stillsostrange and I survived the zombie run, despite bankruptcy (theirs), cold (Texas's), and insufficient packing (mine.)
I'm plugging away on Karen Memory, though I've hit that bit in the middle of the book where I have to stop and think about things. This is complicated by some reasonably scary family medical stuff that's causing me fairly significant anxiety. Still hoping to make my deadline, but it might be a near thing. Fortunately, scott_lynch will be coming out to visit me after his Exciting Toronto Book Tour! (He's signing at the beautiful Bakka Phoenix this weekend!) and that will help make everything better.
But the really exciting news is that Emma and Will and I have finally finished "Dark Leader." Or at least, nearly. It's got one scene left to be written, and then it goes to beta read, and there will be NEW MUCH-DELAYED SHADOW UNIT. And after that, three more episodes. 0.0
And I just got a bunch of other small projects cleared up. So all that's left is Karen, really. And some nonfiction stuff I need to do.
45400 / 80000 words. 57% done!
I need to get on this. 0.0 Augh, deadlines and life.
And here's my honeydew list now.
Thing for Boskone: 10 December 2013
"Covenant" line edits
Interview questions for JJA
Award reading and judging
Karen Memory: 6 January 2014
Cyborg story: 28 February 2014
Sekrit project: February or April 2014
Tiptree story: 30 June 2014
Apocalypse story: 30 June 2014
"A Time to Reap": 1 August 2014
Other apocalypse story: 31 December 2014
Book proposal: Eternal Sky 4-6
"Something's Gotta Eat T. rexes": ?
An Apprentice to Elves: ?
travel and appearances 2014:
MIT SFS: Cambridge, Massachusetts, January 10th at 6 pm. (with scott_lynch)
Boskone: Boston, Massachusetts, February 13-15, 2014
Tucson Festival of Books: Tucson, AZ, March 14-16, 2014
Vericon: Harvard Univerity, Cambridge MA, March 22-24, 2014
RavenCon: North Chesterfield, Virginia, April 25-27th, 2014 (Guest of Honor)
4th Street Fantasy: Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 20-23, 2014
ConVergence: Minneapolis, MN, July 3-7, 2014
Finncon: Jyväskylä, Finland, July 11-13, 2014 (Guest of Honor)
Worldcon: London, England, August 14-17, 2014
ICON: Iowa City, IA, October 31-November 2, 2014
Windycon: Lombard, IL, November 14-16, 2014
Weird West story: August 2015
No fixed deadline:
Smile (unless its name is actually Salt Water)
Untitled Gangland Urban Fantasy That Keeps Bugging Me
"Untitled Space Opera Thingy" aka "Periastron"
"On Safari in R'lyeh and Carcosa with Gun and Camera"
"This Chance Planet"
"Patience and Fortitude"
"A Time to Reap"
Untitled bard trolling story