Abercrombie Zombie will be released in mid-August.
The Zero Knot, my coming-of-age WIP, now looks like it could top 55k words. I still haven't decided where to submit it.
One of the genre's most talented and accomplished authors, and a guy for whom I have enormous respect, left an incredibly flattering comment on my Facebook wall (is that what it's called?) about Visible Friend. Blew me away. I never dreamed he'd read my stuff.
I could go on and on about magnanimous authors who take the time to praise the work of their peers when they have nothing to gain by it. There's a huge difference between this kind of support and specious or self-serving flattery, both of which exist in abundance in Bookworld. Sincerity is hard to come by. That's why I value it so.
Inspired by the photo below, I'll be writing a free story for the M/M Romance group on Goodreads. It's not as if I'm the only person writing a free story. A full trainload of authors are writing free stories based on pictures submitted by readers, and the whole batch of fics will be assembled into a "Hot July Days" anthology.
That is going to be one big-ass, Atlas Shrugged-size collection; I think the number of contributors stands at 110. o_O Getting through it will require the patience of Job, so I suspect most people will cherry-pick pieces that appeal to them.
Given the nature of the picture I chose and the ideas it's given me, my story will likely be short on sex. I'm in the mood for something like that. And since I don't have to worry about "writing for royalties," which I pretty much suck at anyway, I'm not concerned about displeasing heat-seeking readers. Besides, I have a strong feeling there'll be more swinging dicks in this antho than in the entire Chinese army. Readers will likely need some kind of breather so they don't pass out.