Author Topic: Steele Resolve  (Read 29940 times)

Offline DeltaEchoVictor

  • Evil Forum Overlord
  • Administrator On Leave
  • Survival Veteran
  • *
  • Posts: 5705
  • Karma: 542
  • Vincit Omnia Veritas
Re: Steele Resolve
« Reply #30 on: August 24, 2009, 09:34:59 PM »
Summer is my playtime and I'm just not settling down to multi-hour sessions right now. I have a bit more almost ready.

Only 5 people have responded to this thread, so I don't think I'm holding too many of you in suspense. ;D
Fair enough. ;D

Who gives a rat's ass what the rest of 'em think... ;)

Offline TexDaddy

  • TSP Goat Wrangling Geezer. He is EVIL also.
  • Moderator On Leave
  • Forum Veteran
  • *
  • Posts: 12294
  • Karma: 265
  • I live in Texas. What country are you from?
Re: Steele Resolve
« Reply #31 on: August 24, 2009, 11:55:13 PM »
I am still here waiting also. I appreciate you comment about summer and playtime and all, but dang it, I can hardly wait for more. I am tingling with anticipation.

Offline theaccidentalsurvivor

  • Survivalist Mentor
  • *****
  • Posts: 894
  • Karma: 25
Re: Steele Resolve
« Reply #32 on: August 25, 2009, 09:50:55 AM »
I am definitely waiting on your next entry!

Offline madcap1one

  • Survivalist Mentor
  • *****
  • Posts: 462
  • Karma: 20
Re: Steele Resolve
« Reply #33 on: August 25, 2009, 10:00:45 AM »
Also awaiting the next chapters...

I very much enjoy the smooth transition of your writing. Please keep it up!

Goatdog62

  • Guest
Re: Steele Resolve
« Reply #34 on: August 25, 2009, 02:38:42 PM »
Alright...I'll write some tonight. 2/3 of the time I spend writing is actually research. I strive for accuaracy to a fault.

Offline DeltaEchoVictor

  • Evil Forum Overlord
  • Administrator On Leave
  • Survival Veteran
  • *
  • Posts: 5705
  • Karma: 542
  • Vincit Omnia Veritas
Re: Steele Resolve
« Reply #35 on: August 25, 2009, 06:53:24 PM »
Pinned this one to the top for updates.

Goatdog62

  • Guest
Re: Steele Resolve
« Reply #36 on: August 25, 2009, 06:56:52 PM »
Pinned this one to the top for updates.

The pressure is on then. ;D

Offline monkeyboyf

  • Survivalist Mentor
  • *****
  • Posts: 667
  • Karma: 39
Re: Steele Resolve
« Reply #37 on: August 25, 2009, 08:30:10 PM »
I'm still waiting.  It's great so far, just keep going! ;D

Offline bubtech

  • Senior Survivalist
  • ****
  • Posts: 255
  • Karma: 8
    • BUBWeb.com Websites starting at $10 per YEAR... WHAT!... YEAH!
Re: Steele Resolve
« Reply #38 on: September 26, 2009, 03:36:54 PM »
Add 1 to the readers list.... MORE DAMNIT... er please ;)
Super high quality writing so far
B

Goatdog62

  • Guest
Re: Steele Resolve
« Reply #39 on: September 26, 2009, 05:11:49 PM »
Thanks, I'm making progress.

Offline onesureshot

  • Prepper
  • **
  • Posts: 81
  • Karma: 2
Re: Steele Resolve
« Reply #40 on: September 27, 2009, 05:18:31 PM »
The BOOK, I want the BOOK! Sorry about that, as a new guy here I should mind my Ps and Qs, but I love to read this kind of stuff. I just do better with a book than I do reading on line. In the past I have done the copy / paste thing to make it easier for me to read, but it gets to be a pita to make it flow like a book does because of the formatting issues with the thread.

I skimmed over some of this, but after reading your 505 and some other stuff you have written, I am sure I will be hooked to the point of not being able to put it down until finished.

Looking forward to the book. Be sure to let us know when and where to buy it.

Oh, and count me as a reply, all 98 of my personalities should add to the total ;D

Goatdog62

  • Guest
Re: Steele Resolve
« Reply #41 on: September 27, 2009, 06:06:40 PM »
Thanks onesureshot. Fall and Winter will find me writing more. Just too much outside right now. Appreciate the comments greatly.

Offline Bad_Synergy

  • Survivor
  • ***
  • Posts: 166
  • Karma: 20
Re: Steele Resolve
« Reply #42 on: September 28, 2009, 03:02:37 PM »
Whew,

Goatdog, excellent writing!  I am very impressed.

