Our Mayor

Welcome to Matthew S. Rotundo's home page. Matt is an award-winning writer of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Read more about him here.

The Pixeltown Dispatch
Sign up here to be notified about new releases and other news of interest from Matthew S. Rotundo. Your email address will never be shared and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Satellite Offices
The Rotundo World Tour


ConStellation 9
Lincoln, NE
April 20-22

WorldCon 76
San Jose, CA
August 16-20

MileHiCon 50
Denver, CO
October 19-21

Watch this space for updates!

Archive for March, 2009

Hey, where’s Matt?

Actually, I’m in Denver at the moment.  In a little bit, I’ll be off to see Joe Bonamassa, the Greatest Guitarist Alive ™, at the Ogden Theatre.  Much goodness will ensue.  Those in the Denver area are encouraged to be there.  Your life will change.

As a bonus, since I’m out here, I’ll be at the Opus Fantasy Festival tomorrow and Sunday.  If you’re in the area, stop by and say hi.

That is all.  Carry on.

Progress Report, in which I shift gears

Notched another five chapters on the Petra Released rewrite.  Magic Meter say:

I have half a chapter to go to finish Phase IThat means Phase II is coming right up.  I need to switch gears from rewrite mode to something much closer to first draft mode.  Most of the characters and locations in these chapters will remain the same, but one character will disappear entirely (which is a shame, because he was pretty fun to write, and might have to show up in another story sometime), and many events will be drastically overhauled.

This week presents with a busy schedule, including a trip to Denver, so I’ll get a chance once again to hone my out-of-office work ethic–such as it is.

Write Club update: Tier two rejection from Heroic Fantasy Quarterly. Response time, six days.

Movin’ on . . .

Progress Report, in which irony is sweet

A disappointing three chapters revised on Petra Released last week, which puts me even more behind schedule than I was.  I could make excuses, but really, what’s the point?

Magic Meter say:

I have another 5 and a half chapters left to revise on what I’m calling Phase One.  Phase Two consists of that troublesome plot line, which also encompasses 5 and a half chapters.  I had hoped to have both phases finished by the end of this month.  That’s going to be tough now, but is still within the realm of possibility.

I’m really impatient to be finished with this rewrite.  Which makes concentration harder.  Which slows me down.  Oh, the sweet ironies of the writing life.  Love it, love it, love it.  Love it to death.

One update for Write Club:  a tier one rejection from GUD.  Response time, six months.

Outta here.