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Archive for March, 2015

Progress Report, in which I have a good excuse (for once)

Still haven’t started drafting Petra Rising yet, but I have a good excuse:  I was working on a rewrite.

That’s a good excuse, right?

See, I’d gotten some useful editorial feedback on “The Winter Palace.”  The opening needed trimming, and I thought I had a good idea how to do it.  And I wanted to get that out of the way before I dove headfirst into the first draft of a new novel.  So that’s what I did.

Now “The Winter Palace” is back in the wild, and I can return to Petra Rising.  At least one more subplot bears further examination.  Then the novel rolls.  For realz.

Write Club update:  31 days to a bounce from BuzzyMag, which is going on hiatus, citing medical issues.


Current Music: "Think for Yourself"--The Beatles

Progress Report, in which I am not outlining. Really.

So you might be wondering if I’ve started drafting Petra Rising yet.  That would be a no.

Every time I think I’m just about ready, I ask myself a few more questions about the story, and find subplots that still need a bit of ironing out.  If this keeps up much longer, I might have to call my notes an actual outline and turn in my pantser card.

Kidding.  They’re just notes.  Really they are.  They’re not an outline.  Not not not not not.  So there.

No updates for Write Club.


Current Music: "The Storm"--Bloodline

Presenting OSFEST 8 Author Guest of Honor: Me

As it’s been announced, I suppose I can now let folks know that the Author Guest of Honor at this year’s OSFest will be . . . ah . . . me.

This is so deeply awesome that I still have a hard time believing it.  I have been participating in this convention since its inception, and have been gratified and delighted to see it grow into a fixture on the local geek scene.  To be named the Author Guest of Honor for 2015 is, well, a true honor.

Much planning is still in the works, so I don’t know exactly what I’ll be doing yet.  But I have no doubt the con organizers will keep me plenty busy.  I just hope I don’t say or do anything too stupid.  (A quick look at the video accompanying the announcement linked to above should give the reader a fair idea of the odds of this happening.)

Anyway, if you’re going to be in the Omaha area July 31st-August 2nd, do stop by and say howdy.  I’m fun at parties.

Current Music: "Perpetual Change"--Yes