Guten tag, Buenos días, Konnichiwa, and Nǐ hǎo.
I’m going to keep things short today, because I’m racing against the clock to finish my new short story, so I can have it edited and ready in time for Halloween—and hopefully at least a little bit before. I’ve been roaring along on it, writing a good two thousand words a day (and yesterday I wrote 3000, possibly because my subconscious mind knew I’d need to get some extra work in to make up for this blog post, but more likely just because I’m getting near the end, and it’s getting exciting).
I expect to finish the story within the next few days. Then begins the task of editing, which I’m going to have to do at breakneck speed to be able to put it up in time. The good thing about doing this on the blog, though—as opposed to releasing it as part of a book—is that, even if it’s not quite as perfect as I would have wanted it to be when I do post it, I can always fix it more later.
Which reminds me of “Prometheus and Chiron.” I haven’t yet finished the editing of the audio of that story—really, I haven’t even begun the process. I’ve been too focused on this new one; the lamentable intrusion of having to make a living is another obstacle, as well. But I will get there, and I may be able to finish it in time to release it too before Halloween. That would be nice, and would also be appropriate, given the nature of the story.
And that, I think, is enough of an update for today. I apologize if its brevity is disappointing to you. If its brevity is pleasurable, then “You’re welcome.” In any case, be well, enjoy reading, have fun in the lead-up to Halloween, and…