Michael’s Pen is where I provide information about what’s going on with my writing projects.
For example, in the runup to the release of The Locust Queen’s Feast I blogged almost exclusively about the book's status. Now I’ve finished a new novel. This one’s called Edge Station. It’s a science fiction story about a distant, dystopian future
But wait, there’s more. I’m now well into another project. It’s called Crows’ Gambit, and I’ve finished my third draft. Crows turned out to be all-consuming. It stemmed from something I read about the late, great Savoy Ballroom in New York City.
More specifically, I’ll write about:
• Blog – Please subscribe to the RSS feed for my blog. That's where you'll get the most frequent updates on what I'm up to.
• Fiction – After a focused period, during which I wrote 250 pages for a sequel to Locust Queen, I was side-tracked by a “what if” that turned into an idea for a science fiction novel. I resisted for several months, but finally succumbed to the temptation. Now Edge Station is done and I’m working on preproduction details. I am also well into Crows’ Gambit, which is sort of a fantasy adventure -- but heavy on the realism. It (mostly!) takes place in 2010 or thereabouts. In my copious free time, I’ve begun working more diligently on A Fragment of Nothing, which is the oft-delayed sequel to Locust Queen.
• Essays – These will probably be mostly essays about music, gardening, and writing. Of course I may touch on other topics as I encounter people and ideas that interest me.