Three tomatoes (ketchup), Part XXXVII

Lots going on in these here parts as of late. I just received word of a story acceptance for an upcoming anthology about cities of the future. The contract is still in progress, so I’ll leave it at that for now. Meanwhile, over in Unreliable Narrators land, we’ve been on a tear with workshop reviews and author interviews with the likes of Walter Jon Williams and Elizabeth Bear. Turns out podcasting is immense fun. What’s more, we’re preparing to hoist the sail on our first joint writing and performing venture, a serial audio drama called E’ville. I’ll have lots more to say on that once the first episode arrives in early March. And I continue work on the new book even as I become distracted by new shinies. Mush!

And hey, congrats to all the newly-minted Nebula Award nominees. A solid list that includes many friends and personal favorites. Not bad, genre bunnies.

We are Unreliable

Hey, it’s been over two months since I checked in! How the hell did that happen? It’s not like nothing has happened since then. Paradise ICON was a success, as always, getting to hang out with writer pals as well as class acts like Joe and Gay Haldeman and Ann Leckie. Then there was NaNoWriMo, during which I knocked out a decent amount of words on my next book but will likely throw out 90% of them. And there’s also been the usual submit-and-query game that goes with writing fiction.

Then there’s the not trivial work of bootstrapping a new podcast and website with several writer friends. We’re up and running as the Unreliable Narrators! The first few episodes are available, and we are only gathering steam. It’s been a lot of fun, and it allows me to combine several favorite pastimes. Just need to make sure it doesn’t pull me too far away from finishing the next manuscript.

Happy holidays!