Week 7 of 2021
I’m at Superstars this week and learning a ton. I mean, when I can breathe at 6000 feet of course. Yeeesh. And you know, a bit of humidity never killed anyone either.
But I am learning a ton, as I said. I took a great class on pacing from Jonathan Maberry and another from James Artimis Owens about cover art.
I spent a goodly amount of today trying out a technique from Maberry to speed up the pace of my writing in The Door Into Winter. I am much happier with my opening chapters as I think they really pop.
The best part of conventions, of course, is getting to hang out and chat with writers you’ve looked up to, new writers who are looking to get started, and every other type of writer in between. The sessions here have been great, but the random chats are always where a bunch of actual work gets done.
The big news this week is the cover reveal for No Game For Knights. I’m beyond ecstatic to have an Edward story in this anthology, which is a collection of noir SF/F PI stories. As you can see, I’m honored to be included in this anthology with some of the biggest names in the business. Many thanks to Kacey Ezell and Larry Correia for selecting me.
Side note, I can’t wait to finish The Door Into Winter so I can write the next Edward novel.
I made some progress on The Door Into Winter this week, when not prepping for travel. Mostly, it’s been edits to get me back into the flow, but a bunch of new ideas are already cropping up.
I also started a new short story based for the Hit World universe by Bill Webb. I may have mentioned it last week, but I’ve been able to really get some cool stuff going this week with conversations with Marisa Wolf, the anthology editor.
What a great week, and now I’m getting back to writing.
What I’m Listening To
I’m listening to Todd Fahnestock chomping on snacks left over from the Eldros Legacy party last night and pounding away at the sequel to Khyven the Unkillable. There are worse things.
Quote of the Week
The perfect quote for Superstars Seminar, from William Allen White, whose birthday is today.
“Dip your pen into your arteries and write.”
– William Allen White
Dudes In Hyperspace
The latest show includes a great discussion of our writing process.
Cool Stuff In Eldros Legacy
Deadly Fortune by Aaron Rosenberg is coming soon!
New Mythology Works in Progress
We have no current open anthology calls but will have a new one announced at FantaSci.
I’m currently working on Keen Edge of Valor, which will be released at FantaSci.
Rob’s Works in Progress
- The Door Into Winter 74,841)
- Rick Blaine (8,845)
- CB (8,418)
- VAL (1,052)
- Superstars Writing Seminar, 9-12 Feb., Colorado Springs, CO
- FantaSci, 25-27 Mar., Raleigh, NC
- Planet Comicon, 22-24 Apr., Kansas City, MO
Today’s Weight: 317.0
Updated Word Count: 5,066
Eldros Legacy Archives: 813 entriesLet me know if you have any suggestions on the website, this email, or cool story ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org. Especially let me know of suggestions you have for the Spotlight section.
Have a great week, everyone.
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