Jump left, and now jump right. Spin around, that was tight…
It’s not often that the MC Hammer dance is appropriate, but I’ll indulge after a good (2k+) writing day. I like to think that the MC Hammer dance is just one step down from the Snoopy dance, which is reserved for very special news.
Some more links from yesterday:
- Angry Robot signs author found on Twitter, says The Bookseller…
- … and my editor Lee Harris explains how exactly that worked over at The Bookseller’s FutureBook blog.
- Writing buddy and kick-ass Empire State beta-reader Jen Williams gives me a mention.
- At Move Digital, Christos Reid suggests that my book deal is a landmark for social media.
Also out yesterday was my new short story, The Walker, which appeared in Hub magazine #136. The Walker is a little period ghost story, and you can read it entirely for free over at their website. You can actually subscribe and get Hub delivered to your inbox too. I recommend it, as not only does it feature free fiction, but reviews and interviews. Did I mention it’s free?
The SFX Blog Awards are kicking off, with online voting now open here. There are many fine blogs nominated, and in the best podcast category you’ll find Escape Pod! As a guest blogger on Escape Pod, I know where my vote is going, but I recommend you check out the whole list of blogs over at the SFX website. I’ll certainly be taking a look at some of the nominated sites.
Speaking of Escape Pod, I’ll soon be starting an epic readthrough of the stories of HP Lovecraft for them, in publication order. First up is The Alchemist, written in 1908 and published in 1916. If you fancy reading along, you should be able to find an online version of the story from that link. You can also get Lovecraft’s work in epub and mobi format from here, among other places (although I see that pack doesn’t include the first story I’m covering).
As I mentioned, a good day yesterday. Work on Hang Wire was a lot of fun as the particular sequence written features the first appearance of a Korean superhero, Tangun. Tangun, as it turned out, is quite a jolly fellow, and I suspect is going to be a hoot to write.
Project: Hang Wire (serial killers and superheroes in San Francisco)
Words today: 2,223
Words total: 42,293/100,000 (42%)
Total words for 2011: 74,246