I’ve been a bit busy of late (haven’t we all), so I thought I’d roll a bunch of updates and stuff into one post, starting with a brief review of a neato book I read: Chuck Wendig’s STAR WARS Aftermath!
I posted the review to the ‘Zon here, and to Goodreads also. Go buy a copy if it sounds like your thing.
Fast paced fun, a psychopathic battledroid (ROGERROGER!), and a load of feels. There’s a dose of all the stuff we expect from the original Star Wars series: banter, exotic locales, tense battles, space battles… and none of the BS political intrigue and unlikable protagonists of the prequel films. I give it four and a half blaster rounds out of five (so the half is “set to stun” I guess?), and I’m looking forward to the next book!
Incidentally, I’m keen to grab a copy of the new Kevin Hearne Star Wars book as well…
Life updates? Weeell I had a great trip to Cairns to visit family, which was all dips in the pool, dinners at the RSL, feeding bags of apples to horses named Wolf, and beers with the family. Oh and crocodile farms, Minecraft with the nephew, and other fun shennanigans.
This past weekend was PAX AUS, with cosplayers (and Star Wars Battlefront promotional cosplayers too!) and games and nerding out over people’s PC case mods. Oh, and stupendous beer consumption. Stupendous. Also many fun games of cards against humanity (and yes, that’s me playing CAH with a one-year-old on my lap. I’m a terrible parent).
How has my writing fared in the midst of all this? Not too poorly, as it would happen. I’ve managed to get within a frantic struggle distance of the finish line, which is to say I should be onto the next re-write in under a month (there’s no real finish line in this editing lark. It will go on forever until someone pries the keyboard out of my brittle mummified fingers). I’m expecting to be able to show something to beta readers by the end of the year. Stay tuned!
Okay, much love. Peace out. Best regards,