The Road to Reaving – Part X

"Spearing the enemy"; photo by Peter Wort

It’s been quite a journey, hasn’t it? The story’s not over, however. Read on for what lay ahead on the Reaving road.

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The Road to Reaving – Part IX

BOOM!; photo by Mark Maestas

As promised, another installment. You can catch up in the usual place; today we’ll look at layout ideas and beyond after a brief interlude.

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Road to Reaving – Frequently Asked Questions

Partial of TOA Chapter art

As promised, answers (of a sort) to the questions everyone posted over the last several days. The blog will continue apace as well with another posting tomorrow.

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The Road to Reaving – Part VIII

We continue our journey through the pits and perils that is the Wars of Reaving. When last we left our intrepid hero, he’d just been told there would be no record sheets and saw the book gutted of 15-16 pages of material. Whatever would our writer do?

(Catch up on the saga here.)

Oh, and before we pick up our story thread, you still have time to ask a question (or two, or three) for the “FAQ” I’ll be posting on Wednesday. Continue reading

Road to Reaving…Audience Participation!


I’ve still got some more blogs to post on the process of writing The Wars of Reaving, but I wanted to take a pause and give my (apparently 1000+) readers the chance to ask questions. I don’t participate in a lot of Herb’s BattleTech chats, so here’s your opportunity!

In the comments section, post your question. On Wednesday of next week (July 27) I’ll answer as many as I can and post it in “FAQ” style. There are a couple of caveats, however…

  1. DON’T ask when the book is being released.
  2. DON’T ask what Clans are destroyed.
  3. DON’T ask what the airspeed of a coconut-laden swallow is.

I invite all other questions that pertain to this book, the Clans, their future (within reason), the creative process, and writing for the BattleTech line. Does it mean I’ll answer every single one? No, because I have to have a few secrets (and then there’s that whole NDA thing). But I do want to give you guys the chance to ask about anything regarding the project.

So – got a burning question? Post it below!