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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Year of the Novel

I'm just going to stop starting these updates with some form of an apology. At this point I don't think anyone really expects more than sporadic "pop-ins" from me here at DECW. I've been working my booty off on the novel and it is going swimmingly. Thus so little time for blogging.

I am now fully engaged in Operation-Separate-all-the-Characters-and-Write-Their-Parts-Individually, and I've already finished one of the main character's section, totalling about 60K words from start to finish. His storyline dovetails with four others so by finishing him I've more or less created a good skeleton for the remainder of the book, since all action save the epilogue needs to happen before his "cathartic moment." This is huge progress for me and I'm proud of the work I've done already. So, cheers.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Publication is Mine, Finally! After What Feels Like a Billion Years!

The good folks over at Full of Crow have taken on the admirable task of ushering my short story, "Lil' Smokey" to publication. It's a violent, cathartic, and very much NSFW little gem that took awhile to find a home, but I couldn't be happier with the one it found. This is my second piece in Full of Crow. I'm beginning to wonder if the name has anything to do with why they keep taking me on.

You can read the story here.