Sunday, May 15, 2011

Endings

As the princess in Dune said, ‘a beginning is a delicate thing’ — or something like that. Well an ending is pretty blooming delicate too. After saying for months I was approaching the endgame for the Kresh, and then finding some — hopefully entertaining — business that my characters had to attend to before that, we are finally at the spot where weapons must be drawn. And that’s caused a bit of a problem. I’ve been writing this thing over such a long period of time, I’ve lost track of a lot of the detail: who said what, who knows what. But I kind of need that front brain so I can tie up all the loose ends. This has forced me to stop forward momentum and actually type up the 62,000 hand written words and read the other 120,000 typewritten words, before I get back into crafting an awesome denouement. Oh well.

Speaking of endings, I just posted the very last Terra Incognita Speculative Fiction Podcast. Thirty shows over two and a half years is not bad, and I want to thank all the authors who gave freely of their time, stories and vocal talents. I had a lot of fun doing this, learning how to use the technology, editing up the stuff and posting it and I think people enjoyed listening. But there comes a time when all the work starts to be a bit of a drag. That’s why I decided to end it. Time for something new.

My favourite TISF episode? That would have to be 'Come To Daddy' TISF #14 , a very entertaining story from my Serapeum buddy Brendan Duffy, with some cool raps laid down by another Serapeum mate, Matthew Chrulew. It was a lot of fun to edit.
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