I am all in: I am going to complete the idea I had years ago called “Crosses and Doublecrosses.” The original would have been an espionage/police procedural of over 500 pages. I cannot stay there so long nor write it down. This will be a novella in three acts about the temptation of the hotshot NYC lawyer Sylvia Fernandez.
I’m planning on much exposition about the background of Machine Civilization and what happens to her via the “letter” trope that authors such as C. McCullough used to such effectiveness in her early ‘Masters of Rome’ series.
I always wanted to do something different for each of my books. This is. Here we go.
Continue reading “Resurrecting the Past”
A still from the song “Tokyo Girl” from Perfume… below the fold, an excerpt from a short story I wrote about it.
Continue reading “When My Stories Imitate Art….”
70.6k words, three days before my self-imposed deadline of 31 May, the raw manuscript of Worlds Without End is complete. I shall make one to two editing passes at it before handing it to my very talented editor/copyeditor Monica San Nicholas. In parallel I’ve the staff at Jacoby Alley working on the cover. With the luck of a stainless steel rat and the grace of God, I might have this released to the wild by 4 July.
My liver is looking forward to its vacation.
Continue reading “Is the Order a Fork?”
This bridges to the last installment of Part 2. All that’s left is Gary’s visit with Robert, escalating to a meeting of some/several of the Council, and whatever political fallout there is of that.
Then they all go to Mass on Sunday. Henge has a seizure and Part 2 ends. After the resolution of the seizure; I’m an ass but not that big of one.
Continue reading “Sacraments”
When you and your Intended want nothing more than to mate like mad minks but have the honor, intelligence, and wisdom to not.
Talking politics is always a turn-off…
Continue reading “The Wee Hours of the Morning…”
Nearly 15k words from Friday night to now, Monday evening. I need to go back to my DayJob to take a break…
Much progress and I have seen much more. Current word total of 58.9k. I think 31 May is feasible…
Continue reading “Burn Through”
Crested 51k total words today; lay down about 4k. My liver might be dying but I seem to be getting the hang of writing on my days off. Fausta’s combat android has just shown up in the Knoxville area along with important things… such as the plot! Some unusual, for me, exposition below the fold.
Continue reading “Breaking Barriers”