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January’s Five Books

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The new books for January: The Kassa Gambit by M. C. Planck – Released January 8th, I preordered this back in September, but I’ve been waiting for it for – what seems like – forever. His wife’s novels Song of Scarabaeus and Children of Scarabaeus are among my favorite new SF, so I have high hopes for his.M.C. Planck on why he wrote the book: “My wife doesn't like fantasy. So I wrote her a sci-fi story where everything was exploding on the first page.”
Shades of Earth by Beth Revis (Not Pictured) – Released January 15th, this is the final book in the Across the Universe trilogy. I’m honestly both excited and terrified to read this book. The second had me in a complex state (wanting to finish the whole thing in one go, but also wanting to lock it up in a cupboard and pretend it was not killing me a little inside.) I know Beth won’t disappoint with this last installment because, as a follower of her blog and twitter, I know that writing this was an intense labor of love.
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What I did in December

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Okay, as I’ve mentioned before, I’m TERRIBLE about getting things done in the last two months of the year writing-wise. Awful I tell you!
But this year, I may have found a way around the irritation that is the distraction of the holidays. On a good writing day I can get a good 5k+ on the page (on a spectacular day, I’ve done 14k, and on an insane day back in 2011 I managed a whopping 19K…. but that has never happened since). In December, I’m lucky if I get any. However, this December was different.
In the past two years I’ve acknowledged my failings in the last month of the year and pretty much given into the lethargy. This year, however, I managed to do that – in respect to actual novel word count – while still getting something spectacular accomplished.
I can’t exactly tell you what this is for just yet (Shhhhh, it’s a secret), but I managed to get down a full set of novel premises, and then write out two full Chapter maps for two of the novels on it.


All in all, I managed to get …

Goals for 2013!

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2012 in Review...

This year I:
Fell in love a handful of times, lied and was lied to in turn, woke up in an unfamiliar bed with a splitting headache, watched my only living relative die, fought dragons both fake and real, got a tattoo, destroyed a planet, and was poisoned by a slug.
I argued with an artificial intelligence, fought pirates, found a friend in a windowless cell, made an inappropriate and ungrantable wish, revived an extinct race, found there was no possibility of a happy ending for me, buddy-breathed with a nixie, adopted a stray, and got plastered with a girlfriend.
I disregarded direct orders, found the person I was in love with frozen, nearly froze to death myself in an abandoned lighthouse, stopped a mass murderer, realized someone wasn’t what I thought, tortured a man nearly to death, planted the seeds to dismantle a regime, fought against and lost to a kraken, incinerated an oasis, and killed dozens.
(Not necessarily in that Order…)

Okay, okay, so I didn't do that, my charaters…