Reaching for that golden ring we’d never let go
4 years, 6 months ago, late at night
First up – minor victories. A wee smidge more work done on Inexplicables. Not much, no. I’ve been busy, I’ve been working my ass off to wrap up a day-job project that’s eaten my life for two months, and I’ve been under the weather with some problems I haven’t felt like mentioning online. So yeah, progress is slow. But hey. Progress. And I’m pretty happy with it.
Deadline: September 15, 2011
New words written: 841
Present total word count: 2131 words
And now, for links. A ROUND-UP OF THEM. As is fitting on a weekend, when I’m trying to use most of my nervous energy for other things.
Dreadnought review at MapleMuse – “While reading the novel, I quickly came to a point where I couldn’t put the book down. At an even 400 pages in length, that’s no mean feat.” I keep hearing from people who liked this one better than Boneshaker … so if you were on the fence about that one, maybe take a stab at this one…? You never know. Zombies. Steampunk Texas Rangers. Undead Mexican separatists. And whatnot. Might be up your alley.
The King of the Nerds liked it too – “Whether you are a steampunk fan or not Dreadnought is adventure fiction of the highest caliber. Thrilling chases, monstrous contraptions, and nail-biting gunfights abound and through it all the rock that is Mercy Lynch keeps readers, and the people around her, grounded.” See? Good book. You should buy it. Because I have a kitty … and she needs kibble. And January is the slow season for books everywhere, or so they tell me.
Wizards of the Coast talks gaming and writing – With yours truly and the inimitable Jay Lake, talking about how our formative years playing games has affected our life as writers – and the things we produce.
Jennifer Jackson’s blog moves – My amazing agent (and long may her praises be sung) swaps off LJ for WordPress, and the result is pretty damn slick. Go read her stuff! It’s informative and interesting, to anyone who is interested in publishing or speculative fiction.