Saturday, June 18, 2005

June Update

Current Projects:

Hunter, Hunted (fantasy) - short story edit. My attention keeps wandering from this one because the world the story takes place in, and I'm half afraid of the novel idea that's going to come from it. On the other hand, it's an unusual edit in that I'm getting to three or four pages per week, but it does help with distance.

Shadow of Blood (fantasy) - novel first draft. I had taken a break from this during the chaos that is my life, but it's time to get back. I've been reviewing my charachter profiles, outline, and general notes. It's scary how many things go into creating lives and worlds, but soon the chapters will be coming again.

And my third project is a novel critique that I'm doing for a writer friend of mine. I'm enjoying the story so far, but I'm critiquing directly on the computer instead of a printout like I normally do, so it's taking more time. It saves trees though, so I'm trying really hard not to give in. :)

Submission Updates:

For I Have Sinned was rejected by Strange Horizons. Next stop: Analog.

Saturday, June 11, 2005

June Reading Recommendation

I've been reading "The Fairy Godmother" by Mercedes Lackey. I have enjoyed her other fairy tale themed novels and this one is no exception. At first I thought I was reading another version of Cinderella, but there's much more to it than that. There's humor and danger around every corner, and gives a new meaning to the term "fate".