Thursday 15 July 2010

Oy, where's my week?

This week just zipped past. I was busy. I went to press meetings. I'm writing a little, editing a little, teaching a little. Slowly moving along. Real life - lots of stuff to learn, I'll do public speaking and have been learning just what bastards (most) bankers are. You don't have a clue unless you're in the industry. Maybe I'll write about it one day, it's certainly sobering and begins to turn me into a bit of an economic Communist/Socialist. I want a state-owned bank that handles people's savings, mortgages and credit cards - the rest of the financial industry can go to hell and gamble with Satan for all I care.

Now let's talk good books: Erekos is moving closer to publication. Check out a sample here. I think Erekos will be my favourite fantasy book ever, right next to "The Last Unicorn" by Peter Beagle. The author is one of my co-writers, an all-round gifted, giving, generous, smart and caring person, one of the best I know. Go check out the book. You'll be amazed.

I've lured another unsuspecting Russian into beta-ing Russian stuff for me, so that day's a win.

I'm writing a little bit, 200 words at a time. Some readers will be hopping with rage if this comes out, so I'm keeping it under wraps until it's done. I don't want to have to explain and get emails like "how could you!" (they will happen, I know it). Fact is, though, re-visiting an old idea and playing it out differently is legit. Many ideas have more than one book in them.

Seeing how my job develops (I'll be in Russia in October, helping run a conference), I might hibernate between the release of "First Blood" in September and the end of the year, and do, as Brits like saying "fuck-all." That would be nice.

Before that, I have to wrap up some things, but right now it's not easy keeping up with emails and promoting and gods know what. But it's all good at the moment. I'm in a good place, I'm just busy learning my new job. But it's awesome. Infuriating, but awesome.


  1. Hmmm. Hopping with rage emails? Interesting. Well, I can assure you, some readers would never, and would love to see what revisiting an old idea, etc. means. You have me more than a little intrigued. I guess I'd better learn patience, fast. I hate patience, it's a virtue I've never been real good with.

    I'm glad to hear that things are good. Good is... well good. :)

  2. It's nowhere near presentable yet - just a long stqart, one scene, and lots of research needs to be done. But it's shaping up nicely. :)