Dropping the Ball
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!