William Doonan

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Summer’s End

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Bye, bye, summer, you’re gone so fast,

But while you lasted, we had a blast.


No more time to sit on ass,

Time’s run out to siphon gas.


Empty the pool, it’s gross and murky,

And there’s nothing left we haven’t dried to make jerky.


Drain the bathtub of homemade gin,

And bid farewell to circus kin.


Bye, bye, summer,

Bye, bye.


It’s been a long and lovely summer here in Sacramento, but it’s ending tomorrow.  Yes, on Monday I go back to the acid mines of academia to start teaching again (which I’m really looking forward to).

I haven’t blogged in ahile but this has been a productive writing summer.  I hammered American Caliphate into some kind of shape, and am now working with my editor on a marketing plan, which is, of course, 90% of the business.  We have a possibility of a December release date, but a few more stars still have to come into line for that to transpire.

I’ve also been working hard on Henry 3 – hammering Grave Indulgence into shape.  It’s almost there.  I have a few chapters that still need punching, but I’m working away.

My plan is then to shift focus a bit and work on a different project, a series set in the Gaeltacht regions of Ireland.  It’s going to be slow-going, as I have lots of classes to teach this Fall, as well as a new book to market (hopefully), but I think I can probably draft it out by the end of January.


Wish me luck.  I’ll be blogging more frequently!


Written by williamdoonan

August 20, 2011 at 7:40 pm