Vol. One: The Rise of Farson Uiost

This first volume of the original trilogy was begun sometime in 1991, probably in the summer. Over the next 22 years the 135,000-word story was competed. I had only written six books of poetry and seven short stories when I started Farson. The Internet had not yet been born. There are no records of its writing history, but everywhere I went Farson was with me. I once threw away the only copy, but in the middle of the night retrieved it from the dumpster. Sometime in 1999, as we neared the then thought of as apocalyptic new millennia, I found a way to complete the novel that had been haunting me for decades. Those four years of finishing The Rise of Farson Uiost culminated in the initial publishing of the book on July 31, 2014. One of the happiest days of my life. In the subsequent volumes, I kept much better records.

Vol. Two: Sargasso

1/18/14, 11,107, 40, 1/20/14, 11,918, 43, 1/22/14, 14,190, 51, 1/24/14, 15,012, 54, 1/28/14, 15,634, 57, 1/30/14, 16,627, 60, 2/19/14, 25,771, 74, 2/26/14, 26,142,107, 3/1/14, 26,720, 106, 3/4/14, 27,782, 109, 3/15/14, 31,427, 121; 4/6/14, [editing sections 1-5] 4/18/14; 32,994, 124, [still editing sections] 4/19/14, 37,378, 171, 6/28/14, 38,103, [after completing Farson review 1.2] 7/5/14, 38,460, 175, 7/7/14, 39,915, 180, 8/15/14, 40,245, 181, 9/14/14, 40,922, 163 [after a reformatting to Pages from MSWord], 9/20/14, 45,014, 177, 9/21/14, 45,587, 180, 9/29/14, 46,686, 184, 9/30/14, 48,603, 191, 10/2/14, 50,560, 197, [Farson 1.3 published] 1012/14, 54,241, 207, 10/14/14, 55,365, 210, 10/16/14, 56,453, 213, 10/17/14, 57,248, 214, 10/20/14, 60,155, 221, 10/24/14, 61,375, 225, 10/25/14, 62,300, 228, 10/26/14, 63,606, 231, 10/31/14, 65,175, 235. 11/1/14, 66,582, 240. 11/2/14, 68,019, 243, 11/3/14, 68,870, 246, 11/6/14, 70,853, 211 [after resetting the leading to 1.1 from 1.50], 11/7/14, 71,519, 214, 11/8/14, 74,261, 219, 11/9/14, 76,402, 224, 11/11/14, 77,688, 228, 11/15/14, 80,792, 255 [margins formatting, justification], 11/16/4, 84,509, 264, 11/17/14, 86,469, 270, 11/23/14, 87,754, 274, 11/24/14, 88,915, 277, 11/25/14, 90,505, 281, 11/28/14, 93,409, 290, 11/29/14, 95,049, 295, 11/30/14, 97,575, 304, 12/4/14, 98,651, 306, 12/7/14, 100, 475, 310, [Ida Sequel Preview begun]12/8/14, 101,584, 322, 12/10/14, 103,743, 329, 12/12/14, 104,987, 333, 12/13/14, 106,273, 336, 12/14/14, 107,743, 340, [Farson 1.4 completed, not yet republished] 12/16/14, 108,696, 343, 12/17/14, 109,596, 346. 12/18/14, 112, 191, 352, 12/20/14, 114,447, 358, 12/21/14. 115,616, 360, 12/23/14, 117,709, 366, 12/28/14, 120,479, 373, 12/29/14, 121,458, 375, 12/30/14, 123,337, 380. 1/1/15, 125,950, 393, 1/5/15, 128,262, 398, 1/7/15, 130,378. 404, 1/8/15, 132,140, 409, [removed “Notes and Questions” to a separate file, 1,793 words, five pages], 1/10/15, 135,587, 419, 1/15/15, 141,947, 436, 1/16/15, 145,017,444. First draft complete.

Editing begins. 3/17/15, 101, 3/24/15, 119, 4/9/15, 172, 151,414, 4/24/15, 259, 153,657, 5/1/15, 299, 154,891, 5/21/15, 157,824, 476, 5/22/15, 159,564 (added 1,800 more words of “Ida” to the sequel preview), 511, 5/23/15, 161,286, 521 (added the “poems” section),  5/24/15, 162,012, 529 (added illustrations), printed out for JP reading, 8/29/15, 163,915, 533 completed proofing to the sequel preview, 9/5/15, 164,157, 531. Version 1.1 complete, off to editor (SZ). 10/8/15, manuscript back from editor, corrections begun. 11/14/15, 164,256, p. 299, 11/21/15, 164,234, 533, corrections complete. Final reading begun. 12/3/15, 16,461, 534, 1/18/16, 536, 165,037, 1/31/16, 165,505, 535, version 1.2 complete.

