New thing-what-I-don’t-feel-comfortable-calling-a-podcast. Turns out I’m feeling a lot better this week. Also I wrote a story that I actually like. I read a bit of it. Text of the excerpt is under the cut.
As always, please get in touch with me with any questions, anything you want me to read or talk about – really anything.
So faced with the fact that – right now, at least – writing blog posts is hard for me, I’ve decided to try just talking. I hesitate to call it a podcast. It’s podcast-esque.
Note: I mean that I’m in my third year of grad school. Not third semester. Blahblah.
You can read the excerpt I read aloud below. From untitled time-travel-war-thing.
Okay, so, a number of things have happened since I last posted.
First: THE NOVEL IS DONE. Well, the first draft is. But I generally write relatively complete first drafts, so I don’t anticipate very much needing to be done to the structure of the thing in the editing stage–which I plan to start in a couple of weeks. I may have to vanish again right about then but for the present I plan to return to at least a semi-regular posting schedule.
Second, my numbers station-inspired story “The Cold Death of Papa November” is now up to read for free at Three-Lobed Burning Eye. You can also hear me reading it at that link (and you can download the mp3 for ipodery). I really do love that weird piece of… something. The story, I mean. I’m glad it’s been loosed on the world. And the rest of that issue of 3LBE is very worth your time.
And finally, another plug for Shadows & Tall Trees #2: Issue #1 sold out, and it’s very likely that this one will too, given the limited print run and the fact that people seem to like the magazine. So if you want it, I’d get it sooner rather than later. It is also very worth your time, and not just because of me (seriously, Steve Rasnic Tem’s piece in there is way unsettling).
And that’s it for me for now. But watch this space.
So the release of the 45th issue of Not One of Us came and went back in April when I was buried under mounds of academic work, and as a result I never did anything for it. However, the acquisition of a new microphone has prompted me to record a snippet of the story I have in that issue, “Dead Man Watching”, and here it is. I like reading aloud, so I may do more of this kind of thing.
If you like what you hear here, I encourage you–strongly–to check out the entire issue. There’s some fantastic fiction and poetry contained therein, not even counting my piece.