Man, things are crazy. I’ve got a ton of news around the corner that I can’t wait to share. On Monday, there will be an announcement about a super-cool project I’m working on. It’ll mean a return to the world of WOOL, but maybe not in the way you imagine. The project is a ways from being released, but we’re going to have news about it just so you know what we’re cooking. The other half of the “we” thing is not Natalie Portman, by the way, so calm down.
Also: My first work of official fan fiction has been turned in and accepted. I’m extremely excited about that. This was, without a doubt, the most difficult thing I’ve ever written in my life. And it isn’t even close. I, ZOMBIE was a walk in the park compared to this. It’s not a work I’m going to recommend to people, but it’s a work that I’m really glad I wrote. I bawled constantly while writing and revising the piece. Writing has never been more cathartic. I’m nervous but excited about this story going public.
Finally, I’m really enjoying how SAND is shaping up. This is a very different sort of story for me. The science is hazy enough that I’m embracing this as fantasy. I hope to have the first part available in December, and I have some cool surprises in store for the physical edition. For those who order signed copies, anyway. Stay tuned.
On the book tour front, I’ve got just under two weeks left before I go home. And then it’s a quick turnaround for a visit to USC in Columbia, SC. I’m speaking with Adam Griffey’s students about writing. Yeah, Adam Griffey of THE PLAGIARIST fame. I have a solid six weeks with no travels after that, and I’ll be spending that time getting your signed books out to you. And then the madness picks up again!