Vol. Three: The Dreams of Ida Rothschild

12/17/14 [Ida Sequel Preview begun] 12/31/14, 2,050, 28, 1/19/15, 5,197, 33, 2/10/15, 7,008, 39, 2/12,15, 7,948, 42, 2/13/15, 9.287. 46, 2/14/15, 10,555, 50, 2/15/15, 12,727, 53, 2/27/15, 17,192, 69, 2/28/15, 18,143, 72, 3/1/15, 19,033, 75, 3/6/15, 20,055, 76, 3/22/15, 22,088, 84, 4/5/15, 89, 23,148, 4/22/15, 25,386, 95, 4/24/15, 27,244, 102, 5/14/15, 28,524, 106, 5/15/15, 30,282, 110, 5/31/15, 32.429, 117, 6/1/15, 33,351, 120, 6/4/15, 34,798, 123, 6/10/15, 134, 38,072. 6/20/15, 40,234, 142, 6/29/15, 43,634, 154, 7/5/15, 46,582, 162, 7/25/15, 50,904, 174, 8/4/15, 57,416, 194, 8/6/15, 60,277, 202, 8/9/15, 65,209, 216, 8/15/15, 71,402, 235, 8/30/25, 76,748, 252, 8/31/15, 78,280, 256, 9/1/15, 79,513, 260, 9/2/15, 80,515, 264, 9/10/15, 87,559, 285, 9/12/15, 90,366, 297 [started the preview of “I’ll Ask Her In The Morning”], 9/13/15, 92,061, 304, 9/19/15, 95,644, 316, 9/26,15, 101,754, 335, 9/30/15, 110,145, 362, 10/2/15, 114,514, 375, 10/3/15, 117,235, 383, 10/4/15, 119.033, 388, 10/6/15, 122,206, 399, 10/10/15, 128,486, 421, 10/14,15, 133,515, 434, 10/18/15, 138,532, 445, 10/20/15, 140,837, 456, 10/22/15, 145,090, 470, 10/24/15, 147,077, 476. 10/29/15, 150,353, 487, 11/3/15, 158,366, 513, 11/4/15, 159,851, 519, 11/7/15, 165,102, 537, 11/8/15, 168,186, 548 [First writing complete], 12/5/15 [first author’s reading begun]. 12/24/15, 169,179, 552, 3/1/16, 170,221, 554, 4/9/16, 177,937, 581 [finished the second reading, and added a second, alternate, sequel, Volume 4a], all complete for the next reading: 4/18/16, 178,552, 583, 4/21/16, Joy’s editing begins. 7/31/16, corrections begun, 8/28,16, corrections complete, fourth reading begins, 179,747, 10/31/16, 181,217, 601, 11/13/16, 182,493, 608, 11/23/16, 183,548, 612 [end fourth reading].

Vol. One: The Rise of Farson Uiost

This first volume of the original trilogy was begun sometime in 1991, probably in the summer. Over the next 22 years the 135,000-word story was competed. I had only written six books of poetry and seven short stories when I started Farson. The Internet had not yet been born. There are no records of its writing history, but everywhere I went Farson was with me. I once threw away the only copy, but in the middle of the night retrieved it from the dumpster. Sometime in 1999, as we neared the then thought of as apocalyptic new millennia, I found a way to complete the novel that had been haunting me for decades. Those four years of finishing The Rise of Farson Uiost culminated in the initial publishing of the book on July 31, 2014. One of the happiest days of my life. In the subsequent volumes, I kept much better records.

Vol. Two: Sargasso

1/18/14, 11,107, 40, 1/20/14, 11,918, 43, 1/22/14, 14,190, 51, 1/24/14, 15,012, 54, 1/28/14, 15,634, 57, 1/30/14, 16,627, 60, 2/19/14, 25,771, 74, 2/26/14, 26,142,107, 3/1/14, 26,720, 106, 3/4/14, 27,782, 109, 3/15/14, 31,427, 121; 4/6/14, [editing sections 1-5] 4/18/14; 32,994, 124, [still editing sections] 4/19/14, 37,378, 171, 6/28/14, 38,103, [after completing Farson review 1.2] 7/5/14, 38,460, 175, 7/7/14, 39,915, 180, 8/15/14, 40,245, 181, 9/14/14, 40,922, 163 [after a reformatting to Pages from MSWord], 9/20/14, 45,014, 177, 9/21/14, 45,587, 180, 9/29/14, 46,686, 184, 9/30/14, 48,603, 191, 10/2/14, 50,560, 197, [Farson 1.3 published] 1012/14, 54,241, 207, 10/14/14, 55,365, 210, 10/16/14, 56,453, 213, 10/17/14, 57,248, 214, 10/20/14, 60,155, 221, 10/24/14, 61,375, 225, 10/25/14, 62,300, 228, 10/26/14, 63,606, 231, 10/31/14, 65,175, 235. 11/1/14, 66,582, 240. 11/2/14, 68,019, 243, 11/3/14, 68,870, 246, 11/6/14, 70,853, 211 [after resetting the leading to 1.1 from 1.50], 11/7/14, 71,519, 214, 11/8/14, 74,261, 219, 11/9/14, 76,402, 224, 11/11/14, 77,688, 228, 11/15/14, 80,792, 255 [margins formatting, justification], 11/16/4, 84,509, 264, 11/17/14, 86,469, 270, 11/23/14, 87,754, 274, 11/24/14, 88,915, 277, 11/25/14, 90,505, 281, 11/28/14, 93,409, 290, 11/29/14, 95,049, 295, 11/30/14, 97,575, 304, 12/4/14, 98,651, 306, 12/7/14, 100, 475, 310, [Ida Sequel Preview begun]12/8/14, 101,584, 322, 12/10/14, 103,743, 329, 12/12/14, 104,987, 333, 12/13/14, 106,273, 336, 12/14/14, 107,743, 340, [Farson 1.4 completed, not yet republished] 12/16/14, 108,696, 343, 12/17/14, 109,596, 346. 12/18/14, 112, 191, 352, 12/20/14, 114,447, 358, 12/21/14. 115,616, 360, 12/23/14, 117,709, 366, 12/28/14, 120,479, 373, 12/29/14, 121,458, 375, 12/30/14, 123,337, 380. 1/1/15, 125,950, 393, 1/5/15, 128,262, 398, 1/7/15, 130,378. 404, 1/8/15, 132,140, 409, [removed “Notes and Questions” to a separate file, 1,793 words, five pages], 1/10/15, 135,587, 419, 1/15/15, 141,947, 436, 1/16/15, 145,017,444. First draft complete.

