♦ If you read my “Grammar Rants,” you may be interested in the updates to the page about homophones; I’ve added several words recently.
♦ Yesterday, May 15, was Jason Grey‘s birthday; tomorrow, May 17, is the birthday of Michael Delling, a minor character in my twin’s WiP, Project Brimstone (and a major character in a couple of other stories). I don’t know if there will be cake, but there should be. 🙂
When I mentioned Jason’s birthday on Facebook, my clone commented on the post, which led to a discussion about how to reconcile certain differences of opinion about this character’s background. I admit, when Paul first said something about “the DD treatment,” I immediately thought of that retrovirus… As it turned out, he actually meant making the character older than some people think he is. (I suppose it could work to also make the character older than he thinks he is, if the story needs that.)
♦ Speaking of works-in-progress… The clone has been working on two different stories, writing bits for whichever novel he has ideas for at any given time. One is the aforementioned Project Brimstone, a contemporary military sci-fi thriller. And oh, yeah — it’s connected somewhat to the novels he’s already published. 🙂 The other is, believe it or not, urban fantasy. To date, I think he’s got around 7K words written for the latter, and 30K or so of the former. Project Brimstone is the one he intends to publish first, but nothing says he can’t have “Max’s story” ready to go soon afterward.
♦ The clone will be going off to do archaeologist stuff for a few weeks, starting on the 25th. He probably won’t be in any shape to so much as think about writing until he gets back, but you never know…