Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Where Was I?

Oh, yeah... Finished "The Merlin House" and set it loose into the wild (cross fingers). In a way, it's a riff on the same ideas as the "backwards" episode of Red Dwarf, only done with horror instead of humor. Also, I repolished last year's flash fiction piece "Tag" and sent it off as well.

I'd like to trim down "Venera" again before I send her back out into the slush pile jungle. It did okay at Writers of the Future, but I'm learning that I'm sending stories off to that contest before they're really ready. I'll have to make sure I take a little more time on the next one.

Also, I'm taking one last slog through The Blood Prayer. It's been long enough since the last time I swam through it that I'm finding lots and lots of stuff to fix, plus coming up with more and more ways to flesh it out. Goal: 95,000 words, more or less. Then on to the sequel, then Book III for Nano.

On another front, it looks like I've been accepted to A.C. Crispin's master class for novelists at Dragon*Con this year, which I'll be taking in addition to her two-day basic writing course. Can't wait!

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