By Mark A. Ciccone

Two presumed-dead genetically augmented soldiers search for the truth of their origins... and discover far more than they ever imagined.

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

This Week's Tune (3/5)

Hello, all!

Given the continued run of decent news on this end in the writing world (and to distract from today's schizophrenic weather shift, from light clouds to whiteout snow), I present as this week's song I've Got The World On A String, as sung by the legendary Frank Sinatra (Usual copyrights apply; I own nothing!)

Though I have and know very little in the way of "crooner" music, this tune in particular stuck in my head as perhaps the best (when exactly that happened, I still have no idea :) ), and has now found an esteemed spot on my Random Mix playlist. Whenever I've reached the end of a rough or final draft, or successfully gotten through a particularly challenging writing session, or even just had a better day than most, it's one of the first songs that plays for me (literally and mentally), and keeps me in a good or decent mood for a long while afterwards.

There's been a fair number of opportunities to play it, too, the past week. As of last night, Sic Semper Tyrannis, the Civil War What-If short story draft intended for my fiction-writing course (and which, admittedly, needs a better title :) ), is officially done and turned in, after a final word sprint that left me weary but exhilarated! (Anybody who thinks you can't work up a sweat writing hasn't tried doing anything longer than a paragraph, in my view). I've also been powering through the edits for All The Troubles of Home, with a rough finish date set for this weekend; the cover design will begin around that same time. Red Delta is also doing well; even had a sizable batch of paperbacks go out through Createspace over the weekend! You may also see new plugs for Discarded appearing on FB and some other sites, courtesy of this same designer; the agent hunt has paused for the moment in light of Outside World demands, but will resume probably in a couple weeks, when my (working) Spring Break begins. Further news to come, like always; until then, keep on sharing, reviewing, and commenting!

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