Editing begins. 3/17/15, 101, 3/24/15, 119, 4/9/15, 172, 151,414, 4/24/15, 259, 153,657, 5/1/15, 299, 154,891, 5/21/15, 157,824, 476, 5/22/15, 159,564 (added 1,800 more words of “Ida” to the sequel preview), 511, 5/23/15, 161,286, 521 (added the “poems” section),  5/24/15, 162,012, 529 (added illustrations), printed out for JP reading, 8/29/15, 163,915, 533 completed proofing to the sequel preview, 9/5/15, 164,157, 531. Version 1.1 complete, off to editor (SZ). 10/8/15, manuscript back from editor, corrections begun. 11/14/15, 164,256, p. 299, 11/21/15, 164,234, 533, corrections complete. Final reading begun. 12/3/15, 16,461, 534, 1/18/16, 536, 165,037, 1/31/16, 165,505, 535, version 1.2 complete.

Vol. Three: The Dreams of Ida Rothschild

12/17/14 [Ida Sequel Preview begun] 12/31/14, 2,050, 28, 1/19/15, 5,197, 33, 2/10/15, 7,008, 39, 2/12,15, 7,948, 42, 2/13/15, 9.287. 46, 2/14/15, 10,555, 50, 2/15/15, 12,727, 53, 2/27/15, 17,192, 69, 2/28/15, 18,143, 72, 3/1/15, 19,033, 75, 3/6/15, 20,055, 76, 3/22/15, 22,088, 84, 4/5/15, 89, 23,148, 4/22/15, 25,386, 95, 4/24/15, 27,244, 102, 5/14/15, 28,524, 106, 5/15/15, 30,282, 110, 5/31/15, 32.429, 117, 6/1/15, 33,351, 120, 6/4/15, 34,798, 123, 6/10/15, 134, 38,072. 6/20/15, 40,234, 142, 6/29/15, 43,634, 154, 7/5/15, 46,582, 162, 7/25/15, 50,904, 174, 8/4/15, 57,416, 194, 8/6/15, 60,277, 202, 8/9/15, 65,209, 216, 8/15/15, 71,402, 235, 8/30/25, 76,748, 252, 8/31/15, 78,280, 256, 9/1/15, 79,513, 260, 9/2/15, 80,515, 264, 9/10/15, 87,559, 285, 9/12/15, 90,366, 297 [started the preview of “I’ll Ask Her In The Morning”], 9/13/15, 92,061, 304, 9/19/15, 95,644, 316, 9/26,15, 101,754, 335, 9/30/15, 110,145, 362, 10/2/15, 114,514, 375, 10/3/15, 117,235, 383, 10/4/15, 119.033, 388, 10/6/15, 122,206, 399, 10/10/15, 128,486, 421, 10/14,15, 133,515, 434, 10/18/15, 138,532, 445, 10/20/15, 140,837, 456, 10/22/15, 145,090, 470, 10/24/15, 147,077, 476. 10/29/15, 150,353, 487, 11/3/15, 158,366, 513, 11/4/15, 159,851, 519, 11/7/15, 165,102, 537, 11/8/15, 168,186, 548 [First writing complete], 12/5/15 [first author’s reading begun]. 12/24/15, 169,179, 552, 3/1/16, 170,221, 554, 4/9/16, 177,937, 581 [finished the second reading, and added a second, alternate, sequel, Volume 4a], all complete for the next reading: 4/18/16, 178,552, 583, 4/21/16, Joy’s editing begins. 7/31/16, corrections begun, 8/28,16, corrections complete, fourth reading begins, 179,747, 10/31/16, 181,217, 601, 11/13/16, 182,493, 608, 11/23/16, 183,548, 612 [end fourth reading].

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