Yeah, am I glad that’s over. The other day, I came to the end of a stretch in which I had seven weeks to write an entire novel.
More on this to come, but in a nutshell, I was invited to play in someone else’s yard — often a valuable experience, I think — and do an original novel set in the White Wolf gaming universe. The game designer’s world, but my characters, situations, settings, and so on. At this point, it sounds as if the book will be out later this year.
Sometime during that mad whirl, my early post-apocalyptic epic, Dark Advent, was finally issued as an e-book. No more need for an electron microscope to see the type, as with the original edition. No need for a forklift to lug it around, as with last year’s hardcover edition from Cemetery Dance.
Meaning achievement unlocked: Where e-book editions are concerned, Dark Advent was the final holdout, so this makes all of them. All the novels, all the collections to date … out there in print and easily available again.
It leaves the moment feeling like an especially timely jumping point for the future, given everything that’s either on the way, in the works, or in the planning stages.