Hugh Howey
Hugh Howey

Bestselling author of Wool and other books. Currently sailing around the world.


Check out that word count! Over 42,000 words in Wool 6 – Legacy (the title keeps changing). All the chapters are in place, it just needs some heavy revisions. Another week or so and I’ll get it in the hands of editors and beta readers and we’ll see if it’s publishable or if I need to scrap it and start all over again. I’m thinking mid-April, barring any disasters or reports of beta readers throwing up in their mouths. It could also get pushed back to the end of April…

Whatcha, Whatcha, Whatcha Want?

My wife and I were in the mood for a film this weekend. We used to go to the theater regularly but have weaned ourselves down to: almost never. I’m not sure if it’s the chatty patrons, the cost, or the nice TV we have at home now or what. We just don’t go. This weekend, however, we were in the mood for popcorn at a nickel a kernel, and she pulled up a list of what was showing. Of course! How could I forget that John Carter is playing? The Edgar…

Casting On!

Couldn’t resist the knitting term. Okay, a movie/TV option is getting more and more likely. That doesn’t mean WOOL will actually be made into anything (99.99% chance that it doesn’t), but it’s getting real enough to dream up a cast. Based on your feedback and my own ideas, here’s who I have as my all-star cast for the major roles:

My Interview with Cole Drewes

This was an awesome interview. I loved the questions Cole came up with. Go check it out, and keep an eye on his artwork section. I think he’s gonna have some stuff up there soon. I’m talking with him about commissioning a WOOL piece. Oh, and he’s going to have a booth at this year’s New York Comic Con. So swing by and say hello. Here’s the interview. Please leave a comment. We little bloggers go crazy over our comments.

WOOL, the movie.

Tonight I’ll be talking to my film co-agent, who I think is going to shop WOOL around to studios and production companies. (I suppose I’ll know more about this *after* we talk). This and the offer from the BBC has me wondering just what sort of film or TV show anyone would expect to make of WOOL. So here’s what I would do (SPOILER ALERT!):