Yes, another slow weekend has come and gone, but the coming weekend is ALL MINE! Veronica is heading to NJ for some family time, so I have three full days of writing goodness ahead, and I’m going to be tackling the final action sequence — for which I have some choice 80s action films lined up to keep me motivated.
The Adventures of Strongarm & Lightfoot – Blades of Glory: First draft is at 54,000 words. Got quite a bit of writing to do before it’s a good length.
Action Figures – Issue Seven: The Black End War: Second draft finished, third draft in process.
Action Figures – Issue Eight: Crawling from the Wreckage: Second draft finished.
Action Figures – Issue Nine: Rough plotting in progress.
Action Figures – Issue One: Secret Origins: Audiobook recording in progress.
APPEARANCES and EVENTS
- Saturday, July 8, 3 to 5 PM: Annie’s Book Stop in Worcester is hosting a panel on superheroes in fiction.
- Monday, July 31 through Friday, Friday, August 4: The Cape Cod Teen Writers Conference at the Barnstable United School, Marstons Mills, MA. I’ll be participating in the Author Panel Night from 6 to 8 PM. Registration is open!
- Saturday, September 16: The Connecticut Renaissance Faire at the Lebanon Fairgrounds, Lebanon, CT. The website has its event page up, so go check out some of the other authors who will be there this fall.
Tomorrow afternoon I’ll be chatting with Connie Dowell for the Book Echoes Podcast. The episode is tentatively scheduled for a July broadcast so look for it!
Finally, if you haven’t already, go see Wonder Woman. I’m not going to pretend it was an absolutely perfect film, but my personal quibbles are teeny-tiny and, ultimately, irrelevant. It got everything right where it counted, namely how it portrayed Diana and never forgetting that she was the hero of the story. Bonus: it has Robin “Princess Buttercup” Wright looking fierce and bad-ass — and at 51 years old, when Hollywood is too often ignoring perfectly capable actresses for any role, much less such an action-oriented one.