This week’s big(ish) announcement: this Saturday is my guest author day at the Connecticut Renaissance Faire. Jump down to the events section for details.
Well Behaved Women: I always seem to hit a creative lull right before I plunge into the climax of a book, and this project is no different. I’ve been pushing through some small transitional scenes all week, so progress has been a bit slow.
The Adventures of Strongarm & Lightfoot – Blades of Glory: In the editing phase. Cover art is in process.
The Adventures of Strongarm & Lightfoot – book four: I’ve started mentally plotting the next installation and jotted down a few key scenes. I expect I might jump back and forth between this and Well Behaved Women for a while.
Action Figures – Issue Seven: The Black End War: Fourth draft finished, ready for editing.
Action Figures – Issue Eight: Crawling from the Wreckage: Third draft finished! I’m glad I have extra time to work on this one. It’s mostly where I want it to be but there are a few scenes that aren’t quite up to snuff, so I will at some point over the next year do another draft and focus on strengthening the weak points.
Action Figures – Issue Nine: Rough plotting in progress.
Action Figures – Issue One: Secret Origins (audiobook): I’ve listened to several chapters so far and sent back a few notes to my narrator, Jen — most of them pointing out minor technical issues. The reading itself has been great, and it’s definitely a weird but cool experience hearing someone else read my material.
APPEARANCES and EVENTS
- THIS WEEK! Saturday, September 16: The Connecticut Renaissance Faire at the Lebanon Fairgrounds, Lebanon, CT. My wife will be manning the table throughout the day, and I’ll be stopping by as my busy schedule allows to meet with fans and sign books. The website has its event page up, so go check out some of the other authors who will be there this fall.
- Friday, January 12 through Monday, January 15, 2018: Arisia at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel. I’ll be back selling books and, hopefully, speaking on several panels.
Something I forgot to mention last week: I’ve stepped down as a correspondent for the Worcester Telegram after a year in that role. My schedule for my new part-time job changed, making me unavailable to cover the evening meetings I’ve been attending, so I resigned as an active freelancer.
I’m honestly not that upset by it. The work was fine but I was remembering more and more why I left journalism in the first place, so I’m happy to be putting this phase of my career behind me (again).
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