Got a hold-request email this morning from Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine-“The Wages of Decay” has passed their first two rounds of reading and now lolls happily in the third stage, the pool of stories from which the editors choose material to publish. Now I wait for three months (at most) to see if it gets picked. Still, very happy news.
Archive for November, 2010
This is a bit late, but Demonmachy, the debut novel of my dear friend and colleague, Brant Danay, is available from Severed Press. I’m about to start on my copy shortly-his writing and ideas are unlike anything you’ve seen before or are likely to see again…
So it’s about time for an update. Yesterday I completed the first draft of what is, in essence, my literary response to September’s tragic rash of suicides, tentatively titled “The Price.”
Now it is time to go into revisionary mode for a bit. Crits are in for “Lost and Found” and there are still those tweaks I wanted to make on “Guardian of the Green Node” and a few very small polish points for “A Destroyer, A Protector” before I send it off to IGMS (given their positive rejection of “The Open Hand.”
Also high on the list is the continuation of work on my novel-project. I have a few character outlines…I know the major threat, the crux of the story…and one subplot. But that’s about it. Especially, I have no idea where to start, nor even who will be the central character or protaganist. Mostly, I’m going to keep creating characters for those specific roles I know of (The Nine Chromas, and the nine assasins hired to rub them out for example) and hope that something is revealed as I go.