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Today was a deliriously good writing day. Take that, blank page.

After fumbling around with research and plot points for weeks, I finally cannonballed into the deep end of the literary pool and wrote my way into a new tale. Which will hopefully become a new book. I know, I probably should be finishing a collection of short stories, but this particular story keeps haunting me.

And of course, this is not to be confused with Book #2—Whispers of Songs of I’ll Figure Out The Title Soon, I Promise, which is through copy edits and back with the fine folks at Random House, which is neither random nor a house…

Where was I? Ah, yes…writing.

That’s the strange, non-narcotic trip of a great writing day—I find myself lost and highly distractible afterward, with one foot in the present and the rest of me with my thumb out, hitch-hiking around Storyland. How my fabulous wife puts up with a husband in a fugue-state for several months each year is truly an act of Sisyphean strength. (Thanks L!)

And what exactly is this new story about? Well, the genre is akin to Gaslamp Fantasy, with the drama set in San Francisco’s Chinatown around 1910.

I’d tell you more but Storyland calls…


Today's bleary-eyed, bullet-point news:

  • Speaking of LA, I'll be in town late next week meeting with new film agents. I'm looking forward to spending a weekend in Hollywood. Hopefully there will be valet parking for my unicorn.
  • Rights to the new book have been sold in Italy, Norway and ANZ (Australia/New Zealand). The 2nd book will actually come out before the 1st book in ANZ. Curious, that.

I now return you to your regularly scheduled bloggy stuff.

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Reader Comments (1)

That part about Chinatown SF in the Teens. That's all I need to know. ;o)
May 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDave Dubé

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