For the curious.
My story that ran in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, “The Red Cord,” is set in a place called the Marethi Ordinary. Or just the Ordinary, to its inhabitants. The Ordinary is also the setting for my novel-in-progress, whose working title has changed only approximately seventeen times in the last two years. Right now we’re calling it Ash. Or Malice. No, probably Ash. It doesn’t matter, it will be something else eventually. Mostly it’s The Goddamned Novel.
I’m also currently working on two short stories set in that same world, plus short stories about:
- Malevolent angels
- Monstrous mermaids
- Carnivorous unicorns
- Imaginary wolves
(Those are each the subject of a separate story. I have not figured out how to get all of those things into one story, though I bet it would be a hell of a story.)
I’ve also been working on a novel collaboration with Mishell Baker, called The Widow’s Wolf. We completed an alpha draft over the summer that comes in a little above 110,000 words. We began the process of beta revision and then tabled it for a research and rumination break.
And then I decided to try something completely new for NaNoWriMo this year and started writing a space horror thing that has turned into a space … I’m-not-quite-sure-anymore. A Space Oddity.
I am very, very bad at doing one thing at a time.