Do not track

Jeroen Steenbeeke  Jeroen Steenbeeke
Posted 5/29/16 1:00 PM
Last week I found something interesting in my 404 log. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, each time someone tries to access a page that does not exist, that person receives the "Not Found" error, which according to the HTTP protocol is error code 404. Each time this happens, my site records it, and asks me what I want to do about it. Do I want to keep throwing this error (i.e. the page really doesn't exist and never has), to give a more useful error (like 410, which means that the
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Writing productivity guide

Jeroen Steenbeeke  Jeroen Steenbeeke
Posted 5/27/16 10:00 AM
There's a lot to be said about writing, and every writer has his or her own rituals, tips and techniques for getting productive. Every author you ask will undoubtedly have something to add to questions such as "How do you maintain a writing schedule?" or "How do you get ready to write?".

I imagine that was what Yoav Ezer must have thought when he decided to approach over 90 authors (including yours truly) to ask them these
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My next project

Jeroen Steenbeeke  Jeroen Steenbeeke
Posted 5/24/16 1:00 PM
Last week I finished the first stage of editing for the 6th installment in the Unbound series. The editing phase of this book has taken a bit longer than usual, but I'll be sending it to my alpha readers sometime this week. This means I'll now have time to start working on my next project, which is...

I don't know yet!


I basically have 3 projects that I want to work on, each of which
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Working backwards

Jeroen Steenbeeke  Jeroen Steenbeeke
Posted 5/20/16 11:00 AM
Every writer wants to avoid continuity errors, or at least I hope that is the case. I definitely do, and it's one of the reasons I have a whole bunch of people proofread my books, preferable people who have read earlier parts.

Even so, continuity errors can be missed even by them, and small ones can creep into writing through successive edits. A while ago, when working on the first five Unbound books, my editor mentioned a technique she used to spot them, and I've since adopted it to
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Procrastination alert

Jeroen Steenbeeke  Jeroen Steenbeeke
Posted 5/17/16 10:00 PM
For the past two weeks or so, I've barely spent any time on writing. I even missed my semi-regular end of the week blog post, for no other reason than not feeling like it. Lately, I've found I'm more likely to fire up Factorio, or to spend time coding when I should be writing instead. In addition, I keep postponing stuff I could have done by now.

https://www.jeroensteenbeeke.nl/images/one-does-not-simply-forego
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Outrageously priced whisky

Jeroen Steenbeeke  Jeroen Steenbeeke
Posted 5/10/16 5:00 PM
Last Friday I got an e-mail from a local whisky distillery, announcing their second bottling (I think they started distilling in 2010), which was available for order through their web shop.

The price? 150 euros for a 0.5 liter bottle (for any Americans: that's about $170). Not only is that quite a steep price for whisky in general, it is an insane price for what they're offering. My response therefore: HELL NO, but let me explain.

Whisky comes in a lot
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Musical Inspiration: May 2016

Jeroen Steenbeeke  Jeroen Steenbeeke
Posted 5/6/16 11:00 AM
I listen to a lot of streaming radio at work, and during my writing Wednesdays, and it's quite amazing how different these experiences can be. Some days my favorite channel has a truckload of "meh", while at other times I'm making notes every few minutes because great songs keep happening.

Last Monday was another good day, and here are some songs I'd like to share with you.

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Short news flash

Jeroen Steenbeeke  Jeroen Steenbeeke
Posted 5/3/16 2:00 PM
A number of things to share:

  • Had a great time at De Dondersteen to discuss a cameo appearance by the owner Sebastiaan in Incursion
  • First editing pass of Incursion is complete. Two more to go until I send it to my alpha readers
  • No entries for the
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