Where are you, whatcha doing?
Working. Working, and working, and also working. It’s the home stretch for the White Hot. We are at 75K, and the big finale is coming up. It is eating all of my brain power.
I’ll try to write an FAQ post later today addressing some writing and business questions we received. Also I typically clean out my email server every year, deleting all of the emails from the previous 24-12 months. It helps me keep my email box manageable. In a fit of brilliance I selected the wrong range, 2013-2015 instead of 2013-2014, and killed all of my emails. Permanently. I am awesome.
We are doing and experiment trying out the KU. Sometime in the next month, and I don’t have the exact date, we will upload an anthology of shorts in KU. It will include Questionable Client, Magic Tests, Retribution Clause, Of Swine and Roses, and Grace of Small Magics. So nothing new. This is basically for KU users who never heard of us and would like to try us out. We were going to upload Magic Gifts, but somehow Ace ended with the rights to it. Since they sat on it for about three years and did nothing with it, we requested the rights back and the matter has been sent to contract review, which likely means months before it is resolved. Oh well.
Anyway bottom line, those of you who are not brand new readers of our work are not missing anything and those of you who are will be able to grab the collection from KU.
On a personal note, late last night our now college age daughter came to our house. Mostly because she was hungry. She ate, hung out, and then went back to her apartment. A few minutes later she called. As she drove by a church, there was a man dressed in black and wearing a black ski mask. In Austin 90 degree heat even in the evening. Apparently he was holding a flash light to his face as the cars were passing by.
I am reasonably sure it was probably some idiotic prank, but here is the thing: it’s Texas. Every crazy neighbor here has a gun and an itchy trigger finger. This is an excellent way to get shot. Why in the world would you do this? Save it for Halloween. This is a tragedy waiting to happen.
On a related, insane note, my kids were practicing for volleyball at a park and spotted a drone trying to take some strategic views. As they started yelling at the drone, a grown man crawled out of the child slide and looked at them for several seconds to make sure they knew he was there. The girls ran to their car and drove the few blocks home. I had to do some emergency convincing to keep Gordon from going to the playground, because it wouldn’t have ended well. So tonight I am planning on going over to the park, given that it’s Friday night again, and if I find that creep there trying to work his drone to spy on the kids again, he will have explain to me what exactly he is doing. I’m sure our local police department will be happy to chat with him. They drive by that park all the time trying to catch kids hiding to smoke pot.
So life’s been a bit weird. How is it going for you?