Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Brief Updates

This is brief because I really want to focus on productive story-writing. However, I know there are folks out there interested in how things are going.

Writing for Rich Man's War has suffered recently from the natural interruptions of the holidays and the wholly unnatural interruption of the worst flu I've ever had in my life. Feverish for days, couldn't concentrate on anything, all that. It took me a good three weeks to shake that stuff off enough that I could actually get any writing work done. My girlfriend is fairly sure that I caught swine flu, as she caught that during the big scare in '08 or '09 or whenever and yet didn't get sick at all despite living with me through this whole deal, plus H1N1 is apparently one of the big strains this year... and whatever I had was awful. Presumably, those three details totally add up to irrefutable scientific evidence, right?

At any rate, Rich Man's War is over 60k words, and I'm taking a short moment to do some constructive editing before pushing further. The paperback versions of both Poor Man's Fight and Natural Consequences are still in the works, but they are both in stages that required me to hand them off to other people. I have also managed to get some short-story work done that may come out in the next few months depending on when cover art can happen (and I'm more than content to wait for the artist's schedule).

So that's where I'm at. I hope everyone is having a good new year so far, 'cause mine got off with a roar followed by a sudden stumble and fall into a virus-infested mud puddle. But I'm out of that puddle now and back to productivity again, so here's to February!