Hello, True Believers!
Thank you for joining me for an early evening coffee. The sunset right now is gorgeous. White gold light streaming between the branches of the trees. Bird are singing. Life is good.
I didn't have a load of creative output this week. I'm working sort of diligently trying to keyboard some rough drafts so I can share them with you. Right now, there's a pretty big backlog of material. Basically I need about a year off so I can get it all done. Not gonna happen.
As you know, I do try to enjoy what I call creative cross training, which results in what I think is a good problem for a writer to have, which is more ideas and material than he knows what to do with (with which he does not not know what to do, for you sticklers).
This week was more about writer work, than actual writing. I'm far enough ahead in my work on The Assassin's Table, I can afford to take a three month break from it if I need to, so I haven't worked on it much for the past couple of weeks aside form keeping up with my bi-monthly posts. So no worries with that one, I'll keep you in magical dielselpunk madness for quite a while.
For now, I'm kind of officially taking a break from doing any of the more serious writing I've been working on here and there. I dunno, maybe it's the approaching summer, the recent viewing of "Captain America: Civil War" (see it), watching "Wynonna Earp" on SyFy (watch it) or enjoying Richard Kadrey's Sandman Slim (read it). Lately, I'm just in the mood for fun.
This week, I just let my imagination rock, going through old notes for all kinds of craziness. There's an Ivan adventure or two just begging to get done. Some classic steampunk fun with the crew of the Mullen, which might take up a chunk of my summer as I wrap those up (Seriously, how do I not write a story called "Revenge of the Squid Queen"?). And then there's... well, there's a surprise in the works for, oh... 2018, let's say.
I mean, hey, I love wallowing in the misery that is the human condition as much as the next guy. And I think I'm pretty good at it. But I'm also really good at setting up and delivering some top notch vampire execution scenes, swordfights, submarine chases and werewolf fights. Again, this is called fun.
So, I'd best get busy so I can fill your summer with all kinds of pdfs for your beach reading.
Your creative resource for the week? Tommy Keene, ladies and gents. Listen to it, know it, love it. He's incredible.
Thanks for reading!
A man who loves to write.