I have no other news, really. Or any news at all for that matter.
I’ve been pretty busy at work, but still managed to start the kiriban prize for my 10,000th pageview winner over on DeviantART. It turned out a lot longer than I expected, but LOML says it’s a solid piece and nothing’s really wasted. I can’t tell. I never can. I trust her intimately on such things to be honest with me, but … y’know.
And I tried experimenting a little with something I can only define as literary fiction. I spent almost 2400 words telling a story about an old sailor who goes by the moniker “Sharkey”. The few reviews it did get, however, were rave. I think there’s a novel in there somewhere. It was much more popular than I expected, but not as popular as my horror stuff.
Which hasn’t been as popular as it used to be, either. My numbers on this site are pathetic — LOML is blowing me out of the water of late with her hit count, which is a reversal for us. And traffic’s not what it used to be on my dA page either. I wondered if folks were just tired of seeing fiction from me, so I finished the piece I had in progress here and I won’t bother posting more for a while. Maybe I’ll finish posting Witch Hunt, but if my numbers increase when I don’t put up fiction, I’ll have to take the hint and will probably end up dropping the blog altogether. That’s a heart-breaking thought, because this is where my work got its first acceptance, but if I have to choose between writing and blogging, writing will win. And I can’t see myself doing the twice-a-week or twice-a-month thing. I either blog or don’t. So meh.
Anyway, nothing else to tell. Just … writing a lot. Not on my WIP, of course, but writing just the same. Folks tell me it’s tighter and stronger than before. One reader suggested I must be “getting ready for publication.” I laughed. Poor guy doesn’t know.
I hate adverbs. I let one slip into my literary piece somehow. Now I have to go kill it, so I’ll talk to you all later.