Attention, all personnel: 2019 is one third gone. Already.
What can I say about April? The biggest thing I can say about April is that there’s not a lot I can say about what I was doing during April. Was I busy? Oh, hell yes. I started writing a new novel, and also completed a smaller project. There was talk about future things, and let’s not forget our journey to Denver for the annual StarFest Convention. There are other things afoot, as well, and I’ll get to talking about them in due course (read, “When my overlords say it’s okay to chat about them.”).
Until then, here’s last month’s rundown:
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And just like that, 2019 is 25% in the books.
March was an odd month, to say the least. Looking back, I didn’t do a whole lot in this particular space, even though my activity on Facebook and Twitter was still up there. I guess I didn’t really have a lot to say in long form fashion. I’m pondering notions on how to improve in that area, and I suspect the next several months are going to offer no small amount of fodder for that effort.
The latter half of March was devoted to setting up for what I’ll be working on during the next few months, including a couple of projects which have come along in rapid fashion with short development windows and fast-approaching delivery dates. None of these have yet been formally announced, so I must wait for permission to blab in detail about them. You know the deal.
Meanwhile, we march (HAH!) merrily on with last month’s rundown:
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February come. February go. It’s almost as if it’s a short month, or something.
Despite missing out on the other 3 to 4 days other months get, I still managed to accomplish a few things on the writing front. We’re in something of a transitional period here as I work to finish one thing while simultaneously getting ready to plunge headlong into a couple of new projects.
So, here’s what I was doing in February:
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Hey. We’ve slogged 1/12th of the way through 2019, already.
The hell is that about?
So, January was something of a blur, wasn’t it? It was for me, but I can’t tell if that’s due to being busy or just getting old and time starting to whiz by faster and faster as I enter the HOV lane heading for a burial plot.
For now, I’ll stick with the former.
A couple of the month’s slices were devoted to Available Light, my upcoming Star Trek: The Next Generation novel. We’re pretty much done with this one, now, and other things are moving in to occupy my attention. See below.
As for other things I keep hinting at? We took a couple of big steps closer to what should prove to be “a major change” so far as my day-to-day existence. I’ve been itching to talk about this for moooooooooooonnnnnnnths and the anticipation is driving me to fits of mischief heretofore unseen. Heretofore, I’m telling you. We’re so close I can taste it, and I’m wavering between not wanting to jinx it and screaming from the rooftops. So far, “not wanting to jinx it” is winning. So far.
More on that soon, hopefully.
In the meantime, my daily antics as a lowly writer of freelance fare continues merrily on, and on that note? Here’s the January rundown:
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Aaaaaaaaaand just like that? 2018 is in the books.
Yep. 2019 is here. Lots of people are making every sort of Blade Runner joke. I’ve made one or two, myself, but for my money I think we’re closer to the imagined world of The Running Man (either Stephen King’s original novel or the “loose” Arnold Schwarzenegger film adaptation. Your pick.).
December 2018 brought to a close a writing year that was a bit slower than I’m used to. The lags and delays that were the order of the day in 2017 carried far enough into the subsequent year that I couldn’t quite find the higher gear without popping the clutch. I’m hoping 2019 proves to be a year of “new things” on various fronts, including writing outside what’s become my comfort zone and getting on with pursuing projects that aren’t necessarily tie-ins. We shall see, I guess.
For the moment, I continue to keep on keepin’ on while waiting for some things to shake free. With that in mind, here’s the December rundown:
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And here we are: December 2018.
I honestly don’t know where the rest of the year went. The first half was a blur, and the next few months after that also moved pretty fast, but now we’re here and while there are still some things going on, they’re proceeding at something resembling a sane pace for the first time all year. Weird.
While there’s (unfortunately) not very many changes to report on the writing front, I may have some interesting news to share as we get closer to the new year. Right now, it’s a case of my shuffling pieces around the game board and waiting for the okay to talk about certain things. All I can do until some of that shakes loose is just keep on keepin’ on. So, here’s the November rundown:
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Yeah, yeah. I’m a few days late with this, but I had a good reason.
Actually, nah. I didn’t. Just was busy doing catch-up stuff after turning in the novel manuscript. This was one of the items on that list, so where we are!
The big story, writing-wise, was the novel (see below). With that done, I treated myself to a little breather last week, but now I’m starting to get organized and turn my attention to whatever’s next on my writing agenda. With that in mind, here’s the October rundown:
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A couple of days late, but I’m still here!
And hey…how the hell did it get to be October already? Somebody explain that to me in small words I can easily digest. Preferably with a vodka chaser.
I can see the light at the end of the tunnel with the current novel project, which is due later this month. After that? I’m planning a coma. Already got new sheets picked out, and everything.
A couple of other, smaller things managed to work their way onto my radar here and there, but otherwise it’s mostly been the novel. Here’s the September rundown:
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Aaaaaaaaaaaaaand just like that, we’re at the months that end with “….ber.”
2018 has just been screaming along, amirite?
The kids are back to school, work continues apace, summer’s pretty much over except for a last gasp attempt by Clan Ward to have a bit of fun over this Labor Day weekend. In and around all of that? There’s a whole lotta writin’ goin’ on around here.
How’d things go, last month? Well, you tell me:
Continue reading “August writing wrap-up.”
Whaddaya mean it’s August already? How the HELL did that happen?
No. Don’t tell me. I don’t want to know.
Things are definitely busy here at Castle Ward. I’m at that teetering point between enough work to keep me busy and too much to handle, or as I like to call it, “the Sweet Spot.” That said, I’m always on the hunt for the next project, so if you’re an editor or publisher reading this and you need an ace word pusher to help you out, give me a shout.
In the meantime, here’s what went down on the writing front in July:
Continue reading “July writing wrap-up.”