Random Thoughts at the End of July/Beginning of August 2016

Just thought I'd check-in this week.

So, here's what's going on:

-I saw Star Trek Beyond opening weekend. Yes, I liked it very much, and yes I want to do a review, but no, I haven't sat down and made myself do it yet. So far, most of my writing effort has gone into finishing Book 4. It occurs to me I'm sad to be writing the end of the story, but yeah, it'll free me up for a lot of other stuff that I'm looking forward to doing.

-Dark Matter and Killjoys are back on! (And have been for a while). I've been enjoying both, though my preference is still for Dark Matter. I'm planning on a post on this soon.

-I'm still working on Book 4: Deep Hydra, and I actually just finished a tough chapter. Getting all of the pieces to fit together in a way that both ties off plot lines and is fun to read took a bit more effort than normal for this last bit—in fact, that's been the story for all of the chapters for the last few weeks—but I'm getting there! I should have about 4-5 more chapters to write and then the first draft of Deep Hydra will be finished! And then? Rest to let things percolate and give me fresher eyes when I come back to it... and then editing!

-I've got a short-form story brewing in the back of my mind. Won't say too much now, but it's going to be about one of the characters' (not a main) pasts from the series. I think it'll add some depth to the history of the universe, and be fun too.

-I'm also thinking about taking a photography class this fall. I last had photography in high school, but I grew up with a dark room in the house which I got to help with a bunch of times and have always liked it. I figure that maybe it's time to take things to the next level. We'll see if I can fit it in my schedule. It could be a lot of fun.

And that's about it.


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