A legend has left us. He will leave a black hole behind...
Quote of the day
Isn't it interesting that the same people who laugh at science fiction listen to weather forecasts and economists? - Kelvin Throop III
Oh, the grand life of being a part time writer on baby leave
After driving the big kid off to school, doing the dishes and cleaning the kitchen I get an hour or two to write while my girlfriend and the baby sleeps. Perfect! I got 2K words down yesterday. Progress on the sequel to Under a Dark Sky is slow but steady. Keep your fingers crossed the baby continues to sleep.
A slight delay...
Work on Under a Winter Sun has been delayed because I just had a baby. Hopefully he will be a sleepy little kid. If not, I will channel all the sleepless nights into even more hard boiled adventures.
Despite the despicable kittens, this season's Authors' Retreat was once again a success. I managed to edit parts of the sequel manuscript and even got 2000 new words written. The story is shaping up pretty well, I think.
Mission status update
This writer's retreat is a total failure. It's impossible to pen hard boiled action with a purring kitten on your lap. Damn those kittens. Damn them all to hell.
Autumn Author's Retreat
Tomorrow I'll be going away for the annual Autumn Author Retreat (try saying that three times fast after a couple of beers). Hopefully I will get a lot of writing done.
Wish me luck.
Wherever did he come from?
A new character just turned up out of the blue, ready to rock 'n roll, and demanded to be in the sequel to Under a Dark Sky. He's a bit of a tough guy and he's bringing an interesting back story to the table, so I couldn't say no. It will be very interesting to see how the novel develops now that he's on board. This should shake things up a bit. I hope everyone will be alright.
It's incredibly macho and hyper-violent still, which is fun. It's well-written, has some neat ideas - the especially odious fundie churches are a good twist ... Well worth a read. It also wraps up into a self-contained story with the promise of a sequel, rather than a cliffhanger. Like I said, a cut above. It reminds me a lot of Richard K Morgan's stuff ... Plz write more of them Mr Dahlgren. [5/5 stars] — Read the review in full on Amazon