Word count: 45058 | Since last entry: 1710 | This month: 7592 Finished the Hell story and sent it to my critique group this afternoon. Yay! I wound up not killing the assistant off. But in my Hell there are worse things than death: instead I subjected him to an eternity of paperwork. The Curse of Beazoel! It’s gentle and silly and I think it works. We’ll see what my crit group thinks. Now I have one week to write a novel chapter. Tomorrow’s largely spoken for, as are New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Things don’t look good for our hero. But I will try.
David D. Levine is the author of Andre Norton Nebula Award winning novel Arabella of Mars, sequels Arabella and the Battle of Venus and Arabella the Traitor of Mars, and over fifty SF and fantasy stories. His story “Tk’Tk’Tk” won the Hugo, and he has been shortlisted for awards including the Hugo, Nebula, Campbell, and Sturgeon. Stories have appeared in Asimov’s, Analog, Clarkesworld, F&SF, Tor.com, numerous Year’s Best anthologies, and his award-winning collection Space Magic.