I just got home from a fair, and checking all my mail and social networking stuff (mostly Facebook at right now) to discover that I've had 1004 page views for my blog. People have liked reading my random thoughts and musings enough to come back one thousand times. Thanks everyone for the support.
Yeah, I know the blog has been pretty sparse so far this month. It's been a choice of writing half-heartedly on the blog or whole-heartedly on my fiction. Fiction won. However, I have some great blog posts tickling the back of brain, some of them potentially quite controversial. I just need to take a few days and decide how much potential trouble I'm going to get into in the Renaissance Faire community.
As far as the "real" work - and by that I mean writing - things are a bit up in the air. A few days ago, I heard back from one of my first run readers about my novella "Shandi." The initial report and the follow up made it pretty clear that this was not my finest our as a writer, quite the contrary. Taking the comments into consideration, I went back and had another look at "Shandi," this time trying to keep an objective view. My reader was correct. Without going into all the gritty details, at the core, "Shandi"doesn't know what kind of novel it wants to be. I've got this kinda of cool idea for a world that hasn't been completely developed. And while I believe this story is worth saving - I've written many that aren't - "Shandi" is going to have to wait a bit for her rescue.
So, it looks like June isn't going to see a new novella for Kindle. Sorry guys. I've got a great one coming in July. "Farmer Hero" possesses the quality storytelling that you expect from M. Todd Gallowglas.
I'm also diving head first back into Dead Weight. my novel about the United States going to war with the Unseelie court of Faerie. The plan is to have that one ready by World Con so I can go a more traditional route in publishing that.
Thanks for the support guys, and keep checking in.
"In these pages many mysteries are hinted at.
What if you come to understand one of them?"
"Words let water from an unseen, infinite ocean
Come into this place as energy for the dying and even the dead."
"Bored onlookers, but with such Light in our eyes!
As we read this book, the jewel-lights intensify."