It’s been a bit since I dropped a note here. Sorry for that, but it’s been quite busy.
I’m back doing the final polish on the 8-episode fantasy piece, which is now absolutely complete through episode three. The work here goes pretty quickly, but there’s a lot of it, and I’m creating an entire character and place guide as I go. Ultimately, though, this is really fun work. It feels kind of like I’m painting by numbers here. I mean, the story is all there, and it flows, and I’m happy with it. But every now and again I find places I can fill in, or other places that can be smoothed out.
It’s all very, very close to being “done.” [grin]
On the sickeningly sweet good news front:
1) I see Gardner Dozois has given my short story “Bugs” an honorable mention in his The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-First Annual Collection. That’s always very nice. “Bugs,” as you might recall was on the cover of the October 2013 issue of Analog and received lots of nice attention.
2) As of this morning it looks like I can report that the 2014 Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide anthology will be including my short story “Goliath vs. Robodog.” There are still a few Is to dot and Ts to cross, but all systems appear to be go for now. I’m quite excited about this one.