Hugh Howey
Hugh Howey

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

Criminal Neglect of Word Counters

You know you’re busy when you don’t even have time to update the signals of how busy you are. The word counters haven’t budged for the past three weeks, as I’ve been on the road with less-than-reliable internet and working my butt off both on book tour stuff and some writing projects. Finally got around to updating the counters for two of my works in progress, and I’m very close to announcing an exciting project that I think you’ll be very happy about.

On the comic side of things, the first issue is absolutely gorgeous, and I’ve been sent some sketches for issue two, and I can’t believe the detail and skill Jimmy Broxton is pouring into this work. His art is magnificent. I wish there was a way of sharing some of these sketches without spoiling anything. But I know you’re going to be stoked to see this for yourself. Still can’t believe Amazon is selling all 6 issues in digital format for $4.99. I love their attitude toward pricing. For the cost of a cup of coffee, you practically don’t have to weigh the decision. This is what a single issue would cost from most outlets!

Finally, a huge step forward in the film adaptation that I keep telling myself will never get made. And I’m sticking to that belief, even as I hear that the screenplay has been finalized, is absolutely awesome, and may be heading my way in mere days. I haven’t bugged anyone to read this during the revision phase. It’s been killing me, as my time with J Blakeson has me convinced that this man is a singular genius. I can’t wait to see what he’s come up with.

Oh, and NaNoWriMo is about to begin. Brace yourselves.

12 replies to “Criminal Neglect of Word Counters”

Another Wool story!!! I’m so excited. I’ve given up (for now) on Kindle Worlds. Too many stories, not enough time. Doing my 1st NaNoWriMo this year. But a Wool story from the Master? I’m there!

And another question – I’m assuming that Peace in Amber is the Vonnegut FanFic you tweeted about. Any particular reason it was so emotionally draining? Maybe it will be obvious when I read it, but I was just curious.

Yeah. It was my first attempt to really write about 9/11. I modeled it after Vonnegut using SH5 to write about his Dresden experience.

With a LOT less talent on my part, I should add. Not that something like this needs stating.

They are short stories. One is being edited now by the fine folks at Amazon. I hope it will be up this month. The other one is going to be an an anthology that I hope to announce soon, which will be available around May-ish.

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