I got my Hugo nominations in yesterday. I realized that I am very choosy when it comes to some things, like TV shows and short stories. Movies I can generally suffer through (I’ve got a track record of sitting through the worst freaking movies out there) but TV shows? If they’re boring, I fast forward (oh, and I watch all of my TV on Hulu). That being said, I still don’t think I have any desire to see Jupiter Ascending. The reviews have… not been kind.
I’m fairly certain that The Hand of God will be out by the end of next week. Call it a hunch. In the meantime, I’ll be continuing the push to finish Kraken Mare. I had originally planned on getting it done by March, but with my crazy schedule of late, it’s going to be closer to the end of April. That’s writing at a slow pace, mind you. If I really start to crank it out (like I did with the second half of Murder World: Kaiju Dawn) I can have it done by mid-March.
I mentioned on Facebook the other day that I had a dream that I wrote a new kaiju book called Daigu 688. I had no idea what it was about but apparently it was so awesome the movie rights had been sold before I had even finished the book. Of course, the following suggestions of what the book was about (courtesy of a dozen or so twisted minds) made my absolute day. One of them, though, made so much sense that it was kinda scary.
Michael: 688? Sounds like the crew of a Los Angeles class attack sub found a baby Kaiju and things snowball from there…
Pat: Michael beat me to the attack boat post…I just wanted to suggest the Kaiju imprints upon it like a gosling. The story could open up with a fight between two kaiju fighting with pregnant victor giving birth.
My friends are my kind of weird.
Okay, time to get back to work on Kraken Mare. As I’ve said many times in the past, this book isn’t going to write itself — unfortunately.