State of the World: Eldritch Engines Edition

Some (well, all three of you who visit the site) may have noticed that I’ve skipped a week or two in doing Autumn Mondays. This is, I assure you, deliberate and not because I got kidnapped by Oompa-Loompas and forced to slave away in Snooki’s makeup mines or any other dire fate. Instead, I thought I should hold off for a bit.

Iron Heart is still in the process of being edited. While I don’t have a definite release date, I will pass that along as soon as I know more and/or we get closer to being done with the editing process. For those who aren’t writers, you probably don’t realize how slow the publication process can be sometimes (for that matter, a discussion on the Solstice writers’ list pointed out that even getting a manuscript accepted is a slow process and some would-be authors can be whiny little bitches about that). I’m not saying this to complain about it, as everybody involved is working as hard as they can. I’m mentioning it to make sure you, the reader (all two of you – by now, chances are one of you has fallen asleep or lost interest), is kept in the loop.

As for me, at the moment I’m still plugging away at another novel, a pulp-ish tale of air pirates, theft, and a dose of dry Appalachian wit. By my best estimate, the first draft is about 45% done right now, and going slower than I’d like because I unfortunately have to live in a dreary meatspace reality instead of putting words into the computer all the time. Also, my brain is addled by ADHD and caffeine and is likely to go haring off like a cocaine-fueled ice weasel after whatever shiny thing it spots, so concentrating on novelizing (is that even a real word?) instead of, say, writing a randomly-inspired blog post about how I have trouble concentrating on writing, can be a bit of a task at times.

In other random news, sometime in the near future, I’m going to be taking down the chapters of Revolution I’ve posted so far in anticipation of possibly reworking it. This means you only have a limited time to tell me how much it sucks, so for Frank’s sake comment or something. I know you’re out there, because I’m stalking you. In fact, I may be right behind you at this very moment.

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