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Dropping the Ball

Hiya Gearheads

So, I am definitely suffering from a bit of summertime lull in activity over here on FWtGT, and my apologies about that. The last month has been quite a trial what with living out of my car, taking care of my 5-month-old nephew, and some very discouraging news on both the career and writing fronts.

You may have noticed I have been removing all mentions of my affiliation with a certain publishing company. Unfortunately, the relationship did not work out as I had hoped and we parted ways at the end of June, so we no longer have a release date for Riftmaker to look forward to. Thankfully, I know that the quality of my book was never in question, and I will continue working to get Riftmaker off my laptop and into your hands. But the querying process is a long and arduous one filled with rejection, and it’s not always easy to muster a fully-formed article at the end of the day.

Even though I haven’t been writing long articles for the blog, my writing brain has been far from idle. I am currently participating in Camp NaNoWriMo, which is an abbreviated version of the November event. So far this month I have managed to write 10,000 words on my next novel, bringing the total word count to over 13,000. I am also applying for jobs and ironing details to set up shop as a freelance editor, not to mention remedying that whole “living out of my car” issue with a move to Michigan at the end of July.

Some things to look forward to later this summer:

  • The inside scoop on Gen Con (Aug 4-7)
  • Book reviews of Toru: The Wayfarer Returns, Arachnodactyl, and selected short stories from Steampunk World.
  • More information about how to submit to the short story collection I am compiling for the 30th anniversary of the word Steampunk in 2017.

So, thanks for bearing with me while I get that ball back in its rightful place and spray my hands with that sticky stuff to keep it from escaping again.

Have a whimsical day!

~Phoebe

4 responses

  1. Keep chuggin’ girl. Life sounds tough for you right now, but I know you’ll pull through! You’re beautiful smart and talented! 🙂 Sending love! – Bess

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    July 16, 2016 at 10:22 pm

  2. Good luck! You’ll make it through and come out all the stronger. Keep writing!

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    July 23, 2016 at 12:06 am

    • Thanks a lot 🙂 I’ve got two books in the works right now and they couldn’t be more different.

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      July 23, 2016 at 2:05 pm

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