So the editor told me yesterday “The deadline was more of a floating deadline, so don’t worry about it.” Yay! I have a few more days to knock out this still-untitled Zombie short story.
My frequent coauthor, Eric S. Brown, sent me a short story the other day for the 1632 universe (by Eric Flint). It’s a continuation of his piece which was published in the Grantville Gazette a few months back. He asked me to coauthor this new story with him, which I’m excited about. I haven’t played in the 1632 universe in a long time (outside of reading the books) and am looking forward to it. (side note: he brought me in for my extensive knowledge of the time frame. It’s very flattering)
I found an old outline in a notebook from over 10 years ago and remembered why I loved the book idea. Time travel, demon mob bosses, corrupt police and greedy schemers. I’ll probably start freshening the outline up in a few months and give it a whack once Kraken Mare and Murder World: Kaiju Dusk are both complete. I may write in concurrently with Darkling (sequel to Wraithkin), I don’t know. It’s tentatively been re-titled to Ancient Acquisitions, LLC. It’s more of a tongue-in-cheek novel, lighthearted and such. I think I need something goofy to write. Everything has been so emotionally draining lately that it feels like my writing is getting too dark. One of the things I like is dark humor, but I try not to get too dark. Too dark can lead to too depressing very quickly.
I realized today that I still haven’t achieved my goal of having all of the books I’m in made into 8×10 pictures and hung on my office wall. I don’t exactly have the wall space for them in the office right now, though. I think my Pixel Who poster would have to move elsewhere. Hmph.
Time to get to work. “Floating deadline” doesn’t mean “non-existent deadline”.