ConNooga has come and gone, and a good time was had by all. It was nice to see a few folks I don’t bump in to very often, as well as make some new friends… and it all went down right here in my hometown. Thanks so much to everyone – those who made it possible, those who invited me to participate, and those who came out to play!
[:: psst ::] Maplecroft pre-ordering: still a thing you can do. It’s good for you! And me! And everyone! [:: /psst ::]
Here’s recent progress on my witchy art-deco horror novel about Lizzie Borden thirty years after her parents’ deaths – now featuring ghosts and non-ghosts alike, anti-Catholic conspiracy nuts, supernatural political shenanigans, the mafia, and a Bonus! space-worshiping murder cult hiding behind the KKK:
Deadline: October 1, 2014
New words written: 2835 (not good)
Present total word count: 35,069
Things accomplished in fiction: Sat in on the opening remarks of a trial; had a little “spell.”
Next up: Things get weird in the courtroom; a visitor arrives from New England.
Things accomplished in real life: Neighborhood jaunts with dog; housework; laundry; went to Walgreens; did a convention; yardwork.
Other: That’s a crappy total for four days, but look, there was this convention in the middle of it all, okay? But I’m back on the pony, now.
Number of fiction words so far this year: 68,480