August 27, 2009
My updates have been on the sparse side. I’m getting ready for an upcoming workshop and the reading list is big enough to scare vampires out of a dark alley. So, here are a few briefs to keep any readers satiated for a while:
About a week ago Edmund Schubert featured the story-behind-the-story for my IGMS publication, Command Transfer, on Sideshow Freaks. Still waiting on the OSC Audio version, but I’m sure it will be coming soon.
I couldn’t be more pleased with Dean Spencer’s artwork for the story, though; Just amazing work.
In other news, I got the first set of comments back from my writers’ group on the first chapter of the latest draft of my novel, The Patchwork Priest. There’s one rubbery bit left to chew on, but then it should be full steam ahead.
It’s also time again for the Codex Halloween short story contest. I received a fabulous story seed from David Gill. Note to any Codexians who may visit this site: It’s Game On! for the contest this year.
July 22, 2009
Time is a strange creature. Sometimes the slower it seems to go while it’s being lived, the faster it will seem to have passed when looking back on it. In that sense, the past few weeks have been both the longest and the shortest in recent memory.
Two weeks ago today I sat in a hospital waiting room all day, waiting for a loved one to get out of surgery (Let’s not talk details here, my personal life remains personal. If we’re close, feel free to send me an email and I’ll go into details). All is well, but that day and the following week seemed unending.
One week ago today I spent the afternoon and evening broadcasting the news about my first pro-market publication. Command Transfer is now available in the latest issue of IGMS. Not only am I a published author, but “as soon as Orson Scott Card gets his voice back” there will be an audio version of the story available in this issue, too. I’ve been giddy over this, living off the good vibes for most of the past week.
IGMS requested a bio from me “ASAP” on a day I was quite wrapped up in the aftermath of the previous week. I wrote the bio, but didn’t notice I’d mentioned I have “beta” fish, not “betta” fish.
I sent in a request for a correction, but it hasn’t shown up yet.
Oh, well. I can deal with being human.
If I have to.
Now excuse me while I get back to those good vibes.