Well, it’s been a busy few months! The Aeschylus has made rounds on The Fussy Librarian, Candid Book Reviews, and is about to go live on My Book Cave. What Stays Below had a terrific reading on Manor House, and Low Prowls The Goblin King is finally available in print through Acidic Fiction’s Toxic Tales Vol. 2 collection. I’ve been working on a few new projects, but nothing to announce just yet. Progress on my new novel has been slow. I’d like to say it’s because of my day job, which has been incredibly busy since my last post, but the reality is, I’ve had a long feeling-out process, and… I’m slow. It’s coming.
Meanwhile, a number of my friends are doing National Novel Writing Month and finishing up new works again. I’m really proud of them, but I never participate.
Merry tells me I’m a bit of a grouch in this regard. Part of it is that life responsibilities get in the way, but a larger part is that I’m obsessive about my work, even first drafts. I don’t believe something is good just because it’s done, and I don’t like crapping stuff out just because I can. A professional baseball player doesn’t train hard one month out of a year and then eat cookies the other 11 months. He busts his ass every day, or his ass gets busted back to the minors.
So, call it OCD. Or hubris. Or just say Merry’s right, and get me a Grinch hat.
I’m still working, it’s just going to take a little longer. It will be worth the wait, I promise.