I have a small break for lunch and so I thought I would write a little bit about my life as it is today. I have disappeared the last couple of weeks. Deadlines have forced me to submerge into my hidey hole and write and work. Thankfully, I have a loving wife that helps monitor my stress levels and ensures that I take at least one day off a week to relax. Married life is pretty awesome, even if my wife steals cuddles from me and wakes me up way too often.
I’ve managed to have a couple of breaks with friends, see the Avengers, and have a small echo of an actual life. Despite the various bits of stress this year, I feel I am in a much, much better place as though I finally figured out how to do this thing called life.
The Last Daughter of Eve plotline is finally over and thus I can take a break for a couple of months from storytelling in the Camarilla. I’ve run the flagship venue for two major conventions and ran through a major plot on the global level effecting hundreds of players. I’m tired and need a break. However, I am very glad that the players enjoyed it.
My technical writing contract ends early in June. This means that I am really swamped at work trying to complete all of the tasks my wonderful employers wanted finished before this contract ended. I am hopeful that I will get at least two weeks between assignments.
In other writing news:
My deadline for my materials from White Wolf’s Hunters Hunted 2 is in ten days and thus that has become my top priority. Progress is going well, but on occasion very slow.
Naturally, I paused major efforts towards completing my novel, A Wicked Messenger. When I stopped, I had reached 64,000 or so.
I owe a story in August for a special themed anthology that I am very, very excited about. I have a different story to conceive and write in June for another anthology.
I’ve been asked if I am interested in writing a couple of essays based on my work with the Seattle Sinner and Butcher Knives & Body Counts: Essays on the Formula, Frights, and Fun of the Slasher Film. I’m very interested in the subject matter.
I have an usually large number of items pending and if I am playing the odds then I should get some positive news here shortly. I’m pretty sure that I haven’t progressed to the last round of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, which means I shall need to start looking into new publishers for The Highway West.
I am hoping that some of my recent luck and success will help me locate a suitable agent.