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Archive for October, 2012

Progress Report, in which I hint at nefarious plots

Last week, I promised new words, and so it has come to pass.  A bit of flash, for a kind of Sekrit Projekt.  Whatever.  New words is new words:

I have very little experience with flash; writing short just Ain’t My Thang.  But for all of that, I thought this piece came together nicely.  I’m quite pleased with it.

Now I just need to ship it off to an Undisclosed Location, where nefarious plots are being hatched.  HA HA HA HA—oh, wait.  Sorry.  That just slipped out.  Forget I said it.

Next up, we return to the novel project I’d been meaning to start since getting back from WorldCon.  I’m most decidedly late at this point, but hey, it’s only my self-imposed schedule, right?  I’ll make a run at it, anyway.  This will keep me busy through the end of the year.

No updates for Write Club.

Off to hatch more nefarious plots . . .

(Oh, wait.  Forget I said that, too.)

Current Music: "Sarah Yellin'"--3 Doors Down

Machine Readable bleeps me

I mentioned last week that I’d been interviewed at MileHiCon by the good folks at Machine Readable, a science fiction and fantasy podcast.  For them as are interested, the interview is now available here, along with interviews of Cherie Priest, Jon Keeyes, and Melinda Snodgrass.

This was a lot of fun.  So much fun, in fact, that certain naughty bits have been bleeped for your protection.

OK, admit it:  now you’re curious, right?

Current Music: "YYZ"--Rush

Progress Report, in which I celebrate

So how exactly does one celebrate completing a difficult rewrite?  By going to MileHiCon, of course.

That’s what I did, anyway.  And had a fabulous time.  The folks at MileHiCon put together a helluva con, I must say.  I find myself consistently impressed by how smoothly and professionally it’s run.

Highlights, in no particular order:

Getting interviewed for the Machine Readable podcast.  Seriously.  Me.  Interviewed.  Dig it.  Should be available soon.

Barbecue at Lou Berger’s place, replete with great food (including s’mores!), great conversation, and, of course, the Redneck Firepit.  Long may it burn.

Learning that the good folks at Who Else! Books had ordered several copies of Writers of the Future Volume XXV just for me.  I was astonished and delighted.  I signed their stock, natch.  Hope they moved a few units.

Chatting with Melinda Snodgrass about her work on Star Trek:  The Next Generation and the Wild Cards screenplay.

The short story panel, on which I participated, along with Van Aaron Hughes, Carol Hightshoe, Alastair Mayer, and the inimitable Connie Willis.

Karaoke on Friday night.  Yep, even at a con far from home, I found a way to karaoke.

A nice assortment of panels and events, ranging from social networking discussions to essential SF movies to hipster readings, complete with bongos.  Groovy.

And of course, meeting and greeting friends old and new, far too numerous to catalog here.  Y’all know who you are.

It was a busy time, obviously, but in the few quiet moments, I cogitated a bit on upcoming projects.  I am so done with rewrites at the moment.  The next thing I write will be—gasp and swoon!—something entirely new.  Looking forward to it.

No updates for Write Club.

Laterz . . .

Current Music: "You Know My Name"--Chris Cornell