News/Updates (the short version)

My clone wrote 4000+ words yesterday for a contemporary sci-fi/military thriller novel. Current word count is around 42K, and this novel probably won’t exceed 90K when finished. (It won’t be an epic tome like, say, The Madness Engine.)

Also, a date has been set (for later this month) for Paul to present his thesis prospectus, and after that he has nothing he has to do for grad school until late this summer. This means even more writing. It also means I won’t have to proofread/line edit any academic writing for months and months — basically nothing until he needs me to take a look at the thesis itself. (I may even get some of my own fiction written. I can’t do much with “that novel” until the rest of our stories get caught up — one of the drawbacks to making everything interconnected — but I can write peripheral short stories while I wait.)

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About Thomas Weaver

I’m a writer and editor who got into professional editing almost by accident years ago when a friend from university needed someone to copyedit his screenplay about giant stompy robots (mecha). Having discovered that I greatly enjoy this kind of work, I’ve been putting my uncanny knack for grammar and punctuation, along with an eclectic mental collection of facts, to good use ever since as a Wielder of the Red Pen of Doom. I'm physically disabled, and for the past several years, I’ve lived with my smugly good-looking twin Paul, who writes military science fiction and refuses to talk about his military service because he can’t. Sometimes Paul and I collaborate on stories, and sometimes I just edit whatever he writes. It's worked out rather well so far. My list of non-writing-related jobs from the past includes librarian, art model, high school teacher, science lab gofer… Although I have no spouse or offspring to tell you about, I do have six cats. (The preferred term is "Insane Cat Gentleman.") I currently spend my time blogging, reading, editing, and fending off cats who like my desk better than my twin’s.
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