GUESS WHAT YOU GUYS – I have wonderful news! We have a Final And Official cover for January’s Jacaranda from Subterranean Press!
The artwork is by the marvelous Jon Foster, who likewise provided the cover art for Boneshaker, Dreadnought, Ganymede, and Clementine. (In case the style looks familiar.)
AND. If you CLICK THAT-THERE COVER IMAGE, you can do a few really cool things, if you’re so inclined: (1). learn more about this sweet little swan song for the Clockwork Century, (2). pre-order it, and/or (3). read a lengthy excerpt from it.
That’s right. FREE READING.
So by all mean, go check it out!
Here’s recent progress on my modern gothic ghost story about a salvage crew trapped in a doomed southern mansion – now with a crunchy murder ballad center and Bonus! clandestine cemetery where the stones don’t match the bodies (and were never meant to). As inspired by a (semi)true local legend:
Project: The Family Plot
Deadline: January 15, 2015
New words written: 4106 (2-day total)
Present total word count: 31,774
Things accomplished in fiction: Got scared half to death; finished a bottle of bourbon; got up early and went out for coffee.
Things accomplished in real life: Neighborhood jaunts with dog; housework all over the place; trip to the bank; trip to Walgreens; grocery shopping; sent off some emails; made some phone calls.
Yardwork Other: Still zilch. It’s been raining and/or storming pretty much every day – and tonight it’s supposed to get really bad. Maybe the yard can just look like hell for the rest of the year. I’m starting to think that’d be okay.
Other Other: Sent off the cleaned-up pitch to my agent. I renamed it, as part of the refining process. We’ll see what she says. Maybe I’ll tell you more about it; maybe I won’t. Haven’t decided yet.
Utterly Random Other: My mom’s coming to stay with us for a few days this weekend. I’m sure no one will kill anyone, and everything will be fine.
Number of fiction words so far this year: 182,855
Yes, I realize I’ve been a bad blogger, as of late. But here’s a picture of the world’s handsomest puppy … and that makes up for everything, right? I’m pretty sure it does.