Monday, October 15, 2012

Progress Report 10/15/12

Nothing to report on the publishing front, but on the plus side I joined a new critique group. It's something I've been eager to do for quite a while, but I couldn't seem to find the right fit.

I was in a group for several years, and while I enjoyed a great deal of it and liked the people, there was one significant issue that kept it from being as useful as it could've been. Nobody else in the group wrote the same sort of things I did (fantasy and SF). They were writers of what the publishers call literary fiction.

The odd part about this was that they really liked reading the things I wrote. They would delight at the introduction of a new world or a weird speculative idea. I tried to suggest that maybe they'd enjoy reading some more fantasy & SF, but somehow this never made a dent. I never did understand that. I'll read pretty much anything so long as it's sufficiently engaging.

Have a vacation coming up soon, and I'm looking forward to it. Hawaii, no less. My first trip overseas. And it's really a research trip as well... the follow-up to Dragon Waking takes place, in part, in Hawaii.