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I have been ignoring my blog far too long. *puts on record and sneaks off for food*
‘I’ve been putting in overtime at work, meeting deadline after deadline and the uunfoortunaaaateeee ressuuuulllllllllllllltt iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiisss thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis bloooooooooooooooooog…
*runs back in, smacks record player… smacks it again… *
Hoisted on my own time saving device.
Look, some days I feel like every spare letter inside my head goes into some project. I enjoy political discussions, talking about gaming, but I don’t often have time for any of that.
But once in a while, all the hard work gets noticed.
“The Natural Born Spy” by James Daniel Ross is an engrossing, historically based story… told in first person. It features a changeling created by the Nazi’s during World War II, and a drafted, hapless, nearly helpless medieval literature specialist who nevertheless rises to the demands of the command he is thrust into.
Which are very kind words.
More exciting yet, I got one of these in the mail for Bad Ass Faeries 3: In all Their Glory:
I am sure all the editors and authors are as excited as I am. And if that wasn’t enough then I got a call from the publisher:
They accepted I Know Not: The Story of Fox Crow, my first fantasy novel for publication. My short story: The Ghost of Løve VanMeek was also accepted. More importantly, I received some kind words about the increased quality of my work from both the editor and publisher!
So immediately I’ve switched gears, getting back cover text ready, sketching cover concepts, and all the while I have two anthology and one magazine submission to pound out the second my muse shows up.
I’m also bolting my dedication down in all the important places, because even with a dozen stories and a novel submitted – 9 and 1 accepted so far, I need to do more. Next year I’m going for 24/2.
If this were an action movie, this would be the scene with all the closeups of weapons being loaded, holstered, and so forth. So, I’m loading up my ipod, cleaning out my keyboard, sharpening my pencils and buying a new sketchpad. I need a short or two, and then I am starting on the next Radiation Angels novel this January/1.