Greetings, blog followers! It's been a while, hasn't it? Summer (at least in America) is just about here, and in west Africa the rainy season has started. Which makes it hard to get things dry, but at least we get great weather!
Yes, rain is great weather, especially after you've been eating dust for three months.
Progress is coming along slowly with my current novel, Tornado C, but I expect to start writing it in the next week or two, provided that this outline doesn't eat me. (Outlines are vicious carnivores, I'm telling you. At least for SOP writers.)
Recently, however, my writing has moved in a new direction. I wrote a 6.5k short story that I called "In Stasis". Why is this new? Well, it's the first work of sci-fi I've written in over two years. Fantasy is normally my home genre, but I've found that writing sci-fi is a welcome break. It's a great genre to be writing in! Since short stories are a relatively short commitment, they are a rather addictive way to dabble in other genres.
The protagonist of In Stasis is an elite agent called Will Vullerman, who is contacted by the government to undertake a secret mission to the off-limits and war-ravaged continent of America. Right now, I'm working on a sequel to that story, tentatively titled "The Eternity Code". These may be the first of many Will Vullerman short stories. I'm hoping to release each story on Kindle for 99 cents: as they say, the best marketing is having a backlist of other titles. The stories will hopefully appeal to a broader audience and draw in random people who find my stories while browsing the Kindle Store.
And hey, they're not too expensive, either. ;)
And, on a note of randomness, our family received a package from America yesterday. (It appears to have been soaked in colorful stickers.) Many fantastic things were contained within this package, so many things that for a while I thought that it might be bigger on the inside. But it wasn't, unfortunately.
Among this awesomeness was twenty-four packets of Cheez-Its, which I hadn't tasted in six months. (I'm in cheese heaven.)
But also included was an unbelievable amount of music albums. There were four Thousand Foot Krutch albums alone, including their brand-new album "The End Is Where We Begin". I put some of the albums from that package on my Kindle, and my playlist is totaling to almost 200 songs now. We're so blessed to have such awesome friends!
And now TFK has taken the number one slot on my favorite bands list. Mwahahaha.
So how have you all been in my absence? Writing, I hope? What are you working on now?
Oh, and how many of you are TFK fans? ;)
I'll be back again tomorrow with a scheduled post. Au revior!