Happy New Year!

It’s already the second of January in New Zealand as I write this, so I’ve already managed to spend a solid day in 2011, and so far, so good.

I’m not much of one for resolutions, but I have promised myself that I’ll make this blog more lively in the coming year, especially as The Falling Machine will be out in just five short months.  (Never trust anyone who tells you that they’re going to blog more unless they actually do it…)

I’ve got plenty of fresh thoughts on media, genre, and culture in general. Doubly so now that I’ve spent a bit of time away from everything but the internet, and what little I can get piped down here in Middle Earth comes through a wi-fi connection broadcast onto a farm on a hill….

But, when I’m not hiking up mountains, or trying to drink the digital ocean in through a straw, I’m hard at work whacking the second book in the Society of Steam series into shape. The first draft is done, and now I’m revising and clearing up the clutter as I do my best to make sure that the world I’m building is at least somewhat internally consistent.

It’s the topic of a later blog post, but working on this manuscript makes me realize that I’m a very different writer than I was when I started the first book back in 2007. I definitely want to share some of the things I’ve learned, and see how others feel about that.

There will also be an update to the site design, but exactly when, I cannot yet say.

That’s it. Get on with your new year! And if you have any thoughts or questions, please leave them below….

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