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I never could get the hang of Thursdays - KRAD's Inaccurate Guide to Life
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I never could get the hang of Thursdays
My SCPD novella is finished and off to the editor. This is the long-awaited sequel to The Case of the Claw, entitled Avenging Amethyst. (It also takes place after "Stone Cold Whodunit" and "Send in the Clones," the SCPD short stories that appeared in With Great Power and The Side of Good/The Side of Evil, respectively.) It will be released serially in a cool format that I will be happy to talk about as soon as I'm allowed to.

I have nothing to say about the Hugo Awards. Honestly, I don't care that much about the Hugo Awards and never have for reasons I enumerated last year when the canines took over the nomination process: the Hugos are an award voted on by a statistically irrelevant and totally non-representational sample of the actual readership. I find a juried award or one voted on by professionals to be a far more useful barometer of quality than a subset (voters) of a subset (WorldCon members) of a subset (con attendees) of the readership. As a media tie-in writer whose work (both in and out of the tie-in field) is regularly ignored by any award not given by the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers, I have no sympathy for the complaints about being shut out of the Hugos. And the fact that so much energy is being expended on gaming the Hugos strikes me as a colossal waste of time that would be better spent by writers on writing or promoting their work in ways that don't lead to snotty articles and blog posts.

(Gee, that was a long paragraph about something I said I had nothing to say about. Oh, well...)

Remember, tonight I'm participating in the Line Break Series portion of the Queens Literary Crawl to benefit the Queens Book Festival. I'll be at the Aged Restaurant at 107-02 70th Road in Forest Hills, part of a gaggle of writers reading from 8.15-9.15pm that also includes Nancy Hightower, Robert J. Howe, Richard Taylor Pearson, and my friend Ilana C. Myer. I'll be reading a bit from Marvel's Thor: Dueling with Giants. I also will have some books for sale............

My next writing thing is a short story for a tie-in anthology that hasn't been officially announced yet, but is going to be very very cool, and then I write the collaborative thriller, finally.

Current Mood: busy busy
Current Music: "Sometimes Love" by Redhead Express

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