state of the desk/state of the TV
November 18, 2015
I saw a thing pondering, or suggesting, or rumoring, or something, a Doctor Who and Game of Thrones crossover. I’d only be okay with that if it included the Ninth Doctor standing on the ramparts at King’s Landing shouting, “Everybody lives! Just this once, everybody lives!”
I still haven’t been watching Doctor Who. I think I’m about three years behind at this point, and I don’t actually mind all that much.
I have, however, been watching The Last Kingdom, aka crack for early period SCA people. All my Saxon persona friends should watch it. I’m trying to figure out why I like this when I bounced off Vikings, which covers almost the exact same period, and I think it’s the level of soap opera. Vikings seemed overly dependent on angst and drama, while The Last Kingdom is really digging into the politics and religion of the time (almost the same thing then, really), through the experiences of this one character. It’s much more engaging, I think.
And now the state of the desk: This has been a very strange year, work wise. I’ve been bouncing around between lots of different projects — I just did it again last week, and picked up a novel draft I’d set aside for six months and added 10,000 words. Stuff is getting done, but it feels scattered and without solid deadlines nothing has felt very finished or final.
Getting El Hidalgo de la Noche out was a victory. The short story collection, Amaryllis and Other Stories, is moving ahead prodigiously (and is available for preorder at a special low price!). And I will have new stuff coming out for the new year! I’m just not entirely sure what it will be right at the moment.
A strange time. More on that when I’ve collected my thoughts enough to talk about.