Posts by: Floyd Getchell

Things written that should not be written

Going to put some things down here that delve into to taboo subject of bringing harm to other individuals. Understand that these individuals are trying to harm you so this is an act of self-defense, just more effective self-defense. Many are drawn to the use of military full metal jacket, FMJ, ammunition thinking that the…

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Shift of substance

While my writing career flounders on I have decided to take this web page in a different direction. Prepping and Survival is a thought that is not too far back in my mind most of the time and it has been brought to my attention that while I think of many things, most people don’t….

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Contemplation and remorse

Well I have been struggling with the final edit of Pilgrim’s Trail, haven’t even really started it. I write passive sentences and this is frowned upon in the literary community. So I therefore have been struggling with a complete rewrite of the book which is probably more difficult than actually writing the book because it…

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17 Nov 2013

Sorry everyone (although I doubt anyone reads this) suffered an internet failure and took some time to resolve it. I have received half of my books and questionnaires back from my Beta readers for Pilgrim’s Trail and have gotten some great feedback which will be incorporated into the final rewrite and edit. The sequel to…

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19 Sep 2013

Mailed the proof copies of ‘Pilgrim’s Trail’ to the Beta readers yesterday and I am really hoping a lot of good comes out of this project. The scenario that I have set is really fun to write in so I am hoping that it meets with success so that I can continue to develop the…

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14 Sep 2013

Well the web site has exploded I have spent most of the day mediating it, thanks to all of you that are not bots and I do apologize to everyone for the Spam problems associated with the site. Questionnaire for the Beta readers is complete and will be sent out Monday. I have continued to…

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Pilgrim’s Trail Proof

Well the first proofs for ‘Pilgrim’s Trail’ arrived today and I must say they look pretty great! Really happy with the cover because it took me about 30 minutes to get through the process which has taken me as much as 6 weeks in the past. I weaseled out and used createspace.com ready  made cover…

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9 Sep 13

Ordered the proofs of ‘Pilgrim’s Trail’ today for my Beta Readers, spent all of about 20 minutes on the cover art, I need to get off my butt and get someone to do my cover art! I want it to look like the classic covers from the 40’s and 50’s. I continue to write ‘Casualties…

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Pilgrim’s Trail update 8 Sep 2013

Well the book took a major leap forward as I quit tinkering with it and sent it to Amazon. It will be reviewed, I have some friends doing a beta read for me and then I will be ready to publish and submit to Kindle The formatting issues that I normally struggle with vanished when…

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WorldCon’s End 3 Sep 2013

Well the drive back from San Antonio sucked because people do not appear to know how to drive as part of a collective group. Got to meet Harry Turtledove and his wife and they appeared to be very nice people. Harry Turtledove is considered the Master of Alternate History Novels and I got to see…

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