Audiobooks have been a not-infrequent request (particularly of the Touchstone Trilogy). Smashwords has come out with a new audiobook model that seems accessible for Australians, and not too onerous for me to put together. It's a big initial outlay of money, so I'll be saving up for it, but now have it on my more immediate to-do list (hopefully I'll get some tax back in July to fund at least the first book).
On the writing front, still plugging away with Snug Ship. This is not a particularly long book, but it seems determined to progress slowly.
You'll notice the blog has been particularly quiet, and this is in part because I've been determined to get the first draft done (maybe six chapters to go [forty down - they're short chapters]), and have cut down drastically on other writing, gaming, etc. I won't try to set a release date, since my estimates have been invariably wrong so far, but the end is at least in sight.
I like Snug Ship quite a lot, but it abandons some traditional structure concepts, so I'm not sure it will please everyone.
[I've been thinking about the concept of Chekov's Gun a fair bit, and how I prefer to make that gun barely noticeable, or leave it out altogether. Sometimes the gun is necessary on that mantelpiece, and other times it spoils a story for me.]
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