Current writing news

Just in case you haven’t watched me whining on Twitter (and if not, WHY NOT), I want to catch you up on what I’ve been doing:

  1. Last night I submitted the rough draft of the next Blood in Elk Creek, the next Captain Ramos novella. It’s due out in early September. This week has been a giant pile of stress because I was trying to finish the story up–and the story got away from me entirely and it’s something like 15,000 words longer than I intended. We’ll see if my amazing editor at Musa (hi Tricia!) helps me tame it a bit, but I think it’s fair to say this one has a lot of meat on its bones.
  2. Speaking of Captain Ramos, I wrote a guest blog post for my writer friend Catherine Lundoff in regards to the good Captain and the question of why Sherlock Holmes is always a white guy.
  3. And speaking of guest posts, here’s another I wrote about the film project I’m involved with: The Reel Britain. You should check out our IndieGoGo page. We are awesome have have cookies. And by cookies I mean perks.
  4. My story Breaking Orbit went out on the Daily Science Fiction mailing list on July 23rd! Super exciting since this is my first sale with Daily SF, and it’s also the shortest story I’ve written to date. It should be online on their website next week.
  5. I just sold The First Bone to Stupefying Stories. It’s a weird west short story, and I’ll let you know as soon as I find out when it’ll be published.
  6. I also just sold another story to Strange Horizons! Lightning has struck twice, and I’m so excited you wouldn’t believe! Significant Figures is a story of maths and waffles, and will be published later this year–I’ll let you know when I find out the exact date.

This has been an amazing year for writing so far, and there’s still five months left. I’m kind of stunned, to be honest. Stunned, and very, very happy. Very, very happy and very, very, very busy. Which is good. Or at least I’ll think it’s good once I’ve caught up on my sleep.

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