Week 10 of 2021
This was a discombobulated week. In order to help the sweetie’s parents, I had to drive up to North Dakota and back essentially over the weekend. 13 hours each way plus hotel stays will take a bite out of a week, that’s for sure.
Still, I was productive this week. I sent off a story last week, got it accepted and edited this week. My story is entitled “Chooser of the Slain,” and it’ s going to come out in the Hit World anthology entitled “Valkyries” edited by Marisa Wolf. I had a lot of fun combining a valkyrie with Sam Spade and the crazy fun that is Hit World. That anthology will come out in the summer or early fall, I believe.
I also made progress on some editing. I hope to have the current editing project out the door this week, despite losing essentially 4 days.
And I’ve been kicking butt with The Door Into Winter. All told, I added about 7000 words, though the editing process killed about 2000 of what I had already.
When I write, if I know I’ll need a chapter to do a certain thing up ahead in the narrative, and I don’t really know what to write directly in the narrative at the point where I’m at, I will go ahead and scribble a very rough draft of that scene. Raw material more than anything. I’m at the point where I’m integrating a number of those into the narrative because I’ve gotten that far, which means some of the raw material goes away.
But it’s a great sign when I catch up to those points, because it’s another sign I’m getting close to the end.
What I’m Listening To
Lots of Sabaton this week. It’s been quiet around the house and I’ve wanted high-energy stuff.
It’s hard to pick just one, but one can’t go wrong with Winged Hussars.
Quote of the Week
Today is Chuck Norris’s birthday, and I’m not about to risk a roundhouse kick to the face by not having him provide today’s quote. Besides, I really like this one.
“The only time we fail is when we stop trying.”
– Chuck Norris
Dudes In Hyperspace
The latest show includes a interview with Joe DeLeone, especially focusing on spring football.
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.
Keen Edge of Valor is out to the advance readers. Deadly Fortune goes out to the advance readers next week. I’m currently editing something new, and I have to say, it’s awesome.
Rob’s Works in Progress
- The Door Into Winter (86,556)
- Rick Blaine (8,845)
- CB (8,418)
- FantaSci, 25-27 Mar., Raleigh, NC
- Planet Comicon, 22-24 Apr., Kansas City, MO
And this is really cool. Kevin J. Anderson curated a bundle of fantasy novels, and he included the first book in the Eldros Legacy, Khyven the Unkillable by Todd Fahnestock. You can get this bundle here: storybundle.com/fantasy. It’s a great honor for one of our books to be included and I hope you all take advantage.
Today’s Weight: 322.4
Updated Word Count: 24,104
Eldros Legacy Archives: 813 entriesLet me know if you have any suggestions on the website, this email, or cool story ideas at email@example.com. Especially let me know of suggestions you have for the Spotlight section.
Have a great week, everyone.
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