October 27, 2011 · 3:18 pm
I just received the final cover art for my novella, The Dogs of Cyberwar! It’s the first photorealistic cover I’ve had designed for me, and it did a good job of capturing the look of the characters. The cover is by Catt Ford, who designed the cover used for We’re Both Straight, Right?
The Dogs of Cyberwar
The story is due out on November 30th this year, and I can’t wait!
October 21, 2011 · 6:27 pm
Here’s the interview I did recently on Mama Savannah Georgia’s talk show, Mama Knows Best! The entire show is great, but if you’re looking for me in it, I appear in the last ten or fifteen minutes. I really wish I’d worn something less frumpy…
In the interview, I talk about my films and my writing, as well as discussing the state of gay marriage in New Hampshire.
October 15, 2011 · 1:52 am
I’ve received the (nearly) final galley proof for my cyberpunk novella, The Dogs of Cyberwar, and I have until Monday to go over it and correct any minor mistakes. As the editor says, this is not the time for major corrections — mostly just things like typos, mispellings, grammatical mistakes that escaped us the first time, etc. If I don’t find anything major, this will be the last I see of the novella until its release date, on November 30th.
I still haven’t seen the cover art, and I’m anxious to get a look at it. But of course we have a month and a half to go, so there’s no huge rush. Presumably I’ll have a chance to critique it a bit and offer suggestions, such as “I don’t really picture Luis wearing a beanie with a propeller.”
In the meantime, I’ve nearly finished Murderous Requiem. No, really. I’ve just completed the last sex scene and now all that remains is the climactic scene in which the villain gets his comeuppance and All Is Revealed. I’m still not convinced the “mystery” is completely obvious to any reader who isn’t baffled by Murder,She Wrote. (For those of you who never watched the show, the killer is revealed in the opening scene, leaving the audience to wonder, Why haven’t we turned the channel yet?)
I’m trying to wrap it all up before NaNoWriMo next month. My original plan for that was to write another murder mystery, but as I suspected would happen, I’m pretty much burned out on mystery, at the moment. Instead, what’s caught my attention is sword & sorcery. So I’m returning to a YA fantasy novel I’ve nearly finished (still a few chapters to go) and the sequel will be my NaNo project. If I can possibly finish up the end of the first one this month, that will be a bonus.
I have most of it plotted out, which is exciting, because until now I’ve had absolutely no idea what was going to happen in it, apart from the ending. (It is, of course, part of a trilogy.) This month has been incredibly busy, but hopefully things will calm down soon.