February 19th, 2011


Submitted: "Cutting Time"

Today Doug and I finished revisions on "Cutting Time" so that has been submitted to the canon board at Torn World.  At 9,100 words, this counts as a novella rather than a short story by Hugo/Nebula Award standards.  Personally, I tend to think of anything under 10,000 words as a short story.  I hadn't noticed this before, but apparently I'm writing longer stuff than other folks in the Torn World contributor crew.  So if you like long stories, keep an eye out for more.

Anyhow, this is Eshra's coming-of-age story about the challenges she faces due to a late-maturing body.  She has previously appeared in "Leaves in a Bitter Wind."  Another story featuring Eshra, "On the Rocks," is drafted and waiting for revision.
Crowdfunding butterfly ship

New: Serial Poetry Page

I have finished building a page for "Serial Poetry" on the PenUltimate Productions website.  (Look under "Crowdfunding" and then "My Projects" to find it.)  Here you'll find descriptions of my poetic series, along with links to the individual poems. 

You largely have ladymondegreen to thank for this.  She made a donation in support of the Monster House series, then it turned out that she hadn't found all of them.  So I figured this was a good time to move "need to list all the serial poems so people can find them" off the back burner and onto my to-do list.  It's done, at least for now, so have fun with it.

This will make a good sample page for introducing people to my poetry, or to crowdfunding.  These are some of my most popular projects so I think they'll appeal widely.
pounce, fox

Watch for "Black Blossom"

Now haikujaguar is announcing the launch of a new crowdfunded project, Black Blossom.  Kherishdar fans have been eagerly awaiting this one since we heard the first inklings emerge while The Aphorisms of Kherishdar  and The Admonishments of Kherishdar  were in progress.  At first updates will be sparse, and the project page won't appear until later; haikujaguar is wrapping up the end of her current series, Spots the Space Marine.  After that, the new project will kick into high gear. 

I am so, so looking forward to this project.  I love good sociological science fiction, and Kherishdar is among the best I've read.