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.
Aftermath by Chuck Wendig
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
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,
Hopefully you’ve seen the SW7:TFW, too! Bring the baby – she needs to learn about these things. Merry Christmas from across and up over on the other side of the globe!
Haven’t seen it yet, due to lack of babysitter (your idea of taking the bub has potential though! ) but I’m sneaking away once the grandparents arrive to help out *evil laugh*
Merry Christmas to you too, and a very happy New Year! from me, the family, and all our kangaroos*
*disclaimer: D.R might not possess real kangaroos
Haven’t seen it either – but gosh darn it, once I put down the cookie tray and the pudding mold, my husband and I are going to do the same! Might even drag our son along, too (he’s 15, so it’s anyone’s guess if we’re acceptable). Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of your family as well and all of our deer (who, like kangaroos, are too many and too close and raid our bird feeder and poop in our yard…although we don’t actually possess them, either…)