Okay, so it’s currently a quarter to midnight, and I have to get up early in the morning to ride a horse. No, that’s not a euphemism. You sickos.
Anyway, before I sleep, I want to say a brief thing about my WIPs.
A BRIEF THING ABOUT MY WIPS:
- Author extraordinaire and all-around good human Bernard Schaffer has invited me to submit a story for the first issue of his new magazine, Maximum Thrill! I’m reworking two stories that I think would fit: “Family Matters” (~2,000 words) and “Legend of the Lost and Found” (~6,000 words). I’ve asked Bernard whether he wants a longer one or a shorter one, so I’ll submit his preference as soon as I hear back from him.
- I am sitting on 4 (FOUR!) novel-length Light-Walker pieces that desperately need attention so they can go out into the world. They are:
THE FLIGHT OF ELFLED unBLESSED: needs final draft before going out to beta readers
THE PRIESTESS MURDERS: needs final edits, cover art, cover copy
RETURN OF THE PELEGRIN: needs 3rd draft edits before going out to betas
MALEFACTORS AND OTHER BLOODLINES OF THE LIGHT-WALKERS: needs feedback from betas
Yeah, I know. That last title’s a brainful. It is what it is, for now. Verbal feedback from betas on MALEFACTORS has not been great. It’s been demoralizing, actually. I’ll be an adult about it and do my job, but I’m not looking forward to the massive rewrites I suspect this book has in store for me.
So there thou hast it. I have my work cut out for me, and for the first time in a while, I actually feel equal to it (MALEFACTORS notwithstanding!).