• Boneshaker discussion up at Publishers Weekly – Spoilers ahoy, for this is a bookclub discussion. Today’s subject matter is the plot and pacing, and I believe that tomorrow will tackle the setting. Please feel free to chime in if you’re interested; and as always, ping me if you have any questions (though I’ll stay out of the bookclub conversation unless I’m invited).

  • Many, many thanks to the CCLaP – For that fine organization has written a positively epic review of Boneshaker. I take back everything I ever said about the Cubs.

  • Shameless Nebula plug – I don’t usually do this kind of thing (let the record reflect, virtually never), but it’d be really swell if Boneshaker‘s momentum was nudged by a Nebula nod, for which it is eligible this year. And besides, wouldn’t it be cool to see a steampunk title make the list?

And now for today’s stats for the fabulous urban fantasy adventure about a neurotic vampire/thief and her wealthy blind client, now with Bonus! Cuban drag queen and military intrigue:

Project: Bloodshot
New Words Written: 2057 (meh)
Present Total Word Count: 74,169 words
Goal: 95,000 words by December 12

Things Accomplished in Fiction: Secret negotiations, conversations, and twitterpations; the fruits of investigation are discussed and considered; plans are made; the hipster ghoul has some objections but nobody listens.

Things Accomplished in Real Life: Started a new day-job project; did a little housework; threw in a couple of loads of laundry; contacted PBS and arranged to have my old car donated thereunto, because I have an unholy love of Neil deGrasse Tyson* and Antiques Roadshow, and anyway it’s easier than trying to sell the thing–given all the minor (but copious) things that are wrong with it. Better to see it go to a good cause, I say; and I’ll take the tax deduction, too.

Reason for Stopping: Time to go pull the laundry out of the dryer. Might return to work later this evening, while the husband is off being a ninja.

* I nearly squeed myself to death on a recent episode of NOVA scienceNOW wherein the good astrophysicist was playing basketball with my favorite cognitive theorist. It was sparkly-eyed nerd-hour bliss, I tells ya.