Cliffhangers & Real-Life Plans

I will be at NorWesCon this weekend! It’s a great sci-fi/fantasy convention here in Seattle that I’ve been attending for years. I’m not doing any panels or anything… so basically I’ll just be there as an ordinary attendee, but that has been fun enough for a while now.

Days of High Adventure is doing quite nicely so far. It could use reviews if you are so inclined! Especially happy reviews, though I’m not one to tell people what to write!

As for Rich Man’s War: I recently passed the 90,000 word mark. It’s currently at 91k. The “middle” of the book was a bit of a challenge for me, because I’m trying to keep the inherent time-lag of an interstellar society straight. Having established that it’s more or less three weeks between Earth and Archangel, even by the standards of the fastest ship, makes for a couple of challenges in maintaining a narrative flow. Add in a couple more interstellar locations and it gets trickier.

But it’s coming along. I have pretty clear ideas for the rest of it. Although, I gotta say, now that the big climactic action-packed final arc is within sight and the book is already at 90k, I was just thinking… I could just finish it off at any point here with, “Dunh dunh DUUUNNNHHH!!!” and call it good, right?

I mean, granted, I’d piss off pretty much every single reader and never sell a book again, but still…   🙂