How I tried to write my new novel and failed, but now have a far better battle plan.
Among the many projects I have cooking, I've pitched as "what if Tolkien, but with Apuleius as the source?"
This last week, I've spent working on Charisma, but I've taken a step back from the manuscript itself to rework and replot the book. It's still got the same overall design and the same direction and conclusion, but many of the details along the way had to be adjusted once I wrote a rough version of the first third or so. These things happen; it's a good thing. It means I'm getting a handle on the book by way of the concrete details I have for it already -- that whole "in the trenches vs. from 30,000 feet up" thing.
Welcome, after a long hiatus, to Rumor Control once again. Here are the facts of what stories I'm working on in the new year.
Goodbye, "Unmortal"; hello, "Shunga-Satori" - or whatever I do work on next!
Some creative news for the new year at Chez Infinimata.
A peek into the near future of Infinimata Press, and maybe also the far future.
What's next for me after "Unmortal"? Uhhhhhhh...
How not to succumb to the creative sunk-cost fallacy.
How to deal with having half-a-dozen-plus possible future projects all cagematching each other to death for the chance to be next in line.
The wheel turns. It grinds slowly, but exceedingly fine.
On not succumbing to the urge to just shove stuff off my desk and be done with it.
I'm experiencing a resurgence of that feeling of how human life, my life, is a limited thing.
Yes, I have yet another new project to announce. One inspired by clipart. No, really.
What I'm working on these days, March 2021 edition.
Yes, I know I only checked in a couple of weeks ago, but man have things uncorked here!
It's about time I checked back in with all of you as to what I'm up to, bookwise.
Discussing four future projects of mine that all took shape this year.
Time for a look back and a look forward: what I did and what I'm doing.
Akira Kurosawa is reputed to have said that whenever he is asked which of his films is his favorite, he replies, "My next one." A phrase I've taken to heart.
Happenings at Chez Infinimata that are not current-events-related.
Much hard work ensuing here at Chez Infinimata, and on multiple fronts: current book, new book, software.
Not a great week or so, to be honest. Much emotional rollercoastering, much of it project related. And not in the ways you might think.
Some progress notes in re the latest novel, Fall Of The Hammer.
On new work in progress.