August 17th, 2013


New Pinterest Boards & a Little Light Housekeeping

Originally published at Jean Marie Ward. You can comment here or there.

The scene on the bridge

Eddie on the bridge...with Luftwaffe. Art by Edd Coutts.

Most of the summer has been spent writing and prepping for Dragon Con. But tonight I decided to take a break and add a couple new Pinterest Boards.

The first new board, Glass Transit, celebrates the latest adventure of Eddie Woodhouse and Ducky Orr. Our hapless sorcerers were last sighted being sucked into a bottle on the dance floor of Ducky’s club. “Glass Transit” recounts what happens next. Yes, the Hindenburg is involved. As you can see on the sidebar, the story will appear in Hellfire Lounge 4: Reflections of Evil sometime this fall.

“The Wizard of Woodward Park” is the tentative title of the story I’ll be working on when I return from Dragon Con. Here’s hoping it makes the cut for The Clockwork Universe: Steampunk vs. Aliens. I admit, I’m doing my best to stack the deck. The editors have this thing for Daniel Craig. Okay, I can write that–and enjoy the description while I’m at it.

Already on the page are my pins for “The Clockwork Nightingale”, the story for Gaslight and Grimm. Today I finally finished revisions on the draft–the 16,000-word draft. Oops! Now I have perfect faith my critique partner will slash it to ribbons, but that won’t make it shorter. Here’s hoping Danielle Ackley McPhail, the editor on the anthology wasn’t kidding when she said there was “No such thing as too long.”

Finally, you may have noticed that the Twitter widget in the sidebar isn’t working as advertised. I am tweeting several times a day at @Jean_Marie_Ward, and all the tweets are public, but the widget refuses to register the fact. I think it’s time for Twitter Widget and I to have a little talk.

We’ll see how that works out. Meanwhile, happy August!