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In Mexico on business. No really, I am. Swear.

November 13, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

I just realized today I haven’t posted any new material here in over three weeks. I suck.

The reason (excuse, whatever you want to call it) is I’ve been spending a lot of time since early October working on some projects with partners (day job stuff), and this week all the partners will be meeting with suppliers/hoteliers in Cancun for a week. It’s been a crazy month getting things together.

I’ve also been slacking on the blog because I’ve been, you know, writing. That thing I’m supposed to do. While I’m not “formally” doing National Novel Writing Month* this year, meaning I’m signed up for it and I’m writing during it, but not doing the hashtag blasting of word counts/Facebook writing groups/NaNo forums/etc. Just writing. And I can proudly say that as of 10PM Sunday night, my 11 day total for word count this calendar month just cracked 40,000. Not bad, not bad at all.

* An aside – Gabriel’s Redemption, my first full length work, was done (first draft) in 26 days during NaNoWriMo 2010, and Gabriel’s Revenge (3rd in trilogy) was ‘completed’ during NaNoWriMo 2011. This year, nothing formal, but working on something for fun (secret, sorry) in addition to Liberation (scifi work in progress).

I’ll be online here and there during the week, so if you see fit to drop me a comment below – you know, if you feel bad that I’m stuck in Cancun in November at a five star luxury resort – I’d love to hear from you.





UPDATE: Hey, just for the halibut (and just because I need some sanity from my online friends while I’m slaving away in meetings and inspections), I’ll give away a free ebook copy of Gabriel’s Journey, the complete Gabriel scifi trilogy, via a Smashwords coupon to the person who leaves the MOST CREATIVE comment on this post by 9AM ET November 14th. Ready? GO.

Categories: Thoughts
  1. November 13, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Well, I certainly don’t feel sorry for you. Congratulations on the 40,000 words, that’s a hefty bit of writing in 11 days. Ok, so I don’t feel sorry for you, I’m jealous. Enjoy the sunshine and good luck with your unofficial NaNoWriMo (see, no hash tag). 🙂

  2. Mike (@Comkey)
    November 13, 2012 at 10:44 am

    You still suck for not taking me with you.

  3. YongAe
    November 13, 2012 at 11:13 am

    It’s strange.
    I haven’t read anything sci-fi since Diuretics. lol. (my dry humor)
    on twitter I saw the photo of Mexico & your proclamation to do work! Kudos!
    I have to admit, I’ve only read classics & poems via digital, most are free. Hence, the word free. I saw you offering the 1st book of the Gabriel Trilogy *free* and so my journey into Gabriel’s journey begins.
    Best of luck working in Mexico. I love tequila so that would be a challenge for me.
    I look forward to getting to know your work.

  4. November 13, 2012 at 7:51 pm

  5. November 15, 2012 at 11:16 am

    What the heck…trilogy ebooks for everyone! Email me at sumstead {at} gmail.com with your preferred format (Kindle, Nook, etc.) and I’ll send the file on. Thanks guys!

  6. November 15, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    40,000 words and slaving away in the salt mines of Cancun. You are the man, Steve!

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