Well, I wanted to make sure and get in an update before The Great Destroyer takes his seat on his throne and brings with him war and natural disaster. So, even though the world approaches its nefarious alignment with the center of the galaxy, here’s what I've got going on for the coming year, assuming it exists.
Well, Reckoning is done and is making the rounds. Who knows where it’ll end up, but after the rewrite, I like it. That’s all you can hope for sometimes. I hope to write quite a bit more in 2013. Another Comal Creek book is in the early stages. I've done quite a bit (25K words or so) on a post-apocalyptic tale that’s pretty fun. I've got a middle grade book idea that my son really wants me to do and an idea for a novel about Hap Callahan, a character you may have seen, and will see more of, in shorts.
I’m not sure which of these is going to get priority, though if I don’t finish the draft of the middle grade book by May, I owe my son some significant compensation. I’ll probably work on Hap while the hobo of the wasteland slowly works its way through development.
I intend to get more reading done this year, and get some reviews going. Shorts and novels. Some of it here, some of it over at Spinetingler where Short Thoughts on Short Fiction will be making a return. I plan on getting back to my thoughts on them. Less serious, more reaction. There’s enough serious review and analysis out there, I just want to express how much I love some of the stuff out there.
Some of you lovely Snubnose Press authors have worked with me behind the scenes on layout and getting books to the different markets. I've enjoyed this work immensely. One of you has even had the, I’m sure, pleasure of working with me editorially. This year, I plan to do even a little more. Some more editorial work as well as some other things to help build the brand. I’m hoping for an exciting year with a publisher that I think is putting out great work.
Well, that’s all I care to say. I need to get back to my reading of the long calendar and tying in events of the next couple of days to August 11, 3114 BC. It’s tough work, but needed.