AND SOMEWHERE IN THERE, I’VE MADE SOME WRITING PROGRESS

Because, you know, that’s what it’s supposed to be about, this writing career of mine. Actually, you know, uh, writing. There’s a bunch of goals I intend to hit this year, career-wise, and so far I’m toodling along quite nicely: the final edits of Marching Dead have been delivered to Editor Lee at Angry Robot; I’ve finalised the synopsis for Corpse-Rat King: Fall to Heaven and shot that off to SuperAgent Rich to cast his expert eye over before we send it on to AR to see if they’re interested; and I’m currently nose-deep in rewriting Napoleone’s Land into a straighter fantasy novel (tentatively titled Counterweight Colony at this point, although that will change)and plotting it out for the synopsis. And all the while, the first draft of Father Muetre &The Divine sits in the corner, composting nicely to the point where I can go back and edit it and write the synopsis ready to hit SARich with it as well.

 Just in case you thought it was all Lego sorting and masturbating……

CAN YOU MELD WHAT THE SOCK IS LOOKING?

Over at SF Signal, I’ve been melded with a bunch of other, much more worthy and clever, SF writers like Chris Holm, Mary Robinette Kowal and Tobis Buckell, and pressed with the question How does SF/F influence your life? It’s all part of their Mind Meld series, which I’ve been fortunate enough to be part of before, and I always enjoy the focus they throw onto different facets of the SF writing and reading experience.

In this instance, I think I may have let the side down a bit.