Recent posts tagged Shunga-Satori


2023


Rogress Preport January 2023

Welcome, after a long hiatus, to Rumor Control once again. Here are the facts of what stories I'm working on in the new year.

2022


Ducking The Wind

Excuse my silence, I was avoiding a hurricane. (And now, some work updates.)

Head Above Water

Barely. (More on writing draft 2 of "Shunga-Satori")

At The One-Third Road Marker

A third of the way through the major rewrite of a new book, and some lessons learned.

Re-Make, Re-Model

Which is more of a challenge -- starting a project from a completely blank page, or restarting an existing one while surrounded by its mocking scraps?

Crash And Burn

"Shunga-Satori", draft 1 -- more like draft zero. Time to take a hatchet to it.

Half Step Dance

Welcome to draft 1.5 (so to speak) of "Shunga-Satori".

Open Book Exam

On how messy my note-taking can be on my projects.

Self-Criticism Session

What do you do when you find yourself writing the kind of book you might take issue with if someone else wrote it?

Lest We Repeat Ourselves

In some ways this new book of mine is a rewrite of an older book. In most ways, I hope it isn't.

On The Noting Of Some Turning Words

How an entire story can pivot on a single sentence, and lead to a new world in the head.

Towards A More Nearly Perfect Elevator Pitch

Being able to sum up your own stories succinctly isn't an insult to their complexity. It means you understand what they are really about.

The First Week Later

The first seven days of writing "Shunga-Satori" convinced me I shouldn't use the word "weird" to talk about this book. Even if it's deserved.

Over The Top, Out The Bottom

If there was an envelope I wanted most to push, it was envelope of "accessible and fun" as it edged up against "complex and challenging".

Ask Yourself This

Whenever I've said to myself "I'd like to write a book like X", I always had to ask myself, why? And to what end?

One Door Closes, Another Opens

Goodbye, "Unmortal"; hello, "Shunga-Satori" - or whatever I do work on next!

What I'm Due in '22

Some creative news for the new year at Chez Infinimata.

2021


The Forthcoming Murk

What's next for me after "Unmortal"? Uhhhhhhh...

Rogress Preport June 2021

The wheel turns. It grinds slowly, but exceedingly fine.

Rogress Preport March 2021

What I'm working on these days, March 2021 edition.

Rogress Preport February 2021: Back So Soon?

Yes, I know I only checked in a couple of weeks ago, but man have things uncorked here!

Rogress Preport January 2021: Okay, Where Was I?

It's about time I checked back in with all of you as to what I'm up to, bookwise.

2020


The Best Is Yet To Come, He Said

Akira Kurosawa is reputed to have said that whenever he is asked which of his films is his favorite, he replies, "My next one." A phrase I've taken to heart.

One Year Later...

Kicking off 2020.

2009


Long In The Tooth Dept.

Tokyo Inferno is now just south of 40K words. It “feels” about a little less than halfway done, so it’ll probably come in at 100K proper—about the length I’ve been aiming for with most of my work. A couple of...


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