Friday, May 21, 2010

Status Update

Not much to report. Both my in-process short stories are stalled out at the moment, but it'll be easier to get the momentum going on the Oil Rig Story. Unfortunately, the Time Travel Story is the one with something of a deadline. Hopefully that'll help. Work is sucking all my energy at the moment, but that's no excuse. Jack London managed to write while working as crew on a Pacific schooner, for crying out loud.

ImagiCon is this weekend; in fact, I'm heading there in half an hour. They've got bigger names on the ticket than they did last year, but no writing workshops (that I know of). Looking forward to DragonCon in the fall. Write Club meets tomorrow, which unfortunately means I have to miss the first Lou Anders panel, dammit.

On a positive note, my research is really coming along on my 1927 project. Ideas are bursting, but right now The Facts are crowding out any fantastical story elements I have and the project is in danger of turning into a historical novel. I'll turn all that around before writing begins. Right now I'm just getting comfortable with the setting - prohibition era Vieux Carre - and I'm still at the "learning how much I really don't know" stage.

Still waiting for WTF Mysteries to come out; still waiting to hear about my Steampunk Story, still waiting to see if I get mentioned w/ honor by Writers of the Future. Until then, buy a copy of Shelter of Daylight Vol. 3, why don't you?

Much obliged. Party on!

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