You have another one hooked – Like the others, I can’t wait to read what comes next.

Goatdog62

  • Guest
Re: Steele Resolve
« Reply #43 on: September 28, 2009, 04:48:38 PM »
I can't handle the pressure!!!!


Ah hell, I guess I can. I'm working on it. Goal is over half the story posted by Christmas.

Offline Pathfinder

  • Survival Demonstrator
  • *******
  • Posts: 2102
  • Karma: 97
Re: Steele Resolve
« Reply #44 on: September 28, 2009, 05:20:51 PM »
Still writing.

No way I'm gonna give up this project. Summer is my playtime and I'm just not settling down to multi-hour sessions right now. I have a bit more almost ready.

Only 5 people have responded to this thread, so I don't think I'm holding too many of you in suspense. ;D

You will like the next chapter...action, action, action!

Some of us just lurk in the shadows, waiting . . . . waiting . . . . .   8)

Offline swanson

  • Standing In The Gap
  • Moderator On Leave
  • Survival Demonstrator
  • *
  • Posts: 2454
  • Karma: 303
  • "Don't let others live in your head rent free."
Re: Steele Resolve
« Reply #45 on: September 28, 2009, 05:36:46 PM »
AMBUSH !!!

CONTACT!! CONTACT!!

I HAVE BEEN LURKING TOO...

 ;D


Push us out some more of your prose bro' so I can feed the need to read!

swanson

Offline hd45hunt

  • Senior Survivalist
  • ****
  • Posts: 251
  • Karma: 9
Re: Steele Resolve
« Reply #46 on: September 29, 2009, 08:37:00 AM »
Completely awesome GD!! The wait is complete torture though. I usually burn through a good story like this in a day or two using every waking moment!! But I am definetely hooked.  505 is looking might purty too I might add. ;)  Keep it coming.

Offline LvsChant

  • Resident Master Mudder
  • Global Moderator
  • Survival Veteran
  • ******
  • Posts: 7817
  • Karma: 614
Re: Steele Resolve
« Reply #47 on: September 29, 2009, 02:42:19 PM »
count me in, too. I've really enjoyed it so far... and am waiting for the next installation. I've done a little bit of proofreading and would be happy to assist if you would like (not that it needs much).

J.

Offline donaldj

  • Dedicated Contributor
  • ******
  • Posts: 1382
  • Karma: 87
    • Keep and Bear, LLC
Re: Steele Resolve
« Reply #48 on: October 01, 2009, 03:56:06 PM »
I've read it to date, too, and look forward to the next installment.

Don't rush on my account though, I'd rather read the product of Inspiration, not Obligation.    ;D

Don

Offline madcap1one

  • Survivalist Mentor
  • *****
  • Posts: 462
  • Karma: 20
Re: Steele Resolve
« Reply #49 on: October 02, 2009, 09:10:07 AM »
Go ahead and rush on my account - I have the weekend with no lady, no puppies, no work - its all about me me me.

Lets see here, weekend plans to this point:
Gym (yes, I actually like going there and working up a good sweat)
Range (new Mossy to play with)
Farmers market (I enjoy cooking)
Reading my stack of as yet untouched Wooden Boat Magazine issues from the past few months (porn for old school boat guys)
Hike in the woods
Beers with my kid brother who just got back in-country


Offline mamabear

  • Survivalist Mentor
  • *****
  • Posts: 843
  • Karma: 35
Re: Steele Resolve
« Reply #50 on: November 02, 2009, 10:41:16 AM »
Well, if this is why they have locked you in a cage with only a typewriter then I can certainly see why. TW and SW should have locked you up sooner. I hope they don't let you out until we get all of it. (see the goatsgiving thread! ;D)

Offline LvsChant

  • Resident Master Mudder
  • Global Moderator
  • Survival Veteran
  • ******
  • Posts: 7817
  • Karma: 614
Re: Steele Resolve
« Reply #51 on: December 29, 2009, 12:34:11 PM »
So... how's the book coming along? Inquiring minds want to know...

Goatdog62

  • Guest
Re: Steele Resolve
« Reply #52 on: January 23, 2010, 07:55:30 PM »
Just wanted to say that I took up Lvschant's offer to edit SR and she did a great job. I am plinking away at it. I have a major dilemma about which way to go with it. I followed my outline, but had a different idea and wrote two paths so far for a few chapters each. I am unsure which way to go.

Anyway, Lvschant really did me a big favor. I wanted to publicly thank her.

