Growing Dread: Biopunk Visions

Look what arrived in the mail today.

I mentioned how my short story, “Neurolution,” is included in Growing Dread. Well the copies I ordered arrived today! They look great, and they feel even better in my hands. I hope I never grow tired of this feeling. It’s incredible. I’m going over to my parents’ house tonight, so I’ll give them their copy. Hope they enjoy reading my story (and the others) as I enjoyed writing it. If anyone else ordered it, please rate the collection on Amazon and help spread the word.

Onto other things: I’m making good progress on Terraviathan (formerly The Exile’s Violin 2). I wasn’t sure if I liked my improvised title yesterday, but it’s grown on me today. So what have I written so far in Fictionland? I finished the covert commando insertion and moved on to an ambush and a gunfight. Now I just finished writing the first scene with the titular Terraviathan.

That was a fun little scene. I’m happy with it and I think the rest of the book is going to go quickly. The climax is about a chapter away, and after that it’ll be time to start filling in names and places. The project’s definitely going to be over 100k (at least before some cuts). I hope I can keep it as close to 100k as possible.┬áThen I got to find some people to read the damn thing. I don’t envy them. This is a rough draft after all. I mean, I hope it’s polished and…good, but I won’t know until I get some feedback.

Project: Terraviathan (formerly The Exile’s Violin 2)

Deadline: N/A (maybe 5/1/11)

Word count: 6,692 (since 3/23)