Monday, April 14, 2014

Cliffhangers & Real-Life Plans

I will be at NorWesCon this weekend! It's a great sci-fi/fantasy convention here in Seattle that I've been attending for years. I'm not doing any panels or anything... so basically I'll just be there as an ordinary attendee, but that has been fun enough for a while now.

Days of High Adventure is doing quite nicely so far. It could use reviews if you are so inclined! Especially happy reviews, though I'm not one to tell people what to write!

As for Rich Man's War: I recently passed the 90,000 word mark. It's currently at 91k. The "middle" of the book was a bit of a challenge for me, because I'm trying to keep the inherent time-lag of an interstellar society straight. Having established that it's more or less three weeks between Earth and Archangel, even by the standards of the fastest ship, makes for a couple of challenges in maintaining a narrative flow. Add in a couple more interstellar locations and it gets trickier.

But it's coming along. I have pretty clear ideas for the rest of it. Although, I gotta say, now that the big climactic action-packed final arc is within sight and the book is already at 90k, I was just thinking... I could just finish it off at any point here with, "Dunh dunh DUUUNNNHHH!!!" and call it good, right?

I mean, granted, I'd piss off pretty much every single reader and never sell a book again, but still...   :)


  1. I would not care if you broke it up as long as you did it intelligently. Your previous books were good enough to earn you this.

    Remember Han Solo's words though.

    1. "I don't have the money WITH me..." ...?

    2. Or maybe this one:
      Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid

    3. How about,

      Look, I ain't in this for you revolution, and I ain't in this for you, princess. I expect to be well paid. I'm in it for the money.

    4. Or:
      'I've got a bad feeling about this'

      Oh and really stellar books, I eagerly wait Rich Man's War and everything else that follows

    5. This one's good:

      Uh, we had a slight weapons malfunction, but uh... everything's perfectly all right now. We're fine. We're all fine here now, thank you. How are you?

  2. I think I'd cry if you split rich mans war I mean do it for the love Elliot for the love man