There's always a lot going on-- Bugle's Planet Daily, f'r instance-- but I'm also revving myself up to do a big project. Most of you know I've been a writer (and got paid for it!) since 1986... but I've never gotten very far writing a novel.
Well, I'm working on it now.
My deadline is World Fantasy (November), and I'll be turning in a finished novel of 60k words by then.
The protagonist's name is Dexter Knight and he's a 12-year old who's just starting to realize how different he is. He's got some big challenges ahead, not to mention solving some family problems with very major implications for his hometown.
Gonna be working on it as much as I can, but I know I'm a pretty fast writer-- with luck, I can hammer out two drafts before the deadline.
If I post only once or twice a week, you'll know why. In the meantime, I'll post bits and pieces from the book as I get them done. Read 'em and let me know what you think!
I'm also hoping to wrap up a short story I started a couple months ago, which has grown into a sprawling story that's way bigger than I expected. It's "The Gray Cloud of Somber" and I'll post that here once it's finished.
Take care and be well!
Wednesday, June 20, 2007