Week 24 of 2022
No, the title doesn’t refer to the release of Todd Fahnestock’s Lorelle of the Dark. That one’s only 4 days, 4 hours, and 38 minutes away.
If you haven’t heard it’s the direct sequel to Khyven the Unkillable. By the way, you may notice that Khyven has a new cover, and it might get yet another at the end of the month. It is currently a finalist for the Colorado Book of the Year, which will get announced at the end of the month.
It’s also a great book to nominate for the Dragon Awards.
Speaking of which, if you have put in your nominations, you should go do so. Here’s the link: dragoncon.org/awards/.
Anyway, this week’s title refers to the running joke of late between me and my sweetie. That’s how much time we have left to “escape.” She even downloaded an app that will give the time down to the seconds.
We have similar, dark senses of humor, which is why we’re suited to each other.
Anyway, this past week has been wedding prep and editing primarily. I did get one day of writing in, but no more. Things will switch down the road, though.
At Lilies, I’ll be doing a bunch of work but not on my computer. Just to let you all know, I will probably do a placeholder update in two weeks, as I’ll still be there.
Tonight, though, there’s more editing.
What I’m Listening To
Jethro Tull’s Thick as a Brick, the full 22:40 minute long song. I love the short version that you hear on the radio, but the full version is so much more
Quote of the Week
Today is Keith Laumer’s birthday. He was one of the greats and sometimes doesn’t get enough recognition. The Retief series is brilliant space opera satire. The list of authors who’ve written in his Bolo Universe is like looking at the 1927 Yankee lineup, a huge list of all-timers.
Anyway, here’s a quote that has always been true.
“Baby, after considerable thought I’ve reached the conclusion that the only conceivable legitimate answer to the Universe as constituted is a peal of hysterical laughter.”
– Keith Laumer
Dudes In Hyperspace
The latest show includes a great interview with the effervescent Marisa Wolf.
Cool Stuff In Eldros Legacy
Lorelle of the Dark by Todd Fahnestock is coming on the 14th!
- Khyven the Unkillable by Todd Fahnestock
- Seeds of Dominion by Quincy J. Allen
- Deadly Fortune by Aaron Rosenberg
- The Door Into Winter by Rob Howell
Get all the Eldros Legacy novels at: amazon.com/dp/B09Z9WVKYV
New Mythology Works in Progress
2023 FantaSci Short Story Contest open call.
The theme is Bonds of Valor, and you story must include deeds of valor centered around bonds between characters. This could be a romantic relationship, a buddy adventure, oaths to kings, or whatever you can come up with.
Deadline: November 30th, 2022
Word Count: 7-10,000 words
Specifics: Times New Roman, 12 point font, 1.5 line spaced.
It must also be a fantasy story. Any type is welcome, urban, epic, high, western, gothic, whatever, it just have to have magic. Finally, it cannot have been published anywhere else before.
I’m currently working on The Forgotten King, the next Eldros Legacy novel.
Rob’s Works in Progress
- Sowing Spring’s Wrath (xx)
- Farewell, My Ugly (10,739)
- Rick Blaine (8,845)
- CB (8,418)
This week you can get a new 4HU novel, As My Witnesses! This one is by Sandra L. Medlock and Casey Moores with Robert E. Hampson. Oh, to have been a fly on the wall with those planning sessions.
And remember, Lorelle of the Dark comes out Tuesday the 14th!
Today’s Weight: 324.6
Updated Word Count: 142,243
Eldros Legacy Archives: 813 entries
Have a great week, everyone.
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