Youâ€™ve maybe noticed that things have been quiet here. Then again, maybe you havenâ€™t.
The truth is, Iâ€™ve been writing. This makes me very, very happy. When I write, I donâ€™t have time for much else. After the kidlets are in bed, Iâ€™ve got an hour to two hours (tops) free. If I want to spend any kind of quality time with my wife (and I do), that means very little time for anything else.
The last couple of weeks, writing has taken up that time.
If you visit Swordâ€™s Edge Publishing at all (and if you donâ€™t, you should . . . at least every Thursday!), youâ€™ll note that sections of Dark Horizons have been coming out every week rather than every other week. Thatâ€™s because Iâ€™m ahead. Iâ€™ve been able to create a buffer. I have high hopes that the novella will be done (should be about 45 000 words, so not a novel, but certainly no short story!) very soon. There are 32 sections plotted out.
Note, I donâ€™t call them chapters. They seem too short for chapters.
And I have had a short story released back to me. This is something that was assigned, but for which I was never paid. After 3 years in limbo, I took it back. I also had to rework it. I made it tighter. Now I need critiques so I can polish it up.
Feel like doing a critique of a 6 000 word short story? Email me.
Other than writing, Iâ€™ve got a chance to record a couple of episodes of the Accidental Survivors with Rob and Chris, which is awesome. The best part about that, for me, is that it doesnâ€™t feel like we live in different cities so much. I mean, I canâ€™t call them up and go bowling, but at least we get to shoot the shit every couple of weeks.
So, thatâ€™s the update. Sorry there hasnâ€™t been more cool movie and comics news. Not much has been happening. Now if Nathan Fillion gets locked in as Ant-Man for the Avengers movie, then Iâ€™ll have news for you.