It’s Winter Break! One of the benefits of working in education is I get extra time off around the holidays. I treated today as a true vacation day and loafed with the Rugrats while the Wife ran around doing some last-minute shopping. For the rest of the break, however, I plan to treat the writing like a full-time gig.
Which means it’s a good thing I finished The Wire season two today. What a great series. The second season sucked me in as well as the first did, and I could easily have lost a lot more time to characters like Jimmy McNulty and Omar. There’s not a ton of overt action in the series — at least, not compared to most shows — but there’s plenty of tension and suspense. And when there is violence, it has real bearing on the story; it’s not just something to fill time and build artificial excitement. Must-see TV for crime fans.
But I digress. I intend to put a big dent in The Pack: Lie with the Dead in the next two weeks, if not finish it, and I have a short story due in mid-January. I’ve also got a few contracts to look over, some for work I’ve mentioned before and some of it hush-hush. So yeah, business. Unfortunately no checks to cash, but they’ll come.
In the meantime, while my vacation is running out, so is your time to purchase the Kindle edition of The Pack: Winter Kill for only $4.99! It’s the perfect time to jump into the series. If you’re giving or receiving a Kindle or other e-reader which will handle Kindle files, why not pre-load it? Nothing breaks in an e-reader like skinheads, gunrunners and werewolves, right?
This is also the time to set up your reservation for the limited edition hardcover. I’ve got a few emails from my editor at Evileye discussing the details, and I think collectors will dig it. We’re still locking down a few things, so I can’t say much more just yet. Soon, though. Promise!
Now to finish this vacation day with a little reading: I’ve got Victor Gischler’s Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse cued up on my iPad. Those of you who still have to work day jobs tomorrow, hang in there! The holiday’s coming.