Day 89. 158,363 words. Done.
Well that turned into damn near a 10,000-word writing session. And The First Feast is complete. Just waiting for CreateSpace to check it, and then I’ll get the editors’ copies underway.
An April publishing deadline might be tough but we could still have a party in April, I think. It’s not like anyone but the editors have a chance at winning the quiz anyway, when I have a party within a decade of releasing a book.
In the meantime, check this out. Glitch in the veil?
And happy Good Friday to you all … I’ll be posting the rest of the Ballad of the Hamster for the next few days, then returning to normal random postings on Tuesday.
It’s late. I mean early. Wee!
I’m not often driven to introspection or reflection, but the question does come up sometimes. The big question. So big, there’s just no containing it within the puny boundaries of a single set of punctuationary bookends.
Who are these mysterious and unsung heroes of obscurity and shadow? What is their origin story? Do they have a prequel trilogy? What are their secret identities? What are their public identities, for that matter? What are their powers? Their abilities? Their haunted pasts and troubled futures? Their modus operandi? Where do they live anyway, and when? What do they do for a living? Do they really have these fantastical adventures, or is it a dazzlingly intellectual and overwrought metaphor? Or is it perhaps a smug and post-modern sort of metaphor? Is it a plain stupid metaphor, hedged around with thick wads of plausible deniability, a soap bubble of illusory plot dependent upon readers who don’t dare question it for fear of looking foolish? A flight of fancy, having dozed off in front of the television during an episode of something suitably spaceship-oriented? Do they have a quest, a handler, a mission statement, a department-level development objective in five stages?
I am Hatboy.
Clearly, humans were starting to think they might have it all figured out, so the veil pasted a new thing in there to get them frowning all over again.