Monday, October 3, 2011

The Baby Countdown

Tomorrow (October 4th, 2011), if everything goes smoothly, my wife and I will welcome our second child into the worldJ

A picture of happiness.

This is probably obvious, but for the next two weeks, my replies to emails/tweets/posts will be lagging. 

Before I shift gears here, I just wanted to post a quick update on the progress of the anthology:

·         I’ve selected 26 stories. 

·         I’m awaiting one rewrite, so there will either be 26 or 27 stories in the final book. 

·         Out of the 26 selected stories totaling 75,000 words, I’ve edited 16 (or 42,000 words) so far.

·         Out of the 42,000 words I put through a first edit, I probably cut out about 2,000 to 3,000 words.

Now off I go on a quest to decide on a name!  My first pick was Slaughterthousands, as it’s a strong name and rolls right off the tongue, but apparently it’s a bit too much.  I’ll post an update whenever I can.  Until then, stay thirsty my friends!

C. P.


  1. Congratulations, C.P.! That is wonderful news! And for the record I think Slaughterthousands is a splendid name. Keep us informed on the good word!

  2. Congrats! (I sent you my rewrite the other day, so hopefully there will be 27 stories :) )

    Again, enjoy the little one!