March 30, 2010

Here’s today’s progress on the new steam-horror fin de siecle project about ghosts, guilt, elder gods, and monster-hunting in the aftermath of two gruesome murders:

    Project: (tentative title) Maplecroft
    Deadline: None
    New words written: 729 (slow but steady wins the race. right?)
    Present total word count: 5237 words

    Things accomplished in fiction: Examined a peculiar specimen. Got a little gleefully gross.

    Things accomplished in real life: Day-job work; morning run (21 minutes again); worked on Bloodshot rewrites. Once again, that’s pretty much it.

    Other: Good news! My Subterranean story “Tanglefoot” is going to Japan! Hayakawa Magazine will reprint it in their June 2010 issue. My steady crawl toward world domination continues apace.

    Total Official Word Count of 2010: 28,293 words

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