Been a while, but I’m working furiously to finish my novel. In the meantime, I still contribute to Quantum Fairy Tales, an awesome e-zine of spec fiction.
Their Halloween issue features my most favoritest ScienceForFiction yet! It’s called
BILLY AND THE OCTOPUS GIRL
and I love it! Truly, this is the best example of my writing voice yet. This tone — the language, pacing, perspective — are very much like what the novel sounds like. So even though I care about all my SFF pieces, this one has a special place in my heart. It’s also pretty frickin’ awesome if I do say so myself.
So check it out! And leave a comment too, because QFT is hosting a giveaway if you leave a comment. Check out the announcement and get a chance at winning one of the prizes!
As for me…back to finishing up final final final edits. Should be querying within the month.
In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve taken a break from blogging. I have spent nearly every minute of my free time writing my novel.
I’ve just completed the final chapter, and will be working on final revisions before submitting to agents this summer.
I’ll continue to contribute to Quantum Fairy Tales, but blogging is on hold for the foreseeable future.
I wish I had the time, but reality has sunk in, and all my free hours and mental energy must go into the novel for it to get done. I hope you understand.
Thanks everyone for your support on Science for Fiction. If’ you’re on Twitter, stop by and say hello sometime.
All the best,
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card was one of the first real SF novels I ever read, and one of the most impressionable.
It’s just one of those books that every SF fan should read.
Now there’s a movie coming out in November, starring Asa Butterfield and Harrison Ford (great choice).
Here’s the trailer:
Sorry I’ve been a bit absent friends! Have been working furiously to finish this book. It’s coming along — about 10k words to go. That is HUGE.
If you’re a writer, check out my other blog wipupdate.com for author interviews, writing tips, and resources. It’s a bit easier to maintain than scienceforfiction, so content goes up there fairly regularly.
Okay — anyway — who wants a flying car?!
Hi Everyone -
MY NEW SHORT STORY JUST CAME OUT TODAY IN QUANTUM FAIRY TALES!!!
I love the folks at Quantum Fairy Tales. Check them out right now, and maybe submit something for their next quarterly issue!
Here’s the beginning of A Needed Visit, with a link to the rest of the story. My spin is that I present a short scifi piece first, and then back it up with real-world cutting edge science. That’s why you’ll see “The Fiction” and then “The Science.”
A Needed Visit
by: Tim Barzyk
My senses fill with the musky scent of sweat and soap and a long hard day.
I float my hand across his cheek, hovering just above my own face, and feel the sandpaper bristle of his evening beard. His hands move behind my shoulders, his fingers knead into my sore muscles.
It feels good to be held again.
“Hey honey,” his deep rich voice softly saturates my mind, and then I open my eyes.
“Hey yourself,” I say playfully. But my heart fills with a mournful joy at seeing him again. His deep brown eyes steadily gaze into my own, and though we’ve been together for seven years now, I still feel like looking away at their intensity. But one of the greatest gifts I give myself is to let them stare at me, let them engage me, and let their love soak into me.
Read the rest… (pretty please with a cherry on top?)