I've been wanting to do a weekly catch up post ever since what's up wednesdays closed up. I've not been doing great at that and I don't have a catchy title for it but I'm working on it. Anyhow let me get to the catching up.
1. I was reminded yesterday that my werewolf rescue 'dog' short story that ran in the 2013 Advent Calendar, Peace in the Valley
is being translated into Korean. That is so beyond cool. I love the idea of this. I'll be getting an ebook of this. I'm hoping the cover is included in that because I want to see it. I'd love to see John and Anthony as a manhwa. A girl can dream, right?
2. I'm waiting second edits on Soldiers of the Sun
. And I'm not sure if there'll be third edits on A Wolf in the Fold
. Maybe, maybe not. We're getting close to a publication date on that. It's due in June. Woot!
3.I mentioned winning Campnano and I was working on Blood Red Roulette
. This story is making me tear my hair out. Because I had to expand an old short story to get this one, I made an outline. I rarely do that because outlining usually manages to kill my stories dead. Don't ask me why. In this case I apparently made the outline while high or drunk or something. This thing is in a complete disarray. I'm not sure I have all the scenes in the most logical order yet and I just came across a scene that must go. To be fair it was one of the ones I wrote when I first started this story 20 years ago (yes, that's right, it's ancient). It looks like something a much younger self came up with. It's crap and crap need to be flushed.
I'm still working things out. I'm the type who wants to take as little artistic license as I can with real places. I didn't want to just invent places when I could use real ones. My biggest trouble isn't the Strip. That's so easy to research. It's the scuzziest sides of Vegas that I don't know, don't particularly want to know but need for this story. There is a certain amount of truth that the run down areas of most cities bear some resemblance to one another and I used to be an inner city home health doctor. I know the feel of that side of town. What I need to figure out is where in Vegas that is.
I did print out (because I can read and visual better on paper than the screen. Yes, I know that's a little old fashioned) the first nine chapters because that's where I might want to rearrange a few things. Well the first 13 but I'm still working on 10-13. I do plan to get this done this year. I need to. Wish me luck.
And how about some references for Arrigo Giancarlo
I'm using the actor Giulio Berruti as a reference for him. Quite a handsome fellow.