The past seven days have been crazy. My oldest broke her collarbone, necessitating a one thousand mile trip for her surgery. Eight titanium screws and one titanium plate later, she is in full recovery mode and no longer needing either my wife or myself. That was a lot of time in airports and hospitals. To distract myself I came up with an idea; Project Blackford.
I’ve pitched a short story and, at the moment, I can’t tell you a lot about it. I have invited myself into someone else’s sandbox and they may kick me out. I have what I think is a cool idea for their shared anthology, but I haven’t heard back from them yet. So, it’s a secret for now.What I can say is I believe in this idea so much that I’ve already started writing it. Of course, this will all come to an abrupt and screeching halt if I get the thumbs down. We shall have to wait and see.
In other news, “The Winds” has come back from the publisher for first edits. I’ve made the requested changes and sent it back, so there’s another iron in the waiting fire. And, work continues on OSR at a snail’s pace, but it does continue.
November is fast approaching, and that means NaNoWriMo. I’m not sure I will take part this year. I’m already struggling with the Magic Spreadsheet requirements. Speaking of misses, the deadline for Scott Roche’s SciFi Anthology is fast approaching. If Project Blackford doesn’t pan out, I can attempt a short for the anthology, otherwise I will have to pass on that as well.
Still haven’t found the time to audition for any ACX titles yet. Kinda wonder if doing that would be a good use of my time, however I’ve got the gear, I should really use it.
It’s funny how after I decide to give this writing thing an honest effort, all these opportunities seem to spring up.