Dead tired (or possibly dog tired), I'm on the final 100 yard dash of my novel now, with the total wordcount exceeding my limit. It's sort of like that familiar feeling of staying up extremely late working on a paper that's due the next day, only the paper is tens of thousands of words in length and has a great deal more personal value to me. In a day or two, I'll be handing off the first draft to a few beta-readers and cross my fingers that it's a worthy read for them. I've lost whatever tiny shred of objectivity I never really had. As I read it now, it might be great or might be total crap. Heh. I'm too close to it to tell.
Two other interesting things of note:
- The Goodman Games boxed set I worked on last year (DCC #35: Gazetteer of the Known Realms) has been nominated for an ENnie, which is essentially the closest thing the RPG industry has to a major awards ceremony. Only the voting takes place online (starting July 16th) and the awards are handed out at GenCon next month.
- Author Don Bassingthwaite (of recent Eberron fame) has decided to take that forbidding plunge that most writers dream of taking but are afraid to: quitting the day job and working full time on writing. More power to you, Don! You're my new hero.