In other words, another jumbled Monday post.
Coming of age in the 1980s in the U.S., AIDS was a fact of popular culture. I distinctly remember episodes of 21 Jump Street and Mr. Belvedere featuring AIDS related topics. My best friend's uncle died of an AIDS related illness in the early '90s. Today is World AIDS Day; see if there is a way to help.
Niteblade #6 is out today, featuring my short story, "Bait Worms". Read for free at www.niteblade.com. "What's in the box, boy?"
And now, the recap. November was very busy.
I wrote the first draft of Rock Gods and Scary Monsters (35K).
I finished the first draft of a novella that may be trunked forever (15K). ;)
Once I crested 50K, I couldn't stop myself. I wrote three shorts and two flash pieces. Writing was like a drug that kept me cruising through a rather grey month.
"Behind Silent Hedges" (a little surreal ghost story)
"In Hollow Fields"
"Lullaby, Little Monster"
Out in submission land:
"Her Father's Touch"
"Gun Play and Haiku in Belching Gulch" (a fun bit of escapism) - Silly Westerns
"Spare Parts" - Flashshot (due for publication 1/11/09)
"Precious Metal" - Albedo One
I think I cranked out somewhere between 60-65K in November. (I didn't think I would make Nano's 50K goal.)
I need a nap.