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October 26, 2012 / benrovik

On disappearing days and new titles

It’s not that having a one-month old at home involves more work than I’ve ever experienced before.  But it does somehow manage to make a 24 hour day feel about 8 hours long.  Time isn’t jam-packed with activities; it just vanishes.  Poof!

Maybe it’s because the day is broken up into 1 to 3 hours stretches where the baby is either awake or asleep.  Because my wife and I are living one pocket of time to the next, it’s harder to get a sense of the whole day.

Also, I’m sure it doesn’t help that we take her up to bed between 9 and 10 PM and wake up again with her at 9 or 10 AM.  We used to make use of the hours between 10 PM and 2 AM all the time, and (rarely) the time between 6 and 9 AM.  But now her schedule seems a lot more important than whatever silliness we used to want.  So that means we’re only really up and about for, oh, 12 hours.  Otherwise, if the baby’s sleeping, we’re sleeping.

Anyway.  I’m only mentioning this because, despite the best efforts of the day to evaporate into the ether, I’m only a few thousand words away from actually finishing a MechWiz novella I’ve been working on for about six months.  And once it’s done, I’ll begin prepping it for release.

This novella, and a short story along with it, are a part of a new collection of Petronaut Tales; shorter stories that lay out what life is like for ‘nauts and Delians outside the main story line.  There are eight squads of ‘nauts in Delia, after all, and through the Recon squad gets the main books, interesting things happen to the rest of them as well.

So just a little notice to expect those titles up on the Kindle Store and Smashwords by Thanksgiving.


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