September 23, 2009

Here’s today’s progress on my modern pseudo-noir police procedural about a neighborhood full of mutated freaks, a sexy former court reporter, an aging cop who’s being forced into retirement, and a multiple murder that took place thirty years ago in an all-night diner called “The Rathole.”

Project: Fort Freak “Remember the Rathole”
New Words: 2856 (oh crap)
Present Total Word Count: 25,973 words
Goal: 30,000 words
Due date: October 15

Things accomplished in fiction: Wrapped up Section Ten and it’s a doozy. WAY too long. The editorial process on this is going to be a brutal game of Darling-Murdering.

Things accomplished in real life (over the last two days): Day-job work (though I need to do more tonight if I’m going to have this project finished by Friday close-of-business); exchanged oodles of business emails; wrote three articles on steampunk and/or Boneshaker; completed two email interviews regarding same*; sorted out all the paperwork required for me to guest-blog at Tor.com starting next Thursday; did laundry; went to grocery store; went to drug store.

Other: I’m ecstatic over all this interest in Boneshaker — before it’s even out! All of these interviews/articles/guest blogging and all that jazz … they’re wonderful opportunities and I’m more than happy to participate in everything humanly possible to promote this book. HOWEVER. I’m well aware that those of you who are regular readers may well feel a bit of Boneshaker Burnout and I apologize for that in advance. I’ll try to make it up to you with kitty pictures, or satirical limericks or something.



* These are unrelated to the interviews/reviews I posted in the links round-up yesterday. Those were all taken care of weeks ago, mostly; these are things which will go live next week, I believe. No rest for the wicked, and so forth …

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