Week 8 of 2021
This has been a productive week following up with a variety of things after the seminar. Lots of emails and instant messages. New plans, such as appearances on other podcasts and many new books. Most importantly, new friends and the amazing energy that brings.
When I’ve had the chance to write, I’ve made great progress in The Door Into Winter. The word count won’t reflect this, as I’m only a little more than 1000 words more than last week, but I’m still excited.
I took Jonathan Maberry’s class on pacing and I’ve been inserting some new techniques in the story. The results look very promising.
One of the main things this has done has forced me to reconsider the arrangement of chunks in the story. I’ve spent a bunch of time moving passages around to make a faster, more coherent narrative. I’m much happier with what I’ve done so far, and it’s already having some productive ripples carrying down the road.
We did another Dudes In Hyperspace podcast this week. We got Kacey Ezell back in time for her to talk about her new release, Skies to Conquer, which will come out tomorrow. I’ll have links for that next week.
We’ve had a great, energetic week on the New Mythology Discord channel. It dawns on me, I might not have mentioned it before, but here’s the invite link: discord.gg/FjdgAShBHU. We’d love to have you join us.
I probably have more to talk about, but I’m still catching up from an amazing Superstars.
What I’m Listening To
The soundtrack of Conan the Barbarian by Basil Poledouris. This is one of my favorite things to listen to when I’m writing fantasy.
Quote of the Week
Andre Norton is one of the authors I grew up reading. I can still remember the moment when Ron Thomas gave me Quag Keep, and of course there was Witch World, Star Soldiers, and so much more. Here’s a quote from her that is true for all of us.
– Andre Norton
Dudes In Hyperspace
The latest show includes an interview with Kacey Ezell about her new book Skies to Conquer and so much more.
Cool Stuff In Eldros Legacy
Deadly Fortune by Aaron Rosenberg is coming soon!
New Mythology Works in Progress
We have no current open anthology calls but will have a new one announced at FantaSci.
Keen Edge of Valor goes out to advance readers next week!
And we had so much fun exchanging stories last time, Shane Shepherd and I agreed to do it again. Here’s his story Discovering Your Neighbor.
You can find it here: https://storyoriginapp.com/giveaways/44be5e1a-5fa0-11ec-a777-4384157e5555.
Rob’s Works in Progress
- The Door Into Winter (75,934)
- Rick Blaine (8,845)
- CB (8,418)
- VAL (1,052)
Also, I’m remiss for not posting this link last week, especially since it’s a story I’ve loved for quite some time. My only excuse is I was distracted by Superstars.
In any case, here’s Sharp Steel by William Alan Webb. This is the first story in his Sharp Steel & High Adventure series, and you want to get in on this now, because there’s big things happening here, and maybe even a crossover coming down the road. Get it here: amazon.com/dp/B09RVCDW2Y.
Today’s Weight: 323.6
Updated Word Count: 7,375
Eldros Legacy Archives: 813 entries
Have a great week, everyone.
Founder in the Eldros Legacy series