I had hoped to have a new assemblage sculpture finished by New Year’s, but that was overly optimistic; it’s still not finished. But it’ll be worth the wait — everyone ought to make their own FeeJee Mermaid, don’t’cha think? (If you’re really lucky, I’ll have it to display in the dealers room at LTUE in February.)
I thought I’d also give you an overview of some projects I’m tackling this year.
First up is a collection of my short stories; a couple have been published before, but most are fresh.
Then, I’m going to for-gosh-darn-certain finish the Christmas zombie short novel that I meant to have ready for sale this past Christmas. (The pretty-much certain title is The Last Christmas Gift: A Heartwarming Holiday Tale of the Living Dead.) I buckled down to work on it late last summer after getting back from my vacation and thought I would have plenty of time to get it ready before the holiday season, but then editing duties on Shared Nightmares came up, and I was having trouble with omnipresent fatigue (which is much better now, thanks for asking, largely because of some nootropic supplements).
Also, later this year I will hit strip #600 on my CheapCaffeine webcomic, which means I’ll have enough material for a second print collection. (The first collection, Ethnic Albanians Need Not Apply, is a really slow seller online, but I move more of it at conventions than anything else I bring.)