So first and coolest: AnthoCon is right around the corner!  If you’re going, I really hope to meet you there.  I know a lot of really cool folks are going and it would be great to put a face to the Facebook.🙂  Seriously, if you’re there, stop by the Post Mortem Press booth and say hi, I’d love to meet you.  I’ll be there with PMP maestro Eric Beebe, editor Patrick Scalisi (The Ghost IS the Machine), and fellow PMP authors Nicholas Conley (The Cage Legacy) and TL Barrett (The Wardmaster).  Even cooler, the three of us will be reading from our latest novels at 4PM in the Bowden room.

Oh yes, there will be facial hair…

Some of you may have noticed that I skipped the end of October’s horror movies.  Rest assured, I’ve watched more than my fill.  However, there was a little thing named Sandy that sorta messed up the northeast.  I’m not complaining; I was lucky and got power back in a reasonable time, but there are still many good people without power and too many left without homes.  Mother Nature can be a real bitch…

In other news, NaNoWriMo went from GO to NO pretty damn quick when I put a hole in my hand.  Those damn ring shank nails hurt going in, but they fucking KILL coming back out.  Oh, you don’t know what a ring shank nail is?  Okay.  It looks like this:

Did it hurt? Only YES, LIKE A BITCH!

Ouch is right.  I couldn’t use my right hand for a few days, so NaNo is out for me.  Do you know how hard it is to type with one hand?  Wait, this is the internet.  Don’t answer that, sicko…

He’s too happy…where’s your other hand, happy guy?

What does that mean for Slaughter of the Chickens?  Well, I’m not going to bin it, that’s for sure.  It just doesn’t work that way.  I may not have a draft done by the end of November, but I’m still pecking away at it.  (Get it?  Pecking?)  With a little luck and a lot of painkillers, I’ll turn out something respectable…that just happens to involve a mass murdering chicken.  Yeah, I’m liking this one.

Final update, I got my round of edits done on the novella I’ve been working on and it’s now out for beta.  Fingers crossed I’ll get some good feedback that will make the story ready for submission.  I know novellas can be a hard sell, but I absolutely loved editing it, so that’s always a good sign.  I’ve also got a fresh set of edits on the short story collection I’m putting together.  I’m hoping that will see the light of day by the end of the year, but it all depends on final editing, formatting, etc.  As we all know, these things take time.

Anyway, stop by and say hi at AnthoCon, and if you have a bit of time, hang out while I read one of my favorite scenes from Stripped.  Then we can have a drink…or three?