I can’t believe we’re almost at the end of summer. In a little over two weeks, the kids will be back at school and my favorite time of the year will begin! I’m talking pumpkin-flavored everything, baby! Pumpkin Spice coffee is by far my favorite. I stock up every September, enough to get me through most of the year. I think I used the last K-Cup a few weeks ago. Thankfully, I won’t have to wait long for replenishment. You never want to get between a writer and his favorite coffee!
It’s been a pretty busy writing summer. Back in June, I began writing a novella which snowballed into a full-length novel. Weird how that works out sometimes; how a story can just grow and grow. I’m doing my third round of revisions now and I have to say – I’m quite proud of it. I didn’t exactly feel that way after the first draft, but I can say with confidence that this might be my favorite thing yet. I came close to abandoning this book between drafts one and two and I’m glad I didn’t. I can’t give away too much, but I’ll say this – it’s part Friday the 13th, part Quentin Tarantino, and part From Beyond.
In addition to the novel, I started a new novella, am anxiously awaiting the first draft of Sunfall: Season Three from my co-authors, continuing to stall on the final Demon Blood book, while also plotting a straight-up thriller. Someone needs to make human cloning available to the general public soon because my fingers are going to fall off.
But I love it.
As a reader, I’m halfway through Ronald Malfi’s The Night Parade, which is every bit as good you’d expect. It might be his Malfi-piece. Also, I started reading John Boden’s Jedi Summer: with The Magnetic Kid. So far, it lives up to the hype. Next on the TBR pile is Hunter Shea’s The Jersey Devil and I really want to check out Gabino Iglesias’s Zero Saints.
I wish I had more eyes!
I know I haven’t posted an author interview this month, but I hope to rectify that soon! Keep your ocular instruments peeled!
And finally, in case you missed my last post, I still have books leftover from STC. Drop me a line at tfmeyer3(at)yahoo(dot)com if you want the super-cool-I-read-your-blog discount deal on any of my titles. $10 gets you a book and any personalized message you’d like!