Hey, look – I’m really nailing this one-post-every-seven-weeks plan. Keep ’em keen, that’s what I always say.
It’s not, of course. It’s just that WRITERLIFE has been frustratingly derailed by REALLIFE for the last few months. A lot of it’s been good stuff, like moving from Brazil to D.C. and settling into our sweet new apartment, but a fair chunk has been being stupidly busy at the day job. (Which has even been a night job sometimes over the last month. The telecoms software game isn’t all champagne and supermodels, I tells ya.)
But that’s enough of my grumbling. You’re here for superhero movie trailers and sweet, sweet hyperlinkage to stuff wot you should read. Some of you even care about when my next book is going to be out! Thanks to everyone who’s pestered me about that. It’s wonderful that you’re keen to read it, even as I apologetically mumble that no, it’s not going to be this year, but I’m damn sure going to try to get it out before the one-year anniversary of Venus Rising. If I can’t knock out a book a year, then something’s gone wrong. I’m not Fran Lebowitz, here.
So. Let’s get it on.
It’s November 1st! And in the world of indie authorship, that can mean only two things: drinking even more than normal to build up fat stores for winter, and NaNoWriMo. While I will sadly be unable to bang out a 50K word novel draft in the next thirty days (without a device that magically extends the day to 47 hours and removes my need for sleep) many of you may be pondering taking a crack at it. Tor.com have some success stories from authors who took the plunge to great effect. Good stuff.
Stewart. Mckellen. Mcavoy. Fassbender. The new X-Men movie, Days of Future Past, looks BADASS.
More Tom Hiddleston!
Jim Jarmusch’s wry, tender and moving take on the vampire genre features Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston as a centuries-old couple who watch time go by from separate continents as they reflect on the ever-changing world around them.
Star Wars: Episode VII might slip out, and is generally having some problems. Given how ‘meh’ the recent trilogy was I can’t bring myself to care about this very much, but having said that if the new movie – whenever it arrives – turns out to be good, I’ll happily reboard the Star Wars bandwagon.
Back on Tor, a review of the Ender’s Game movie. Mild spoilers. It sounds better than I was expecting, which makes the reviewer’s disappointments more – well, disappointing.
That’s all, folks. Keep warm out there!