Status Report: Winter 2019

I’ve been neglecting my blogs because I’ve been busy with travel and other time-consuming things, but I think it’s time I said something here.

We sold our house in October, and after some extensive travel we’re currently living in Spain; I don’t expect to be back to the U.S. until November or December. My main computer is in storage; I’m getting by with my handy little Surface Pro 3. This limits my ability to work effectively, due to the small screen and keyboard, but I’m managing.

Short stories: Release the Virgins, featuring “Valedictory,” is out. Lace and Blade Vol. 5, containing “An Interrupted Betrothal,” should be out on Valentine’s Day. “How I Found Harry’s All-Night Hamburgers” is scheduled for the March/April issue of Asimov’s. “Personal Space” is scheduled for the October issue of Asimov’s. I have two invitations to submit short stories, both with May 1 deadlines; I’ve started writing one story but don’t even have an idea yet for the other.

Novels: I have four novels I’m keeping as active files and theoretically working on, but the only one that’s actually making much progress is Tom Derringer and the Steam-Powered Saurians, which is up to page 146. The other three are Elfshot, Stormchildren, and Charming Sharra, which are on pages (respectively) 18, 13, and 51.

Audiobooks: The audiobook of Dragon Venom is complete and should be appearing on Amazon and Audible any day now. I have an agreement for Shawn Saavedra to do Touched by the Gods, as well. I opened Tom Derringer and the Aluminum Airship for auditions, but am having second thoughts about it.

And that’s about it.

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