I'm still working on Beasts of Gor. That is not all my reading, of course. I read the Daily Science Fiction story that arrives in my email inbox Monday through Friday. And I read the new edition of Page and Spine that comes out on Friday. I read both of those on my phone during breaks at work.
As I posted on Facebook, I have a contribution this week in P&S's "Crumbs" tab titled "Old Trope, New Twist." It's a short little grin-inducer...or at least that's the intention.
A book that I've wanted for quite a while I finally have. Stephen King's About Writing is out as a 20th anniversary special edition, so I bought it through Amazon. I'll wait till I'm done with the current Gor book, though, before I start on that. And before that I picked up a James Patterson novel, though I'll read it after I've read King's. One problem with the Patterson books is that you might not know how much of what you're reading is Patterson, and how much is the co-author's. I picked a book that has no co-author listed...at least not on the cover.
On the writing front, I've decided to expand my potential readership, but it may be a risky move. In fact, I've taken steps to do so in two different directions. I'll tell you more next time.
Anne Allen's blog always has a few opportunities for writers. One such is a novel submission to Inks and Insights. I decided to give it a shot with Saving Atlantis. Besides judging, they will give feedback. I'll admit it: if I don't finish in the top ten I'll be very disappointed. I've felt so far that any rejections were more because of the fit of the story—it doesn't really fit into a specific narrow genre. The set-up for this contest will, I hope, eliminate that particular problem. The results won't be back for some months, so I'll be waiting a while. When the judgments come back, good or bad, I'll let you know.
That's it for this time.