Week 19 of 2018
Last weekend was Demicon. I’d like to give it a full AAR, but I’m tired and stressed about getting Brief Is My Flame completed. However, I will say that I had a great time, especially because there were so many of my SCA friends there.
The other event news is that I’ve decided to go to InConjunction on the way home from LibertyCon instead of going to Battlemoor. Part of the joy of Battlemoor was to get to go with my sweetie, but there’s a family reunion that week as well. In any case, I guess I’ll try Battlemoor next year, if the schedule works.
This week is all about getting Brief Is My Flame off to the editor and to my advance team. That’ll happen Tuesday.
Advance team? What’s that? Well, it’s a bunch of people who are going to get the raw, not-yet-fully-edited version of the book in part to help me avoid obvious mistakes and in part to help push initial reviews. Early reviews are important to Amazon.
Anyway, I’m still looking for about 10 people who are interested in helping with this. If you wish to help, drop me an email at email@example.com or direct message me on Facebook or Twitter.
With that, I’m going to get to my plans for the weekend. Write. Sleep. Write. With some sleeping. Maybe food.
Current Playlist Song
Tool’s cover the Led Zeppelin song “No Quarter.” It’s a much darker retelling of an already dark song. I love it.
Quote of the Week
The snow drives back the foot that’s slow
The dogs of doom are howling more
– Led Zeppelin, “No Quarter”
News and Works in Progress
- TAV (2,007)
- AFS (2,681)
- Brief Is My Flame (85k or so. I’ve split it apart to finish threads, has to be to my editor on Tuesday, so word counts aren’t quite as important as finishing it)
Recent Blog Posts and Wiki Additions
- Interview: Amanda Makepeace https://robhowell.org/blog/?p=1098
- Not much for Wiki Additions, but there’ll be a bunch in early June
- 25-27 May, ConQuest, Kansas City, MO http://www.conquestkc.org/
- 2-3 June, Wichicon, Wichita, KS http://www.wichicon.com/
- 29 June-1 July, LibertyCon, Chattanooga, TN https://libertycon.org/
- 6-8 July, InConjunction, Indianapolis, IN http://www.inconjunction.org/
(ed. note: InConjunction instead of Battlemoor)
- 13-15 July, O Comic Con, Omaha, NE https://www.ocomiccon.com/
- 27 July-12 August, Pennsic War, Cooper’s Lake, PA http://www.pennsicwar.org/penn47/
- 15-16 September, TopCon, Topeka, KS http://www.topcon.us/
This week’s spotlight is on Amanda Makepeace, a tremendous science fiction and fantasy artist. You can find her work at:
Today’s Weight: 392.2
Updated Word Count: 33108
Shijuren Wiki: 756 entries
Four Horsemen Wiki: 331 entries
Let me know if you have any suggestions on the website, this email, or cool story ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org. Especially let me know of suggestions you have for the Spotlight section.
Have a great week, everyone.
Author of the Shijuren-series of novels
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- A Lake Most Deep (Edward, Book 1)
- The Eyes of a Doll (Edward, Book 2)
- Where Now the Rider (Edward, Book 3)
- I Am a Wondrous Thing (The Kreisens, Book 1)
- Brief Is My Flame (The Kreisens, Book 2) Forthcoming 2018
- None Call Me Mother (The Kreisens, Book 3) Forthcoming 2018
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