There are some exciting things in the pipe for me; I can’t say anything about my day job, but I’d like to share with you some of the creative and non-creative projects I’m working on to enhance my knowledge and continue writing.
I’ve been heavy into paranoia lately — and I wish I was joking! Finished writing a project that will be released at GenCon: Indy in August of this year. This project is entitled, Exquisite Replicas and is the darkest thing I’ve ever written. There was a time when I was a lot younger when I couldn’t read the stuff I’ve written; this is one of those pieces. The character I created had to be broken from the things she’d witnesses; I did not write her as a “sane” character. In order to make the important pieces of the setting readable, I threw in alternate forms of media like letters, podcast transcripts, posters, post-it notes, maps, etc. This was pretty exciting from the standpoint that I was able to provide art direction for this particular contribution.
In addition to that, I do have another “hard scifi” project that’s been on the back burner. Yeah, I’ll have to get that done at some point but I have other pressing deadlines with guaranteed publication dates.
Novella, Novel, and Fiction
In addition to revising a short piece of fiction for a Halloween anthology, I’m writing a novella that is loosely inspired by my secret love: exploratory or theoretical science. No, no…I don’t have the patience to get a PhD; I’m strictly a geek who loves to read Stephen Hawking at times.
I’m also doing quite a bit of historical research into Alchemy whenever I can for my Violet War Books. The novel is coming along swimmingly; it’s always the first chapter that gives me the hardest time.
Tell Me About Your Work
What are you working on? Anything fun and exciting? Anything I can help promote?