Jan 27 2012
Well, it’s a new year. Hope you all had a great time doing whatever it is you do at year’s end. We spent our time with good friends, playing board games and enjoying great (geeky) conversation.
I’m posting a new chapter of Avatar today. Hope you all will like that. I’m trying to bring things to a close in the second Establishment book for a number of reasons. One of which is well, it’s gotta end sometime, right? Besides, I have all the plot lines set up — I just have to actually line them up to make sure everything works. From your perspective, I’m posting chapter 60. From mine? I’ve got probably 16 more chapters already written, and even more to write to finish things up. So don’t worry — the story won’t be ending anytime soon.
I’ve worked pretty hard on Avatar in the last year. Gotten more chapters posted and gotten a lot of plotting done. It’s not easy, but it’s been (mostly) fun. However, other writing has suffered because of it. I’m not sure what I’ll be doing about that. Concentrating on Avatar to the exclusion of everything else has its advantages. But it has some severe disadvantages as well.
I do want to write some actual SciFi someday. And Some Day is gonna have to be sooner rather than later, cuz I ain’t gettin’ any younger. I won’t be writing it under the Dark Pen name, so once I DO write something, I’ll have to hope that hints to you guys about where to look for it help get it sold.
Speaking of which, thus far that hasn’t worked. The hints I mean. I did post on twitter that something has gone up. Not SciFi, but some erotica with a BDSM slant. Let’s just say that the response is well… lacking. To say the least. Over the years I’ve had a lot of people tell me I should do commercial writing. “Commercial” as in putting up the writing on sites OTHER than purely adult ones. So I did, and I’m going to link it in the side bar over there. What you do with that info is up to you.
Anyway, I hope that this New Year will be good to all of us. I think in a lot of ways it’s going to be a rough one. I hope that reason and reality will prevail, but thus far — at least in America — I haven’t seen much to make me believe it will. Perhaps I’m wrong. That would be awesome.
Finally, thanks for all the emails I’ve been receiving about Avatar. I hope I’ve gotten back to all of you, but it’s possible I’ve missed a few. If so, I apologize. Enjoy the new chapter and please take note of the top link.