Sanity, Pandora, Zombies and You (me)

It’s been a while, and I figured that when in doubt, give updates!
Sanity Vacuum (if that will be its final name. Probably, I can’t think of anything better) is getting its final facelift before being shipped back to the editor. I am starting to feel really proud of my scifi bundle of madness. The characters have a fascinating dynamic. I don’t want to spoil anything, but let’s just say it’s so me. quIRKy, weird and maybe a little thought-provoking. I’m allowed to have a deeper meaning to it all mixed in somewhere, right?

Moving right along, as my 8th and 9th grade math teacher would say.

Sanity Vacuum has a baby sequel! Junior, titled The Pandora Machine, currently weighs in at almost 52000 words. It’s decidedly dark–that’s how I like it–and the characters get taken for a wild ride. They face betrayal, deceit, conceit, unlikely allies and it only makes them stronger. I’m almost done the skeleton first draft. Then, I’ll add a few chapters here, give a character or two a sex change there, make sure their names are spelled properly. You’ll see, it will be nice. I’m glad I’m still editing Sanity Vacuum while I write this, I like adding my forwards and backwards foreshadowing, Easter eggs and other fun.

Lastly:

You want zombies? I got your zombies, right here! Bedlam is written, and as soon as Sanity Vacuum gets out of edits, the latest Zombie Bedtime Story goes under my knife. It’s the most gruesome and dark piece I’ve written to date. (Well, it might be tied with The Pandora Machine. I’m not quite sure. They’re both depraved, in different ways.) Zombies, a crisis of morality. The choice between duty and your own humanity.

Advertisements

Buccaneer Blogfest: Looking back

This is the part where I look back, and reflect on what took place during this blogfest. Alright, I can do that.

It was a great experience, all in all. I met lots of cool people, I interviewed quIRK, and I was interviewed by the very awesome Gwen Gardener and I got to think about Pirates (With a capital P!). I got my first blog troll, apparently an accomplishment, and a lot of very coo, thought-provoking comments. I also started my own reader review blog.

In the end, I’d like to thank Courtney Young and Sharon Bayliss for coming up with this great blog hop. The moment I saw the post suggestions. I knew I had to do this. There was no way I couldn’t, not with pirates and awesome CQ people.

In closing, there’s still time to enter my Zombie Bedtime Stories giveaway. Don’t be scared, they can’t really hurt you. (Much!)