Sometimes when I disappear for extended periods, it’s because my mood’s been on a downswing and I haven’t been writing much of anything. This time, that isn’t the case.
I did participate in NaNoWriMo for a little while, but once again, I did it to rebel. I felt the urge to rant about how NaNo can be useful, how it’s amazing, how it’s helped me start writing in the first place, but I feel like I’ve done that before. Ah! Turns out I have! No point in repeating myself.
How did I rebel? Instead of writing a full 50K word (start to a) novel, I decided to write a bunch of short stories instead. They all centered around the central theme of sentient robots and how they fit into society. Thus began The Ethics of Machines. I’m still not going to win, though. Within a week I finished my fourth short and decided to spend time polishing these instead.
You’ll see one of them in the near future. Consider it a prequel of sorts to Jasper, with Calvin and Edward enjoying a pleasant conversation over a bottle of rum. There’s more to the story, of course, but I’m not ready to share more details yet. It will be available on Amazon alongside Jasper.
The other stories (and a couple without robots that were kicking around my head) are being polished too. Hopefully you’ll also see those in the future.