Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Stuff, Odds, and Ends

It's been a while since I last posted anything here.  There's been some scheduling changes, some things have taken a temporary backseat, while other things have taken the forefront and demanded more time.  That's the way life is, though, and apart from being less productive than I'd like to be, writing-wise, I suppose I can't complain.  I'm still getting adjusted to the move from Florida to Canada and all the red-tape hijinks and cultural-adjustment follies that come with such a move.  Then there's this weird stuff I've been seeing here: it's white and fluffy and falls from the sky, then collects on the ground only to melt and make things icy and slippery.  It's called "snow", I think.  Ever heard of it?

Anyway, since my last posting I've been working on the third Challenger Storm novel ("White Hell"): I'm about 10,000 words in and I've only just begun chapter 4 so I think I'm doing good so far.  Maybe not: my writer friends probably read that word-count and scoffed.  For me, that's pretty good, though.  I've got a good feeling about this one, and shortly after finishing this post I'll be working on the book some more.

"The Valley of Fear" web serial isn't dead, just on a little hold for a while.  I won't leave you (and Storm & friends) hanging for too much longer, but when I'm given the time and opportunity to work on the book I go for it.

The second Storm adventure, "The Curse of Poseidon", is still in production, and once again in the awesomely skilled hands of Michael Kaluta now.  I've seen the rough sketches for the interior illustrations and I'm again blown away: not only does the artwork reflect the action and hardware in this tale, it also occasionally pauses to give a nice glimpse of the quiet moments between the bullets.  I think- no, I know you'll love it.

What else?  Let's see... Oh, I've taken the plunge (again) and I'm on Twitter now (as well as still on Facebook here and here, of course).  If you haven't already stop by to say "hi", though I warn you that the stream-of-consciousness nature of social media often causes me to just talk about or post the most banal stuff in addition to talking about writing.  In other words: I ramble and babble a bit sometimes.  Like I'm doing right now, I guess.

I haven't had my coffee yet today, okay?

Anyway, I'm going to close this post with a new review of "The Isle of Blood" over at the British Fantasy Society.  David Brzeski had some really nice things to say about the book, and I'm glad to see it's being enjoyed "across the pond", too.

Now, about that coffee...

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