Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Dandy Panther

Here we are in the new year. I'd love to say that things are better than I expected them to be, but that just isn't true. It's hard not to feel like the world is crashing down around our ears, but I am going to try not to focus on that.
Kurosawa and Space Dandy marathons are helping.

At least we're this much closer to the end of Winter.
And we're that much closer to the release of "Black Panther." You have no idea how much I am looking forward to this movie.
School has started again and less than a month in we're hit by this year's flu. Today, for instance, four of my colleagues were out. With them out and their classes cancelled, the building was a ghost town. The students who did make it to the intro to science fiction class had a great conversation about 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.
Some good news? Just around halfway through the month, I finished the rough draft of the new novel! It's off to my beta readers as we speak. I'm anxious. Like I keep saying, this is a different direction for me. They'll be the first to see that. More on that as their reports come in.
I have some ideas brewing for the next one which is also in a different direction than even the last one. I can't say too much about it now, other than this: I've engaged an artist who does great work to help me develop a map for this one.
Super short one this month, but buckling down to get the rough draft done meant no last minute travel or visitors. Next month will probably be more interesting.
Thanks, of course, as always, for the support of the books! Please remember that if you have read one or more of them, please stop by Goodreads or Amazon and leave a review. They help so much.
See you next month!

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