First chapter of MORGAN BAROD’s back from the editor!

I look at the notes at random, and see something helpfully pointed out that I should have blessed well considered the first go-round. Plus the usual list of darlings to kill, most of which I thought I had gotten already. This is why you need an editor, folks. If you are going to self-publish, you can do a lot of stuff yourself; but you can’t do without an editor and you can’t do without a book cover designer. Sorry.

Three days to go on the “A Proper Picture for my ‘Pickman’s Model!'” Kickstarter!

The “A Proper Picture for my ‘Pickman’s Model!’” Kickstarter ends in 72 hours! We are fairly along on the path to the first stretch goal, so now is the time to back! Especially if you were going to buy my next chapbook anyway (it’s the first stretch goal, after all). Check it out today!

Book of the Week: The Silmarillion.

I brought a copy of JRR Tolkien’s The Silmarillion with me to the event because I couldn’t be social or tell people where to pitch their tents all day. It has been a while since I read it – and I suspect that I wasn’t as intelligent back then as I am now, because I definitely missed bits. I need hardly state that it’s a damn brilliant book. But I will, anyway: it’s a damn brilliant book… which encouraged more than a few lesser ones. Not Tolkien’s fault, mind you.

Oh, and regular posting tomorrow. I am beat.

FIVE DAYS TO GO on the Kickstarter!

Although I am pleased at the level of success for the “A proper picture for my ‘Pickman’s Model!’” so far. It’d be awesome if it cracks the million dollar mark in the next five days. I needed it to fund, so that I could bring out the story this year and still be able to publish two more novels. And it has, so we’re golden.

But if people want to go for that million dollar objective, well, I can live with that.

Dragon Con 2021 Nominations are open.

I got reminded that they’re open until the middle of July (the link’s here). Before you ask: alas, I do not have an eligible book this time: FROZEN DREAMS was published before the period started, and TALES FROM THE FERMI RESOLUTION is a collection of short stories, not a novel. But I agree with Declan Finn that the Dragon Awards matter, and you should nominate the books published in the last year that you’ve read and liked.

Also, STORM BETWEEN THE STARS is a rather good book.