and manage my time. I have a lot to do and not that time is a factor, it just would be good to get motivated. I need a reason to pay attention and need to figure out how to set deadlines. Well I can set deadlines, tht is the easy part, making them or even making them mean something is totally another kettle of fish.

Book is behind schedule, but I can blame health, panic, Dar, the cats, hell even facebook for diverting my attention from the task at hand. I wish I could keep promises that I make to myself as easily as I make excuses for breaking them. I need a task master, because the one I have now (working for myself) my boss is an idiot.

Is it politically correct to call yourself an idiot? Or must I now self-censure myself. No Ice cream for you Steve, you bad boy.

Ramble ramble ramble.

I am outta here

Sept 11

Posted in Personal on September 11, 2010 by stevenrmorrison

Off to the Legion BR. 148 for the day. Hang out with veterans and shooting the breeze

Two other projects

Posted in Personal, Uncategorized on September 7, 2010 by stevenrmorrison

Working on breaking up my tome on a “pragmatic approach” to all things mystical into two smaller Kindle books