Offline LvsChant

  • Resident Master Mudder
  • Global Moderator
  • Survival Veteran
  • ******
  • Posts: 7817
  • Karma: 614
Re: Steele Resolve
« Reply #53 on: January 24, 2010, 04:57:46 PM »
It was my pleasure... glad to get the first peek at the book :)

Offline m6996j23

  • Prepper
  • **
  • Posts: 55
  • Karma: 2
Re: Steele Resolve
« Reply #54 on: April 10, 2010, 06:56:27 PM »
hi,  i like i love it i want more of it.  good story, from middlesboro ky. right next to cumberland gap.  you are a close by prepper i am glad to meet you.  my email is m6996j@yahoo.com    let me know of any prepper type events you may know of.  a friend mike jones

Goatdog62

  • Guest
Re: Steele Resolve
« Reply #55 on: April 10, 2010, 08:12:35 PM »
hi,  i like i love it i want more of it.  good story, from middlesboro ky. right next to cumberland gap.  you are a close by prepper i am glad to meet you.  my email is m6996j@yahoo.com    let me know of any prepper type events you may know of.  a friend mike jones

Okay Mike. Glad you enjoyed it so far.

Jim

Offline Nadir_E

  • Survivalist Mentor
  • *****
  • Posts: 699
  • Karma: 36
  • Win some, learn some.
Re: Steele Resolve
« Reply #56 on: May 31, 2010, 07:15:10 PM »
GaotDog,
    I was glued to the pages where the team was in Iraq - you describe (well) a great deal of things with which most of us are entirely unfamiliar (at least I was).  The tension built quickly and I raced through the paragraphs to see how it would turn out.

    My only recommendation so far is to spend more time on the transition from the protagonist being in Iraq to the SHTF situation here in the U.S.  I think that the issues leading to a collapse deserve more attention / greater detail.  It's a personal belief, so feel free to ignore, but I feel that an economic collapse is a steep slope of events at worst, not a cliff.  What I mean is that it takes time, as opposed to happening quickly.  In an overview of that time perhaps you could include some character development as backdrop to the larger events through shorter vignettes of your main character, his family, perhaps his employer, etc. 

Thanks for sharing your work with us - I very much enjoyed reading what you've posted.
-N

Goatdog62

  • Guest
Re: Steele Resolve
« Reply #57 on: May 31, 2010, 08:05:20 PM »
GaotDog,
    I was glued to the pages where the team was in Iraq - you describe (well) a great deal of things with which most of us are entirely unfamiliar (at least I was).  The tension built quickly and I raced through the paragraphs to see how it would turn out.

    My only recommendation so far is to spend more time on the transition from the protagonist being in Iraq to the SHTF situation here in the U.S.  I think that the issues leading to a collapse deserve more attention / greater detail.  It's a personal belief, so feel free to ignore, but I feel that an economic collapse is a steep slope of events at worst, not a cliff.  What I mean is that it takes time, as opposed to happening quickly.  In an overview of that time perhaps you could include some character development as backdrop to the larger events through shorter vignettes of your main character, his family, perhaps his employer, etc. 

Thanks for sharing your work with us - I very much enjoyed reading what you've posted.
-N

Thank you and I finally found someone who feels the same as I do about it. I cannot stand my transition to SHTF. While economic collapse is a big part of the picture, the terrorist event(s) are what sends things over the top. I am re-writing a large chunk of SR because of the inconsistencies that you and I noted.

Offline LvsChant

  • Resident Master Mudder
  • Global Moderator
  • Survival Veteran
  • ******
  • Posts: 7817
  • Karma: 614
Re: Steele Resolve
« Reply #58 on: June 01, 2010, 04:49:08 PM »
still waiting for more... :)

Offline Docwatmo

  • May Ignite Spontaneously
  • Administrator
  • Survival Veteran
  • *******
  • Posts: 8894
  • Karma: 271
  • The Prepper Rising from the Ashes
Re: Steele Resolve
« Reply #59 on: June 24, 2010, 11:34:58 AM »
I just ran across this thread by accident.  Wondering how far you've gotten.  I'm a details kind of guy when I read books. And this fits right in to what I like to read.  I've only read the first 2 posts and will hopefully finish the rest before I have to leave for my 7 day camping trip.  (I may print whats here so I have something to do by candlelight (ok, LED light LOL) late at night in the tent. 

I've read, many, many, many, many (I could keep going but you get the picture ;D) books in my short 39 year life.  This started off very well and has me hooked so far.  I am reading lights out right now in the few minutes of spare time I manage to gather each week (On tablet at home which slows me down).  I'd love to put this into the rotation. 

This is REALLY REALLY good.  Not just saying that, when the first 5 paragraphs have me hooked like this, it has to be good because I'm the guy who will toss a book if the first 5 pages don't grab me.

Keep up the great work and hope to see it published.