Sunday, January 13, 2008

An update

I've been a little quiet here lately, so I thought I'd post an update on what's going on.

The bronchial bug I had seems to be in retreat now, although I'm still hacking crap up...that will probably go on for a while. My lungs were pretty thick and heavy during the worst of it.

Sales on Seedlings on the Solar Winds have been a bit sluggish, but that's kind of to be expected with a small press book. I have several review copies out, so if I can get a good review from a major source, it should help sell some copies...and if you want to buy a copy for yourself, there are links on the left side of this blog.

I filled out my application to be a panelist at Denvention3 today...that's WorldCon. I realize that the odds are kind of slim given the kind of talent that will be there, but I had to at least take a chance. I can only imagine what it would be like to do panels at WorldCon...assuming my anxiety about speaking in front of people didn't overwhelm me!

Having been sick, I've mostly been focusing on the big things that I need to do, and a lot of smaller things have fallen through the cracks, but I'm starting to get caught up on them. Unfortunately, I have to go back to the job that's worse than death tomorrow at 5 a.m., so I'll start falling behind again. I really hate that place!

I haven't been doing much writing lately. I've decided that I'm going to do another round of revisions on A Problem in Translation, and then start circulating it among some agents. Once that's done, I'll start on the revisions of the newest novel...the one with global climate change at the core of the story...sorry, might not want to read that one if I find a publisher for it.

Now that I'm feeling better, I'm hoping to start blogging more. I have some writing stuff built up in my brain, and I have a lot of political stuff running through my head that needs to be expressed...look out President Chimp, you're going to be a blog target again very soon!


envaneo said...

Sorry to hear your not feeling well J. Sounds like we've got the same thing. My wife has it to.

Don't worry about stories that I don't agree with like climate change. I like to keep an open mind. My last novel Foliage's prologue is about the opposite but I try to keep it fair and balance. There are two sides to this sinsitve issue.

I hope your feeling better. I'm going to try and order a copy of Seedlings this week.

Take care.

Jim Shannon

Marva said...

I'm glad you're feeling better. I got my copy of Seedlings, but I handed over to my husband for first shot. I'll read after I finish the 500-page book I'm reading now.

As for WorldCon, you've got a far better chance of getting on a panel than if you didn't bother to apply. You might be surprised at being selected. You are a multiple-book published author after all.

J Erwine said...

Jim-In the new novel, it's more the idea that global climate change is real and it's bad, but it's not necessarily the end of the world...which is my personal viewpoint on the subject.

Marva-Hope you like Seedlings. I had a lot of fun putting it together, especially writing some of the introductions.