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 June, 2010

Progress Report, in which I am not miraculous

Managed two chapters and change on Wet Work last week.  I was hoping to finish three, but I suppose I can’t be too upset.  It was certainly an improvement on the previous week.  And the toughest part of this rewrite is now in my rear-view mirror.  There let it remain.  Magic Meter says,

Now I must make a beeline for the finish.  I had hoped to be done by the Fourth of July.  That probably won’t happen unless I have a couple days’ worth of miraculous output.  And you know, I almost never have days of miraculous output.  Just not much miraculous about me, really.

Anyway, here’s a snippet, for your edification:

Progress Report, in which I have to switch brains

Rewrote one of the tougher chapters of Wet Work last week, and . . . uh, that’s about it.  Not a productive seven days on the writing front.  I could make excuses–there were multiple family obligations, after all–but why bother?  Here’s a rather pathetic and dejected Magic Meter:

Oh, wait.  It’s me who’s pathetic and dejected.

Now I find myself face to face with my mortal enemy–also known as Chapter Twelve.  Here’s where the most extensive rewriting needs to happen.  I basically have to scrap most of this chapter and redo it from scratch, which means I have to switch from my Rewrite Brain to my First Draft Brain.  As you might imagine, this plays bloody hell with one’s momentum.  And changing out one brain for another . . . well, let’s just say it can get messy.

Write Club update:  Tier one reject from Shock Totem.  Response time, about six weeks.

Now, then.  Scalpel, please . . .

Updated: The 2010 Rotundo World Tour

After much deliberation, I’ve decided to add MileHiCon to my 2010 con itinerary.  So the schedule now looks like this:

July 23-25
Omaha, NE
OSFest (The Omaha Science Fiction and Fantasy Festival)

August 5-8
Raleigh, NC
ReConStruction (NASFiC)

September 3-6
Atlanta, GA

October 22-24
Denver, CO

Maybe I’ll see some of y’all out there, on that lonesome road . . .